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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 attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death
Contributor(s):: A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw
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...
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...
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,...
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...
The Challenge of Grieving for a Pet at Work
| Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue
Recovering for the loss of a beloved pet: rethinking the legal classification of companion animals and the requirements for loss of companionship tort damages
| Contributor(s):: Sirois, L. M.
Under U.S. law, animals are considered the property of their human companions. With this classification, individuals are granted the right to own, use, and control their animal property as they see fit. To many, though, the relationshipbetween man and his companion animal fits...
The elderly's adjustment to the loss of a companion animal: People–pet dependency
| 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...