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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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 addresses e ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Guaranteed to not be on everyone's "Want To Read" list. Nevertheless, if you have lost a pet, as I recently have, or know someone who has, I think this would be a very helpful read. Among many good points, it has any number of comments and brief stories from others who have lost a furry friend and how they felt going through their loss, and any bumps they encountered along the way, so you will know you are not alone. Even if you are fortunate as I am to have friends who have and have had pets, i ...more
Yes, a lot of the information in this book is available on the Internet, but I personally find sitting in front of a computer to read about grief to be...well, cold and impersonal. That's just me, though. Having said that, this book paid for itself by addressing the issue of grief/guilt over being "liberated" by the death of a pet with special needs and a long-term illness. This is a particularly big source of stress for my husband and I, and it felt good to see someone say we weren't unloving f ...more
Courtney Johnson
I think this book does a good job of helping greiving pet owners. I am in a particularly interesting position because I volunteer for a no-kill cat shelter, and I choose to foster some of our older cats. They tend to come with me with some health issues and I know their time is limited. That doesn't make their loss any easier.

This book helps navigate the swamp of grief and pain. I like that it spends a large amount of time on dealing with guilt, which is a feeling that many pet owners feel after

I highly recommend this book for anyone grieving the loss of a pet. It has helped me cope and put many things in perspective.
Susie Lindeberg
In 2002, I bought several books on pet loss after we had to let our Monty go. This was the one I found the most comforting. I started re-reading this a couple of weeks ago, anticipating the upcoming passing of our second dog. We had to let her go two days ago & I am still finishing up this book for the second time. It's a good read for both before & after the passing of a beloved pet.
If you have ever lost a pet, this book is amazing for helping you through your grief. And how people will tell you it "was just a dog" or to "just get over it." Those people have obviously never loved a pet before. Especailly the people who tell you to "just get another one" *snort* Indeed. This is the first book I have read pertaining to the loss of a pet, and it covered just about every topic in the grief process that you would hope to have covered. I was amazed and I cried and I knew that thi ...more
I'm not a fan of self help books & honestly find them full of bull but needing some comfort after the loss of my German shepherd I gave this book a try. I'm glad to say it was a good decision. Just reading what others were feeling & experiencing made me realize I wasn't alone in my deep sadness over losing my sweet girl. If you or anyone you know has lost a pet I highly recommend this book.
Sep 27, 2009 Laura rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who has lost a pet or who expects to lose a pet soon
Shelves: non-fiction
I found several of the chapters to be helpful and comforting but there are many free articles on the internet that are taken directly from this book or are just as helpful. However, it is a good place to start and I wish I'd had it sooner.
Lindsey Benage
Was very helpful to read others stories and memories when we had to put Sugar down. It was both hard to read yet comforting at the same time. Would recommend to other pet owners who lose their pets.
Highly recommended if you've lost a beloved pet. I've found the feelings of grief and sadness to be completely overwhelming at times, and the wisdom in the book has helped me.
May 18, 2013 Anna marked it as to-read
Shelves: adults, loss-grieving
Read someday to see if should be on "recommended" list.
Helped me tremendously
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