There are many effective support groups out there that can help those grieving the loss of their companion animal. Support meetings are a place to go where people are going through similar situations, having similar feelings. For some people the groups may be the only place where people understand what you‘re feeling. It’s a special group of people where you can tell your story, have a friendly face to face talk and a shoulder to cry on.
Counseling may be beneficial for those that need more than just a friendly face; they may need professional help to get them through their lowest times. It is important to take into consideration that there is nothing wrong with seeking advice or care or help, at some stage most people will need some sort of professional care, just because you have lost an animal it doesn’t make it any less difficult to deal with.
See our page for a listing of companion animal bereavement counsellors.