Pet Loss

Pet Loss Support

And think of them as living in the hearts of those they touched…for nothing loved is ever lost and they were loved so much” -Erma Bombeck

 

We often think of the wonderful and crazy experiences we have with our pets, the many changes we’ve gone through, and the deep sharing which has bonded us for life. We will never lose the pets we love, even in death. Their love leaves a lasting imprint in our memory. We are comforted in knowing our lives have been enriched by sharing their love. It is important for you to be able to express the loss of your pet, which is gone from your life, but never from your heart. You are not alone in your grief. We can help you through your loss and assist others in your family in sharing their loss. 

 

Signs of Grief

Physical

  • crying, sobbing
  • tightness in the chest
  • sleep disturbances
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of appetite

Emotional

  • sadness, depression
  • anger, irritability
  • blaming others
  • guilt
  • feeling overwhelmed

Intellectual

  • denial
  • hallucinations
  • pre-ocupation with loss
  • need to reminisce

Social

  • withdrawal/isolation
  • reluctance to ask for help
  • need for distractions

Spiritual

  • bargaining with god
  • anger with god
  • dreams about your loss

 

How We Can Help

At AMVS, we want to guide you through the emotional journey you are undertaking. We offer emotional, serious illness & euthanasia support, aid in decision making, provide grief support, and provide referral resources. Call us 24 hours a day at 303-678-8844.