Our pets become part of the family and saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Pet companions offer unconditional love and support and are always there for us no matter what the circumstances. Pets are often the one constant, comforting and dependable relationship through difficult and changing times. Needless to say, they leave a huge gap in our lives when they are gone.
Pet loss can be extremely difficult because many of our family, friends and co-workers often cannot understand the depth of our loss.
Having profound feelings of grief after the loss of a pet is normal. You may feel intense sadness, guilt, anger, anxiety and a litany of other emotions in the aftermath of loosing a pet. Each person grieves differently. It is important to allow yourself to grieve at your own pace and in your own way.
Oftentimes having the opportunity to speak with others who are going through the same thing that you are is helpful. There are various in depth articles and resources available on the internet for animal loss support. Pet Grief Support Group in Charlotte is also an excellent resource in the immediate area. Visit petgriefsupportgroupnc.com/home for meeting dates and times.