The loss of an animal companion (a pet, working animal, or other special animal in our lives) can cause intense grief. The time leading up to the loss can also be very challenging, such as when an animal is sick or aging and death is nearing. Supporting clients as they navigate the loss of an important animal in their life (pets and beyond, including working partners such as K9s or horses, or other special animals) is an area of focus for me. This can include exploring the meaning of the relationship with the animal, and finding ways to honor that relationship in an ongoing way. I also offer support for veterinarians and other animal care and animal rescue professionals who experience loss and challenges related to their work.
Pet Loss During the Pandemic – My article in the June 2020 issue of Your Pet Magazine offers resources and support for those experiencing pet loss during these challenging pandemic times.
How Our Pets Help Us Cope – My article in the March 2020 issue of Your Pet Magazine describes the role our pets may have in helping regulate our emotions.