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Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications

By Thelma Duffey

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Pets can be loyal, loving, and entertaining members of a family. Their deaths are generally experienced as painful losses by the people who love them, even though the grief experience is often culturally disenfranchised. In this manuscript, the authors discuss the role that pets can play in a person's life; the effects that pet loss can have on the people who love them; and some creative rituals for memorializing a beloved pet (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Publication Title Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
Volume 1
Issue 3/4
Pages 287-295
ISBN/ISSN 15401383
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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  1. Coping
  2. Counseling
  3. Death
  4. Emotions
  5. Family
  6. Grief
  7. Interspecies interactions
  8. peer-reviewed
  9. Pet loss
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. Separation Reactions
  12. Suffering
  1. peer-reviewed