Are you experiencing emotions of sadness and grief while coping with the loss of a pet? Are you unable to even imagine moving forward into your life again without them? Would you like to tell your buddy once again that you love them?

It can be really difficult to accept and understand the passing of your animal friend from the physical form to the spirit form. This physical separation can create a huge gap of unexplained emotions.  And coping with the loss of a pet can be overwhelming and at times emotionally paralyzing.

You probably already know that grieving for your pet is painful and can leave you feeling miserable. Know there is no perfect way to grieve. You received a lot from your companion. This connection will always have a place in your heart.

Also, know that grieving is normal and very unique to you. No two people grieve the same. It all depends on your experiences with previous loss, the cause of death, your support system, and your beliefs around death.

Give yourself all the time that you need to go through the grieving process, as there are no shortcuts. Experiencing the pain of your loss is an essential part of working through and integrating your grief.

Heartache is numbing and it is important to take care of you.

There are many ways that this can be done.  I would like to share with you how I offer pet grief support. Getting the proper support gives you a chance. A chance to transform your grief into hope, inner peace, and even job after your companion dies.

Grieving the Loss of a Pet is Normal

~ Grief equals mixed feelings ~ despair, anger, guilt, shock, denial, pain, bargaining, reflection, loneliness and more! Writing, talking about, and expressing how you feel in a supportive atmosphere can help you transform your feelings.

Your Endearing Bond

~ The bond that you had with your animal was filled with love, caring, endearment, tenderness, fondness, enthusiasm. You are deeply in love with your animal companion. By focusing on how your lives and routines evolved over the years will strengthen. Your relationship will change but it can continue in a different way in the afterlife.

Cherishing the End-of-Life Experience

~ Feelings of fear, panic, failure or catastrophe are very common feelings. And can show up during the end-of-life process. The time when your companion is at the end-of-life stages can bring up a lot of feelings. Know that death means that your friend’s life has simply come to an end as all life eventually does. Be compassionate to yourself. Thank your animal for all that was shared. Doing this can help you be better prepared as you make some important decisions.

Welcoming Joy Back into Your Life

~ Feeling moments of joy after your animal dies is not a cause for you to feel guilty. By fortifying yourself with positive thoughts about your life with your animal never betrays your companion. Instead… this is what your animal really wants from you to honor the joyful relationship that you shared!

So remember…even though your pet has died they are always accessible to you. With your heart and soul you are able to contact them and hear what they have to say…many of my clients have transformed their grief to joy.

Looking for support through your pet loss grief journey? You might find comfort in 12 days of Healing Pet Loss Grief.