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3 Ways To Show Support For Someone Who Is Grieving The Loss Of A Dog

Posted On: Sep 20, 2019   |   Posted By: iHeart Dogs

3 Ways To Show Support For Someone Who Is Grieving The Loss Of A Dog

“I mean, it was just a dog.” “Now you can get a new one!” “It's not like you lost an actual family member.” These are the types of statements people grieving the loss of a dog or cat have to put up with. Often mourners are made to feel as though their feelings over losing their dog are overblown or not justified.
This is simply untrue , and very unfair.
It's important for everyone, whether you've lost an animal or you've never even had an animal of your own, to take the grief of others seriously and treat them appropriately. Every individual handles grief differently, just as every individual has different relationships with their dogs.
There are a few things each and every one of us, regardless of our own relationship with dogs and grief, can do when interacting with someone who has recently experienced that type of loss.
1. Avoid Saying The Wrong Things
Certain commonly used statements when it comes to loss are not only not helpful, but potentially harmful to a grieving pet parent. Trying to cheer someone...

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