Article: Do Pets Who Lose a Pet Companion Grieve?
Helping pets deal with grief through animal communication
Pets who have share the same household and family can become very attached to each other and no matter how long they have been together they can have shared many things and developed dependant relationships.
Pets, just like humans, can experience various feelings of grief, loss, pain and go through a mourning period when they lose a close companion. By utilizing a professionalanimal communicator you can accomplish many goals in helping the cherished surviving pet overcome the grief.
First you can find out for sure if your pet understands what happened to his or her friend and explain the circumstances so they don't leave the house to go looking for them, preventing a possible lost pet event. We have had a number of cases when one pet has passed away, other pets in the family didn't understand the loss and went to locate them and try to bring them back home.
As animal communicators we can also help your surviving pets (and other family members) deal with grief. At Animal Healings, we are professionally trained animal communicators and can help you and your pet family deal with the loss in a number of ways, one of them includes talking with the pet that has passed. This can be incredibly healing for everyone, even your pets.
A True Story
Before you rush out to get a new pet for the whole family, consider this true story. One of our clients was missing their dearly departed cat who lived a full life to 21 years old. His brother, who was at age 19 was clearly missing him. He was showing signs of depression, grief and loneliness.
Since everyone in the home worked or went to school during the day and the house was empty, they thought the surviving senior cat needed a companion right away. Within a day or two a new younger cat was in the house, lots of energy, fluffy and very cute. The new cat was introduced properly and took to the senior cat right away. She also got a lot of attention and affection from everyone in the family since she was new and extremely friendly.
The surviving senior cat never seemed to quite take to the new cat and seemed to grow deeper into depression as time passed. It wasn't very much longer before it appeared that he just seemed to lose interest in everything, and soon he too was gone.
What Had Happened?
The family was so grief stricken. They reached a point where they arranged for an animal communication session to help with the grief. They were shocked to discover the senior cat the most recently departed felt like he was being replaced by the younger cat and that the family didn't need him any longer. He passed away somewhat broken hearted and just wanted to be with his brother.
From the family's perspective it couldn't be further from the truth, they all loved both senior cats with all their hearts, but it was too late to correct the error with the second brother.
Animal Communication Can Ease the Transitions
This of course was just one case, there have been many instances, when pets are given enough time to mourn, heal, and when given proper introductions to the new pet, the surviving pet(s) are made to feel the most important the home and everything works out just fine. Through animal communication we can help ensure new pet introductions and family adjustment periods go smoothly, no matter what the circumstances might be for your family. See how we have helped others in our testimonials.
Depending on the surviving pet's personality, you may alternatively want to consider adopting a compatible senior or older pet to help ease the pain. Many rescue organizations and shelters are now able to place senior pets that often times get passed up for the younger kittens and puppies adopted by most families. Check out our friends at catdepot.com
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