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Karlin
17th October 2005, 01:22 PM
In the UK, here are bereavement support contacts from Dogs Trust (Irish people could also use these):

http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/az/b/bereavement/bereavementhelpandcounselling09.aspx


For those in North America who have lost a loved pet, there is a free (800 number) Pet Loss Support Hotline that is staffed by trained vet students from UC Davis Vet School in California. They also have an extensive array of links to other pet bereavement support lines and websites.

For more information, see:

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccab/petloss.html

Support website, message board, chat:

http://www.petloss.com/

Another extensive resource site to help with bereavement at the loss of a pet: http://www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu/grief.htm

UC Davis Vet School's information (http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/euthanasia/pet/pet_euth_brochure.asp) on knowing when it is time, and bereavement.

Here's a very helpful sheet (http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/assets/pdf/hospital/companionAnimals/HonoringtheBond/CopingWithLossFactSheet.pdf) from Ohio State vet school on coping with greif and loss of a pet.

Karlin
14th February 2010, 08:00 PM
This is a very good article by a psychotherapist on managing the grief of losing a loved pet:

http://irishanimals.newsweaver.ie/newsletter/1ff4wliopti