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Pet Loss and Grief

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  • Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine companions. In some ways, their grief is similar to humans'. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. Some of these tips can help grieving owners, too.

    How to Help a Dog That Is Grieving the Loss of Another Dog

    How to Help a Dog That Is Grieving the Loss of Another Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors, and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.

    Do Dogs Go to Heaven? A Christian Perspective

    Do Dogs Go to Heaven? A Christian Perspective

    by Kristin Kaldahl48

  • Here are 10 things you should never say to anyone whose dog just died, regardless of the dog’s age or cause of death. Even if you mean well in your heart, any of these 10 things should never be said to a person of any age who’s recently lost their dog.

    10 Things Never to Say to Someone Whose Dog Just Died

    10 Things Never to Say to Someone Whose Dog Just Died

    by Lorri G0

  • Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a dog. It is often felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily mourning doesn't have to be a negative experience, it can be turned into a proactive experience.

    Anticipatory Grief: Pre-Grieving the Loss of Your Dog

    Anticipatory Grief: Pre-Grieving the Loss of Your Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli12

  • We love our pets. They are our family, our best friends, and sometimes our only companions. We know, sadly, that their lifespans are all too short! You may be wondering if there are other options besides burial and cremation. Yes! Aquamation is a dignified, earth-friendly alternative to cremation.

    Aquamation: Alternatives to Pet Burial and Cremation

    Aquamation: Alternatives to Pet Burial and Cremation

    by Layne Holmes4

  • I have read countless articles in the last year about people's pets dying. It is something all pet lovers have to experience and is always a sad time. This article and the poems relate to how I cope.

    How to Cope When a Pet Dies

    How to Cope When a Pet Dies

    by John Hansen92

  • You've just found out that your co-worker's pet has died and you want to offer them support. You know how painful pet loss can be. Here are some tips on how to help them cope with the death of their beloved companion and process the grief.

    7 Ways to Support a Co-Worker Whose Pet Has Just Died

    7 Ways to Support a Co-Worker Whose Pet Has Just Died

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Saying goodbye to a pet is part of loving them. The grief is real, but as with any loss, the right song can play a role in getting through it. Here are some songs to help.

    Songs About Dogs for When You Lose Your Dog

    Songs About Dogs for When You Lose Your Dog

    by Ruth Coffee14

  • Owners of an aging dog—perhaps one affected by terminal cancer—may wonder what to expect and what common signs indicate that a dog is dying. Recognizing these signs is helpful so that dog owners can be prepared for euthanasia or hospice care with the support of a veterinarian.

    12 Signs a Dog Is Dying: What to Do When Your Dog's Health Declines

    12 Signs a Dog Is Dying: What to Do When Your Dog's Health Declines

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli55

  • These sympathy gifts for someone whose cat or dog has just passed away can bring hope and comfort to a friend or loved one coping with pet loss.

    Pet Loss Sympathy Gifts

    Pet Loss Sympathy Gifts

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • Losing a dog leads to a mix of emotions that may be difficult to comprehend at times. Understanding the stages of grief when losing a dog may help the grieving dog owner better understand what is happening to them.

    The Stages of Grief When Losing a Dog

    The Stages of Grief When Losing a Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli24

  • The death of a pet can be truly devastating, and while it's important to show someone who is grieving that you care, it can be hard to know what to say. Here are some simple messages you can use in a card, a text message, or on the phone to console your friend after the death of their beloved pet.

    Sympathy Messages for the Loss of a Pet

    Sympathy Messages for the Loss of a Pet

    by Mary Wickison15

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