Pets are a major part of our family. They aren’t any less important than any other family member. The sad part of it is that they don’t live anywhere near as long as us. Losing a pet is a difficult and painful process that can hurt more than losing a friend.
Many people believe it’s silly to mourn the loss of a pet. In most cases, these people have never owned a pet, so they don’t really know the love and affection between a pet and his owner. No matter what the cause of death is, losing a pet can hit us hard.
How Do We Cope?
Losing your pet buddy is painful. The grieving process will last for a while and we won’t lie to you – it will break your heart. Things won’t be easier when others comment how you shouldn’t mourn that much – hey, it’s just a dog or a cat. But, it’s not. As we mentioned earlier, people who don’t understand the pain from losing a pet have most likely never had one growing up. It’s completely OK to grieve and mourn the loss of your pet – it’s a normal thing to do.
There are no words we can say that will help you. Just keep yourself together and know that your pet is in a better place right now. Cherish the moments you’ve spent together and remember them from time to time. It will keep you going and help you get over the heartbreaking loss.