What you might be feeling
Dealing with a loss of a pet is one of most emotional times in a pet owners life. You may feel like
your alone through this emotional time and/or no one understands what you are going through. Every family member will deal with their grieving in a different way than another family member. When your dog passes there is a variety of best books on pet loss to help you get through the grieving and healing process. Some books will walk you through the stages of grieving that you are going through. Some of the emotions that you may be experiencing may include sadness, anger, guilt, depression, loneliness even denial. Being an adult your might feel embarrassed to share with people how much sadness you feel over losing your dog.
How Books Can Help
When you are going through this difficult time in your life, you may feel like your on a roller coaster with all these different emotions you are experiencing. There are a variety of books to help you and other members of your family including your children through your grieving and healing process. For the younger children there are also picture books to help children understand what they are feeling.
Making The Decision To Say Goodbye
If your one of those pet owners whose dog didn’t pass away suddenly and are faced with an illness, you know over time your dogs condition will get worse. You are then faced with that very difficult decision of weather to put your dog asleep or let them die naturally. You can’t speak to your dog to know how much they are suffering. That’s where the decision is difficult, you don’t want your dog to suffer. If your faced with making the decision to end your dogs suffering, you will be asking yourself “Am I doing the right thing?” You might be feeling angry, guilty for the decision that you were faced with to say goodbye to your beloved pet. Be at peace with yourself knowing your dog is not suffering anymore.
I am sorry for your loss. As a pet owner I understand how painful it is to lose your best friend, your companion.