Losing a Pet Is More Painful Than Most People Think

While both the death could also be expected – since dying is natural, dog owners are tons more attached to their dogs. Losing them is nearly almost like losing a lover . If your heart loses a lover , the pain never really subsides – it just stays there – throbbing you from inside.

People who haven’t had a pet won’t understand the loss and should invalidate your feelings as you undergo the grieving process, but don’t allow them to dictate your feelings. it’s normal to feel devastated after the loss of a pet. it’s common to believe that your dog or cat will still be around to greet you at the door once you arrive home. many of us feel disloyal if they plan to adopt another pet.

In her book, On Death & Dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross identified five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. People don’t cycle through these stages during a lock-step manner, sometimes anger comes first or denial comes third. It doesn’t matter.

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