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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is now available as an ebook (PDF) for just $5! Download now!

Coping with Sorrow
on the Loss of Your Pet

by Moira Anderson, M.Ed.

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet provides a wealth of compassionate advice and specific coping strategies to help you deal with the pain of losing your beloved pet. It calls upon the experiences and suggestions of dozens of pet owners like yourself, who have experienced the same pain and anguish you're feeling and have chosen to share their strategies for healing.

Moira Allen knows first-hand how much the loss of a pet hurts -- and how much it matters to know that you're not alone, or "crazy," to feel the way you do. She also knows that when you're hurting, you don't want "psychobabble" -- you want understanding and real help.

Coping with Sorrow helps you deal every aspect of loss and bereavement:

  • Understanding what your pet meant to you and why its loss is so painful
  • Dealing with the overwhelming emotions of anger, guilt and depression
  • The importance of acknowledging your feelings, and ways to express your pain
  • How to adjust to your loss by adjusting your surroundings and schedule
  • Helping your children and other family members cope
  • Helping other pets adapt to the loss
  • Choosing the "right time" to euthanize a pet -- and how to ease the pain, strain and guilt that this decision brings
  • Creating a meaningful memorial to your beloved pet
  • Bringing a new pet into the home: Choosing the right time, and the right pet
  • Choosing a final resting place for your pet: Understanding your options, and making a decision that is right for your lifestyle
  • Helping others deal with loss
In addition, this book touches on topics that most books on pet loss never cover, such as:
  • How to deal with "pre-loss bereavement." Most pet loss books deal with the feelings one experiences after a pet has died. But many of us endure profound grief that begins before a pet dies. Pre-loss bereavement begins when we realize and accept that a pet's loss is inevitable, and is every bit as painful as post-loss grief!
  • How to deal with the loss of a "missing" pet (and steps you can take to help recover a lost pet)
  • How to protect pets in case of disaster or emergency
  • How to cope if circumstances force you to give up a beloved pet
  • How to provide for your pets in your will
  • And finally... do pets go to heaven?

Here's what others say about Coping with Sorrow:

A wonderful, helpful book filled with information and guidance... Treats this serious subject with sympathetic feelings... An excellent guide allowing us to understand that we are not alone with our grief. Anyone who has a pet should read it. -- Dog Week

Written with compassion and understanding; truly required reading for any pet owner. -- Dog World

Coping with Sorrow should be welcomed by those who are grieving or are anticipating extreme stress and grief over the loss of a pet. The author's presentation and knowledge of the subject offer solace and understanding to the pet owner in need. -- Cats Magazine

Coping with Sorrow addresses every aspect of pet loss and grief... Written in a clear, friendly style... It takes a pet owner by the hand and walks him through the stages of bereavement, offering explanations and coping strategies at every step. -- Canine Concepts

A small gem of a book... Anderson's book fills the need for a comprehensive, yet easily read, publication on pet loss and owner bereavement. The message is one of love, common sense, and practical information. -- The Delta Society

This book has been needed for a long time -- like forever! The wealth of information given by pet owners makes the book come alive. It's a lovely thing, beautifully and generously written from the bottom of a superb writer's heart. -- Dog Writers Association of America

Coping with Sorrow has been helping pet lovers heal from loss for nearly 30 years! Our 3rd edition is completely updated and ready to help you! Available from in Print and Kindle editions.

Get help instantly with our electronic edition!
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is also available as a PDF download for just $5. Buy now!

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