What resources are available to help me cope with the loss of my pet?
Grieving is a necessary, unavoidable, and healthy response to loss. Loss of a loved one or the loss of a pet manifests itself in a similar manner. Feelings of grief resulting from a pet’s loss are normal and may be equally devastating to your family. Without the support of others, you may feel isolated, afraid and overwhelmed. Grief is different for everyone. The length of time required to reach closure and the intensity of your grief will be unique to your situation.
Pet Loss Support Websites
Cornell University: www.vet.cornell.edu/public/petloss/
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: www.aplb.org
Pet Loss Support: www.petloss.com
For more information on pet loss, see Dealing With the Loss of Your Pet.
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