New Thoughts For Pet Loss and Grief

Finding someone that understands pet loss and grief and what you are through can be difficult. Experts recommend that people join groups run either a veterinarian or someone trained in pet grief and loss issues. There they will find comforting and helpful information about the symptoms and reactions to pet loss, and grief recovery.

The next in the stage after the first stage of ‘Denial’ is ‘Acceptance’ where ‘ebbing and ‘flowing’ is a characteristic feature of pet grief and one that most people find they experience.

Writing pet tributes can help you to come to terms with the loss of a pet and begin to deal with pet grief.

A grief counselor, especially a pet grief counselor, can help you work your way through the grief journey. Sadly in our society, Pet Grief is not generally accepted as a “valid” form of grief and so often people feel ashamed or embarrassed the depth of their pain and grieving. Like ‘Anger’, this stage ‘Acceptance’ is a much misunderstood but a necessary step on your way to pet grief recovery. Experiencing pet grief together with a counselor can be a healing process for all of you.


o There are many sites that offer community forums. Consider making a memorial for your pet when you feel the time is right. The beauty of a memorial service provides the comfort of a lasting memory.

o Pet memorial areas on these sites give viewers a sense of community.

o Make a memorial for your pet, from various items and photos. Add a beautiful collection of grief poem regarding your pet loss with pet memorial poems and animal poetry.

o The beauty of a memorial service provides the comfort of a lasting memory. They grew out of the older and more traditional system of preserving cremains in memorial urns.

o Cremation jewelry is catching on as the latest trend in a line of memorial traditions. Pet memorial jewelry comes in the form of urn pendants or lockets that can be worn around the neck or in shapes that can be carried on a key-ring, worn on a bracelet or even use as a “worry pendant”.

Other strategies

o Rearrange your schedule to fill in the times you would have spent with your pet.

o Prepare a memorial such as a photo collage; and talking to others about your loss.

o Additionally, many online pet loss forums feature pet memorial pages where grieving owners can post tributes to their lost pets in the form of pictures, poems, or obituaries. You’ll find articles and information about pet grief, finding support, making final arrangements and memorializing your cherished pet.

Whether choosing pet cremation or pet burial you will find an array of companies to help you plan the final disposition of your pet’s body and memorialize them for years to come. A Pet Memorial Service can help all family members to cope with the loss of a beloved family member.

Finding a pet urn or cremation memorial for your pet’s cremated ashes is a lot easier when you know what is available and where to buy it. Make a memorial for your pet, from various items and photos.

Like the crew of the Challenger, who were so beautifully memorialized President Reagan on January 28, 1986, these precious souls slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.