Forever Loved: Dealing with Pet Loss

BevHills_iStock_000020587514_LargeWhen we open our homes and hearts to pets, we are forever changed by their constant love, friendship, and presence. Because owning and caring for a pet is one of life’s greatest experiences, it can be difficult to accept that they don’t live as long as we do. Yet the day comes for every pet owner when it is time to say goodbye to a loyal, loving, four-legged friend.

Dealing with pet loss can be frightening, unnerving, confusing, and devastating. Every member of your family will face the loss in their own way, making a support network not only important but necessary.

Sudden or Lasting

It’s widely perceived that an owner of an aging or terminally ill pet has more time to prepare for an imminent passing – but that doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by grief. To be sure, it is shocking to have to say goodbye after a fatal accident or injury takes the life of a younger pet, but every owner feels the pain of pet loss. Continue…