A HELPFUL GUIDE FOR SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH PET LOSS
Losing a pet can impact the entire family, but it can be especially painful for children, since it is typically their first encounter with death. The relationship a child has with a companion animal determines the level of grief he or she will experience with the loss.
Understanding the bond shared between children and their pets is the first major step in assisting them through the loss. Children require support and guidance to comprehend the loss and move forward in the grieving process while continuing to honor their pet’s memory.