We love and care for them daily. We celebrate their birthdays and their “gotcha” days. They bring us happiness and laughter. Losing a pet can be just as difficult as losing a close family member or friend, and this loss can be overwhelming for pet owners. Grieving the loss of a beloved pet is normal, and there are resources available to help pet owners process their feelings after saying goodbye to their furry, scaled, or feathered loved one.
How do I know it’s time?
Lap of Love: https://www.lapoflove.com/pet-loss-support-resources
Rainbow Bridge: https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/grief_support_center/grief_support_home.htm
Blue Pearl: The support group meets every other Wednesday via Zoom from 6–7 p.m. Email [email protected] to receive the link to attend
Madison Veterinary Specialists: https://www.mvsvets.com/pet-loss/
Books for Children
Dog Heaven-Cynthia Rylant
Cat Heaven-Cynthia Rylant
When a Pet Dies-Fred Rogers
Books for Adults
Losing My Best Friend-Jeannie Wycherley
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet-Gary Kowalski
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates-Gary Kurz