Pet Loss Grief Support Certification Article on What Not to Say to One Grieving a Loss of a Pet

When people lose a pet, most ignore it as a real grief or loss.  Instead individuals may say a multitude of things that discredit the loss or lessen its importance.  It is important to recognize the loss and the value of the pet to the person in grief counseling.  It is essential to understand that pets are family to many people and deserve the respect the held within the family unit.  Losses of pets can be as painful as any other loss.

Pet loss needs to be respected and supported. Please also review AIHCP’s Pet Loss Support Certification

The article, “What Not To Say To People Grieving A Sick, Lost Or Dead Pet” by Monica Torres looks at what not to say to someone who lost a pet.  She states,

“For so many people, a pet is a member of the family, and the loss can be felt even more deeply than some human losses. “It’s really dismissive to minimize the loss as ‘less than’ or not valid,” said Jennifer Breslow, a New York City-based psychotherapist who works with clients dealing with the loss of a pet.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Pet Loss Grief Support Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Pet Loss Grief Support.