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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

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Loss of a Pet

Loss of a Pet

Loss of a Pet can Hurt but There is Help! Some people believe that experiencing intense grief over the loss of a pet is ridiculous, and they will make those suffering great pain over a beloved animal feel like their pain is not to be taken seriously. Most of us who have truly loved a dog, cat, or other pet, however, know how real pet loss grief can be. For many people, a pet is indeed a member of the family, and people grow incredibly close to their pets over the years. The loss of a pet can leave a

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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”