Pets, Grief, and Loss: Part One

by Erin Wasson (MSW, RSW)-Clinical Associate Social Work, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.


When a beloved family pet dies it can be really hard. For many of us, our pets are a place of unconditional love, acceptance, and immense joy. After the loss of a beloved pet, we are often left with memories of the life we have shared with them, and immense pain where our love for them remains. The following article is to help normalize the grief we feel around losing our pets, and to talk about some of what you can expect around grief and loss.Part two of this article will discuss when additional support might be needed.
Click here to view the article Part One