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Stories and Resources from Remember a Pet

A beloved pet makes a lasting impact, and the loss of a pet leaves a tremendous gap. Grieving or preparing to grieve the loss of a pet is an emotional process that takes time and healing. We want to help you find ways to celebrate the memory of your or your client’s pet and share inspiring stories about the impact Remember a Pet has on animals and families around the world.

Caring for Your Aging Pet

Caring for Your Aging Pet

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Caring for your aging pet is often a time of frustration and confusion for pet owners. They love their pet and they know, intellectually, that their pet is changing with age. But it's hard to remember that when you're cleaning up after an accident or you're woken up in the dead of night by a howl...

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Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Humans and animals have relied on each other for hundreds of years. We’ve kept dogs as companions for centuries, used horses to travel, used cows and goats and sheep for food. When we form a truly deep bond with an animal, that creates a meaningful space in our lives. And when that bond is lost a...

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Reaching Out for Help After the Loss of a Pet

Reaching Out for Help After the Loss of a Pet

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Being vulnerable is terrifying. Especially when you’re grieving the loss of someone precious, like a family member or beloved pet. You’re allowing someone to see you in a moment when you’re shaken to your core and not sure how to find your footing. You’re trusting them to help you find your stren...

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Signs to Look for in an Aging Pet

Signs to Look for in an Aging Pet

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Like people, every dog ages differently. Individual breeds even age differently, based on their size, life expectancy, and common health problems. Irish wolfhounds, for example, have a life expectancy of about seven years, while daschunds and miniature poodles can live up to fourteen years. As yo...

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When Does Grief Become Unhealthy?

When Does Grief Become Unhealthy?

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Most parents won’t outlive their children. But pet parents take in a beloved family member knowing that their pet won’t be with them forever. Pet parents also face judgment from others that we don’t face when grieving a person. When a person dies, we’re met with sympathy, compassion, and comfort....

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What to Say to Someone Who Has Just Lost a Pet

What to Say to Someone Who Has Just Lost a Pet

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

It can be difficult to know what to say to someone facing grief. Maybe you've lost a pet an have an idea of what it's like. Maybe you've never had a pet. Either way, there are plenty of ways to be there for someone who has just lost a pet. One of the tricky parts is knowing what to say. You want ...

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When to Get a New Pet After You Lose One

When to Get a New Pet After You Lose One

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

The loss of a beloved pet is heartbreaking. Your pet was your best friend, your valentine, your steady source of love and companionship whether times were good or bad. And when you lose a pet, it's understandable to want a companion again. Someone to fill that hole your pet left behind. Many owne...

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Grief?

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Grief?

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Every pet owner dreads the day that their beloved companion is no longer with them. And when you do experience that loss, there is an intense feeling of emptiness. Everyone experiences grief differently and there are healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with grief. And while there's not necessar...

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What is Pet Hospice?

What is Pet Hospice?

Posted by Evelyn Pryor on

Pets age just like humans do--tragically, they age much faster. And coping with the impending loss of a beloved pet is one of the most difficult things any pet parent can face. Advances in veterinary care now make it possible to do more to save pets, and while you do need to consider how much you...

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