Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals
| Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins
Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...
Hootie's Horse Haven
Hooties Horse Haven is a ranch dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams and reach their goals.
The End of the Partnership With a Guide Dog: Emotional Responses, Effects on Quality of Life and Relationships With Subsequent Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Budge, C., La Grow, S., Stafford, K.
Owner grieving following companion animal death
| Contributor(s):: Cindy L. Adams
Beyond Recovery: Understanding the Postbereavement Growth From Companion Animal Loss
| Contributor(s):: Paul W.C. Wong, Kenny C.T. Lau, Lucia L. Liu, Gloria S.N. Yuen, Poon Wing-Lok
Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog
| Contributor(s):: Stefania Uccheddu, Loriana de Cataldo, Mariangela Albertini, Stanley Coren, Goncalo Da Graça Pereira, Anouck Haverbeke, Daniel Simon Mills, Ludovica Pierantoni, Stefanie Riemer, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni, Federica Pirrone
Pet loss and continuing bonds in children and adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Michael Schmidt, Paige E. Naylor, Diana Cohen, Rowena Gomez, James A. Moses Jr, Max Rappoport, Wendy Packman
There is little research available regarding the impact of pet loss on children. In the current mixed-methods study, we explored the different ways that children use continuing bonds (CB) to cope following the death of a pet. We studied 32 children (5–18 years) and their parents....
Emotion Work of Coping with the Death of a Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: Karyn McKinney
Bond‐Centered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
| Contributor(s):: Laurel Lagoni, Amir Shanan
| Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura
Grief for pets – Part 2: Avoiding compassion fatigue
| Contributor(s):: Caroline Hewson
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses, and it can result in compassion fatigue. There seems to have been little acknowledgement of this in the workplace or the literature, and we lack research on prevalence, risk factors...
Investigating the Emotion Regulation Strategies Implemented by Adults Grieving the Death of a Pet in Australia and the UK
| Contributor(s):: Chloe Green, Maria Kangas, Ian Fairholm
Pet-related grief has been for the most part been overlooked in psychological research. The aim of this study was twofold. First, to investigate whether the ambiguous loss of one’s pet was associated with heightened grief compared to certain pet death; and second, to examine whether...
Chapter 23 - Following the Loss of a Companion Animal: Aftercare and Pet Loss Support
| Contributor(s):: Katherine Goldberg, Sandra Brackenridge
The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
| Contributor(s):: Katherine M. Crawford, Yiwen Zhu, Kathryn A. Davis, Samantha Ernst, Kristina Jacobsson, Kristen Nishimi, Andrew D.A.C. Smith, Erin C. Dunn
Pet ownership is common. Growing evidence suggests children form deep emotional attachments to their pets. Yet, little is known about children’s emotional reactions to a pet’s death. The goal of this study was to describe the relationship between experiences of pet death and risk of...
Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond With Their Pets
| Contributor(s):: Thompson Psy, D. Mc, Kim Ph, D. Ab
"We Lost a Member of the Family": Predictors of the Grief Experience Surrounding the Loss of a Pet
| Contributor(s):: Anna Maria C. Behler, Jeffrey D. Green, Jennifer Joy-Gaba
Pets play an important role in their owners' lives and are often viewed as family members. However, research on human-animal relationships suggests that pet owners often receive relatively less emotional support when experiencing grief after the death of a beloved pet, a phenomenon known as...
Exploring the loss and disenfranchised grief of animal care workers
| Contributor(s):: Marton, B., Kilbane, T., Nelson-Becker, H.
When the Bond Breaks: Variables Associated with Grief Following Companion Animal Loss
| Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn M., Isenstein, Sari G. E., Schneider, Margaret S.
This research used an online quantitative survey to investigate variables related to grief following pet loss. These included type of relationship, animal species, amount of time since death, cause of death, attachment, and social support. We also examined emotions hypothesized to be associated...
Tattoo Narratives: Insights Into Multispecies Kinship and Griefwork
| Contributor(s):: Hill, Kristine
This paper explores multispecies families and nonhuman kinship through the lens of tattoo narratives, namely those that accompany designs dedicated to a companion animal. Although some tattoos are purely aesthetic, many embody deep personal meanings. Humans use narrative as a tool to endow...
Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills
| Contributor(s):: Ines Testoni, Loriana De Cataldo, Lucia Ronconi, Elisa Silvia Colombo, Cinzia Stefanini, Barbara Dal Zotto, Adriano Zamperini
In Italy, there are still very few studies on the psychological impact of losing a pet. The need to fill this gap springs from the fact that pet loss counseling services are increasingly being activated. The aim of this study is the Italian adaptation of instruments for veterinary counseling...