When a Pet Dies
Losing a pet you love can be almost as difficult as losing a person to whom you've been close. You will cherish the memories of your pet's companionship and devotion long after their brief life has ended.
When a pet dies, it is important you and your family grieve. Feelings of confusion, disorganization, sadness, or guilt are natural reactions to your recent loss, and you should not suppress them. It helps to talk about and to embrace the memories of your pet. Everyone experiences grief differently, so be sure to respect each person's need to grieve in his or her own way.
The death of a pet is often a child's first experience with death. An adult's response can determine whether a child's first exposure to the natural process of death will be positive or negative to personal development.
For an older adult, a pet is often their very best friend. Be sensitive to older adults during this time, and encourage them to talk openly about their pet.
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