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Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Two weeks ago my husband was playing with our dog, Amos, when he felt a lump – a huge lump – on his side.  When I say huge, I mean a humongous golf-ball sized lump that came out of nowhere. Seriously, nowhere; a few days before there was nothing and then suddenly there’s this enormous lump.  … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article about considerations we need to take into play when grieving the loss of a pet.  The loss of a pet is a serious blow to people who have a strong connection with their pet.  Pets are family! If you

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Grief Healing: Pet Loss: Deciding on After-Death Care for A Cherished Pet

Grief Healing: Pet Loss: Deciding on After-Death Care for A Cherished Pet

  Source: www.griefhealingblog.com I highly recommend it.  Only wish we would have done it sooner for the older dogs of our past and not just the last two.  There is alot of solace having them with us in our home. If you would like to learn more about Pet Loss Grief Counseling, then please review the program and see if it matches your educational and professional needs #petlossgriefcounseling

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Ask Amy: The Loss of a Pet

  The family cat had to be put down, and it’s affecting the reader more than anyone else in the family. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a short response to a woman who has lost her cat.  It is a simple response and advise column. The woman is concerned why she is still grieving.  The loss of a pet is something worthy of grief and the woman is encouraged not to hide her grief, or put away the things that remind her of her cat, but to memorialize them. Pet loss grief is a serious issue that

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Pet lovers honor their deceased furry friends

  NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) – The Lights of Love Memory Tree Ceremony, celebrating and honoring the bonds between pet owners and their deceased pets, was held Thursday night at the New Hartford Animal Hospital. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a pet is very painful for people, and grief counselors can give pet owners a way to express their grief during the Holidays One way is a Pet Christmas Tree.  The article lists how a local vet office is allowing pet owners to put personally made ornaments representing their pet.  The local vet has put up

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Squicquero: Grieving and celebrating your pet’s life

  This last week, I celebrated Holly’s life. She entered heaven on Oct. 16, 2005. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grieving and celebrating your pet is an article about losing a pet but also cherishing the pet’s life.  It is painful to lose a pet but it is also important to love and remember. The sad reality is pets do not live as long as we do and pet loss is a common experience throughout a pet owner’s experience.  How to cope with it and to learn how to remember and cherish is an important part of recovery in

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Grief over dog’s death inspires 5-year-old and mom to co-author children’s book

Grief over dog’s death inspires 5-year-old and mom to co-author children’s book

  The sudden death of their beloved Golden retriever inspired Portland writer Lisa Cohn and her 5-year-old son, Michael, to write a children’s book and blog. A book release party benefiting Oregon Humane Society will take place on Oct. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A book that addresses the issue of pet loss grief.  If you having a hard time coping with the loss of a pet, especially your child, this book could provide some insight.  If you are interested in learning more about pet loss grief counseling, then please review the program In the meantime, if you are

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Coping with Pet Loss – Saying Goodbye to your Angel Animals.

Coping with Pet Loss – Saying Goodbye to your Angel Animals.

  “Despite the lack of understanding from others, you realize that the life and death of your animal companion must not – will not – be forgotten. The brilliant light that illuminated the darkest cor… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It Can Be Hard When Coping With Pet Loss Pet loss grief can be very difficult to overcome.   Some people do not understand grieving over the loss of a pet.   It is like losing a family member.    Sometimes it is good to read about it and know that there are people that understand your pain. A new book about

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Loss of a pet can teach us about death

Loss of a pet can teach us about death

Last week I wrote about children and loss, having unearthed our children’s old mouse house. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a pet is usually the first experience a child has with grief.  It is a sad moment but also a great teaching fact of life for children to learn to cope with grief and understand the nature of death.   (Child grief counseling is a whole other ballpark.)   However by experiencing loss and death now, child can be better prepared for what life has for them.   Where there is life, there will be death. See

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Counseling in Pet Loss

Counseling in Pet Loss

There’s debate as to whether animals comprehend loss of life the way humans do, but when we see photos like this, the answer seems crystal clear. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Counseling in Pet Loss – How Animals Grieve. Pets suffer from grief just like humans do.    How pets grieve is no different from us.   They miss their friends and wonder where they have gone.   Counseling in pet loss also shows that pets will lose appetite, won’t sleep or can seem depressed. See on www.huffingtonpost.com

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Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve

Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve

Society may minimize the loss of a pet, but Gulfside Regional Hospice is looking to raise awareness. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pet Loss Support Is There. Grieving over the death of a pet is hard.   It is a very emotional time.   Losing a pet is just like losing a family member.    That is why there are pet loss support groups available to help.   Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy.   However it is something you do not have to do alone.    Some of society might minimize this loss, so it is our job to raise