The Grieving Pet Owner: Dealing with the Stages of Grief
Grieving Pet Owner
Following the loss of a pet, it is perfectly normal to experience the same feelings as when losing a human. As such, you may find yourself passing through the same five stages of grief. Understanding these stages and knowing that they are perfectly normal can help you to better get through this difficult time.
Stage #1: Denial
The defense mechanism of denial helps to buffer the immediate shock caused by the death of a loved one.
Step #2: Anger
As the pain sets in, you deflect the emotions and express them as anger. You may take this anger out on inanimate objects, friends, family or even complete strangers. Read More