The sad reality is that a dog’s life is too short. Today, he is so vibrant and full of life it’s as if he could run forever. Before you know it, he’s at the end of his life and there’s nothing you can do but to make him as comfortable as possible during his final days. It happens all too fast.
Never be ashamed of grieving for your four-legged friend. It’s perfectly natural. There are healthy ways to cope with the loss of an animal companion.
By following these tips, not only are you comforting yourself but also those that are around you. Moving on is hard but this should help you through the process.
- Do not hesitate to seek professional help – Sometimes, grief can be so profound that it interferes with your daily life.
- Understand that grieving is a gradual process – There’s no timetable for grieving. The pain doesn’t stop over night. Do not force yourself to get over it within a specific time frame.
- Don’t pretend that you’re not hurting – Suppressing feelings of loneliness is only going to make things worse for you in the long run. You are hurt and recognizing it is the fastest way to heal.