Bereavement: Help and Counselling

Making the decision to seek help from a professional source is not always easy. Apart from the fact that many people are too embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help, some people are so wrapped up in their grief that they don’t actually realise that they need some kind of assistance. Some find that talking about their loss with someone who really understands can be very beneficial, whilst others find their grief too personal and need to get help in other ways.

If you feel that you would like to talk about your loss with a trained pet bereavement counsellor then you can ask your vet if they can refer you to one locally; they may also have details of local support groups. 

Alternatively, there are a number of good books on pet bereavement that will help you understand the whole process and come to terms with your loss. These should be available from good bookshops or on loan from your local library.

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  • Every dog on earth likely descended from a species known as the Tomarctus – a creature that roamed the earth over 15million years ago