Dealing With Pet Loss

If you or someone you know are coping with the loss of a pet, there are several resources available to support you during this difficult time. The following list was compiled as a way for the Sand Creek Animal Hospital team to support our clients who are grieving over the loss of a pet.

Renee is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians who is also certified in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning so she is here to support anyone who is grieving over the loss of a pet. Please call our office anytime and ask to speak with Renee if you would like more information.

Resources

Veterinary Wisdom about Preparing for Loss
World by the Tail, Inc.
1-888-271-8444
www.VeterinaryWisdomforPetParents.com

Pet Bereavement Support Group

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
P.O. Box 106
Brooklyn, New York 11230
718-382-0690
www.aplb.org

Support Hotlines

College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
1-607-253-3932

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
1-508-839-7966

Audio Tape for Pet Loss and Grief

Legacies of Love – A Gentle Guide to Healing from the Loss of Your Animal Loved One
Teresa L. Wagner

Matters of the Heart 1-800-356-9315

Books About Pet Loss for Adults

Adams, C. When Your Pet Dies. The Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.
Kurz, G. Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates. Morris Publishing, 1997.
Ross, C.B. and Baron-Sorenson, J. Pet Loss and Human Emotion. Taylor & Francis Group, 1998.
Sife, W. The Loss of a Pet. Howell Book House, Wiley Publishing, 2005.

Books About Pet Loss for Children

Sibbitt, S. Oh, Where Has My Pet Gone?. B. Libby Press, 1991.
Wilhelm, H. I’ll Always Love You. Crown Publishing Group, 1985.
Mansfield, M., DVM. When You Have to Say Goodbye:Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet. Beanpole Books, 2011.

Websites

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.cornell.edu/Org/PetLoss/Resources

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss

Organizations

Humane Society of the U.S.
www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/coping_with_the_death_of_your_pet

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