Dealling with Pain

Ignore the pain will not go away. Express it. Cries, screams, hits the floor, talk. Do whatever helps you. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Peter A. Levine PhD. Do not try to avoid grief by not talking about your pet, instead, remember the good times. This will help you really understand what the loss of your pet means to you. Some are beneficial to express their feelings and memories in the form of poems, stories, or letters to the pet (pets). Other strategies include modifying your routine in order to fill the gaps of time when you would have been spending time with your pet (pets), preparing a tribute such as a collage of photos, or simply talking to others about your loss.

Who do you speak? If your family or friends love pets (pets), they will understand what you’re going through. Do not hide your feelings in an effort to appear strong and calm. Share your feelings with another person is one of the best ways to put them in perspective, and finding ways to manage them. Find someone with whom you can talk about how much you meant for your pet (pets), and how much strange, someone with whom you feel comfortable crying or sharing your sorrow. If you have relatives or friends who understand, or if you need more assistance, ask your veterinarian or a humane society to recommend a support group or a therapist.

Check with your church or in a hospital on supportive therapies for the duel. Remember, your grief is genuine and true, and deserves support. When is the best time to euthanize my pet? Your veterinarian is the best judge of the physical condition of your pet (pets). However, you are the best judge as to the quality of life for your pet. If your pet has a good appetite, responds to attention, seeks the company of their owner, and participating in games or in family life, many owners feel it is not the time. However, if the pet is in constant pain, undergoing difficult and stressful treatments that are not helpful, does not respond to affection, is unaware of his surroundings, and is not interested in life, a responsible owner will probably choose the end the suffering of their beloved companion. Evaluate honestly and unselfishly with your veterinarian health. Prolong the suffering of your pet to prevent your suffering does not help either. There is nothing that makes this decision is easy or painless, but treat him as the ultimate act of love that can make for your pet (pets).

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