Losing a pet is incredibly upsetting, and for some people it is more than they were expecting. The bond that we build with our pets is incredible, and losing them is extremely hard. Grief support is an important and necessary step when it comes to the loss of a pet.
For many, losing a pet is like losing a family member and you will experience all the stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Losing a pet can come as a surprise, or it can be your 20 year old cat. There is no age, or event that makes losing a pet any easier. Our pets are like family, and for many have been apart of their lives for a long time. It does not matter if you’ve owned them for only one year. The shock of losing your furry friend can be a surprise.
At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital we understand these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we experience when losing a pet is real and nothing to be ashamed of.
Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, we are here to help you through this sad transition. We work closely with Until We Meet Again, and make sure that you have all the grief support you need when dealing with the loss of your pet.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for support.