One of our community members sent a suggestion to the When You Die Team to post a few helpful resources to help people who are grieving a pet who died. We would like to feature his recommendations here for you. Thanks Justin Black! If you have thoughts, recommendations or ideas for what we could feature next, give us a shout.
They are our close companions and beloved members of our family and they leave a big space in our hearts when they’re gone. To those who love their pets, losing them can be devastating.
Often when a pet dies, we bury them at home, on our property or backyard. But you may be surprised to know that this is not possible everywhere. Are there restrictions in your area? What rules apply to burying your pet?
There is a saying that goes, “To love a pet is to buy sorrow”. While that can be true, time spent with our furry friends is precious and we wouldn’t trade it for the world. It is a sad fact of life that our pets don’t live as long as we do, but after their death we can honor what they meant to us in life.
For many of us, our first experience with death comes when we lose a pet. Helping a child deal with this loss is also helping them deal with those deaths that occur in the course of lifetime.
Humans aren’t the only species who mourn the death of a loved one. Our animal friends feel that loss as well.
After saying goodbye to your animal companion you may want to fill the void by bringing another one into your home. But there are many things to consider before sharing your love and life with another pet.
The When You Die staff is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as an integral part of our human journey.