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Recommended Reading

A collection of works to help you HEAL your heart

We have selected the books listed here for you. You will find books that cater to all age groups and backgrounds as well as professional and educational works.

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Pet Loss and Children: A Guide for Parents
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...
Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Mary T Rochford Rose
Pet Loss and Children: Helping Your Child Cope with the...
An estimated 90 percent of kids will have a pet at some point during their childhood. The loss of a beloved pet is a difficult reality that many of these children will face. How to Help Your Child Cope with Pet...
Children, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Erainna Winnett
Pet Loss: Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children
A sympathetic guide for both children and adults explains how to cope with the death or loss of a beloved pet and provides valuable advice to help people deal with grief, sorrow, and loneliness
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Herbert A. Nieburg
Remembering Oakley
A tool to use children about death using direct language and explanations. This book was written to align with the 7 stages of grief.
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Carl Schutt
Saying Goodbye to Lulu Saying Goodbye to Lulu
A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends. They play games together, explore their neighborhood, and even cuddle up to read bedtime stories each night. Lulu is the best dog a girl could ever hope...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Pre-school Corinne Demas
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 tools and exercises for validating and supporting the particular grief that results from the loss of a pet. When a...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Young Adult Lorri A. Greene
Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living...
“Written with grace and emotional honesty, Sit, Stay, Heal will live with you long after the last page.”— John Grogan, bestselling author of Marley & Me For more than two decades, esteemed veterinary oncologist Dr. Renee Alsarraf treated cancer in her beloved canine...
Dog Lovers, Guide Renee Alsarraf
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 family and friends don’t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal. Without comparing...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Russell Friedman, Cole James, John W. James
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 how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals John W. James
The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of...
From Dr. Marty Becker, co-author of the bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul comes a ground-breaking new book that reveals the stirring stories and medical miracles behind the healing power of pets....
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help, Teen Marty Becker
The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets: Recovering from Loss:...
Stories that address the grieving process of humans and animals who have lost their companions and that give advice on how best to help yourself and others recover • Gives practical advice on recovery, including self-care, support systems, and homeopathic...
All Ages, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement Kaetheryn Walker
The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with...
Understanding helps heal the hurt when you lose a pet. This award-winning book has been hailed as the seminal work in the field. And now the fourth newly revised and expanded edition offers so much more to the bereaving pet...
All Ages, Educational, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals, Self-Help Wallace Sife Ph.D.
The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who...
Everyone who's ever loved an animal companion will find wisdom and solace in this book. The authors share stories drawn from decades of experience leading pet loss groups and practicing family therapy. Their recommendations for taking care of yourself and...
All Ages, Great Gift, Guide, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio
The Sad Dragon: A Dragon Book About Grief and Loss....
Having a pet dragon is very fun! He can sit, roll over, and play… He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other fun things that will make you laugh… But sometimes, not every story is...
Children, Family, Guide, Illustrated, Pet Loss & Bereavement Steve Herman
Three Cats, Two Dogs: One Journey Through Multiple Pet Loss
David Congalton and his wife survived every pet lover's worst nightmare - sudden, multiple pet loss. Frankly and tenderly, Congalton chronicles their recovery from the deaths of five beloved animal companions in a house fire. He mixes personal anecdotes with...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help David Congalton
When a Pet Dies
In this useful book from the First Experience series, the affable star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood helps children share feelings of the loss of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing thing to do. "A sensitive and sensible...
Children, Family, Great Gift, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Photos, Pre-school Fred Rogers
When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with...
The first―and definitive―guide to helping children really deal with loss from the authors of the The Grief Recovery Handbook Following deaths, divorces, or the confusion of major relocation, many adults tell their children “don’t feel bad.” In fact, say the authors...
Adult, Children, Educational, Family, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement John W. James
When Pets Come Between Partners: How to Keep Love –...
How to Keep Love—And Romance—In the Human/Animal Kingdom of Your Home When you're fighting about the dog, is it really about your in-laws? When your boyfriend says, It's either me or the cat," isn't there a way you can keep...
Adult, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Self-Help Joel Gavriele-Gold
When Your Pet Dies
Diane Pomerance received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of nine books, most of which are nonfiction about animals called: When Your Pet Dies, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides,...
All Ages, Guide, Inspirational, Pet Loss & Bereavement Diane Pomerance Ph.D

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