Coping With Pet Loss


Processing your grief after the death of your pet can be extremely difficult. It can be just as difficult to lose a pet as it is to lose a friend or family member. Pets play a vital role in our lives and are essential family members. These three methods will aid in your recovery.


#1: Join an online pet loss support group

Facebook groups can be exceptionally beneficial for pet owners who feel that they are alone in their grief. With the multitude of pet loss groups and countless members, someone will have experienced a similar loss, and you can each provide a shoulder to share your burden. 


Social media pet loss groups can also provide anonymity. Remember, the pet owners in online groups are going through the same heartbreak, and they will provide a listening ear, not judgment. 


#2: Lean on family members and friends

Sharing tales, images, and videos with loved ones is a wonderful way to remember your pet, and no one can understand what you are going through better than family and friends who personally knew your pet. With your family and friends, you can also make memorials for your pets. Consider honoring your pet by planting a tree or a flower, or consider volunteering at an animal shelter with your pet to assist other animals in need.


#3: Seek out professional grief counseling

Professional counselors can guide you through your grief and offer support from the comfort of your own home through telemedicine. Weekly meetings can help you explore the depth of your emotions, make an individualized plan for you to cope with your loss, and discuss moving forward.


When your pet passes, unlimited support is available that can help you manage and process your grief. Lean on our team during this incredibly heartbreaking time, and contact us with any questions, thoughts, or concerns.