Saying Goodbye: Grieving And Coping With Pet Loss

Dog MemorialFor many people, losing a pet is very similar to losing a person. Due to the many societal influences leading to a lack of  understanding or acceptance of the intense sadness that surrounds a pet loss, pet owners often don’t give themselves the time and space they need to fully grieve.

Regardless of whether your pet’s death was sudden or expected, you may feel that you are shaken to your very core. Understand that you may feel a variety of emotions besides grief, including intense sadness, anger, guilt, and depression. Giving yourself permission to experience any and all emotions is vital to the healing process. Continue…