Grieving the Loss of a Pet

February 22, 2015
The Grief of Losing a Pet

Loss of any kind is difficult and the death of a pet is no different. The bond between humans and animals can be deep, and for some, the most important relationship in their lives.

When a pet dies, many people feel it is difficult to find support. Often times they are met with remarks such as “it was only a cat” or “you can get another dog.”

For those who have experienced the profound emotional connection to a pet know it’s not quite that simple. When working with clients who have experienced the loss of a pet, the same stages of griefwe all experience remain present: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Associates in Psychotherapy understands the special bond between people and their pets. Therapeutic services are available from helping clients know when it’s time to euthanize , during the difficult days after loss, and helping clients identify if or when the time is right to consider a new pet.

No one should grieve alone. If you are struggling with the loss of a pet, please call Associates in Psychotherapy at (866) 220-8371 to schedule an appointment.