Pet Loss

Below are links to all the articles I've posted on this blog over the years, about the grief that accompanies the loss of a cherished animal companion. Note that at the base of each post, you'll find links to related resources (articles, books, websites, organizations). As a grief counselor who spends time every day searching for reliable and current information on the Internet, it has been my experience that, no matter the topic, it is likely that someone, somewhere has written and published something of value on that particular topic ~ or will do so after my own article is published on my blog. So no matter when I post an article, I am continually on the lookout, watching for resources that are related to the topic under discussion ~ and I am happy to share links to them with my readers. When you click on any of these links, you'll find useful material written not only by me, but also a rich assortment of resources offered by other authors as well. My posts are being updated regularly with links to additional resources ~ all in an effort to provide my readers with a vast assortment of current, valid and reliable information. Note that every article includes the date on which it was most recently reviewed and updated.

A Bill of Rights for Grieving Animal Lovers

Afraid to Love My Remaining Pets

Children and Pet Loss: The Power of Story

Common Myths, Misconceptions about Pet Loss

Coping with The Trauma of An Unexpected Death

Curious Cats Get Killed in Clothes Dryers

Curious Cats Still Getting Killed in Clothes Dryers

Pet Loss: Coping with Multiple Losses

Pet Loss: Death of A Service Dog

Pet Loss: Delayed Grief

Pet Loss: Regrets Following Dog's Burial 

Pet Loss: Why Does It Hurt So Much?

Pet Loss: Why Surrender An Animal to A Shelter?