Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
The death of a pet can be as devastating as the death of a human family member. People experience a wide range of emotions when their pets die. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages in the grief process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Many of these stages also apply to the loss of a family pet. We have provided some resources to help you through the death of your companion. You can explore the pet loss books and other grief resources we’ve listed in this section.