A Helping Hand: Supporting a Loved One Through Pet Loss

All pet owners know that the death of a beloved companion is one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, and watching a loved one grapple with pet loss can be nearly as difficult. Even if we’ve experienced pet loss ourselves, it can be challenging to know what to say to someone else.

Your friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital understand the deep grief that surrounds the loss of a beloved pet, and we are here to help. We’ve pulled together some simple ideas you can use to help a friend or family member cope with this enormous loss, along with some advice for avoiding common mistakes when someone you care about is dealing with pet loss.

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Not A Day Goes By: Grieving and Coping With Pet Loss

Mourning doves perched on a sign in a pet cemetery, Andrade, California.Due to the potent combination of constant companionship and total dependency, many  bereaved pet owners struggle when a pet passes away. Whether unexpectedly or sudden, a pet’s death can shake a person to the very core, and the choppy waters of grief can be challenging (at best) to navigate.

We understand that everyone handles grief and pet loss differently and, in honor of World Pet Memorial Day on June 14, we hope to help any individuals or families struggling to cope. Continue…

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