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Pet Loss Support #29590
04/08/10 03:45 PM
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Pet Loss Support Hotlines-you can call:
http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/a...plhotlines.asp

Pet Loss Support Page:
http://www.pet-loss.net/

Pet Loss Grief Support Website:
http://www.petloss.com/

IMOM Pet Loss:
http://www.imom.org/loss/

Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #29652
04/08/10 06:19 PM
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Jean, thank you so much for posting these sites.

I was devastated by the loss of Dakota and went into a deep depression. Met with a "pet death support" group, but it was the wrong thing for me. Because I am a private person, I didn't do well with talking to strangers in that kind of atmosphere. I was uncomfortable talking to family and friends about my grief. Dakota was my life and my constant companion for nearly 14 years. It took me a good year to work through my grief. I felt I didn't have someone I could talk with who really understood what I was going through.

The grieving process is different for each person, no matter what kind of a network of support they may have in family and friends. It has been shown time and time again, that talking about your grief helps you work though it. To have a group of folks to talk to who can empathize and share enables the person grieving to share their own feelings. It can help folks continue working through that grieving process when they've gotten "stuck".

Thank you....thank you very much for posting this information for all to use if they need it.


Diana

Bentley...the light that brought me out of the darkness.

RIP Phoenix (Brightstar rescue) 2006 - 5/6/2017
RIP Dakota 1/5/1993 - 10/23/2006
Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: DnP] #32286
04/15/10 04:32 AM
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Yes, thank you Jean for the helpful sites that have made this process comprehendable.


Damasio April 1997 - April 2010 ~Forever my Baby Mas~
Heinrich May 1999 - May 2010 ~my Foolio~
Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: GSD10] #95277
10/17/10 11:23 PM
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Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: MaxaLisa] #207339
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Coping with the Loss of Your Companion Animal
Veterinary Medical Center, University of Minnisota
A 24-page pdf booklet

http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/prod/groups/cvm/%40pub/%40cvm/documents/asset/cvm_22388.pdf

Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: MaxaLisa] #232117
05/23/12 02:15 AM
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"Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love .... They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big."

~ Erica Jong

Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: shepnterrier] #347553
04/27/18 01:16 PM
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https://qz.com/1262820/why-the-death-of-a-dog-hurts-so-much/
Found this today -- and it's not news to any of us but an interesting read.

Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: middleofnowhere] #347561
04/28/18 01:59 AM
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Thanks, middle, that was a good article. thumbup I think all of us can relate. You're right not anything we don't know but definitely interesting.


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