You image needs to be Square!

Please crop your image below, then save using the green button, or cancel using the red X
No Image Available

Pet Loss and Children: A Guide for Parents

 Author: Mary T Rochford Rose  Category: Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement  Publisher: Independently published  : August 28, 2020  Language: English

This book is a much-needed resource for parents of pet-owning children. It contains information on the grief process in children as it pertains to pet death but also gives the most effective methods of explaining the pet’s death and what comes afterward with regard to burial, cremation, and memorialization of pets. The pain suffered when a much-loved animal dies is unique and must be dealt with sympathetically. Not everyone has loved a pet and many people don’t understand the pain of having to say goodbye to one. A pet’s death though can be a valuable life teaching experience and when handled knowledgeably, helps to promote a healthy attitude towards the cycle of life and death. The author knows personally of the grief ensuing when a pet dies. However, she is also a vastly experienced veterinary nurse and has worked within the veterinary profession for many years, in several different fields of expertise, including general, exotic, and emergency medicine and most recently hospice care. Such experience brings with it a superior knowledge of pet disease, end of life decisions, the euthanasia process, and the pain of pet bereavement. Early on, the author states that she did not want to write a cold sterile textbook but she wanted to help distressed parents by sharing some stories and experiences from her own life. These experiences will help to portray how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved furry friend and Mary is also truthful enough to confide that losing a pet can be almost as painful (sometimes more so) as losing a close relative. It is filled with the wisdom and knowledge that can only be gained through experience. This little book is a must-read for parents who are contemplating the euthanasia of their family pet or for those who have already had to let go of a furry family member.


Are you sure you want to Log Out?

Live Webinar

Navigating Pet Loss & Grief

Thursday, June 6th, 2024
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern

Sponsored by:

Navigating Pet Loss & Grief, hosted by Moose’s
March, this webinar is designed to support pet
owners through the difficult journey and depth of
pet loss, anticipatory grief and understanding
guilt. This webinar will also provide 3 key
takeaways for the management of grief,
Featuring insights from renowned experts
Colleen Rolland, Association of Pet Loss and
Bereavement and Dr. Nancy Curotto, Pet Loss &
Bereavement Specialist. Attendees will have an
opportunity to ask questions of the experts.

Special Holiday Schedule

We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for pet parents missing their fur babies. APLB will be extending our hours this year to help you – we’ll get through this together.

Chat Room

Sun Dec 24: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun Dec 24: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Dec 25: 8 – 10 pm EST
Tues Dec 26: 8 – 10 pm EST
Wed Dec 27: 8 – 10 pm EST
Fri Dec 29: 8 – 10 pm EST
Sun Dec. 31: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun. Dec 31: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Jan 1: 8 – 10 pm EST

Video Support Group

Sat Dec 9: 7- 9 pm EST
Sun Dec 10: 7- 8:30 EST
Sat Dec. 23: 7 – 9 pm EST