Experiencing the death of a pet is a profound experience of hardship and loss. In our modern era, grieving a companion animal can be overlooked and sometimes referred to as disenfranchised grief, where society does not give us permission to grieve and thus does not support us in our loss.
It is important to remember that the attachment to animals can be intense because our interaction with them is often daily and very tactile. As our companions and confidants, we often spend more time with them and can suffer more from their loss than losing a family member.
Before Euthabag, there were no functional alternatives to plastic bags. Pet owners care about how their pet’s body will be handled after they pass. Veterinarians and pet owners now have a professional and practical solution for the transportation, cremation and burial of deceased pets that is, most importantly, respectful for the animal.
END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR PETS FAQ
A thorough explanation for clients on what they can expect and the options they have to choose from, after their pet has passed. The resource can be found here.
PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS
Pet Loss Grief Counselling can help with all of these issues as well as Pet Loss Support Groups and Chat Rooms, which allow clients more personal contact with others who have felt the loss of a precious friend. Just simply offering these resources can leave a lasting impression with your clients and show them how much you care.
VetVine - Pet Loss Support Services
VetVine is an accredited Continuing Education provider for veterinary professionals and resource of expert-driven pet health information for pet owners. VetVine® Virtual Pet Loss Support service was established to support people grieving the loss of an animal in their life - whether due to the death of a pet or loss of a relationship with an animal of any kind due to any circumstance.
Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support
Hotline and Chatroom as well as support before, during and after pet-loss.
Support Center of Lap of Love
Veterinary Care Coordinators across the United States are offering guidance and support for one of the hardest phone calls that we, as pet parents, may ever make.
You are not alone - we are here for you every day of the week to coordinate and assist you every step of the way.
Phone: (855) 933-5683
Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Grief Support (families)
The Pet loss Support Page-Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss (families)
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (families and veterinary teams)
End of Life Care I ASPCA
Pet Loss Hotline: (877) GRIEF-10
Best Friends-resources across the United States
Argus Hosts a Friends of Friends Pet Loss Support Group
This support group meets on the first Saturday of the month at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Comfort Room, ACC109. Groups are free-of-charge. Please call for more information, including holiday or inclement weather status.
Phone: (970) 412-6212
Address: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC
Canine Companion Consulting
A support group for pet parents with “special needs” pet.
New York Animal Medical Center
Address: New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas
Veterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents
Support for Pet Parents
Support for Veterinary Professionals
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
PET HOSPICE SERVICES
What is veterinary hospice?
Veterinary Hospice is a family-centered, medically supervised, and team-oriented service dedicated to maintaining comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill or geriatric pet until natural death occurs or the family elects euthanasia.
Modeled originally from human hospice, this specific type of veterinary care is focused on the comfort of your pet, not at finding a cure for his or her disease. It is important to note that veterinary hospice does not include any diagnostic or blood-work services. Their goal is to focus on comfort and maintaining the human animal bond.
Wonderful hospice services:
Lap of Love: in all of the US
Helping hands: in the Seminole area, FL
Pethospice.com: A hospice care through an online consultation!
BOOKS ON PET LOSSADULTS:
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS:
Children and pet loss. A handout by Euthabag to help families navigate through this new challenge.