Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Moira K. Anderson

Synopsis

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is a comprehensive, compassionate, and "user friendly" guide to every aspect of pet loss bereavement. In this book, you'll find out why it's normal and OK to grieve the loss of a pet--you're not crazy or alone! The types and stages of grief are discussed, and you'll also find some tested coping strategies (suggested by pet owners like you) to help you cope with the different aspects of grief.

    Some of the topics addressed in Coping with Sorrow include:

    Euthanasia, the most painful decision: how to know when it is the "right time" to make this decision, how to cope with the anguish of euthanizing your pet, and how to make the process easier for you and your pet (including answers to the question, "should I stay?").

    Helping children cope with pet loss, including suggestions on how to discuss the issue with children of different ages, as well as what NOT to say (this chapter includes recommendations from several professional grief counselors).

    Choosing a final resting place for your pet's remains: The pros and cons of pet cemeteries, home burial, cremation, and other options.

    When to get a new pet (should you get a new pet right away? Maybe not--this chapter tells you why) and how to introduce a new pet into the family without opening old wounds.

    How to prevent pets from becoming lost or stolen

    How to provide for pets in your will.

    Resources for more help, including online pet loss-related sites.


 

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