Lydia Sullivan, DVM, CCRP, CVMA
Understanding and Coping with Grief
Below are articles on grief that are not specific to loss of a pet. However, as pets are very much members of the family, the same principles apply.
A table outlining how children perceive death by age group (from The California Department of Health Services.Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Branch.The California SIDS Program. A Practical Guide to the SID’S Home Visit, pp 2-20, 2-21.)
C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline (877) 394-2273
The C.A.R.E. Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who have received training from grief counselors. They also receive supervision from a licensed psychologist.
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline (877) GRIEF-10
The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline (888) 332-7738 Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 8pm