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Pet Grief Counseling on Run Away Pets

Pet Grief Counseling on Run Away Pets

Unresolved Grief and a Runaway Pet     Pet Grief Counseling :  The pain of not knowing is a grief that forbids closure.  It is experienced by parents who lose their children via kidnapping, or families who lose brothers on the battle field never to be found.  This ambigious or unresolved type of grief restricts closure because there is always the haunting question of ”what if”.  While the “what if” of reunion is always there, there is also the painful “what if” of what happened. This type of pain is also associated with a runaway pet and the anxiety it can cause an owner.  Jennifer Melvin, instructor for

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How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief

How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief

Let us face it there are far more pet owners out there than ever before. A lot of these pet owners do not consider themselves as owners of a pet, but rather a parent to their pet. They consider their pet a child or even just a member of their family. With these kinds of attachments it has become imperative to treat pet loss grief. The grief a pet owner experiences after having lost a pet can become very serious. It is important that every pet owner get the proper help they need should they feel trapped in the grief

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Bereavement and Pet Loss

Bereavement and Pet Loss

Pet Loss and Attachment The grief associated with a loss of pet can be great. Unfortunately, many people dismiss this loss as insignificant compared to loss of family or friends. The reality is the bond and attachment between a pet and owner can be just as intense. The blind eye of society to the severe suffering caused by the loss of a pet especially to children and the elderly is something that has begun to change with the more thorough study of grief. Attachment to a pet is something that is now seen as gravely important in anyone’s inter-relationships. In

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Loss of a Pet: Elderly and Pets

Loss of a Pet: Elderly and Pets

Elderly and Pets In many cases, the loss of a pet can be an extraordinary pain for an elderly person.  This is especially for elderly who have lost many family members and their spouse.  In many cases, the pet was probably the last attachment they had in the world. The loss of a pet in these cases needs to be treated more seriously.  Counselors need to pay special attention to the elderly.  Without something or someone to care for, the elderly can fall into depression or lose the will to live. If the elderly person is healthy enough, a new pet

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Pet Loss Recovery

Pet Loss Recovery

How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief? A couple of days ago our family dog died. It was very difficult for all of us. We had that dog for more than 13 years and I really felt like she was part of the family. She was a beautiful golden retriever and she had a great personality. She was always very good with my children and my children loved her. It is very difficult to know what to say to your children when a family pet dies. Right now I am looking up pet loss grief on the Internet to try

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Pet Loss and How to Overcome it.

Pet Loss and How to Overcome it.

What is Pet Loss Grief? Adults and kids tend to get really attached to their beloved pets. For children, it’s often worse when their pets die because they have a hard time expressing their pet loss grief and may choose to act out or simply cry. Adults should take the time to sit the child down and explain to him or her that their pet is no longer suffering and went to a better place. Kids don’t always understand that the dog or cat was there the day before and now it has simply vanished. By telling them the animal

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Pet loss grief

Pet loss grief

Pet Loss Grief and You. Lately I have noticed that our cat is starting to get a little bit old. He doesn’t seem to jump around play around anymore like he used to, and he seems to have a little bit of arthritis in his back and his joints. I’m really concerned about it, because I know that my wife is really attached to my cat. I’ve heard that some people suffer a lot of pet loss grief when their pets die, and I really don’t want that to happen to my wife. I wish there was some reason that