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Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Support

They are never really gone…

Their paws have imprinted our hearts forever...

Our pets are truly a part of our families. They give unconditional love, companionship, and loyalty. Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is so very painful whether they pass away from old age, illness, an accident, or euthanasia. The loss is often hard to bear and many people experience the full range of feelings of grief: pain or anger, followed by guilt and even devastating sadness. It is a loss that takes time to heal. Until the pain begins to wane, remember the love and wonderful home you gave them and the love and joy that you shared. Here are some suggestions that may help:

Sometimes it can be quite healing to make a scrapbook or a photo album to keep as a reminder of the love and the memories you shared in your years together. Buy a special scrapbook and decorate it, and put several of your favorite photos of your pet inside to be enjoyed in the years to come.

Also some have found it helpful to write something about their loved pet and share a special memory. If you would like to do so, email us a photo and a special note about your pet and we will post it to our website under Pet Memorials, a sub tab of Pet Loss Support. We would love to share the memory of your beloved furry friend with the other vistors to our site.

For additional help with coping with the loss for your pet, refer to the links below for web sites that specialize in pet loss support.

The Argus Institute - Colorado State University - www.argusinstitute.edu

The Delta Society - the Human-Animal Health Connection - www.deltasociety.org

Loma Linda Medical Center Pet Grief Group

Loma Linda Medical Center

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss Grief Support

University of California Davis Pet Loss Support Hotline

Pet Loss Support Page