Grieving is a highly individual experience. Some people find that grief following the loss of a furry friend comes in stages, where they experience different feelings. Your friends at Brook Farm Veterinary Center are here for you and wanted to share some helpful resources for days when you may need help grieving.
These books sensitively address loss and grief and can be a good resource when grieving the loss of a pet.
For Adults or as a Family:
Heart Dog: Surviving the Loss of Your Canine Soul Mate- Roxanne Hawn.
Humphrey Was Here: Marj Asher
Until We Meet Again, From Grief to Hope After Losing a Pet- Mellisa Lyons.
Going Home, Finding Peace When Pets Die- Jon Katz.
To Read with Your Children:
Paw Prints in the Stars, a Farewell & Journal for a Beloved Pet- Warren Hansen.
The Rainbow Bridge, a Visit to Pet Paradise- Adrian Raeside.
I Miss You, All Pets go to Heaven- Judy Helm Wright.
The Day My Pet Went to Heaven- Maureen Chimrnti.
Remembering My Pet, a Kids Spiritual Workbook- Liss Levison.
Being Brave for Bailey- Corey Gut DVM.