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The loss of a pet can be very difficult on all members of the family. Psychologists recognize that the loss of a pet is just as difficult as the death of a person. Unfortunately, society does not recognize this fact and may not give people permission to grieve openly.

The death of a pet can be a painful time especially for children, who may also have questions about mortality and the afterlife. Single people and childless couples, who raised a pet instead of a child, may feel particularly bereft.

The articles below offer advice as well as recount personal stories. They also address the technical decisions which must be made regarding burial and memorials.


Resources on dealing with death of a beloved pet: