How To Help a Pet Losing a Companion

Losing a beloved pet is hard on everyone. This doesn’t only include friends and family but also other pets you have in your family. Read our article on how to help a pet losing a companion.

How To Help a Pet Losing a Companion

When closely bonded pets lose their companion, the remaining animal can display similar signs of grief to humans, including:

  • Loss of appetite
  • The need for extra attention
  • Change in sleep
  • Lack of interest in normal activities such as playing
  • Searching for their friend
  • Crying
  • Helping Your Pet Deal with Loss

Monitor your pet closely

You should keep a close eye on your pet. The grieving process in animals isn’t well understood I animals like it in humans so this means it is vital you pick up on any signs of distress such as a change in sleeping pattern or a lack of eating and drinking.

If you are worried about your pet’s health, make an appointment with your vet.

Keep your routine as normal as possible

Pets are creatures of habit. Keeping to a routine can help to avoid the stress of change and disruption. If you can, keep feeding, grooming, walks, playtime and grooming to their normal times and maintain a consistent schedule for your pet.

Don’t introduce a new companion too quickly

It can be tempting to bring a new pet into your family to boost everyone’s spirits. However, whilst you may be ready for a new family member, your pet may not be. Most experts recommend you should wait three months before adding a new animal.

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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