Death and grief are certainties in life. When a cherished pet dies, the experience of grief and bereavement are no different than mourning the death of a person we have loved.
Grief is like the ocean;
it comes in waves ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.
- Vicki Harrison
Pet Loss Websites
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement - www.aplb.org
International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care - www.iaahpc.org
A Help Project - www.ahelpproject.org
Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center - www.untilwemeetagain.ca
Rainbow Bridge - www.rainbowsbridge.com
Chance's Spot Pet Loss and Grief Support - chancesspot.org
Letters to Pushkin - www.letterstopushkin.com
Ontario Pet Loss - www.ontariopetloss.org
The Pet Loss Support Page - www.pet-loss.net
Article from Psychology Today - Four Steps to Take After Experiencing Pet Loss
Pet Loss Support Groups
Pet Loss Books
Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die - Jon Katz
Grieving the Death of a Pet - Betty Carmack
Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet - M. Anderson
Pet Loss and Human Bereavement - W. Kay
Animals as Teachers and Healers - S. McElroy
A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend - M. Montgomery
Pet Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children - H. Neiburg
Tibetan Book of Living & Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche
Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions - Shannon F. Nakaya, DVM
It's Okay To Cry - M.L. Quintana