Don't let anyone suggest that the grief you feel at the loss of your pet is any less real than the pain others experience. Cultivating your mental health starts by acknowledging the legitimacy of your loss. Here's the science that explains why it's as intense as losing a family member or worse.
I will struggle with the silence and emptiness of my house when both of my cats are gone. I know the change in my circumstances will have a negative impact on my mental health, and so I am preparing how for how best to cope with this particular stage of grief.
Don't rush to give away or toss your pet's possessions. Take your time to avoid making decisions that you may regret later. This guide will help you balance the immediate need to protect your heart from sights that hurt you with the desire of your future self to have some pet mementos months or years down the road. Breathe.
You find yourself in the midst of having to deal with the death of an animal companion - how do you care for yourself so that you don't fall apart? Our guide to protecting your emotional wellbeing during this time will help.
I know, I know, no one wants to think about those final days, but if you're committed to having a tender and beautiful goodbye with your pet, then having a plan for this time is essential. I'll walk with you as you get it done.
If you're a senior who's recently experienced the loss of a pet, your pain may be even more intense than the average individual's grief. We want to support you by providing some ideas for how to cope given your unique circumstances and stage of life. Find help here.
If you're grieving a pet loss, taking time off of work may be one of the best ways to care for yourself. So as you approach your pet's end of life stage, try to plan for how to get days off work with this guide.
Grief is a process without a timeline. Each person’s way of dealing with a loss, especially the death of a beloved pet, is different. Don't make the mistake of rushing through your grief. It's healthier to embrace each stage and work through it. Let us explain why.
There are so many things to consider in the wake of pet loss, but loving on yourself is the first order of business. We've put together a guide with practical ideas to care for both your heart and your body during this difficult time.
Your friend may have lost his or her animal companion months ago, but looming anniversaries may reignite their pain. Offer your support throughout all stages of pet loss grief with these ideas.