Features April 2018 Issue

How to Cope With Losing a Dog

Author/trainer Pat Miller recently suffered the loss of her Corgi, Lucy, a small dog with an oversized personality and zest for life. Even after a lifetime of loving and losing dogs, it hurts, says Miller. And each loss can trigger the pain of past losses, too.

How to Cope With Losing a Dog

Losing a beloved pet to age, injury, or illness is supremely stressful Ė right up there with the loss of any other family member. Itís wise to avail yourself of some coping strategies.

Itís important to remember that grieving is normal, natural and healthy. Itís okay to cry, scream, yell, get angry, and be depressed and sad, as long as you arenít harming yourself or anyone else. If at any time you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, or feel that you are ďstuckĒ in one of the stages of grief, you can seek help from pet-loss hotlines, grief counselors, and other health professionals who specialize in helping people through the grief process.

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