Dealing with Death and Grief – Pet

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The Loss Of A Family Pet: A Rainbow Bridge For Gus

Often we get questions about how to talk to children about the loss of a family pet. This is never an easy conversation, but a very important conversation. Many times this is the first time a child will experience the heartache of a loss. It may be easier to approach this subject by sharing a…
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“Furever”, Coping With Your Pet’s Death

I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by a local AM radio station, 550 KTRS this morning to discuss the St. Louis Independent Film Festival showing of a documentary called “Furever” that will be shown on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Webster University in Webster Grove, MO.   Furever was produced by Amy Finkel….
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation Part 3 of 3

To date, the most progressive association is called The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA), whose members are supposed to voluntarily adhere to the most stringent standards in the country. Very few members of the public and veterinary community are aware of what these standards and definitions entail, but their literature can be obtained by either…
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation Part 2 of 3

Before agreeing to any service, be sure that you have received a written description of the service options offered  by the cremation company. In addition to this, be sure that the crematory actually issues a written guarantee that you will receive your pet’s remains and not just  a certificate stating that your pet was cremated….
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation-Part 1 of 3

When faced with the prospect of losing a pet, having clear and organized thoughts can be quite challenging, if not impossible. To complicate matters further, you and your family can find yourselves in the difficult position of needing to make decisions regarding the harsh realities that come with declining health and end of life care….
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Navigating Grief

Navigating grief is never easy. And there’s no “right way” to do it.  But a good way to start walking down the recovery path is to write about your faithful friend.  It doesn’t have to be neat and pretty, just take out a sheet of paper and start jotting down random thoughts of what your friend was…
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