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 might benefits from courses in pet loss bereavement. Learning how to properly handle grief after any traumatic life event is very important, and trained counselors running these types of classes can help a person learn to do that. You may never truly get over the loss of a beloved pet, but you can go back to feeling normal again, and possibly even learn to care for another animal.