Frequently Asked Questions
Dealing with the loss of your animal friend can be a very complex, confusing, and overwhelming time. Here are some answers to complicated questions you may have.
You may experience many emotions and feelings when grieving. There is no prescribed way to grieve. You may cry, feel angry, numb and/or not able to sleep at night. Grief comes and goes unpredictably. There are many normal grief feelings that I cover in detail in my books and throughout this website.
Mourning is an important part of healing pet loss. Research shows that a ceremony can help you cope with your loss and accept your new normal. If you don’t include mourning in your journey you may find yourself having difficulty in your grieving process.
This is up to the individual. You may want to give love to a new pet right away or you may want to wait. There is no prescribed time. You will know when you are ready and if the time is right.
The best books for you would be:
–My Dog IS Dying: What Do I Do? Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing
–My Cat IS Dying: What Do I Do? Navigating Emotions, decisions, and Options for Healing Pet Loss
–Healing A Child’s Pet Loss Grief: A Parents Guide
-Healing Your Heart From Pet Loss Grief: Five Steps to Begin Your Journey
There are many helpful ways to help you with the loss of your beloved companion. Spending time in nature, getting a massage and writing are all helpful. When you write you can keep track of the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that you are experiencing. Also, some find it helpful to join a support group, talk to a therapist or work with a certified life coach preferable also certified in pet loss grief. It is important that you choose someone that will listen to you without judgment.
It is easy and very common to feel alone when your pet dies. It can be difficult for friends, family and co-workers to understand what you are feeling and going through. You never have to feel alone with your pet loss grief.
For some, it can take a long time and for others, it can take less. We are unique as are our relationships that we have with our companions. Remember to always be kind to yourself and know that eventually, your grief will change. Your memories will bring joy to your heart.
Yes, it is. As an animal medium many people call me because they want to make a connection with their beloved companion in the afterlife. You may feel the presence of your companion who has died physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a nice way to make a connection to tell them you love them and to check to see if they are okay.