Pet Loss

The loss of an animal companion (pet) can cause intense grief. The time leading up to the loss can also be very challenging, such as when an animal is sick or aging and death is nearing. Supporting clients as they navigate the loss of an important animal in their life (pets and beyond, including working partners such as K9s or horses, or other special animals) is an area of focus for me. This can include exploring the meaning of the relationship with the animal, and finding ways to honor that relationship in an ongoing way. I also offer support for veterinarians and other animal care and animal rescue professionals who experience loss and challenges related to their work.

Resources

Pet loss – lessons in grief

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Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

American Veterinary Medical Association – Euthanasia, Pet Loss, Support Hotlines

Clinician’s Guide to Treating Companion Animal Issues