We understand how difficult this time may be for you and your family.
You may find yourself or other members of your family experiencing the same kinds of emotions you might feel if a human member of your family has died. You are not alone. And learning more about the grief process may help.
The information included in this section of our website has been adapted from the book, Stress, Loss and Grief (1984) by Laurel Lagoni, MS, and Suzanne Hetts, PhD, and the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center’s Coping With the Loss of Your Companion Animal (2012). We are grateful to Rena Ledin, MSW, LGSW, who made additional revisions, and the staff of BluePearl for their contributions.