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October 22, 2012

Loss of a Pet -- Helpful Guidelines for Grieving Owners and Other Pets

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Members of our family here at Super Cool Pets have recently faced the hands-down toughest decision confronting any of us who live with pets. The death of a pet can hurt as much as the death of a relative.

As well we know, nothing but time and acceptance can dull the pain. This insightful article Love, Guilt & Putting Dogs Down |The Other End of the Leash by gifted animal trainer and behaviorist Patricia McConnell, Ph.D may help in the meantime. She deals with the ubiquitous guilt factor among other issues.

And for those who live with more than one pet, "siblings" can respond in numerous different ways to the loss. These pets may be grieving, and we don't always know how best to comfort them without words. Dr. McConnell provides a few tips here in Helping a Dog Through a Loss |The Other End of the Leash.

For books and manuals by Dr. McConnell, click here.

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Posted by Super Cool Pets Staff at October 22, 2012 2:05 AM

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