The Pet Loss Companion

Everyone who's ever loved an animal companion will find wisdom and solace in this book. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy.

Author: Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1484918266

Category: Pets

Page: 134

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Everyone who's ever loved an animal companion will find wisdom and solace in this book. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy. Their recommendations for taking care of yourself and loved ones during the rough spots of grief will answer all of your important questions and help you feel well-supported. I highly recommend The Pet Loss Companion for companion animal lovers like me. — Ed Sayres, President & CEO of the ASPCA® The Pet Loss Companion is a wonderfully reassuring book for anyone who cares about pets. It is a loving book, full of personal and practical details about how to care for oneself after loss. The authors are sensitive pet-lovers, empathic and engaging in this moving and meaningful book. — Monica McGoldrick, MSW, Ph.D. (h.c.), Director, Multicultural Family Institute, and author of You Can Go Home Again If you have ever lost a beloved pet and have wondered if your feelings are normal, this book is a must read for you. Ken and Nancy, in this single book, have captured the emotional roller coaster that most people experience during the end stages of the life of their pet. In addition there are helpful insights into their world as bereavement counselors and how they have helped their patients deal with the experiences of death. I have practiced Veterinary Medicine for over 30 years and have finally found a book that can be given to my grieving owners after such a trauma. — Anthony Miele, DVM, CEO, Veterinary Asset Management, Inc. What a gift Ken and Nancy's book is to those of us who have cherished and lost a pet companion. They get it, and as such, gently and skillfully help to ease the treacherous journey that loss is. This gem explores the terrain of loss and grief and the vast love that surrounds the experience. Readers will be warmed, saddened, and delighted by the examples and tools that are provided to ease the necessary grief process. The experience of reading this little book leaves me feeling much gratitude for my pet companions and these authors who so beautifully convey the huge role they play in our lives. — Lynn Parker, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center is proud to offer free pet loss support as part of its programmatic efforts, with Nancy Saxton-Lopez at the helm for over 20 years. Together Ken and Nancy continue to provide this valuable service at our center twice monthly and they've expanded their reach by sharing their professional training and direct pet loss counseling expertise with the completion of The Pet Loss Companion. Their compassion for both pets and the people who love them is palpable in this concise, easy-to-read guide which offers understanding, solace, and hope to anyone struggling with the loss of a cherished animal companion, no matter the circumstances. The loss of a companion animal is a unique, yet not unique, grieving process not always well understood by others. This book connects and thereby supports people at a time of what can be isolating grief, providing a life raft or light to navigate the process. It's also a helpful tool—whether as a gift or for personal awareness—for those looking for some guidance in supporting family and friends coping with pet loss. — Heather Cammisa, President & CEO, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, Madison, New Jersey
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The Pet Loss Companion The Loss Of A Pet And Ways To Move On

In this Healing Book about Dog Loss Story, we will help you This book is for you if: - You are grieving the loss of a companion animal - Your companion animal is nearing end of life - You have had to rehome your pet - You have experienced ...

Author: Tommie Stumbaugh

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ISBN: 9798586117571

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If you've found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you're normal. If you've found that your family and friends don't seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal. In this Healing Book about Dog Loss Story, we will help you This book is for you if: - You are grieving the loss of a companion animal - Your companion animal is nearing end of life - You have had to rehome your pet - You have experienced pet loss due to a relationship breakdown - You want to know how to support a child - You want to support a grieving pet parent - You want to learn healthy coping strategies to aid recovery After reading this book, you may: ✓ Gain valuable insight into emotional responses ✓ Feel more resilient and better equipped to deal with those emotions ✓ Feel supported and less isolated in your grief knowing you are not alone
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A Special Place for Charlee

A young boy tells how he cared for his dog and his sadness when she had to be put to sleep.

Author: Debby Morehead

Publisher: Partners in Pub Llc

ISBN: CORNELL:31924086632043

Category: Pets

Page: 36

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A young boy tells how he cared for his dog and his sadness when she had to be put to sleep.
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Pet Loss and Human Emotion

This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotionis a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief.

Author: Cheri Barton Ross

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1560326522

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

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This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotionis a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief. Includes resources and a section on pet loss and natural disasters. As society accepts that grieving over the death of a loved one is not only normal, but healthy and necessary, grieving over the loss of a pet is often seen differently. Expressed feelings often go unvalidated when in truth, pet loss is a unique form of grief that can be quite intense and debilitating, increasing an individual's vulnerability to subsequent stress and leaving them feeling isolated and misunderstood. Pet loss needs to be addressed by therapists and others in the helping professions, to better enable them to help their clients through the loss of their companion animals. This unique guide is written for all professionals helping clients deal with the loss of a pet, and serves as a practical introduction to the field of human-animal bonding. Citing several case studies, it describes various techniques for helping clients when the bond with a pet is broken. l bonding. Citing several case studies, it describes various techniques for helping clients when the bond with a pet is broken.
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Pet Loss Grief and Therapeutic Interventions

Champaign, IL: Research Press. Dolan-Del Vecchio, K., & Saxton-Lopez, N. (
2013). The pet loss companion: Healing advice from family therapists who lead
pet loss groups. North Charlestone, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

Author: Lori Kogan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429999192

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

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This book recognizes and legitimizes the significance of pet and animal loss by exploring the various expressions of trauma and grief experienced by those who work with, live with, or own an animal or pet. The chapters of Pet Loss, Grief, and Therapeutic Interventions weave together cutting-edge research with best practices and practical clinical advice for working with grieving clients. Beginning with an overview of the human–animal bond, the book guides readers through the many facets of pet loss, including topics such as animal hospice and euthanasia, offering a comprehensive account of one of the field’s most rapidly emerging areas. Designed to help mental health professionals support clients coping with pet loss, the collection explores personal narratives, current theories, up-to-date research, and future directions. This unique and comprehensive book will be of interest to students, clinicians, academicians, and researchers in the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work.
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Pet Loss and Human Emotion Second Edition

A History of Companion Animals Understanding the bonds between people and
their animals will help therapists work with clients who are experiencing a pet
loss. The only way a therapist can truly understand the bonds is to ask their
clients ...

Author: Cheri Barton Ross

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135914783

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion is a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief. Includes resources and a section on pet loss and natural disasters. As society accepts that grieving over the death of a loved one is not only normal, but healthy and necessary, grieving over the loss of a pet is often seen differently. Expressed feelings often go unvalidated when in truth, pet loss is a unique form of grief that can be quite intense and debilitating, increasing an individual's vulnerability to subsequent stress and leaving them feeling isolated and misunderstood. Pet loss needs to be addressed by therapists and others in the helping professions, to better enable them to help their clients through the loss of their companion animals. This unique guide is written for all professionals helping clients deal with the loss of a pet, and serves as a practical introduction to the field of human-animal bonding. Citing several case studies, it describes various techniques for helping clients when the bond with a pet is broken.
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Current Bibliographies in Medicine

PET LOSS AND GRIEF Harris JM . Children and pet loss . Companion Anim
Pract 1989 Mar ; 19 ( 3 ) : 15-6 Antelyes J. The patient has died -- what now ? 2.
Client bereavement . Mod Vet Pract 1986 Jun ; 68 ( 6 ) : 384-6 Barker SB . Pet
loss ...

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:HR02171740

Category: Medicine

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The Loss of a Pet

Professional bereavement counselor Wallace Sife updates and expands his book for readers who need help coping with and understanding this particular kind of grief. 30 photos.

Author: Wallace Sife

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073527412

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 194

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Professional bereavement counselor Wallace Sife updates and expands his book for readers who need help coping with and understanding this particular kind of grief. 30 photos.
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When Only the Love Remains

This book is for those who share a love and concern for all animals.

Author: Emily Margaret Stuparyk

Publisher: Hushion House

ISBN: 0968454208

Category: Pets

Page: 205

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This book is for those who share a love and concern for all animals. Anyone who has ever loved and lost an animal companion knows the incredible pain and feeling of emptiness. This book of poems emerged from the author's own deep sadness following the death of her beloved pet rabbit, Poochie. May her poetry be a close friend and a source of comfort to you. "When Only The Love Remains" will validate your own feelings of pain and sorrow, and recognize your need to grieve.
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Veterinary medical practice pet loss and human emotion

Title: HUMAN GRIEF ON THE LOSS OF AN ANIMAL COMPANION Presentation
Author: Boris M. Levinson, Ph.D. Affiliation: Blueberry Treatment Centers, Inc.,
Brooklyn, NY; Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Yeshiva University, New York,
NY ...

Author: William J. Kay

Publisher:

ISBN: 040513083X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 74

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The Guide to Pet Loss Resources

The first self - help book for those who have lost a companion animal . " Includes
chapters on coping skills for easing a child through pet loss , and for those who
accidentally killed , or witnessed the death of , their pets . Addresses the special ...

Author: David Charles Anderson

Publisher: Tanglewuld Press

ISBN: CORNELL:31924101926396

Category: Pets

Page: 40

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When Your Pet Dies

Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss.

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 9781879651364

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss. Included are practical suggestions for mourning and ideas for remembering and memorializing one's pet. Among the issues covered are understanding the many emotions experienced after the death of a pet; understanding why grief for pets is unique; pet funerals and burial or cremation; celebrating and remembering the life of one's pet; coping with feelings about euthanasia; helping children understand the death of their pet; and things to keep in mind before getting another pet.
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Animals and Teens

GRIEVING: LOSING A COMPANION ANIMAL The loss of a pet is a difficult thing
to face. Losing a companion animal can seem like an insurmountable void
because our pets may be with us when we wake, when we sleep, and throughout
the ...

Author: Gail Green

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810866560

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

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Teens live in an imperfect world where people judge each other on looks, popularity, bank accounts, or clothing styles-a world where people are not always treated fairly. But animals do not care about poor test scores or bad skin; they simply love unconditionally. Such devotion makes the human-animal bond so special. In Animals and Teens: The Ultimate Teen Guide, author Gail Green illustrates various situations in which young adults become involved with animals, including providing foster care, pursuing career opportunities, or simply raising pets at home. Green shows how animals can enhance teens' lives and how teens can improve the welfare of animals that face abuse or live in shelters and wildlife preserves. Green discusses what is involved in the handling of service animals, such as dogs that provide physical assistance or horses that help with therapy. Animals and Teens also covers such basics as caring for animals and dealing with the loss of a pet. The voices in this book come from a large cross section of teens and young adults whose stories will resonate with anyone who loves animals. From helping with animal rescue to overcoming learning disabilities, these heartwarming experiences demonstrate how each of us can make a difference through the incredibly rewarding human-animal bond.
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Pet Loss

Thoroughly researched and expertly written, this comprehensive guide is a must for animal lovers dealing with the loss of a pet.

Author: Herbert A. Nieburg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060926786

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Thoroughly researched and expertly written, this comprehensive guide is a must for animal lovers dealing with the loss of a pet. The death of a pet can cause enormous feelings of sorrow, guilt, and loneliness for children and adults alike, whether the end comes through old age, illness, sudden death, or euthanasia. Yet pet owners are often inhibited in their very real grief, even if the animal was considered a full-fledged family member, a child's favored playmate, or an elderly person's faithful companion. In Pet Loss, the authors acknowledge and encourage such grief, and assert that pet owners must learn to cope with the death of an animal as they would with any significant loss--by expressing their feelings and coming to terms with their grief. At once a practical guide and an emotional support, Pet Loss offers unique advice for owners faced with an animal's passing, from the difficult decision to put a pet to sleep to dealing with a veterinarian or making funeral or cremation arrangements. Other questions answered in this book include: Do animals go off by themselves to die? How can children be helped with their grief over the death of a family pet? When an animal has to be put to sleep, what is the best method? How and when should one take in a new pet? How much can a vet be expected to do?
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The Rainbow Bridge

Your pet has gone to Heaven, and is waiting to be reunited with you someday. As you read this book you will learn about: People who have seen their pets in Heaven through near-death, out-of-body, and deathbed experiences.

Author: Niki Behrikis Shanahan

Publisher: Pete Pub

ISBN: 097203014X

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Your pet has gone to Heaven, and is waiting to be reunited with you someday. As you read this book you will learn about: People who have seen their pets in Heaven through near-death, out-of-body, and deathbed experiences. You can look to your future with your animal companion family member. Realize Heaven is a very real place. Find out if there is recognition in Heaven. How you can overcome depression. Learn about a special white angel cat, and the miracle cross formed out of snow. Understand that You re Not Dead When You Die. Comprehend the concept of body, soul, and spirit for all creatures. A Memorial Service for your beloved animal companion.
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Coping with Pet Loss

Pet loss has grown as an area of concern, with greater awareness of this kind of grief.

Author: Robin Grey

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 0859699625

Category: Pets

Page: 104

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'A must-read for every pet owner.' Sue Parslow, Editor, Your Cat magazine
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Pet Loss and Human Bereavement

There are many anecdotes of how cats , dogs , and other animals react to human
or animal companion loss ( Burton 1978 ; Fox 1978 ) , notably “ depression , ”
which includes reduced physical activity , disinterest in surroundings and people
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Author: William J. Kay

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: MINN:31951D01476244R

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

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A Small Furry Prayer

Psychometric instruments such as the Pet Loss Questionnaire, the Pet
Attachment Worksheet, and the Lexington Attachment ... clearly demonstrates
that grief following the loss of a companion animal is an undeniable and
omnipresent reality.

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193047

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs" was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila, and their eight dogs-then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count-bought a postage-stamp-size farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Prayer chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their special needs pack. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. An insider look at the "cult and culture" of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from humans' long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.
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Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine Volume 6 E Book

experienced the death of a pet reported an alteration in their general behavior
ranging from insomnia and nightmares to diet change to social anxiety.”
Symptoms of ... A Special Place for Charlee: A Child's Companion Through Pet
loss.

Author: John R. August

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437701883

Category: Medical

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Completely revised and updated with 80 all-new chapters covering the most important information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges facing feline practitioners today, Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine is an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician’s library. Full-color illustrations and expert contributions help you master and apply the latest advances in feline nutrition, emerging diseases, pet overpopulation, advanced imaging, and more with a comprehensive, clinically relevant approach. More than 100 worldwide leaders in small animal practice provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. Current, evidence-based coverage reflects the latest findings and reports on pressing topics such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Aspergillosis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Diagnostic Imaging of the Ear Cardiac Blood Tests Urological Interventional Techniques A new section on feline nutrition highlights the impact of nutritional considerations on feline health. A dynamic full-color design, incorporating hundreds of NEW illustrations and tables, clarifies concepts and helps you interpret clinical data.
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Think Like a Cat

... Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline www.vet.cornell.edu/org/petloss/ University
of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Hotline http://vetmed.
illinois.edu/CARE/ U.C. Davis Center for Companion Animal Health Pet Loss ...

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101552674

Category: Pets

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America's favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated. "The queen of cat behavior" - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you'll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems. A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship.
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