Helping Your Pet Deal with Loss

Losing your beloved pet is hard for everyone. This includes not only you, your friends and your family, but also the other pets you have within your family. Read on to find out more on helping your pet deal with loss…

Losing a Pets Companion

When closely bonded pets lose a companion, the remaining animal or animals can display similar signs of grief to those in humans including:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Needing extra attention
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • A lack of interest in normal activities, for example playing
  • Searching for the friend they have lost
  • Crying

Helping Your Pet Deal with Loss

Monitor your pet

You should keep a close eye on your pet. The grieving process in animals isn’t well understood so it’s vital to pick up on any signs of distress. If you are worried, make sure to make an appointment with your vet.

Keep to your routines

Pets are creatures of habit. Keeping their routine as normal as you can avoids stressing them with change. If you can, to keep feeding, walks, playtime and grooming to the normal schedule.

Don’t introduce a new pet too quickly

It is tempting to introduce a new pet into the family at this time. However, loss is a personal process. This means that you may be ready for a new family member, but others may not. Experts suggest waiting at least three months before adding a new animal to the family.

Keep Your Pet Busy

If your pet is alone for the first time, try giving them with a toy that stimulates their mind to help with anxiety. Giving your pet adequate exercise also helps reduce their anxiety when alone.

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations are here to help you with horse cremations and pet cremations services in the North West – covering the counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. We give you the space to grieve as our end of life service takes care of the practical arrangements so you have the space to grieve.

We offer cremation services for most small animals, including:

 

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