"Grieving is a natural and essential part of adjusting to the loss of a pet. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love during the time they spend with you. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you've already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss - knowing that it is natural to grieve when your pet dies."
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline:
Pet parents can receive help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program with the following issues:
For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet's death, please call the ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline at (877) GRIEF-10.
For more information on quality of life, euthanasia, pet loss, and grieving we recommend visiting the Argus Institute's website. They have extensive information on this topic presented with care and compassion.
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