Losing a loved one is a painful experience, and the loss of a pet is no exception. Pets hold a very special place in our lives and hearts. They give an unconditional love that gives us the comfort and companionship we need. Pets share an intricate part of our daily lives that we may not fully realize until they are no longer with us. Their routines are interwoven in our daily schedules and when they are gone it leaves a void in our lives.
At first, the grief is very strong, but as time goes on the grief will diminish and the good memories will become stronger. Give yourself time to process the grief, and understand that your feelings are real and valid. Even if someone doesn’t understand your feelings, it’s ok. Only you understand the intensity of the bond you had with your pet.
When the time comes to say good-bye to your special friend, each of our veterinarians will try to help you through this difficult time. Call us and discuss your options and choices or meet with us individually.
You’re not alone in your grief. We hope you find the links below of some additional comfort.
Human/Animal Bond Trust – Click Here
Pet Loss and Bereavement – Click Here
Pet Loss – Click Here