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Ask Amy: The Loss of a Pet

  The family cat had to be put down, and it’s affecting the reader more than anyone else in the family. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a short response to a woman who has lost her cat.  It is a simple response and advise column. The woman is concerned why she is still grieving.  The loss of a pet is something worthy of grief and the woman is encouraged not to hide her grief, or put away the things that remind her of her cat, but to memorialize them. Pet loss grief is a serious issue that

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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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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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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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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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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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The Loss of a Pet is A Hard Thing

The Loss of a Pet is A Hard Thing

Pet Loss is Hard The loss of a pet can be very difficult, especially when someone is older. My mother had her dog for the last 20 years, the dog was very sick with arthritis but my mom took very good care of it. Finally, last year, her dog died, and she was so depressed. We talk to your Doctor About it, and he wanted to put her on antidepressants. I did not want to do that, so I began to look into grief counseling for loss of a pet. I was actually able to find a group of older

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Getting Assistance with Loss of a Pet

Getting Assistance with Loss of a Pet

 Getting Assistance for Pet Loss For some reason you just never thought the life of your pet would ever end. Now unfortunately your pet has died of old age and you are really having a difficult time handling it. Handling the loss of a beloved pet can indeed be difficult because you spent so much time with your pet and loved them so much. It can be difficult to talk with friends about this because sometimes they do not value the life of a pet as much as you may have. You may want to look into grief counseling for