PET LOSS AND GRIEF
Grief is natural and normal. Everyone grieves. Some show it often and openly. Others grieve privately. There is no wrong way to grieve.
Losing a pet can be as traumatic as losing a family member,because in many cases that's what they are.
It's natural to have feelings of sadness and it takes
time to overcome them.
1.SHOCK & DENIAL
Defined by a feeling of numbness, which canlast for a few hours to several weeks.
Stages of Grief
2.SEARCHING & YEARNING
Where pet owners acutely miss their pet, sadness,anger,relief, guilt and irritability
Pet owners begin to live pet and may appear scattered and distracted.
Normal sleeping habits return and relationships with a new pet can be formed