A PET IS A FAMILY MEMBER TOO
A pet is often a member of the family. In fact, surveys show some interesting facts about pet owners: 84 percent consider their animals family members; 99 percent talk to their pets and 54 % celebrate their pets birthday.
The term “man’s best friend” brings to mind unconditional love, constant companionship and acceptance.
With your capacity to love your pet comes the necessity to grieve when that “best friend” dies. The death of a pet is a traumatic experience. There is a need to grieve at this time and to do so in a healthy way.
A PET’S DEATH IS SIGNIFICANT
No, it’s not “just a dog”. It is a family member, and the death is a significant loss. Unfortunately, society often denies you the need to grieve, and, as a result, your grief may be hidden, buried, or ignored. Your family needs to grieve the death of your pet by expressing your feelings, no matter how painful, outside of yourselves.
MEMORIES ARE THE BEST LEGACIES
Lovers of animals.
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