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 person feeling extreme loneliness, sadness, and depression. It is important to have someone who is sympathetic to talk about this pain with. Unfortunately, some people find they have no one to talk to about what they’re going through. Or, for some the grieving process is so intense that they need to talk with someone with training in the grieving of a pet. There are counselors who specialize in the grief of losing pets who would be happy to help people in these situations. If you’re having trouble handling the loss of your pet, you should contact your veterinarian and he or she should be able to find you a specialist who can help.

A picture of a dog in a grassy field
Loss of a pet can be difficult but there are people who can help.