You knew losing your cat would be sad, but the pain you feel after your cat’s death may be overwhelming. When my cat Zoey died, for weeks all I could think was, “I miss my cat so much.” If you’re sad and lonely without your… Read More »Do You Miss Your Cat More Than You Thought Possible?
Deciding if you should you adopt a new cat or kitten after the death of your beloved animal isn’t easy. Some bereaved pet lovers feel guilty, sad, or confused about adopting a cat or buying a kitten from a pet store. Others are worried about opening their hearts to another experience of great love and loss.
Our dog Georgie is just as anxious on Halloween today as she was eight years ago, when we first adopted her from the shelter. She starts getting anxious a few weeks before October 31; she gets freaked out by the neighborhood’s Halloween decorations (zombies coming out of gardens, haunted houses, ghosts and spiders).
Losing your dog or cat is deeply painful, and you’ll miss the unconditional love and loyalty your pet gives. Here’s help for surviving the loss of a pet, inspired by a reader’s request. In How to Survive the Loss of Your Pet, I share a… Read More »Help Surviving the Loss of Your Pet
These gift ideas for animal lovers range from beautiful hummingbird pendants to a hands-on day at a horse therapy ranch. I’ve also included animal print duvet covers, Grumpy Cat gift ideas, and other gifts for animal lovers that will help you choose something perfect and meaningful. A… Read More »12 Gifts for People Who Love Animals
You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief,… Read More »How Veterinarians Decide if Euthanasia is the Right Decision
I devoted a chapter on how to help kids cope with a pet’s death in my pet loss ebook. I interviewed pet loss experts, grief counselors, and veterinarians; here are a few of their tips for kids and pet loss. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes… Read More »How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death
The heartbreak of losing your cat may be surprisingly painful. You knew you’d be sad, but you may not have expected to feel so overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. And yet here you are, struggling to cope because your cat died. You may feel lonely,… Read More »Living Without Your Cat? How to Ease the Pain of Pet Loss