Coping with Pet Loss
It is normal to feel shocked and numb after losing a pet. Allow yourself to grieve and take your time to process your emotions.
It is normal to feel angry after losing a pet. You may be angry at the vet, yourself, or even your pet. Allow yourself to feel your anger and don't be afraid to talk about it with someone you trust.
It is normal to feel denial after losing a pet. You may think you are fine or even get a new pet to try to fill the void. However, it is important to allow yourself to grieve and to not rush into getting a new pet.
Depression is a form of sadness. It can help you acknowledge your wounds and start healing. Mourners need support and patience.
Acceptance is the most challenging stage of grief. It means embracing the life your pet lived and forgiving life for its end. Remembering your pet will bring more smiles than tears.