Grieving the Death of a PetGrieving the Death of a Pet



Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience.

Author: Betty J. Carmack

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 145140428X

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Page: 119

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Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. Draws on the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, the author's own experience, and interviews with dozens of pet lovers to guide the reader through the initial loss of a pet to the dawning of new hope and reassurance.

When Your Pet DiesWhen Your Pet Dies



Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss.

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 9781879651364

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Page: 96

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Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss. Included are practical suggestions for mourning and ideas for remembering and memorializing one's pet. Among the issues covered are understanding the many emotions experienced after the death of a pet; understanding why grief for pets is unique; pet funerals and burial or cremation; celebrating and remembering the life of one's pet; coping with feelings about euthanasia; helping children understand the death of their pet; and things to keep in mind before getting another pet.

The Loss of a Pet A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet DiesThe Loss of a Pet A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies



Professional bereavement counselor Wallace Sife updates and expands his book for readers who need help coping with and understanding this particular kind of grief. 30 photos.

Author: Wallace Sife

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 1630260797

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Page: 328

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Professional bereavement counselor Wallace Sife updates and expands his book for readers who need help coping with and understanding this particular kind of grief. 30 photos.

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your PetCoping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet



It is also the perfect gift when someone YOU care about is grieving. Please note: This is a reprinting of the 2007 edition. This is not a NEW edition.

Author: Moira Anderson Allen M Ed

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1508411468

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Page: 166

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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is a compassionate, comprehensive guide to help you deal with the heartbreaking pain of losing a beloved animal companion. It shows you that you're not alone, or crazy, or "over-reacting" to your loss, by calling upon the experiences and advice of dozens of pet owners like yourself. You'll find words of comfort, understanding, and strategies to help you heal in this time-honored book. Moira Allen knows first-hand how much the loss of a pet hurts, and what a hole it leaves in your life. This book doesn't bring you psychobabble - it brings understanding and real help. Coping with Sorrow helps you deal with every aspect of pet loss and bereavement. It will help you: Understand what your pet meant to you, and why its loss is so painful Deal with the overwhelming feelings you may be having of anger, guilt or depression Recognize the importance of acknowledging your feelings and finding ways to express your pain Adjust to your loss by adjusting your surroundings and schedule Pay tribute to your pet and bring closure to your loss by creating an appropriate memorial It will also help you help others in your family cope. Coping with Sorrow offers tips to help you help your children through what may be the first real loss in their lives. It will guide you through the most painful decision a pet owner can make: The decision to mercifully end a pet's suffering. It provides insights into "what to do next" - choosing the best "final resting place" for your beloved companion. And finally, it will help you make one of the most important decisions yet to come: When (or whether) to bring a new animal companion into your life. This book also touches on a host of topics that no other book on pet loss bereavement covers, such as: How to cope with "pre-loss bereavement" - the special grief that begins BEFORE a pet dies, when we learn that a pet is terminally ill and its loss is inevitable. Other books talk about the pain that follows loss-but the pain that can precede it is every bit as real, with no closure in sight. How to deal with the pain and uncertainty surrounding the "missing" pet - and steps you can take to help recover a lost pet. How to protect pets during a disaster or emergency How to cope if circumstances force you to give up a beloved pet, and how to make that transition as painless as possible for you and your pet How to provide for your pets in your will A final appendix - which has garnered some of the most ardent praise for this book - addresses the question, "Do pets go to heaven?" When you have lost a pet, you want answers fast, and this caring book has been providing healing to pet owners for nearly 30 years. It is also the perfect gift when someone YOU care about is grieving. Please note: This is a reprinting of the 2007 edition. This is not a NEW edition."

Healing Pet LossHealing Pet Loss



And the book also introduces you to embracing animals as your teachers. May this book bring peace to your grieving heart.

Author: Marianne Soucy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1717596479

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Page: 204

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EXPANDED 2nd edition of the Healing Pet Loss book with FULL COLOR photos. In this second edition, several new chapters have been added, including Sacred Spirit Journeys with messages from pets in the afterlife. "Healing Pet Loss - Practical Steps for Coping & Comforting Messages from Animals and Spirit Guides" has been written to help you heal your heart after the loss of your beloved animal companion and to bring you hope that your grief and your loss will be bearable. The heart to heart connection you had with your animal companion continues after they have passed, and the love you shared will always be a part of you. Who can better bring you forgiveness when you are overwhelmed by guilt and regret after the death of your animal companion than your beloved pet in the afterlife? That is what Marianne discovered when she lost a beloved animal companion herself, and she found much comfort and peace in the messages of forgiveness and love she received from her angel cat. Since those first angel animal messages, Marianne has connected with many pets (pets that are alive and pets in the afterlife), and the messages received in those journeys have brought peace to those grieving the loss of a deceased or dying pet. You will find several new, inspiring messages from angel cats and angel dogs in this 2nd edition of Marianne's Healing Pet Loss book. This book offers inspiration, comfort and suggestions for coping with a variety of situations associated with pet loss, such as when your beloved animal friend is dying, when you are struggling with guilt after pet loss, when your animal friend died suddenly, or when your pet is missing. This book offers many tools and useful insights and includes suggestions for helping children cope with the loss of their pet, how to help the other animals in the household who might be grieving the loss of their animal friend, and it gives suggestions when you are wondering when or if to get a new pet after pet loss. And the book also introduces you to embracing animals as your teachers. May this book bring peace to your grieving heart.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved OneGrieving the Loss of a Loved One



I've also written stories about him in my dog books. I delight now in reading those
stories. Ifyou have other pets, don't neglect them. They need your care and
attention. You still have a companion. Cats have grieved over the loss ofa cat or
dog, ...

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830766383

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Page: 224

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How to handle the painful journey through grief after a traumatic loss. Everyone experiences the death of significant people in their lives. Certified trauma specialist, Dr. Norman Wright has written Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to help people handle a traumatic loss in their life and move forward through the painful journey of grief. Readers will learn that they are not alone in their experience of loss and grief. They will learn what to expect and how to manage grief thru topics like: The purpose of grief and what is appropriate in grieving, Steps to take in moving through grief, Discovering the stages of saying goodbye and moving on in life, Preparing for death and anticipatory grief, Handling sudden death and its aftermath, How family members grieve and the disruption of family and Helping a neighbor or friend who has experienced a death.

We Will See Our Pets In HeavenWe Will See Our Pets In Heaven



Inside this book you will get a glimpse of what heaven will be like and you will see that God loves and cares for his animals and there is indeed a place for them in heaven.

Author: Brian Burgess

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478716976

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Page: 86

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Biblical Evidence That Animals Really Do Go To Heaven. If you have pets or are grieving the loss of a pet then you must read this book. We love our pets and they love us. They become part of the family and it is painful when we have to say goodbye, however, you will be comforted to know that they are not gone forever as many people would believe. Inside this book you will get a glimpse of what heaven will be like and you will see that God loves and cares for his animals and there is indeed a place for them in heaven. In this book you will learn that animals are innocent and are not in need of salvation and that it was never our Heavenly Father' desire that we or his animals would suffer death. The pets that we had to say goodbye to are alive in heaven right now in their spiritual bodies and we will see them again if we accept Jesus as our Savior. Your Pet Is Not Gone Forever. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I've had the pleasure of caring for many pets throughout my life and I am grief stricken every time one of them passes away. Dealing with the loss of a pet is difficult, especially when you've been taught as a child and led to believe throughout the years by misinformed people such as parents, family, and friends that they are gone forever and that you'll never see them again. After losing my Black Lab back in December 2009 and then my Golden Retriever in 2011 I decided to find out for myself what the Bible had to say about the subject. What I found out was very comforting and I know you will be comforted too when you read this book.

Pet Loss and Human EmotionPet Loss and Human Emotion



This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotionis a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief.

Author: Cheri Barton Ross

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1560326522

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Page: 166

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This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotionis a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief. Includes resources and a section on pet loss and natural disasters. As society accepts that grieving over the death of a loved one is not only normal, but healthy and necessary, grieving over the loss of a pet is often seen differently. Expressed feelings often go unvalidated when in truth, pet loss is a unique form of grief that can be quite intense and debilitating, increasing an individual's vulnerability to subsequent stress and leaving them feeling isolated and misunderstood. Pet loss needs to be addressed by therapists and others in the helping professions, to better enable them to help their clients through the loss of their companion animals. This unique guide is written for all professionals helping clients deal with the loss of a pet, and serves as a practical introduction to the field of human-animal bonding. Citing several case studies, it describes various techniques for helping clients when the bond with a pet is broken. l bonding. Citing several case studies, it describes various techniques for helping clients when the bond with a pet is broken.

Be Your Pet s Best FriendBe Your Pet s Best Friend



In ancient Egypt, pet owners shaved their eyebrows and smeared mud in their
hair during the mourning period after the loss of a pet dog. This grieving ritual
lasted several days and included mourning aloud. I find current cultural ways to ...

Author: Barbara Novero Levy

Publisher: AKA-Publishing

ISBN: 9781936688692

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Page: 128

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This book was written by a person deeply in love with pets. A long-time pet-owner and dedicated pet-lover, Barbara has compiled a comprehensive overview of pet-related information that includes choosing a pet, caring for that pet, and developing plans for the pet's future. The pages are filled with enlightening data such as a cost overview of owning a pet, an invaluable section on pet first aid, and an equally important chapter on toxins. With editorial help from an impressive group of experienced veterinary and human-pet animal bonding professionals, this book is a MUST for persons planning to add a pet to their life as well as a concise resource for those who already have a pet. The addition of forms meant to be copied and used by the reader are an invaluable resource!

Good GriefGood Grief



Presents stories of the human-animal bond that exists even after the death of a pet and offers advice on such topics as euthanasia, caring for oneself while grieving, and ways to memorialize a pet's life.

Author: Sid Korpi

Publisher:

ISBN: 161539981X

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Page: 317

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Presents stories of the human-animal bond that exists even after the death of a pet and offers advice on such topics as euthanasia, caring for oneself while grieving, and ways to memorialize a pet's life.

Until We Meet Again My Furry FriendUntil We Meet Again My Furry Friend



The Perfect Journal to Work Through Your Feelings When Grieving the Loss of Your Pet Grief, after pet loss, is more common than most people realize.

Author: Captivating Journals

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798643909293

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Page: 47

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The Perfect Journal to Work Through Your Feelings When Grieving the Loss of Your Pet Grief, after pet loss, is more common than most people realize. Only those who have suffered the loss of a pet, truly understand how difficult it is to adapt to the changes brought on when a pet dies. After all, pets are more than just animals; they are part of our families. If you or someone you know has lost a beloved 4-legged furry friend with paws such as a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, etc, this journal is perfect. This journal is designed with mostly open-ended questions that reflect on your pet's life and unique characteristics and personality, so that you never forget what made him/her special. As such, it is best suited for teens or adults who can write out their thoughts. Other things that make this journal unique include: Full of sweet quotes about our furry, 4-legged friends Plenty of space to write your answers to the thoughtful questions. Blank pages to add photos and/or sketches of your pet. Or, if you prefer, you can use some of these pages as more space for your writing/journaling. Celebrate your pet's life, and grieve the loss of your special friend by journaling your thoughts. This will remain a treasured keepsake that you will have for years to come. This journal also makes the perfect gift for a friend or family member who is grieving the loss of their animal friend.

You Were My Favorite Hello and My Hardest GoodbyeYou Were My Favorite Hello and My Hardest Goodbye



The Perfect Journal to Work Through Your Feelings When Grieving the Loss of Your Pet Grief, after pet loss, is more common than most people realize.

Author: Captivating Journals

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798643905653

Category:

Page: 47

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The Perfect Journal to Work Through Your Feelings When Grieving the Loss of Your Pet Grief, after pet loss, is more common than most people realize. Only those who have suffered the loss of a pet, truly understand how difficult it is to adapt to the changes brought on when a pet dies. After all, pets are more than just animals; they are part of our families. If you or someone you know has lost a beloved furry friend with paws such as a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, etc, this journal is perfect. This journal is designed with mostly open-ended questions that reflect on your pet's life and unique characteristics and personality, so that you never forget what made him/her special. As such, it is best suited for teens or adults who can write out their thoughts. Other things that make this journal unique include: Full of sweet quotes about our furry, 4-legged friends Plenty of space to write your answers to the thoughtful questions. Blank pages to add photos and/or sketches of your pet. Or, if you prefer, you can use some of these pages as more space for your writing/journaling. Celebrate your pet's life, and grieve the loss of your special friend by journaling your thoughts. This will remain a treasured keepsake that you will have for years to come. This journal also makes the perfect gift for a friend or family member who is grieving the loss of their animal friend.

Grieving the Loss of Your PetGrieving the Loss of Your Pet



Using insights gained from many years of counseling grieving people as well as their personal experience with their own pets, the authors guide you through the grieving process when you lose a beloved pet.

Author: Peggy Haymes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0974177504

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Using insights gained from many years of counseling grieving people as well as their personal experience with their own pets, the authors guide you through the grieving process when you lose a beloved pet. Guided meditations allow you to reexperience the joyful connections you had with your pet.

When It s Time to Say GoodbyeWhen It s Time to Say Goodbye



In this compassionate guide based on 20 years' experience helping individuals and teaching veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best ...

Author: Angela Garner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644111222

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Page: 160

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Practical guidance and compassionate support for pet owners before, during, and after the death of a beloved companion animal • Explores how to best prepare for a good death for your pet, including recognizing changes in your animal’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more • Offers practical exercises and activities, such as what to discuss with the vet when euthanasia is anticipated, how to retain a center of inner calm when making decisions, and how to find the courage to say goodbye when the time comes • Addresses the emotional components of the bereavement process--fears beforehand, guilt and anger afterward--and offers advice on self-care throughout Our pets are members of our families. The death or separation from a beloved animal friend--whether anticipated or unexpected--can unleash a roller coaster of emotions. In this compassionate guide based on more than 20 years’ experience helping individuals and veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best by your animal friend when the time comes, and work through your grieving process afterward. The author explores how to prepare for a good death for your pet, including recognizing changes in your pet’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more. She discusses natural death and euthanasia and offers exercises and activities to help you work through difficult issues, such as what to discuss with the vet and how to stay focused on your pet’s welfare when euthanasia is anticipated. Sharing her own experiences and those of others, she explores practices to help you cope with fears and overwhelming emotions, retain a center of inner calm when making crucial decisions, and find the courage to say goodbye when it is time. Angela Garner also addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process--fears beforehand and guilt and anger afterward--and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support throughout, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.

Pet BereavementPet Bereavement



This is a natural reaction to losing something dear to you, but sometimes other people don't understand how significant the loss of a pet is to the owner.

Author: Gordon Roberts

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500316849

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Page: 74

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The love and friendship of a pet is something that plays a very special part in our lives. Our pets love us unconditionally and, in return for our love and care, they provide us with loyalty, companionship, comfort and friendship. Pets are a part of our family, so when we lose a pet, it can be a devastating experience. The bond between animals and humans is so strong that when our pet dies or is lost, we feel very intense emotions of grief. This is a natural reaction to losing something dear to you, but sometimes other people don't understand how significant the loss of a pet is to the owner. It can be hard to find support when you are grieving for a pet, and this book has been written to provide you with both the emotional and practical support that you need at such a difficult time. Losing a pet can lead to feelings of despair, loneliness, even guilt, especially if you have had to take the very difficult decision of having your pet put to sleep (euthanasia). The emotions associated with grief can be very difficult to come to terms with and, if you also have children, you will be helping them through a time that can be sad and confusing, as well as working through your own grief.Life can seem very empty without your pet. Some people spend lots of time in the company of their pets, stroking them, talking to them, exercising and feeding them and simply being in their company. The loss of such a close and familiar companion means that your day-to-day life suddenly changes, and this readjustment naturally takes time. Lots of us love our pets so much they are real family members, not “just an animal”, so when we lose them, we grieve strongly.People who have never owned a pet, or who have owned one but never formed a bond with them, can find it hard to understand the sadness and emptiness that you feel. “It was only a dog/cat/rabbit - get over it” they might think or say, as if the fact that your pet was not human means that you are not allowed to feel so dreadfully unhappy about their passing. You should never be embarrassed about grieving properly for your lost pet – your feelings are real and you need to experience them. It may not feel like it right now, but you will one day be able to think of your pet without feeling this loss so deeply and painfully as with the loss of a close relative. It may not feel it at the time, but as time passes, although you will never forget them and what they meant to you, you will be able to remember the things they did and the memories you shared with a smile again.“Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.And as you journey to your final rest,Take with you this...I loved you best.” Jim Willis

Saying Good Bye to the Pet You LoveSaying Good Bye to the Pet You Love



Written by a psychologist who is a leader in pet bereavement, this practical and sympathetic guide validates the survivor's feelings of loss when a pet dies.

Author: Lorri A. Greene

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: CORNELL:31924102916180

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Page: 152

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Written by a psychologist who is a leader in pet bereavement, this practical and sympathetic guide validates the survivor's feelings of loss when a pet dies.

What to Do when a Loved One DiesWhat to Do when a Loved One Dies



-Samuel Butler , English author and painter FACING THE DEATH OF YOUR PET
Do you consider your pet to be part of ... According to author and educator Dr.
Alan Wolfelt , “ With your capacity to love your pet comes the necessity to grieve ...

Author: Eva Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032027679

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Page: 313

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Lists immediate actions to take upon the death of a loved one, and discusses funeral arrangements and the grieving process

Cat FancyCat Fancy



You can feel alone in your loss with deep sadness and grief . Talking with others
who have also lost a close pet companion can help you feel that you're not alone
and that others grieve with you . A pet loss support group provides the space ...

Author:

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924108297825

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