Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Mourning the Loss of Our Dogs

Mourning loved ones is natural and dogs are no different.  Losing dogs are painful.  Life can be a series of dogs and each dog has a special place and time in our heart.  It does not get easier losing a loved one.  Some individuals may only have one dog their whole life because they are two heart broken.  How we mourn our dogs is important.  It is important to understand that it is natural and fine to miss our dogs and cry over them.

Humans can deeply mourn the loss of their dog. Please also review AIHCP’s Pet Loss Grief Support Training Program and see if it meets your needs


The article, “Mourning Our Dogs The death of a much-loved dog is sometimes followed by regrets and self-doubt.” by Scott Janssen looks at how we can better mourn our dogs.  He states,

“When we lose a canine companion, self-critical thoughts and feelings may become a part of our grief. We may disproportionally focus on our perceived failures and imperfections rather than view our actions as those of someone doing her or his best to stand by a canine loved one during painful circumstances. This is known as “moral pain,” and fortunately, there are things we can do to relieve it.”

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Like any loss, we can grieve and feel guilty over a loss.  Losing a dog can be no different.  Please also review AIHCP’s Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program


Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve

Pet Loss Support
Pet Loss Support

The article, “Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve”, by John Majeski states

“Society may minimize the loss of a pet, but Gulfside Regional Hospice is looking to raise awareness.”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

Pet Loss Support Is There.

Grieving over the death of a pet is hard.   It is a very emotional time.   Losing a pet is just like losing a family member.    That is why there are pet loss support groups available to help.   Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy.   However it is something you do not have to do alone.    Some of society might minimize this loss, so it is our job to raise awareness.    Try looking online for pet loss forums, you might be able to brighten someone’s day.

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Pet Loss Support Group

Bideawee hosts and participates in more than 100 events each year throughout the metropolitan New York area. Bideawee events range from black-tie affairs to casual events that highlight Bideawee adoptable animals.

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

If you have lost a pet or know someone who has, pet loss grief is never easy.   Pet loss is exactly like losing a family member.   Good thing there are people out there that provide pet loss support like this website.     For more on how to help people with pet loss grief, you can also visit our webpage as well.

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Pet Loss Support

How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief?

Pet Loss Recovery
Pet Loss Support

A couple of days ago our family dog died. It was very difficult for all of us. We had that dog for more than 13 years and I really felt like she was part of the family. She was a beautiful golden retriever and she had a great personality. She was always very good with my children and my children loved her. It is very difficult to know what to say to your children when a family pet dies. Right now I am looking up pet loss grief on the Internet to try to get some ideas on things that I can say to comfort my children when they talk about the dog that we lost. My husband and I have talked about getting another dog in a couple of weeks when we are over our grief. It would be really fun to have another puppy or dog around the house.   Pet Loss Support
By Jules Morgan