Can you imagine a life without pets? Our pets bring us so much joy and enrichment. Life wouldn't be quite the same without them. Although pets quickly become cherished members of the family, they ...View Article
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People experiencing the loss of a pet will transition through the same stages of grief that are felt with the loss of any other family member. THIS IS NORMAL. We have all probably heard somebody (probably NOT a pet owner) say something like “it is only a dog/cat,” and we need to realize that those people have yet to experience the fulfillment of a true human/animal bond. One should not feel belittled or guilty about mourning the loss of a pet. For help with this process, there are many resources, including these:
AVMA Pet Loss Support Hotlines
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us or contact us via email. As your veterinary hospital, we are here to guide you through all stages of your pet’s life.