Pet Bereavement Leaflet, Poetry and Books
Pets are part of our family and the sense of loss we all go through cannot be underestimated. Besides feelings of sadness people often experience various emotions such as Guilt, Anger, Shock & Denial and Depression. Sadly most of us have to make the impossible decision to put our pet to sleep. Even though it is the last act of love we can offer our pet and is made in their best interests we tend to looks for ways to question our decision and can have feelings of guilt after the event.
The leaflet “Coping with Pet Bereavement” has been produced by the APPCC with the help of Jane Matthews, author of Losing a Pet. It is designed to help you through this difficult time and can be downloaded here.
If you would like more help then you may find some of the books in our Poetry and Books section useful.
Pet Bereavement Support Service
Would it help to talk? The Pet Bereavement Support Service offers confidential telephone and email support for pet owners. Emotional support and practical information is provided by trained support line volunteers. The service is run by The Blue Cross and is a member of The Helplines Association and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Paws to Listen grief support service
Need to talk to someone? Paws to Listen grief support service from Cats Protections is a free and confidential phone line for when you are experiencing pet-related grief. Call them on 0800 024 94 94 and talk to one of their trained volunteer listeners. While they are unable to offer counselling, they can provide you with a sympathetic ear at a difficult time. The line is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Call: 0800 024 94 94
Pet Bereavement Counselling
There is no shame in the level of emotions we feel before, during and after the loss of a family pet. If you need a helping hand through the grieving process then you can also contact a qualified pet bereavement counsellor.
Pet Bereavement Services by a Registered Veterinary Nurse
Lisa Howe RVN A1 Cert Pet Bereavement – Lisa covers Fleet, Farnborough, Aldershot and surrounding areas.