No two people grieve the same. Over the next few days, weeks and months, you will go through the various stages of grief at your own pace. Children will deal with the loss in their own way, and it’s important for you to work with them to understand their feelings.
The other animals in your home may also grieve, as they notice the absence of their once constant companion.
However grief may affect your life, we’re here to help. Take a look at the below pages to guide you through every step of the grieving journey. Find out how to explain the death of a pet to a child, how to tell if other pets are grieving and when is the right time to get another pet.
If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s death, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve, Doris Zagdanski.
If you’ve got any questions about pet cremation, choosing an urn or vet support, take a look at our FAQs to find the answer.