Dogs grieve too over the loss of a loved one or fellow pet. They are creatures of habit and the loss of a regular pattern or the lack of a particular face can leave them confused. They will pine the missing person and need to be monitored during these times.
The article,”Pets grieve too – here’s how to help them cope after the death of a loved one” by Karen Rockett states,
Dogs may experience anxiety when a person they spent a lot of time with no longer comes through the door at the same time each evening. Comfort your dog if they come to you for a cuddle.
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Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your professional goals in helping others cope with the loss of a pet.