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A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

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No Image Available Blessing the Bridge: What Animals Teach Us About Death, Dying...
Like a hospice worker, author Rita M. Reynolds cares for sick and dying animals, helping them comfortably cross the threshold...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement Rita M. Reynolds
No Image Available Crossing the Rubicon: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond in Life and...
A gentle, helpful guide to surviving losing a loved animal companion. The interviews with experts, vets and shared wisdom from...
Adult, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Julie A. Kaufman
No Image Available Death, Society, and Human Experience, 10th edition
This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Robert J. Kastenbaum
No Image Available Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions
Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions, 2/e, allows readers to see how essential theories and skills will...
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Katherine Walsh
No Image Available Grieving the Death of a Pet
Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Betty J. Carmack
No Image Available Healing A Child’s Pet Loss Grief: A Guide for Parents
Is your child suffering from the loss of their pet and you want to know how to help them? Discover...
Adult, Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Wendy Van de Poll
No Image Available Healing the Pain of Pet Loss: Letters in Memoriam
This book is a collection of inspiring and often heart-wrenching letters written to the author about their own experiences with...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Kymberly Smith
No Image Available In-Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques: The Veterinarian’s Guide to Helping Families...
I originally created this book to train my own doctors on the intricacies of in-home euthanasia. Within the first year...
Adult, Educational, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Dr Kathleen A Cooney DVM
No Image Available Just One More Day
If you, or someone you know, have ever had to put a dog to sleep, then you will know the...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen, Young Adult Geoffrey Bain
No Image Available Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of...
Pets are now considered family members, and at the same time, profound changes are taking place in veterinary medicine. Procedures...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya
No Image Available Loving and Losing a Pet: A Psychologist and a Veterinarian...
Michael Stern, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in New York and New Jersey. He is an adjunct associate professor...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Michael Stern, Susan Cropper
No Image Available Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond
Nothing turns a baby's head more quickly than the sight or sound of an animal. This fascination is driven by...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Meg Daley Olmert
No Image Available Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
At the age of 36, Caroline Knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a...
Adult, Dog Lovers, Educational, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Caroline Knapp
No Image Available Pet Loss & Human Emotion
This updated edition of Pet Loss and Human Emotion is a step-by-step guide to leading clients through this special kind of grief....
Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Cheri Barton Ross
No Image Available Pet Loss and Children: Establishing a Healthy Foundation
Explaining the concept of death to a child is a very difficult, confusing, and uncomfortable experience for a parent, educator,...
Adult, Educational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals Cheri Barton Ross
No Image Available Saying Goodbye to the Pet You Love (A Complete Resource...
From a psychologist with twenty years of experience as a pet bereavement specialist, comes the first title to offer cognitive...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Young Adult Lorri A. Greene
No Image Available Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Linda Mary Peterson
No Image Available Tails from Beyond the Paw Print: Twenty-two stories of love,...
Since 2009, attendees of Beyond the Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group meetings have found validation of their grief as...
Adult, Family, Great Gift, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Teen, Young Adult Micky Golden Moore
No Image Available The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss
If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal. If you’ve found that your...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Russell Friedman, Cole James, John W. James
No Image Available The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action...
Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals John W. James

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