How to cope with losing a pet - part 2
The owner of an incurably sick or old dog is going to be aware that the time will come when they have to grieve their loss. However, the period immediately before or after their loss is a very difficult time to make decisions. Belinda Johnston, a vet who specialises in bereavement, suggests that we start to make those decisions early on when we are emotionally stronger and more able to cope with them.
She goes through the different issues we need to consider.
She also suggests some helpful things we can do to help ourselves to cope with the grief.
Grief and pet loss part 1 covers:
- The Human-Animal bond
- What is grief
- Symptoms of grief
Grief and pet loss part 2 covers:
- Things to consider before 'the time'
- Ways to remember your pet
- Coping strategies
- Filling the gap
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