Grief over the loss of a pet is normal and natural. Don't let anyone
tell you any different. It is very devastating to lose a good companion
of unconditional love and acceptance. Some people don't understand
the bond between the owner and their pet. You have a right to your
own feelings--don't let others tell you otherwise. We all experience grief
in a different way. Anger, depression, denial and guilt are all part of
our emotions. You have the right to feel pain and grief! Ttalk to people
that have pets--they'll understand.
The other pets in the house will notice the absence of their companion.
Give your surviving pets lots of love and attention.
Children are never too young or to old to grieve. Never tell a child that
the pet was put to sleep or it went away. Be sure to tell them the pet
will not come back. It is better to tell the truth. Get a book that deals with pet loss.
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