Pet Loss Library

Our Pet Loss Library features articles written by grief professionals that will address many of the questions you may have when dealing with the loss of a pet. It also contains articles and stories from others who have experienced a similar loss.

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Stories About Pet Loss

The love of my life

By Freddysmm Yesterday morning, just 24 hours ago, I had to put my beloved puppy, Freddy to sleep. I can not begin to describe the pain I am feeling. I have lost every single family member except for my sister and none of those losses can compare with how I am feeling...

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Frannie and Frieda

By Heather My story is of two very loved family pets, Frannie and Frieda. Two very missed cats. Both were hit by a vehicle on our street. First Frannie, a very affectionate six-year-old grey tabby she loved nothing more than to hang around outside with her cat...

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Ask the Experts

Traumatic death of a pet

by Kitty Walker, LMSW-ACP Dear Kitty, After having my cat for almost five years, I was horrified and greatly saddened to discover his body on the side of the road! The poor thing was not intact! He looked so bad. Apparently, he had been hit by a car, truck whatever! I...

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Second Year Of Loss

by Karin Baltzell, Ph.d Dear Karin, It is soon the second year after the loss of my cat. She was my baby and my only real friend. The death was awful and I was suicidal and depressed in spite of therapy and the comforting cliches we all tend to use when death...

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My Little Jack Russell

by Karin Baltzell, Ph.d Dear Karin: My little Jack Russell was killed 5-5-03 & I feel it was my fault as every morning, 5 am I would let her out with me to run back & forth to my daughters, who is 4 houses away. Only this morning she looked directly at me...

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Featured Story

The day I lost a good friend

By Skozak665 It's hard for me to even type at this moment. Where do I begin? Up until two days ago, I had a pet bunny. His name was Bamajama, he was the sweetest, kindest, most loving animal in the world. I got up Monday morning, late as usual for work. I walked in...

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