Pet bereavement evokes an emotional turmoil in us that can parallel the grief one feels when losing a human companion. After spending years together in companionship and unconditional love, its passing leaves a void and you feel suddenly alone. The grieving process is the same when your pet dies – next to the overwhelming sadness, you feel shock, disbelief, helplessness, perhaps even anger or guilt.
To some people, pet bereavement will be difficult to understand, and may be ridiculed, especially if they dont grasp the full extend of your grief. However, your sense of loss and feeling of intense heartache is completely justified and should not be taken for granted.
Pet Bereavement Support
As with the passing of a much love human being, it is important for you grieve and to have someone to talk to about pet bereavement. Someone who understands exactly how you are feeling and what the loss of your pet has meant to you. Some people decide to get another pet straight away to help ease the pain of separation, but this should not be rushed. It is important that you allow yourself time to mourn as a way of dealing with your pet bereavement and find that necessary closure.