Coping with Pet Loss

Coping with Pet Loss

by Robin Grey
     
 
Pet loss has grown as an area of concern, with greater awareness of this kind of grief. Company and affection are the number one benefits from pets, and three-quarters of dog owners consider their pet as a child or family member. Small wonder that losing a companion animal can be devastating. It can upset a young family, present children with their first experience

Overview

Pet loss has grown as an area of concern, with greater awareness of this kind of grief. Company and affection are the number one benefits from pets, and three-quarters of dog owners consider their pet as a child or family member. Small wonder that losing a companion animal can be devastating. It can upset a young family, present children with their first experience of death, and may also be an unwelcome rite of passage for teenagers. For older people, it can mean the complete disruption of their daily lives -- at least 40% rely on a pet for daily exercise. For some, pet loss evokes unresolved mourning issues from earlier losses and can have serious emotional implications.

Subjects in this book sympathetic and comprehensive book include:

·Stages of grieving
·When mourning mask deeper problems.
·Dealing with those who don't understand
·Helping children cope
·Considering euthanasia
·Missing: when pet loss isn't death related
·Special loss: losing a service dog
·Remembering a pet
·When to get another pet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859699624
Publisher:
SPCK Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Grey is a counselor and psychotherapist who works with people who have experienced loss. He is co-author of Men and Depression (Thorsons, 2002.).

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