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Death or Loss of an Animal Companion



The death or loss of an animal companion is a painful and possibly traumatic experience for those who experience an animal as a beloved family member. Feelings about the death are often similar to feelings about loss of a person, including sorrow, grief, and a deep sense of loss.

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Why Losing a Dog Feels Like Losing a Family Member

Humans have a special - and somewhat an odd - relationship with dogs. 60% of Americans own a pet, and the most popular of them are dogs. Our relationship with them actually goes back pretty far.

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Grieving the Death of a Pet

Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. In this book, Betty J.

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End of Life Care

Coping with the impending loss of a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will face.

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FindCenterThe death of a beloved is an amputation.

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My Cat Died.

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Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

From the moment pets come into our lives, we know the day will arrive when we have to say farewell. Still, we are never emotionally prepared for the last adieu.

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Coping with Losing a Pet

It’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a beloved dog, cat, or other pet dies. These tips can help you cope.

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FindCenterYou will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through.

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The Rainbow Bridge, Animals in Transition | Joan Ranquet | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

You know the rainbow bridge, right? That meadow in front of the pearly gates where our deceased animals wait for us so they can escort us into heaven when we die? Animal Communicator, Joan Ranquet, shares a personal journey as well as professional observations about animals in transition to the...

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Animals in Spirit: Our Faithful Companions’ Transition to the Afterlife

Losing an animal companion can be a painful experience, yet by examining their transition from a spiritual perspective, Animals in Spirit explores the process of dying from the viewpoints of animals and their people.

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