Pet Loss Support

When we deeply care about our companion animals they become part of the family, and losing them can be devastating. At EASE we recognise the depth of the human/companion animal relationship and understand that one of the greatest challenges for guardians is when this bond is broken through death or separation. We offer a comprehensive range of literature to assist people who have lost, or anticipate the loss of, a beloved animal companion – be that a dog, a cat, a horse or any other pet.  

Click on a podcast to listen to it, or on a support sheet to download it. (These resources have been written by our Pet Bereavement Support Specialist, Angela Garner.)

Pet Bereavement


This particular recording has been created to offer comfort and support to those suffering the loss of a much-loved companion animal. It lasts for about ten minutes and opens and closes with music by Martin Wheeler.

The music on the podcasts below has been reproduced by kind permission of the World Mosaic Orchestra.

Preparing for Pet Loss

Support sheet: Preparing for Pet Loss

Coping with Pet Euthanasia

Support sheet: Coping with Pet Euthanasia

Coping with Grief in Pet Loss

Support sheet: Coping with Grief in Pet Loss

Coping with Guilt in Pet Bereavement

Support sheet: Coping with Guilt in Pet Bereavement

A Practical Guide to After-Death Services

Support sheet: A Practical Guide to After-Death Services

Coping with Pet Bereavement in Children

Support sheet: Coping with Pet Bereavement in Children

Supporting a Friend through Pet Loss

Support sheet: Supporting a Friend through Pet Loss

Blemie’s Will

The playwright Eugene O’Neill wrote a will with the intention of cheering up his wife, Carlotta. The family’s pet dog, Blemie, was dying of old age and O’Neill penned ‘Blemie’s Will’. This writing is reproduced with kind permission of The Yale Collection of American Literature, Yale University.

More downloads available

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Equine Friend

Thoughts about Grief in Pet Loss

Remembering my Pet  (A colourful activity book designed to help children of up to about 11 years of age through the upset of losing a much loved pet)

Poem ‘In Remembrance of a Beloved Pet

 

All information contained within these documents is intended to be supportive only, and should not be interpreted as prescriptive or advisory, nor should it be seen as an alternative to medical care from your doctor when required. EASE offers this support without charge and cannot be held liable for any misunderstanding that may occur in those who choose to access it.