Pet Bereavement

Pet Bereavement

How to Memorialize Your Pet Once They’ve Crossed the Rainbow Bridge By Chelsy Ranard My college roommate, Andrea, had this little Jack Russell Terrier named JT....

The Emotions of Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. It was the most tragic, traumatic, and emotionally devastating experience I had ever been through. I didn’t...

Do Pets Go to Heaven? by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Sooner or later, any discussion of pet loss comes around to this question. You may have asked...

Helping Children Cope by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Pets and children seem to just naturally go together. Researchers who study child behavior and development have come up...

Getting a New Pet by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. When your pet dies, how soon should you get a new one? Until recently, the standard answer has...

Memorializing a Pet by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. In my article on guilt, I talked about the importance of focusing on positive memories of your pet. Remembering...

Euthanasia: The Most Painful Decision by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Many think of bereavement as beginning after loss. For many, however, grief can begin much earlier. Often,...

Breaking the Power of Guilt by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. If any emotion rules supreme when a pet dies, it is guilt. No matter what the...

The Moment After: Surviving Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. The world has just ended. Your pet—your friend, your confidante, the companion who was always there...

Ten Tips on Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family...