So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose: A Bridge to Healing Before and After the Loss of a Pet

Overview

More than half of all households in the U.S. own a pet. Despite the best medical attention, home care and unconditional love, pet owners almost always encounter loss and grief. This book:

• Offers guidance and support to owners preparing for a loss, making end of life plans and decisions.
• Presents a new understanding of grief, ...

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Overview

More than half of all households in the U.S. own a pet. Despite the best medical attention, home care and unconditional love, pet owners almost always encounter loss and grief. This book:

• Offers guidance and support to owners preparing for a loss, making end of life plans and decisions.
• Presents a new understanding of grief, specifically pet loss grief.
• Includes carefully chosen and sequenced workbook questions to lead owners through grief to healing.
• Provides support and validation for grieving pet owners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975479414
  • Publisher: JanGen Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Spiral Bound Paperback
  • Pages: 112

Meet the Author

Medical animal writer Laurie Kaplan is the former editor of Catnip newsmagazine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, administrator of the Magic Bullet Fund, co-author of Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology and author of the award-winning book Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: What Every Caretaker Should Know about Canine Cancer.

As founder/administrator of the Magic Bullet Fund, Kaplan provides financial assistance, guidance and support to families who have a dog with cancer but can't afford treatment, including support after their eventual loss. So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose offers all readers this same support, to move through grief and finally celebrate their memories of the magical person-pet bond.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Note
So Easy to Love
The Magical Bond
Embrace the Final Days
End of Life Care
So Hard to Lose
After the Loss
Is it True?
No Regrets
The Emotional Roller Coaster
You're Not Alone
A Bridge to Healing
My Grief Journey
Resources
Pet Loss Support Hotlines
Quality of Life Scale
Reading List
Favorite Poems
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