An Exploratory Study of Veterinary Professionals' Self-Reported Support of Bereaved Clients Before, During, and After Companion Animal Euthanasia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P., Coe, J. B., Niel, L.
Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children
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Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport
Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal
Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann
Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study
Contributor(s):: Valerie Russell
Fare thee well: how to help owners (and yourself) deal with the death of a beloved pet
Contributor(s):: Al Bentz, C. Bach
Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
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
Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet
Contributor(s):: Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field
Grieving the Loss of a Pet Needs the Health System Recognition
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...
The veterinarian's role in pet loss: grief education, support, and facilitation
Contributor(s):: L.S. Lagoni, S. Hetts, S.J. Withrow
The attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death
Contributor(s):: A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw
The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors
| Contributor(s):: Aimee C. Adams, Bruce S. Sharkin, Jennifer J. Bottinelli
The roles that pets play in the lives of college students have received little attention in the college counseling literature. This article will review four topics related to college students and pets that have implications for counselors: (a) the separation anxiety that students experience...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World
| Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka
We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
Grieving the loss of a pet
| Contributor(s):: Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15
Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion
| Contributor(s):: Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips
The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...
Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings
| Contributor(s):: Holcombe, T. Melissa, Strand, Elizabeth B., Nugent, William R., Ng, Zenithson Y.
Back Yard Memories
| Contributor(s):: Lowell L. Getz
Memories of the pet dogs now buried in our back yard. Brief accounts dealing with what each of the six pet dogs meant to us.
Critical incidents in grieving the death of companion animals
| Contributor(s):: David Allan Alexander
This study examined what bereaved pet owners found particularly helpful and particularly difficult in their grieving process. The Critical Incident Technique (CIT) was used. Eight bereaved pet owners identified 87 helping and 44 hindering categories that formed 12 helping and 7 hindering...