Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Loss and Bereavement

Our pets are our family and the loss of a pet can fill us with a profound grief. This is normal after a loss and you are not alone in having these feelings. The grief we feel after the loss of a pet can be overwhelming but is unfortunately not always understood by our family members, friends, or colleagues. 

At VCMC, we are here to support you in your loss. We understand how important our pets are in our lives and the intense grief that can follow their loss. We have compiled a list of resources below for those having difficulty moving on in the grieving process. 

HelpGuide: Coping with Losing a Pet
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
RainbowsBridge: Grief Support Center 
PsychologyToday: Four Steps to Take After Experiencing Pet Loss
Lap of Love Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss and Bereavement Resources:

  • Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement Line: 1-855-352-5683
  • Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement Chat Room:
  • Cornell Hotline: 1-607-218-7457
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741

Memorializing your pet is one way to help you heal and deal with your grief. You can eulogize your pet on our website by clicking here

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