Grieving for the loss of a pet is different for everyone and can be a very difficult time. There is no set pattern for grief and feelings can include a mixture of sadness, confusion, shock, anger, guilt, self-doubt, relief, denial and even depression. Your emotions may include all or none of these feelings listed and will be felt in different combinations and intensities.
It’s important to know that there is no right or wrong way to feel and whatever feelings you encounter are perfectly normal and nothing to be embarrassed about.
If you need help dealing with your loss or want to seek advice for other family members, your GP will be able to point you in the right direction for some professional advice. There are also specific pet bereavement support services available.
Saying goodbye to a much loved pet can be very difficult and if you need somebody to talk to, our Pet Bereavement Support Service is here for you.
To arrange a convenient time for us to call you back,
please email us at Here4You@vets4pets.com
Alternatively you can call us on: 0800 028 9660