THE EXPERIENCE OF PET LOSS (1 of 12)

INTRODUCTION:  1 of 12

GRIEVING OVER THE LOSS OF YOUR PRECIOUS PET

11 Different Paths on your Journey

This is NOT the path you wanted!

BUT now to travel the experience of PET LOSS

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“The Experience of Pet Loss”

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Joy (J.D.) is a treasured friend who is so graciously sharing her knowledge with the hope that her gift will help you through the days, weeks, months, years, and beyond. (April)

THE EXPERIENCE OF PET LOSS

Dear Friend,

​If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone you care about has either lost or is preparing to lose a very dear and special animal companion.  Animals, regardless of their species, size, shape, or color, are true gifts to those who open their hearts and welcome them in.  To feel the unconditional love and admiration that animals are so capable of giving is an honor and a privilege that many people are not fortunate enough to experience.  If you have loved and have been loved by an animal, you have been a part of a very special and unique relationship that goes beyond explanation.

I understand how difficult it can be to lose a pet and hope that after reading these messages, you will understand that it is perfectly natural to grieve the loss of a beloved animal friend and that you are not alone in your grief.

                                                                                           Sincerely,

                                                                                           J.D. (Ph.D, LMFT, GCC-C)

                                                                                           Certified Grief Counselor

 

What you might experience
Guilt
Coping with Guilt
Four common grief reactions
Holidays and Special Event Days
Self-care during the grieving process
Signs that you are healing
Children and pet loss
Reaction of other pet(s) in the home
How to support a grieving loved one​
Ways to memorialize your pet