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Veterinary - Professional Skills: Pet Loss / Grief

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Pet Loss / Grief

"The love and life lessons people experience as pet parents are varied and deep. It is not uncommon for clients to report that the bond they shared with a companion animal was deeper than any they have shared with another person."

The Human-Companion Animal Bond

Books (electronic)

Books (print)


Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners’ Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills. by Testoni, et al. Animals (Basel). 2019 Feb 21; 9(2): 67.   PMID: 30795619

Pet Owners’ Expectations for Pet End-of-Life Support and After-Death Body Care: Exploration and Practical Applications. by Cooney, et al. Top Companion Anim Med. 2021 Jun; 43: 100503.   PMID: 3338323

A National Survey of Companion Animal Owners’ Self-Reported Methods of Coping Following Euthanasia. by Park and Royal. Vet Sci. 2020 Jul 7; 7(3): 89.   PMID: 32645978

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