In Pet Death, Dr. Straub addresses
issues and feelings commonly encountered after the death of a
pet. Practical guidelines are provided for coping with feelings
of loss and sorrow. Many questions arise from the difficult topic
of euthanasia, and in this book, the medical aspect of this procedure
is explained in simple language. The book also presents constructive
methods and suggestions to help determine when is the right time
to euthanize a terminally ill pet and how to tell the children.
"Are your other pets grieving?" and "Should I get
another pet right away?" are other questions addressed. Dr.
Straub and others openly share their personal accounts of pet
loss. Pet Death will touch and comfort anyone who has been, is,
or will be a pet owner.
Dr . Straub uses her own personal experience as well as her
education in mental health counselling to help others understand
what they are feeling following the death pf a pet. If you are
anticipating or coping with the loss of a pet in your life and
wish to better understand the grief that accompanies such a loss,
Pet Death will provide you with the information, comfort and support
you need. As you travel along your journey of grief, what you’ll
find on these pages is meant to acknowledge and honor your sadness
– to help you make some sense out of what you are feeling.
Pet Death was written to prepare you for what to expect in grief
and to help you find meaning, growth, and healing along the way.