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.