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Pet Loss & Grief Support

Our veterinarians know that losing a pet is extremely difficult. Our team is here to offer you support and guidance during this difficult time. 

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Grief Counselling

Grieving the death of our companion animals can be just as painful as grieving the loss of a family member or friend. It is important to take the time to grieve and to experience your emotions.

Our compassionate team can help with resources to help you after the loss of a companion animal.

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Pet Loss Support at Whitesburg Animal Hospital

We would be honored to support you in your grief over the loss of your beloved pet. Our grief resources can help you process your loss, and provides tools for a healthy mourning process. We provide support and guidance in the following areas:

Self-Care

We will help you take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Although it can be difficult to face, it's important to give yourself time to mourn. You may want to suppress the grief and keep up appearances, but your to-do list can wait and your loved ones will understand if you need some time.

Be kind and gentle to yourself, and remember that sadness is not a weakness, but a part of life. Suppressing your feelings will only increase stress, anxiety and anger in the long run.

Communicating with Children

We will help you talk to your kids about grief and loss.

While it may seem kindest to lie to your children about the death of your pet, consider it an opportunity to teach them a valuable lesson about mortality and the grieving process.

Pet loss can show your children what your family does when something sad happens, and that grief and loss are normal parts of life. They can and should grieve, but it's also okay to eventually move on and feel happy again. 

Requesting Support

We can help you find additional support.

Sometimes you need some extra help and that's okay.

If you're interested in additional resources or a support group to help you grieve the loss of your pet, please visit the links below. 

Lap of Love Tufts Pet Loss Hotline

Memorialization

We will help you find a way to honor your lost loved one.

Finding a way to honor your departed pet is an important part of the healing process. Memorializing your pet can help bring you closure, and provide a sweet reminder of all the good times.

Did your pet have a beloved toy? A personalized collar or a favorite spot to curl up? Reflect on these details and take the time create a little memorial just for them.

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Whitesburg Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Huntsville companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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