An emotionally difficult part of sharing our lives with our pets is the fact that they don’t live as long as we do. When a pet dies, the people who love them go through the same grieving process as if they had lost a human loved one. Grief is complicated at the best of times; however, for a pet owner there is often no outlet or ritual for working it through.
The bond between people and pets reaches into every aspect of our lives. Time spent with pets is often greater than the time spent with other family members. During the years you spent with your pet (even if they were few), became a significant and constant part of your life, so don’t be surprised if you feel devastated by the loss of such a relationship.
For Pet Loss Bereavement Support we recommend:
Please check our other resources below.
Help and support for pet owners whose pets have run away or gone missing.
The following page explains the stages of Grief and Loss surrounding the topic of pet loss bereavement. Read this page to learn more on this topic.
Pet Loss - Take Joy in old dogs - Pets At Peace - Pet Loss and Memorial Services
Pets at Peace is a funeral home for pets offering Toronto pet cremation services and pet funeral services throughout Ontario. Click here or call us today.
Seniors can be affected by the pet loss more than we realize. Learn how seniors can cope with the loss of a pet.
When you bring a pet into your life, you begin a journey... a journey that will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever known, yet will also test your strength and courage.
When a family loses a beloved companion animal, it's hard on everyone, including surviving pets... the surviving animal may have what experts refer to as a "distress reaction" that is similar in many ways to human grief.
One of the toughest parts about having a pet is knowing the odds of outliving them are in your favor. On the upside, it gives you an opportunity to rescue and love multiple animals throughout your life.