Helping Children Cope with Pet Loss

Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Pet

The death of a family pet is often the first time a child faces the passing of a loved one—and it’s important to give the event adequate attention. Too often, parents are so engulfed in the logistics and emotions surrounding the pet’s death they forget to help children grieve. Other times, children are shielded from these upsetting experiences, yet they sense something is wrong. Older children recognize this loss and can be expected to manage their emotions themselves. Typically, the subject of death is unfamiliar to children. Their friends may have experienced the loss of a family member.


Coping with Grief after the Death of a Pet

It's Okay to Grieve When a Pet Dies The loss of a pet should never be minimized. Whether the pet was a favorite feline, a faithful dog or even a little turtle, pet loss can spark deep feelings of grief in the people who care for the cherished creature. Even young children experience grief when a pet has died and may act out their sadness. Furthermore, everyone experiences pet loss differently, so there’s no reason to expect specific behaviors from yourself or others.


Making Pet Funeral Arrangements

While the concept of a pet funeral is relatively new, the value of holding a commemorative event to aid the healing process goes back to our most primitive roots. Whether you choose burial or cremation, your approach can be true to your religious views or environmental concerns. The only right approach is the one that helps you and your family say farewell to your pet. Pet Funeral Services


Pet Euthanasia

Sometimes an accident or a quickly progressing illness will take a pet’s life and relieve its owners from making a decision regarding euthanasia. More often, debilitating conditions and chronic health issues caused by aging or illness minimize a pet’s quality of life. Sometimes aging and illness can also cause chronic health issues that cause behavior problems. In some cases, unmanageable behavior can jeopardize the safety of children and other pets in the home.




Grief And The Holidays

Most of us look forward to the sights, sounds, and celebrations of the holiday season. For those who have suffered a loss, however, this time of year presents many challenges, not the least of which is how to make the difficult journey through grief when it seems all those around us are filled with joy. […]


Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement

Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement That’s Catching Hold If you aren’t familiar with the concept of using a professional celebrant to preside at funerals and memorial services, then you aren’t alone. The idea of using a secular professional trained to lead funeral ceremonies isn’t new, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon in […]


The Best is Yet to Come

From time-to-time, we like to step back and take stock of where we came from, where we are, and where we’re headed. Little did we know when we started back in 2000 as a simple website, that today we’d be the leader in providing funeral-related information. Our website has served over 17 million users and […]


We are Thankful for You

As November comes to a close, we’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Funeralwise community for their support and continuing interest. We wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday season and send our heartfelt best wishes for the coming new year.  SYMPATHY GIFTS When someone experiences a loss, […]


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