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

    Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport

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

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

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

    Contributor(s):: Valerie Russell

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. When euthanasia is an option : the experience of making end-of-life decisions for companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Horn

    It's only a dog! You should just get another cat. You waited too long to take him to the vet as it is. These are some of the common attitudes and reactions that pet owners must often contend with when their companion animals die. Though they may be trying to be understanding and supportive,...

  10. On Lifetimes: Children's Experiences of Companion Animal Death

    Contributor(s):: Joshua James Russell

    The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to investigate children's lived experiences of companion animal death within the Greater Toronto Area. The central research questions are: "What does it mean for children to experience the death of a companion animal? What do...

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

    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...

  12. Loss of a companion animal: A study of grief and disenfranchisement of bereaved pet owners

    Contributor(s):: Minor, Donna Marie

  13. Human grief on the death of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Baydak, Martha A.

    In order to address the disenfranchised nature of the human grief response to the death of a pet and to validate the importance of the relationship between the pet and the owner, a series of five structured, time-limited and closed pet loss support groups were facilitated. Results of this...

  14. Companion Animal Loss in a Clinical Veterinary Practice Medical Setting

    Contributor(s):: Robin A. Lambert, Andrea Nesmith (adviser)

    Full article available for download on September 23rd, 2014. The majority of American households own a pet; however, despite the widespread popularity of companion animal ownership, modern society does not regard companion animal loss as “socially significant” loss, making this a form of...