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Ask Dr. Shu- Do other Pets Grieve the Loss of Another Pet?

Ask Dr. Shu- Do other Pets Grieve the Loss of Another Pet?

Do Other Pets greive When the Loss of Another Pet Happens? To someone who has never owned a pet, it may come to surprise that pets grieve for the loss of another pet.  Those who have owned dogs or cats before only know to well the pain and loss another pet can feel. I think the classic book, “Where the Red Fern Grows” captures this best as the one coon hound’s partner refused to eat or live without her partner.  Death came quickly in the grief of the other dog because she missed her friend so much. This can and

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Helping Individuals with Pet Loss Grief

Helping Individuals with Pet Loss Grief

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Can Help. If you are looking to work in the counseling industry, there are various areas in life to where people need counseling. You can take specific courses in these areas to learn how to deal with each situation on a professional and caring level. One area of grief counseling is pet loss grief. Pet loss grieving is a very serious and real matter. Many people feel a deep loss and depression after losing a pet, and they need to be counseled as someone would that has lost a friend or loved one. By learning the key

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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Animals and Pets

St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Animals and Pets

St. Francis and Pet Loss While many people grieve the loss of their pets, they find little solace or peace.  They toss and turn without any relief from the sudden loss of their friend.  One should in such turmoil attempt to find some inner peace via spirituality.  One heavenly friend to turn to is St. Francis of Assissi, the patron of animlas and pets. St. Francis is a Christian saint that has gained renown throughout the Western world for his love of animals.  Many stories relate his interaction and love for animals.  He referred to his animal friends as “brother”

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Finding Pet Loss Grief Courses

Finding Pet Loss Grief Courses

Finding Pet Loss Grief Courses Losing a pet can be a truly terrible experience. Many people who have never had pets simply do not understand the incredible sense of loss one can feel after losing their companion that they’ve had for years. A dog of cat is more than that to the owner of the pet; it is a friend. However, a lot of people have trouble dealing with their grief after their pet passes on, so there are courses pet loss grief that one can take, that are offered in some places. There are also courses for counselors who

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Pet loss: “Life is a Series of Dogs”

Pet loss: “Life is a Series of Dogs”

Aging Pets and Pet Loss: Is a New Puppy the Answer? To quote the great and immoratal comedian, George Carlin, “Life is a series of dogs”!  How true it is for life long pet owners.  Usually most can remember the family dog as a young child, then the dog that guided one through adolescents, and of course the dog that was at your side as you made your vows to your wife, then the dog that… you get the point?  But with all these happy moments, pet loss still correlates with these events.  With each sad loss, a new beginning

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Pet Loss Grief and Love

Pet Loss Grief and Love

Dealing with pet loss grief, like other forms of grief, can be difficult.  Most of us have a hard time seeing past the loss of a pet.   Do not allow yourself to feel bad.   Grieving is natural!  Do not let the grieving, however, be the only feeling that remains.    Our pets are important to us because they remind us of love.   Our pets love us and we love them.   They show us the good that exists in nature.    For more details please review the following: By Marianne Soucy From Healing Pet Loss.com Pet Loss Grief and Love That is why

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Pet Loss Grief: Should you Get a New Pet?

Pet Loss Grief: Should you Get a New Pet?

After a Loss of a Pet, Should I Buy a New Pet? It is extremely painful when a pet dies. After years and years of loving companionship, saying farewell to your faithful friend is among the hardest things to go through. The void they leave behind is much the same as a friend or relative passing, and it doesn’t matter what anyone says, they were still part of the family. For many children, the death or loss of a pet is the first time they will have experienced it in their lives, and it will be necessary to nurture them through these

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Pet Loss Grief: Memorializing a Pet

Pet Loss Grief: Memorializing a Pet

The best ways of memorializing a pet Memorializing a pet is quite a complex decision going by the number of ways people tend to connect to their pets and the different ways they like to remember them when they’re gone. When it comes to pets, almost everyone has a memory. Since pets form a significant part of their owner’s lives, they’re thoroughly missed in almost every case. The grief of pet loss can be just as hard as losing a family member. But just like we do for the people we love most, there are many ways of memorializing a

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Do All Good Dogs Go to Heaven?

One wants his or her pet to be with them in the afterlife

Pet Loss and the Afterlife? One of the most agonizing and probing questions after the loss of a pet is if one’s pet will be with them in the afterlife.  There is a mixed consensus among theologians and others of many religious creeds, but I do One wants his or her pet to be with them in the afterlife believe Christianity has room for a few dogs and cats in the afterlife. While other religions, especially the ancient religions, considered the spirit of animals sacred and eternal, Christianity has declared that only man is made in the image and likeness of

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Attachment and Pet Loss

Attachment and Pet Loss

Pet Loss is not Irrelevant or Insignificant One of the most disenfranchised loss in grief is pet loss.  So many times, people find pet loss to be insignificant or not important.  Due to this, many people lose important counseling and compassion in their loss of a pet. Some people may feel, since it is not a human person, they should not burden others with their loss, or that other people might dismiss their loss as trivial.  The reality is the loss of a pet is a loss of a family member.  The attachment to the pet may vary from person