Coping After The Loss Of A Pet

The pain, emptiness, and loneliness we can feel when we lose our dog might be confusing to those who do not own a dog. Dogs are not just our pets, but they are our unconditional companions that can bring us such laughter, motivation, and sometimes tears! Unfortunately for most, there is not a quick way to get over the loss of a pet. The time it takes for you to grieve can be different from others. That is ok. First, recognize there are stages of grief you may encounter: Shock or denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance Not everyone may encounter these stages, but those that do go through these stages may find solace that these are normal emotions. How can we deal with all of these painful emotions? Here are some ideas to help you cope with the loss of a pet. Talk to others about your loss, especially other

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