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Pet Loss and Grief (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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  1. Pet loss and grief: an integrative perspective

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Boyraz, Güler, Bricker, Michael E.

  2. Family-present euthanasia: protocols for planning and preparing clients for the death of a pet

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Lagoni, Laurel

  3. Pet loss - easing the transition

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Downing, R.

  4. Understanding the signs, cause & prevalence of grief due to pet loss

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Johnson, S. W.

  5. Bereavement, pet loss and deceased body presentation: pet euthanasia and helping owners deal with grief

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Brown, C.

    This article describes the role of the veterinarian in helping pet owners make decisions on euthanasia and on coping with the loss of their pets.

  6. Pet loss and bereavement

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B.

  7. Pet loss: a survey of the attitudes and feelings of practicing veterinarians

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fogle, B., Abrahamson, D.

    All 150 teaching clinicians at the six British veterinary schools and an equivalent number of veterinarians in small-animal practice were sent a ten-page questionnaire to survey their attitudes to and experiences with companion-animal euthanasia. Of the 300 questionnaires, 167 were returned, with...

  8. Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.

    One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...

  9. Development of the pet bereavement questionnaire

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Padilla, Y.

    The death of a pet can be a significant stressor for some people and is a known risk factor for depression. The Pet Bereavement Questionnaire (PBQ) was developed to fill the need for a brief, acceptable, well-validated instrument for use in studies of the psychological impact of losing a pet....

  10. Evaluation of a pet loss support hotline

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, W. G.

    This article outlines a qualitative pilot study which evaluates the Pet Loss Support Hotline at the Ohio State University Veterinary College. The study focuses on the veterinary and social work professions' understanding of the social and emotional aspects of pet loss by looking at the common...

  11. The emergence of "pets as family" and the socio-historical development of pet funerals in Japan

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Veldkamp, E.

    Discussions on the popularity of pet animals in present day Japan tend to stress the position of pets in a family as resembling that of human family members. In this paper, I investigate this claim by analyzing the meanings that have been attributed to animal burial and pet graves in modern...

  12. Helping people adjust to the death of a pet

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Quackenbush, J. E., Glickman, L.

  13. Pet loss support hotline established at the college of veterinary medicine [Iowa State University]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Budgin, J.

    Human adaptations to a modern, mobile society have resulted in companion animals serving as children, best friends, and partners to single, divorced, and widowed adults. In addition, animals provide individuals with eyes, ears, protection, and friendship. It is not surprising that pet owners...

  14. Predictors of owner response to companion animal death in 177 clients from 14 practices in Ontario

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adams, C. L., Bonnett, B. N., Meek, A. H.

    Clients whose cat or dog had died were contacted by telephone, and a questionnaire designed to measure grief associated with pet death was mailed to those willing to participate within 1 to 14 days of their pet's death. The questionnaire measured potential correlates and modifiers of grief and...

  15. Establishing a model pet loss support hotline

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mader, B., Hart, L. A.

  16. Psychological elements of attachment to pets and responses to pet loss

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stern, M.

  17. How to teach pet loss to veterinary students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cohen, S. P.

    This paper covers the history of teaching pet loss, the skills new veterinarians should know, suggestions for who might teach those skills, and a sample curriculum. In the last 25 years, the veterinary profession has become more aware of the needs of clients who have lost pets and more skilled at...

  18. Pet loss: the owner in mourning. Pet loss hotlines and counselling, a new role for a veterinarian? [Italian]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tralli, M., Campione, F., Bacci, M. L.

  19. The loss of animal companions: A humanistic and consumption perspective

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephens, D. L., Hill, R. P.

  20. The owner of the pet with cancer

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hetts, S., Lagoni, L.

  21. Helping during pet loss and bereavement

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Butler, C., DeGraff, P. S.

  22. The veterinarian as a counselor - handling pet owner grief

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olson, D., Greene, L.

  23. Role of the veterinary nurse in Euthanasia and pet loss support

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McNeill, B.

  24. Loss of a companion animal: understanding and helping the bereaved

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Durkin, A.

  25. Support for bereaved owners of pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clements, P. T., Benasutti, K. M., Carmone, A.

  26. Pet ownership and health status during bereavement

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Akiyama, Hiroko, Holtzman, Joseph M., Britz, William E.

  27. Children and pet loss

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Butler, Carolyn L., Lagoni, Laurel S.

  28. The importance of pet loss and some implications for services

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Morley, C., Fook, J.

  29. Pet loss and human bereavement

    Books | Contributor(s): Kay, William J.

  30. Human-animal bonds II: the role of pets in family systems and family therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, F.

  31. Grief and bereavement issues and the loss of a companion animal: People living with a companion animal, owners of livestock, and animal support workers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chur-Hansen, Anna

    Companion animals play various roles in people’s lives and these roles can impact on loss, grief, bereavement and mourning when the animal has been lost, whether that is through death, when missing, or when relinquished. This paper considers not only companion animal owners, but also those who...

  32. The elderly's adjustment to the loss of a companion animal: People–pet dependency

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stewart, Cyrus S., Thrush, John C., Paulus, George S., Hafner, Patrick

    A survey of 220 elderly persons, aged 55+ yrs, showed that pet ownership varied inversely with age, the size of Ss' friendship networks, and the number and perceived importance of social contacts. Pet owners as well as nonowners tended to characterize the relationship between the elderly and...

  33. Pet Loss and Human Emotion: What's New? (book review)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith, Anne

    Reviews revised, second edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion: A Guide to Recovery, by Cheri Barton Ross and Jane Baron-Sorensen [ Routledge, 2007].

  34. The death of a pet: Human responses to the breaking of the bond

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cowles, Kathleen V.

  35. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  36. Social work with a pet loss support group in a university veterinary hospital

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dunn, K. L., Mehler, S. J., Greenberg, H. S.

  37. Pet death

    Books | Contributor(s): Straub, Sandra Helene

  38. Children's bereavement over the deaths of pets

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Toray, Tamina

  39. Psychology of the human-animal bond : a resource for clinicians and researchers

    Books | Contributor(s): Blazina, Christopher, Boyraz, Guler, Shen-Miller, David

  40. Owner response to companion animal death: development of a theory and practical implications

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cindy L. Adams, Brenda N. Bonnett, Alan H. Meek

    This study used an inductive research method known as grounded theory to develop a theory to describe owner response to the death of a pet. Participants were identified from 8 veterinary clinics in Wellington Country, Ontario. Eighty percent (8 of 10) of the practices approached agreed to...

  41. Pet ownership by elderly people: two new issues

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith, David W. E., Seibert, Christine S., Jackson, F. Wilson, III, Snell, Jennifer

  42. Life after dog: The experience of pet loss and bereavement and their implications for healthcare providers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Bobier, Michelle Beth

  43. The social construction of bereavement: An application to pet loss

    Theses | Contributor(s): Boyce, Patricia Simino

  44. A phenomenological study of canine loss and grief response: Clinical and depth psychological implications

    Theses | Contributor(s): Corbin, Julianne C.

  45. Issues of grief and bereavement related to the loss of a pet: Implications for the psychologist

    Theses | Contributor(s): Fiske, Jan Elaine

  46. Adult adjustment to the death of a companion animal: The roles of confiding and additional pet ownership

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gerwolls, Marilyn Kay

  47. Pet bereavement and avenues of support

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nilsson, Kayla Mae

  48. Pet bereavement counseling: Factors related to pet owner depression in a local veterinary hospital versus a veterinary teaching hospital

    Theses | Contributor(s): Stutts, Judith Carolyn

  49. Pet loss and the role of the psychologist: Needs assessment and implications for interventions

    Theses | Contributor(s): Watt-Aldredge, Laurel B.

  50. Pet Loss: Implications for Counselors

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sharkin, Bruce S., Bahrick, Audrey S.

  51. Pet loss support in veterinary practice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dando, J.

    The loss of a pet can be a highly emotional, stressful and sometimes traumatic experience for any pet owner and veterinary professionals - whether a surgeon, nurse or receptionist - who are at the forefront of dealing with people on a regular basis as they go through some very difficult times....

  52. Psychiatric investigation of 18 bereaved pet owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kimura, Y., Kawabata, H., Maezawa, M.

  53. Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.

  54. Neuroticism and religious coping uniquely predict distress severity among bereaved pet owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lee, S. A., Surething, N. A.

  55. Situational factors related to loneliness and loss over time among older pet owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krause-Parello, C. A., Gulick, E. E.

  56. The impact of pet loss: an update on the research and evidence-based ways to help grieving clients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hewson, C.

    Grief on an animal's death is a normal reaction. However, although some support resources are available, including counsellors, helplines and online fora, there is little collective societal understanding of pet owners' grief. In addition to personal and situational factors (e.g. age, coping...

  57. Pet loss and disenfranchised grief: Implications for mental health counseling practice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cordaro, Millie

  58. Pet Loss and Human Bereavement: A Phenomenological Study of Attachment and the Grieving Process

    Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle K Crossley

    Through the analysis of a phenomenological research design, this study examined (a) the lived experiences of pet owners who have experienced the loss of a companion animal; (b) the similarities and differences of human animal attachment as described by a multicultural sample of grieving pet...

  59. Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gardner, M., McVety, D.

  60. Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hewson, C.

    Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...

  61. Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hewson, C.

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...

  62. Frequency of neurotic symptoms shortly after the death of a pet

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kimura, Y., Kawabata, H., Maezawa, M.

  63. Pet loss: The interface of continuing bonds research and practice

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Carmack, Betty J., Packman, Wendy, Neimeyer, Robert A., Harris, Darcy L., Winokuer, Howard R., Thornton, Gordon F.

  64. Pet Loss and Human Emotion: Romanian Students' Reflections on Pet Loss

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rujoiu, O., Rujoiu, V.

  65. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Koempel, Stephanie

  66. Pet grief: When is non‐human life grievable?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Redmalm, David

  67. Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.

    Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...

  68. Exploring the grief experience among callers to a pet loss support hotline

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Remillard, L. W.

    The present study explored the grief experience among callers to the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Loss Support Hotline (PLSH). Summary notes (n=75) of the conversations between callers and PLSH volunteers were qualitatively analyzed using content analysis. Major content categories emerging...

  69. Pet loss and representations of death, attachment, depression, and euthanasia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Testoni, I.

    Studies that have examined pet loss hypothesize that attachment, representations of death, and the belief in an afterlife for animals may influence owners' bereavement and depressive outcomes. The following instruments were administered to 159 Italian participants recruited through snowball...

  70. Performing good death at the veterinary clinic: experiences of pet euthanasia in Finland

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schuurman, N.

    In contemporary pet-keeping culture, the death of an animal is managed by the veterinary profession. The situation of euthanising the pet at the clinic is not an easy one for the owner of the animal, who has to manage the emotions involved in the death of a pet, while at the same time worrying...

  71. Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid

  72. A longitudinal study of mental illness among bereaved pet owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Y. Kimura, K. Kanai, N. Itoh, S. Chikazawa, Y. Hori, F. Hoshi, H. Kawabata, M. Maezawa

  73. Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S. W. Johnson

  74. The attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw

  75. The veterinarian's role in pet loss: grief education, support, and facilitation

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): L.S. Lagoni, S. Hetts, S.J. Withrow

  76. Grieving the Loss of a Pet Needs the Health System Recognition

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bidhu K. Mohanti

    Globally there is increased presence of pets in the households. This non-human relationship, with its dimensions of physical and emotional bonds, can get severely jolted on the death of the companion animal. It sets a feeling, ‘our life is now left with a void and the house feels utterly...

  77. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field

  78. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cori Bussolari, Janice Habarth, Satoko Kimpara, Rachel Katz, France Carlos, Amy Chow, Hisao Osada, Yukiko Osada, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field, Wendy Packman

  79. Fare thee well: how to help owners (and yourself) deal with the death of a beloved pet

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Al Bentz, C. Bach

  80. Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study

    Theses | Contributor(s): Valerie Russell

  81. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sabine B. J. Volkmann

  82. Mourning the Loss of a Pet

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephen R. Pratt

  83. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maxwell D. Rappoport