Pet Loss Support Group: Compassion & Understanding
When our pet dies, there is an empty space in our lives and hearts. Whether your animal companion lived an active life for many years, was only with you for a short time, or was taken in the prime of life by a sudden accident or illness, the sorrow we feel when a pet passes is real and often substantial. At that time, we may find ourselves struggling to cope.
Pet Loss Support Group
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital offers support for our mourning pet owners. We host a pet loss support group comprised of other pet owners who understand. This support service is available to you at no charge.
For a complete listing of 2017 dates download our PDF information sheet
Your Pet’s Final Days
When a pet is showing signs of aging, has been hospitalized for a serious illness, or is receiving hospice care, you may be anticipating the end of life for your companion. Preparing for the end can be difficult and lonely. During this time, you may wish to speak with others who are going through a similar experience.
In addition to offering pet loss support, our group provides assistance to pet owners experiencing anticipatory grief. This is a feeling of grief that occurs prior to the actual death of a pet. It is frequently experienced by those caring for a chronically ill, terminally ill, or senior pet.
Learning how to cope with any pet loss is challenging and may occasionally require emotional assistance and support. Contact these RBVH locations for more information about this helpful and comforting service.
More Pet Loss Resources
- Light a Candle—For centuries, in almost every religious and secular culture, lighting candles has been a symbol of hope and remembrance. Please light a virtual candle in memory of someone you lost, in hope for someone you know is hurting, or just to send a comforting message to someone special.
- Pet Loss Library—Our Pet Loss Library features articles written by grief professionals that will address many of the questions you may have when dealing with the loss of a pet. It also contains articles and stories from others who have experienced a similar loss.
- Pet Memorial Wall—Our pets bring joy and companionship into our lives. When we lose a pet, we lose a family member. Honor a special pet on our memorial wall. Pick a paw and send a note today.