Good article about the pain of losing a pet. It is never a mild affair but a family affair when we lose a pet because in reality the pet is really a family member.
The article, Losing a pet is a family affair, by Jennie Geisler states
“It’s no easy thing to watch a beloved pet die. But cats, dogs and other pets simply don’t live as long as we do. A vet and a counselor offer advice on how to navigate the emotions when a family pet dies.”
Pets are part of our lives and for some, even like family. Hence the value of something or someone determines the pain of loss. It is of no wonder then that so many grieve the loss of a pet so intensely
The article, Why does the death of a pet matter to us so much?, by William Reville states
“Our Bichon Frise dog Milo died on June 6th. My wife and I were very much taken aback by the level of grief that Milo’s passing precipitated. Such grief is common among pet owners when their pet dies.”