Coping with the Loss of a Pet

By: David Tindall
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pets are our most loyal companions and losing them can be a big shock to the system. It feels like losing a beloved member of the family, which means grieving is natural. At Tindall Funeral Home, we encourage pet owners to take some time to recover and focus on their pain. Here are some tips that can help you cope with the loss of a pet:

1. Take it Seriously

It is easy to dismiss the grief associated with pet loss. Many pet owners feel like they are being silly or irrational, which only heightens their grief. Accept and understand the grief you are experiencing as it will allow you to slowly recover from it.

2. Connect with Other Pet Owners

Connect with other pet owners through online forums or by talking to friends. They will understand your position and offer advice, especially if they have gone through the same thing in the past. There are several online communities dedicated to helping pet owners overcome such a loss.

3. Hold a Memorial

A small memorial service with a few loved ones can provide solace and help you accept the loss. Many people consider this excessive, but it is a positive step towards recovery from such a loss. It is also a good idea to ask a trusted companion to accompany you while you get the pet’s body cremated.

4. Take Some Time Off

Take a few days off to settle the mind. It will be stressful to go to work immediately after such a loss. Even a two-day trip away from home can help you get in a better frame of mind.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our services and need advice.

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