Pet loss: The interface of continuing bonds research and practice
Contributor(s):: Carmack, Betty J., Packman, Wendy, Neimeyer, Robert A., Harris, Darcy L., Winokuer, Howard R., Thornton, Gordon F.
A Disenfranchised loss – companion animal death
Contributor(s):: Dawson, Susan Elisa
Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss
Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama
This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...
Pet Loss and Human Emotion: What's New? (book review)
Contributor(s):: Smith, Anne
Reviews revised, second edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion: A Guide to Recovery, by Cheri Barton Ross and Jane Baron-Sorensen [ Routledge, 2007].
Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications
Contributor(s):: Duffey, Thelma
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...
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...
Online survey as empathic bridging for the disenfranchised grief of pet loss
Contributor(s):: Packman, W., Carmack, B. J., Katz, R., Carlos, F., Field, N. P., Landers, C.
Trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, female survivors of Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E.
Dead Pets: Satire and Sentiment in British Elegies and Epitaphs for Animals
Contributor(s):: Tague, Ingrid H.
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...
Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet
Contributor(s):: Lupton, David
Extended suicide with a pet
Contributor(s):: Cooke, Brian K.
Pet loss and disenfranchised grief: Implications for mental health counseling practice
Contributor(s):: Cordaro, Millie
Review of Pet loss and human emotion: A guide to recovery (2nd ed.)
Contributor(s):: Gilbert, Richard B.
Pet Euthanasia at Home
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Some veterinarians are conducting pet euthanasia during home visits to make the process less stressful for both the pet and the owner. Pet owners are able to take their time in saying goodbye to...
Pet Loss Support
We are a group of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine students who have been trained in grief counseling by a licensed therapist.
Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta
The Mission of the Pet Therapy Society is to provide to the community safe and effective Animal Assisted Activities and Programs. The Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta recognizes that the commitment of its volunteers is vital to the success of its Mission. The Pet Therapy Society of...
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
The death of a beloved pet is an emotional paradox. For many pet parents, they are desperately seeking someone to help them through the myriad of options that are available to them. Someone to help guide them in an area where they “don´t know what they don´t know” as far as what they can do to...
Man's Best Friend: Property or Family Member - An Examination of the Legal Classification of Companion Animals and Its Impact on Damages Recoverable for Their Wrongful Death or Injury
| Contributor(s):: William C. Root
In the United States, there is nearly one pet for every two Americans. Further, approximately 124 million dogs and cats live in American households. In one study, forty-five percent of dog owners reported that they take their pets on vacation. Another recent survey revealed that more than half of...
A Horse Named Lady
| Contributor(s):: Bentsen, Erika