Friday, April 20, 2018

Loss of a Pet

From PetCoach:
Grief upon the loss of a pet is a normal response, and a very individual one. For some people, grieving for a pet who has died may be a more difficult process than grieving for a human loved one. One reason is that the support network of understanding and caring people may be smaller. If a person has lost a human loved one, the friends, family, co-workers, etc., will all be understanding. They may send cards, flowers, and offer food and companionship. This is often not the case when a pet dies. A funeral or memorial service for the deceased person will bring people together to provide mutual support and a sense of closure. Again, in most cases, this does not occur upon the death of a pet. Hurtful comments such as 'Don't be so upset,' 'It was only a cat,' and 'You can get another one,' may add to the grief and feeling of isolation and loneliness. (Read more.)
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1 comment:

Gine Oquendo said...

Hello. Yes, I agree with you. grieving is a process and we need more time to cope with our pet loss. In my case, I always remember the moment of his arrangement in pet cremation in hampton roads and I'm happy that all my friends are there to give sympathy to us.