It may hurt at first, but coping with grief from a lost pet is common. You might be going through a lot of emotions and feelings, all of which are totally normal. Here are a few things you will want to keep in mind when you've lost your loved furry one.
When a pet dies, you will be faced with the difficult decision of how to handle their remains. Depending on what you choose, fees vary widely and can be performed at your local Humane Society. Don't be afraid to ask questions by calling your veterinarian who can help guide you through the process or help make further recommendations.
Depending on your relationship with your pet and how you feel about the situation, you may decide you want to bury your loved one in a pet cemetery. The other option is for cremation, which allows the ability to scatter their ashes in a favorite spot or even keep them at home.
You are the best judge of how much information you want to share, but the best thing is to be honest. Be honest about your loss and the pain you're feeling. More often than not, you'll find comfort in friends and family who have gone through the same type of loss.
The grieving process happens differently for every single person. You're going to feel sad, upset, and even angry. Give in to your emotions and let yourself feel those things. Bottling up emotions is never a good thing and this is a bond that will take time to heal from.
Make a scrapbook or make the background of your computer a photo of them. Whatever you do - don't let their memory fade away. Cherish the memories you had with your furry companion and keep them near and close.