LOSING YOUR PET
On behalf of the Pet Express Animal Hospital family, and more importantly, the pets and people we assist, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your support.
Losing your pet is a very difficult experience and no one person has to go through it alone. We at Pet Express Animal Hospital have partnered up with The Pet Loss Center - Pet Heaven. To give you the best end of life experience. For more arrangements for your pet feel free to contact them directly.
Mourning the loss of a pet is natural. When you lose a devoted companion, the feelings of sadness and heartache are real. Surrounding yourself with a supportive and loving community of family and friends is often the first step toward healing.
Light a candle in honor of the pet. This can be done daily to pay reflect on the life that was shared.
Start a journal to chronicle the life of the pet and to daily record your thoughts and feelings.
Write a letter to the pet or about the pet. Let them know what you appreciated about them and what you will miss. Also use this process to ask for the pet’s forgiveness if you feel it’s necessary.
Have a memorial service The Pet Loss Center - Pet Heaven
Plant a tree or flower in honor of the pet, taking time daily to sit by the tree or flower and remember the pet. Let your love grow living memorial
Take a daily walk, using that time to remember the pet and the lessons that were learned from the pet’s life.
Attend a pet loss support group to be with others who, too, are mourning the loss of a beloved pet. https://www.facebook.com/ThePetLossCenter
Create a video that fully depicts the pet and their personality. Take the time in creating the video to search for those lessons that the pet taught.
Grief Counseling Hotlines:
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline 1-877-GRIEF-10
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Phone lines are open 24 hours a day
Individual Counseling: If you are seeking individual counseling, below is a list of recommended counselors.