Portrays the lived experience of grief for the loss of an animal
Synthesis of people's stories, vignettes, and voices reflecting
the significance, depth and extent of grief
Author's personal stories of her pet losses are told and woven
throughout the book
User friendly, easily accessible
Spiritually grounded book, relevant to people of diverse faiths
Tribute to the strength of the relationships people have with
their animal companions
This book is written for:
- For all people who love animals
- Those grieving the death and loss of an animal companion
- Veterinarians and veterinary staff
- Social workers
- Spiritual healers
- Friends and family of those who are grieving
- Those anticipating the death of their animal companion
These questions are raised in Grieving the Death of a Pet:
Why do we grieve so deeply for our loved animal companions?
What are some ways to create rituals and memorials, both at the
time of a pet's death and afterwards?
Do others also continue to see, hear and experience their animals'
Will I ever feel better?
How will I know when its time to bring another animal into
What are some of my choices at the time of euthanasia?
How can I plan my animal's euthanasia in a way that will be meaningful
Do others feel as deeply for their animals as I do?
Is it possible to "get ready" for an animal's death?
What markers can be used to decide when and if it's time for euthanasia?
Why is guilt such a common emotion surrounding the experience
of pet loss?
Do others experience the intensity and duration of grief that
How is the grief related to pet loss similar or different to the
grief experienced for a person?
How can I help children with their grief when their animal dies?
Is it possible to keep a spiritual connection with my loved animal?