Welcome to Pets & People - our support network for grieving pet owners...
Understanding grief & loss
Reactions to grief can be manifested many different ways - some of which might be...
- feelings - of anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, guilt
- thoughts - such as confusion, preoccupation and disbelief
- physical reactions - like sleep disturbances, empty sensation in stomach, breathlessness or tightness in the chest
- behaviour - such as crying, sighing, hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, social withdrawal
These are only some of the ways that grief is experienced. Unfortunately, the grief associated with the loss of a pet is often the most misunderstood. Family and friends often mean well, but can sometimes dismiss your pain and distress...
Counselling can help...
Not all counsellors specialise in grief and even less deal with the grief associated with Pet Loss. But help is at hand.
Our aim at Pets and People is to help connect pet owners with qualified and experienced pet loss counsellors who are ready and willing to support people in this difficult time.
Share the loss of your pet with a therapist who will understand and support you...
Contact our 24 / 7 pet loss support line on 1300 431 450
Posted By BENZIE SANGMA What caught her eye drawing her to the road that spring day on May 3, 1979? One would never know. But she never heard the sound of an automobile thundering down the road toward her. In a split second laden with sounds of screeching tires and a dull thud, it was […]
Pet Ohana For Thursday, November 5, 2009 By Hawaiian Humane Society Tell children the truth about pet’s death QUESTION: Our family cat recently died, and we’re at a loss on how to explain this to our young children. What can we tell them? ANSWER: If you hide your grief, children could fear that […]
Q. I was wondering, is it normal to grieve over the loss of a pet more than the loss of a family member? Here’s the deal I lost my cat to a seizure about a week ago. I was devastated, I mean, I’m still grieving,it’s just about as bad as when I lost my dad. Since […]
44 of 44 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Help with the Grief, October 8, 2001 By “pattiel” This review is from: The Loss of a Pet : New Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback) Three weeks ago, we lost our 8-year old Boxer, Taylor, to Lymphosarcoma. We took her […]
By Janice Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen June 4, 2011 Every now and then, that tiny microcosm that is our personal space in this world stops dead in its tracks. And everything else -politics, world events, even riproaring Stanley Cup finals -fades for a bit. So it was for me this week […]
Making a tribute to your pet By NICK BARNETT Last updated 14:37 27/04/2010 Share Print Text Size 24 comments Most of us have lost at least one pet that we really loved. How do we handle it? And what about when it’s not us but a friend who’s the bereaved one – what do you […]
(Author Unknown) And God asked the feline spirit, “Are you ready to come home?” “Oh, yes, quite so,” replied the precious soul “And, as a cat, you know I am most able To decide anything for myself.” “Are you coming then?” asked God. “Soon,” replied the whiskered angel. “But I must come slowly For my […]
PET LOSS POEMS These Poems are all by unknown authors, therefore anybody is free to download them and copy them Poem for Cats (Author Unknown) And God asked the feline spirit Are you ready to come home? Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul And, as a cat, you know I am most able […]