The pain of saying goodbye to our pets is heartbreaking and although no amount of preparation will eliminate that pain, there are some considerations that may help you feel more in control of the situation.
There are important management decisions that will need to be made to ensure your equine friend will stay happy and healthy for years to come.
Strong emotions of shock, disbelief, sadness, fear, anger, guilt, and helplessness are normal responses to the realization that your special friend is ill.
You know your pet the best, and are the expert regarding the quality of its life.
The death of a family pet is an important time for adults to help children express grief in emotionally healthy ways, free of shame or embarrassment.
When your pet is no longer with you, either from death or other circumstances, you grieve just as you would any other significant loss in your life.
Here are some suggestions to help you work through guilt and let it go.
The emotional and communication support for clients who are caring for an ill animal is invaluable to those on the receiving end.
Many effects of aging are shared by people and pets. Just as we can take steps to care for ourselves and our senior family members, we can provide focused care for aging pets to help maintain their health and quality of life.