In her previous article, psychologist Dr Susan Dawson gave an insight into pet loss and euthanasia. In this article she explains how to understand and cope with grief following the death of a beloved pet. Grief Grief related to pet bereavement can be really intense. Pet bereavement can cause really strong emotional reactions, sometimes greater […]
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Pet Bereavement – Understanding Loss and Euthanasia
Given the option, the death of our pets is a topic most of us prefer not to talk about. It can cause intense anxiety and may also evoke awkward feelings in relation to our own mortality. Yet an unavoidable aspect of becoming attached to our pets is the inevitable experience of grief in relation to […]
by expert Susan Dawson on October 3, 2013 category Bereavement, General Interest, People and Pets
Are we too attached to our pets?
According to the Pet Food Manufacturing Association (PFMA) 13 million households in the UK have a pet and families with children are more likely to include a pet. There are 8 million dogs and 8 million cats kept as pets in the UK. Keeping pets is not a new phenomenon! Dogs were most likely the […]
by expert Susan Dawson on January 13, 2013 category People and Pets