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Good, loyal friends are cherished. Sometimes they come in the form of a loving dog or cat who knows just when to cuddle up next to you. Perhaps your best friend is a beloved bird, reptile, or rodent. Or maybe your favorite companion lives in the barn where you go to relax or visit. If you have lost such a good friend or are faced with deciding the future of that friend, we’re here to help.

how to explain a pets death to children

How to Explain a Pet’s Death to Children

Making the difficult decision to euthanize a treasured canine companion is agonizing enough but finding the right words to explain a dog’s death to a child proves heart-wrenching…

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ten tips on dealing with pet loss

Ten Tips on Coping With Pet Loss

Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of…

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our favorite grief books

Our Favorite Grief Books

The Final Farewell, Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet By Marty Tousley, RN, and Katherine Heuerman Remember Rafferty, A Book About the…

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pre planning and aftercare

Pre-planning and Pet Aftercare

Losing a pet is one of the most diff icult things a person can experience. Whether the loss of a pet is sudden, or something you’ve…

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coping with the loss of a companion

Coping With the Loss of a Companion Animal

Grief is a healthy and normal response to loss. Attempting to suppress feelings of grief can actually prolong the grieving process. Grief can feel…

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ten tips on dealing with pet loss

Dogs and Grief

When a dog passes away, the feelings of grief and loss we as humans feel can be overwhelming. It affects each one of us differently and in so many ways. Some of us shut down and don’t want to do anything for days, while others need to rush out and get a puppy as soon as possible…

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