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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

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Pet Loss Grief and People

Pet Loss Grief and People

Pet Loss Grief How is pet loss grief different than grieving for a fellow human being? In many ways, the two are the same. For some people, however, their pets are their closest confidants. These people choose to tell all of their deepest, darkest, secrets to their cat or dog instead of risking telling them to a person who might tell. Pets are a great comfort to their companions, and when they die, they leave a hole unlike any other known to man. When a person loses their pet, their house feels quiet and empty all of a sudden. Their

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The Pain of Losing a Pet

The Pain of Losing a Pet

Losing A Pet is Hard For many people, their pets are like a part of their family, so losing a pet can be very hard to deal with. If you are struggling with pet loss griefyou should know that help is available to you. Do not feel embarrassed about grieving. You may need to talk to an experienced grief counselor who can help you deal with your emotions so that you can move forward in your life. Grieving for a lost pet is much like grieving after any major loss, so do not feel as if your emotions are not

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Pet Loss Programs and You

Pet Loss Programs and You

Pet Loss Programs Pet loss programs can help you grieve better over the loss of your friend For a long time, I have been unsure about what I wanted to do with my life. I leaned toward becoming a counselor, but something about it just wasn’t the perfect fit for me. Although I did get a degree in health care, it was difficult for me to find my place. After stumbling across a pet loss recovery specialist certification program, however, I knew that I had found the perfect way to help others.  The program strives to help individuals already working

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Do You Want to Become A Pet Loss Counselor?

Do You Want to Become A Pet Loss Counselor?

Becoming a Pet Loss Grief Counselor I think I am going to get certified to be a pet loss grief counselor. So many people have trouble when they lose a pet, though I think that many people feel embarrassed that it is hard to lose a pet. I know that when my dog passed away, I had a very hard time. I was at college, and my mom called to tell me what happened. I cried so hard, and I felt like I had to come up with a better reason for why I was so upset. Losing a pet

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Dealing with Pet Loss Grief

Dealing with Pet Loss Grief

How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief When dealing with the loss of a pet, it is natural to feel a sense of grief, abandonment, and maybe even anger at the universe for taking away such a beloved companion. These are all normal expressions of a very real sorrow, and all part of the grief cycle. There are different methods of coping with the loss of a pet. Some families immediately purchase a new pet, in hopes of finding healing through loving another. Some families go through a pet dry spell where they eschew all pets in order to grieve

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Helping Children Deal with the Death of the Family Pet

Helping Children Deal with the Death of the Family Pet

My eight-year-old boy loves our cat so much. And She loves him. She runs up to him for pets when she hears his footsteps. She bumps him with her head when he is reading. She even sleeps by his head on the pillow. It’s very sweet. But she is twelve years old and I can see that her hips Sometimes the loss of a pet is a child’s first experience with death are starting to bother her. In my parenting group there are always emails going around asking for books about the death of pets or preparing for the death

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Courses in Pet Loss Bereavement

Courses in Pet Loss Bereavement

Courses for Pet Loss Bereavement For those who have ever lost a pet, you know that your dog, cat, horse o or other type of pet is more than a simple animal. Pets can be companions, friends, and even tools used for work, such as seeing eye dogs. Unfortunately, many people have trouble dealing with their grief. They are told that, because this was an animal and not a person, they should simply get over it. However, sometimes the loss of a pet can affect a person’s life even more than the loss of a person, and therefore these people