A Guide to Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

Most people see their pets as a part of their families, which means that losing a pet can be incredibly hard. After all, if you are used to having your furry friend keep you company all the time, it can be heartbreaking once they are gone.

People deal with grief differently, so you will likely need to find your own way to deal with the loss of your pet. That being said, there are a few things that may help, so keep reading to learn what they are.

Keep their memory alive 

dog memorial for loving pet

Even if your pet’s life was short-lived, they probably had quite an impact on your life, and many people may find comfort in knowing that they will always keep their pet’s memory alive, even once they are gone.

There are plenty of ways to do this. You can have someone make a drawing of your pet, you can keep their collar, or you can look into pet memorial photo frames.

No matter what you decide to do, it can bring you some peace to know that even though your pet is gone, they will never be forgotten.  

Have a service for them

While some people may think that it’s strange to have a funeral or memorial service for a pet, there’s nothing wrong with doing it if it helps you process your loss. 

If you have young children, doing this can also help them come to terms with the loss of their pet. You can have a small ceremony in your yard and share some fond memories of your pet. Some people may also decide to bury their pets there, but before you do that, you should look at this post to see if you can bury your dog in your yard. 

Remember the good times

adorable corgi

If your loss is still raw, you may not have the courage to talk about your pet, look at photos of them, or even think about them. 

However, you need to remember that, as horrible as your loss may be, you probably had a lot of good times with your pet and gave them the best life that you could. Going through your digital photos or reliving some of your favorite memories can help you feel better because you will know that your pet had a great life.

Get a new pet

Finally, it can help to get a new pet. Of course, we aren’t suggesting that you try to replace your pet or you go out and get a new pet as soon as you’ve lost one, but after a while, you may feel lonely if you’ve lost a pet, and getting a new pet may help you feel better. 

And if you can adopt a pet, it’s even better, since you will likely be saving their life. All of that being said, this isn’t a decision you should make when you are emotional. You need to make sure that you are ready to adopt a pet before you take this step. 

Last Updated on January 25, 2023 by Shepped Team

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