Written by a psychotherapist who specializes in dealing with grief, "Pet Loss" is the only book available that addresses the suffering of adults and children who experience the death of a pet.
- Paperback | 151 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 181.44g
- 01 Mar 1996
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
- HarperPerennial ed
Back cover copy
The death of a pet can cause enormous feelings of sorrow, guilt, and loneliness for children and adults alike, whether the end comes through old age, illness, sudden accident, or euthanasia. Yet pet owners are often inhibited in their very real grief, even if the animal was considered a full-fledged family member, a child's favored playmate, or an elderly person's faithful companion. In Pet Loss, the authors acknowledge and encourage such grief, and assert that pet owners must learn to cope with the death of an animal as they would with any significant loss - by expressing their feelings and coming to terms with their grief. At once a practical guide and an emotional support, Pet Loss offers unique advice for owners faced with an animal's passing, from the difficult decision to put a pet to sleep to dealing with a veterinarian or making funeral or cremation arrangements.