Pets grieve like we do. They grieve the absence of a friend or owner. The love between pet and owner is like family. So while we grieve, we must also be aware that our pets can grieve in their own way. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification. To review the program please click here and see if the program matches your academic and professional needs.
The article, Do Pets Feel Grief? Here’s What To Do If Your Pet Seems Especially Down, by Brandi Neal states
“Pets are a lot like humans, and just like their human counterparts, pets feel grief when they suffer a loss. If your pet is acting differently after a human or animal companion disappears from their life, you might not realize at first that your pet is in mourning. However, a study published in the journal Animals found that pets exhibit specific behaviors when they’re grieving, some of which mimic the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.”
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