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As pet owners and lovers, we know how the death of a devoted and loving pet, often your very best friend, can break your heart! As a highly-trained pet professional and grief coordinator, Jennifer is not only educated, but honored, to help you along your journey of grief and recovery. A Pawsitive Pet Care we provide professional resources to assist you in your grieving process. Along with books, articles, a quarterly newsletter and a dedicated FaceBook page, we have listed individuals or agencies who can help you as well. It is my privilege to be your guide and companion during this difficult time of loss in your life.

Tips for Healthy Grieving

Keep the following tips in mind as you begin to recover from your pet loss:

  • Each of us experiences grief differently, depending on our coping style and life experiences.
  • The healing process happens gradually, and can’t be rushed or ignored.
  • It’s okay to cry… but it’s also okay if you find that you can’t. Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one.
  • There’s no set time frame for grieving, and different individuals may take different amounts of time to heal.
  • Allow yourself to face your feelings and express them. Try talking to a trusted spouse, friend, spiritual leader, joining a support group, or writing about your loss in a journal.
  • The mind and body are deeply connected. Though it may be hard at first, remember to take care of yourself physically so that you can allow yourself to begin to recover emotionally.
  • It’s always okay to seek professional help when you need to.