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“When a pet dies, that special place in our hearts feels so empty. But we realize, as time passes, that animals have a way of teaching us about loving, about loyalty, friendship, & joy. And whatever we’ve shared in their presence can never really be lost.”
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Heart And Soul Pet Loss Guide

How to heal your pain and help your beloved pet in the face of a great loss. (Heart And Soul Pet Loss Guide: How to heal your pain and help your beloved pet in the face of a great loss.
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It's OK to grieve and feel the pain.

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Loss of pet ignited new business

Loss of pet ignited new business | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Debra Lisle turned a tragic loss into a determined business to make life better for all pet dogs or cats. (Loss of pet ignited new business: Debra Lisle turned a tragic loss into a determined business to make life bet...
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A business born out of personal tragedy.

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CrazyDogLife Rainbow Bridge Video | Crazy Dog Life

CrazyDogLife Rainbow Bridge Video | Crazy Dog Life | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
A video that chronicles our rescue efforts and all the dogs waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for us.
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Pet Patrol: Protecting your animals from ticks - CTV News

Pet Patrol: Protecting your animals from ticks - CTV News | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Pet Patrol: Protecting your animals from ticks
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“They are fast breeders, so they can cope with a massive loss by breeding much more,” says Lecompte. Ticks latch onto deer, rabbits, grass, and pets in order to survive.
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Good idea now that the warmer weather is approaching...let's keep our pets healthy!

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Why the Death of a Pet Matters (and Why Your Sympathy Does, Too)

Why the Death of a Pet Matters (and Why Your Sympathy Does, Too) | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Pandora Maclean-Hoover, LICSW - If you’ve never had a pet, it may seem silly to grieve for one. For some, though, the grief is as real as that felt for a human.
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Ways to Deal with Grief and Guilt

When we have a pet, we naturally take on a deep sense of responsibility. Our pet depends on us for food, water, shelter, healthcare, and love. When we suffer a pet loss, the grief may seem overwhelming. One of the strongest emotions we can feel after a pet's death is guilt. 

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Feeling guilt is a normal reaction to the grief we are going through after experiencing a pet loss. If you lost a pet through an accident, you may be thinking "if only I had..." 

- Been keeping a closer eye  

- Exercised more caution  

- Had come directly home  

- Been more aware  

If you lost a pet through an unforeseen illness, you may be wondering "why didn't I..."

 - Get to the veterinarian sooner?  

- Consider getting another medical opinion?  

- Pay closer attention to see signs of illness?  

- Not wait so long to do anything?  

You may still find other reasons to feel guilty about a pet's death, thinking "if only I had..."

 - Not been so preoccupied  

- Devoted more attention  

- Not pushed him/her off my lap  

- Not yelled at him/her  

Sometimes there is nothing we can when our pet succumbs to an illness or suffers an injury. In working through feelings of guilt, we may learn how to better identify symptoms of ill health or gain knowledge from a mistake. The following four steps can assist in coping with feelings of guilt after a pet's death: 

1) Talk about your feelings to a family member or close friend who can provide more objectivity  

2) Change the focus from your feelings of powerlessness to the times you had with your pet in good health and the occasions you took excellent care of your pet

3) Recognize that you cared for your pet the best way you could at that time, that injuries and sickness happen, and that people make errors

4) Talk to your veterinarian about any remaining concerns about your pet's state of health

Although the pet loss and grief can be devastating, it is important to remember that having feelings of guilt are to be expected and it will take time to work through them and begin the healing process.

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Striving For Imperfection - Skipping across the rainbow bridge - Ukiah Daily Journal (blog)

Striving For Imperfection - Skipping across the rainbow bridge - Ukiah Daily Journal (blog) | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Striving For Imperfection - Skipping across the rainbow bridge
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"Jack" was the name chosen by someone long before us. However, when we rescued him from the shelter, we figured, "Why not?
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Grief and the Loss of a Pet

Grief and the Loss of a Pet | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
This post has nothing to do with theology - or at least the academic kind. I suppose it is very theological in the sense that everything we do relates in some form or fashion back to our Creator. T...
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Diary of a Real-Life Veterinarian: Grief and the Days that Follow Saying Goodbye

Diary of a Real-Life Veterinarian: Grief and the Days that Follow Saying Goodbye | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
RT @FreePetAdvice: Do u remember that days that followed the loss of yr pet? How did u cope? http://t.co/QZkiDzUb1Y
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This article written by a vet is a MUST READ....it's a place most of us have gone to at one time.

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Your Happy Pet: Texas plants poisonous to your pet - Victoria Advocate

Your Happy Pet: Texas plants poisonous to your pet - Victoria Advocate | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Your Happy Pet: Texas plants poisonous to your pet Victoria Advocate The vines, stems, leaves and unripe tomatoes of the plants growing in your garden pose a threat if eaten by your pet because they contain tomatine, an alkaloid related to atropine...
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Good information to review and have on hand.

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Heading Down the Path to the Rainbow Bridge | Ohio Animal ...

Heading Down the Path to the Rainbow Bridge | Ohio Animal ... | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Heading Down the Path to the Rainbow Bridge. March 25, 2014 in Health & ... Petting him I survey the once rust red colored fur on his face and head is now being slowly replaced by the white fur that marks his passage into the stage of senior pet .
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In Memory of Sally Johnson - Dream Land Pet Cremation

In Memory of Sally Johnson - Dream Land Pet Cremation | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Sally was a Blue Tick Beagle; we got her after a very persistent campaign from our daughter, Sara for a beagle puppy. We finally found one, the only one we could find in the Atlanta area at the time, and she came to live with us just before ...
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Touching story about a loved pet.

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San Diego pet loss and hospice care - KFMB News 8

San Diego pet loss and hospice care - KFMB News 8 | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
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San Diego pet loss and hospice care
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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Much like the death of a human family member, the loss of a pet can be a truly devastating experience, as pets have grown to become an integral part of the family unit.
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Got to see this!! Holistic end of life care for our furry family members.

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Recover From The Grief Of Pet Loss.

How To Emotionally Cope With The Death Or Loss Of A Pet. (Recover From The Grief Of Pet Loss.: How To Emotionally Cope With The Death Or Loss Of A Pet.
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Schepp Family Funeral Homes looks to expand into pet cremation services

Schepp Family Funeral Homes looks to expand into pet cremation services | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Schepp Family Funeral Homes is going to the dogs – and cats, and rabbits, and gerbils, for that matter.
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Another service that recognizes the meaning of Pet Parenting!

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A Difficult Decision: Saying Goodbye to My Dog Buddy after a Wonderful Ten ... - OB Rag

A Difficult Decision: Saying Goodbye to My Dog Buddy after a Wonderful Ten ... - OB Rag | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
A Difficult Decision: Saying Goodbye to My Dog Buddy after a Wonderful Ten ...
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When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
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Very touching, straight forward article. Worth the read.

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Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Digital Art by Naomi Ochiai - Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Digital Art by Naomi Ochiai - Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Digital Art by Naomi Ochiai - Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale (Dog Rainbow Bridge Art - 'Chocolate Labrador Angel And Mom' - http://t.co/RMtcVlXC3L...
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Quincy Police Warn Pet-Owners After Coyote Attacks - CBS Local

Quincy Police Warn Pet-Owners After Coyote Attacks - CBS Local | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Quincy Police Warn Pet-Owners After Coyote Attacks
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QUINCY (CBS) — Quincy family is mourning the loss of their beloved pet after it was attacked by a coyote.
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Coyotes are being found everywhere. Be proactive!

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pamperedpoodles4u.com Blog

pamperedpoodles4u.com Blog | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
My heart is shattered. My precious Francis has gone to the rainbow bridge :'(

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In Loving Memory of Rusty

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In loving memory of Rusty. I would love you to know his sad story, because
I believe he was not alone, when he crossed over the bridge early morning.
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You have to read this.....if nothing else, read this.

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Germanton family dog found tortured to death - Winston-Salem Journal

Germanton family dog found tortured to death - Winston-Salem Journal | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Germanton family dog found tortured to death
Winston-Salem Journal
GERMANTON – A Forsyth County family is mourning the loss of their dog after they found their pet tortured to death over the weekend.
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Loss of Appetite in Dogs – PetPremium

Loss of Appetite in Dogs – PetPremium | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
Loss of Appetite in Dogs. Common reasons why your dog is not eating: food changes, depression, pain, pancreatitis and more, go here! (Check out these Common Reasons Why Your Dog is Not Eating!
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Good article to help all of us ensure the health of our pups.

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Pet Sympathy Messages: Condolences for Loss of Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); What to Write in a Pet Condolence Card Unless you’re talking about tortoises, pet’s usually don’t outlive their owners. So, chances are if you have a pet, you will eventually feel the sting of loss when your pet... http://allaboutmodifiedcars.com/2014/04/09/pet-sympathy-messages-condolences-for-loss-of-dogs-cats-and-other-pets/


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Dog Blog Survey: Grieving the Loss of Your Heart Dog (Canine Soul ...

Dog Blog Survey: Grieving the Loss of Your Heart Dog (Canine Soul ... | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
What helped me through most was the support of my family who, thankfully, did not belittle my feelings over the loss of a pet, but understood and stayed by me. The other thing that got me through was her collar that ...
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If your going to help with this survey...DO IT NOW!! There is only a few hours left to help out.

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Silver Bangle Bracelet, Alex and Ani Inspired, Rememberance of Lost Pet, Dog Theme Free Shipping

Silver Bangle Bracelet, Alex and Ani Inspired, Rememberance of Lost Pet, Dog Theme Free Shipping | Pet Bereavement | Scoop.it
This bangle is made with a dog angel as a focal charm. There is also fire hydrant, an angel wing and a heart with the words best friend with a paw (New " loss of Pet" Bangle...
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For those that would be comforted by jewelry...this might be good.

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