We know how difficult it is to determine the right time to say goodbye to your beloved pet and family member. The doctors and staff at Dupont Veterinary Clinic know what you are going through and will dedicate as much time as you need to discuss and help you determine when to make this incredibly difficult decision. When the time comes you will be placed in a quiet room, the doctors will walk you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and will let you have as much time as you need before or after.
To help cope with the loss, Kimberly Wilson, LICSW of Kimberly Wilson Therapy hosts a quarterly grief support session. Contact us if you would like to sign up for the grief session or if you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to call even if you just need someone to talk with about your loss or impending loss. You may also visit the sites listed below for potential inspiration and help.
Coping with Pet Loss in General
Grieving the Loss of Your Pet: This article from the Humane Society of America gives advice on grieving and coping with the loss of your pet. It also discusses other pets in the household and when to potentially get a new pet.
Coping with the Stress of Losing Your Beloved Pet: This article from the American Veterinary Medical Association talks about the stages of grief how people handle the inherent stress.
How to Help Children with the Grief of Pet Loss
How Can I Help my Child? : This article from the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement discusses how to help children, by age, when a family pet passes away.
When a Pet Dies: KidsHealth.org gives information on how to share the news, tell children the truth, and help children cope.
The Elderly and Pet Loss
Seniors and Pet Loss: Connecticut Humane Society gives advice on coping with and moving on after a pet passes away.