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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