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Books on Pet Loss

December 21st, 2012, 09:03 PM
What are some good books on pet loss? I want to read one to help me cope with the loss of my kitty. I have never lost a pet like this and it is really hard on me.

Loki Love
December 21st, 2012, 09:45 PM
I haven't read it personally, but have heard good things about this one :

Saying Good-Bye to the Pet You Love: A Complete Resource to Help You Heal by Lori A Greene

December 22nd, 2012, 12:14 AM
A really good book on dealing with the death of a pet is by Dr. Wallace Sife, the founder of the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement: There's also a list on the APLB website of other books on the same subject:

And I highly recommend checking out the chat room at the APLB: They are hosted several times a week by counsellors trained specifically in coping with pet loss. If anyone understands what you're going through, they do.

December 22nd, 2012, 09:22 AM
Thanks so much. I will have to check out the chat and the books as well. My heart is so heavy right now and I just do not know how to feel or what to do about it.

June 20th, 2017, 09:01 PM
If you want something like a work of fiction, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein will warm your hearts.

June 21st, 2017, 09:33 PM
It was titled "Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet"

By: Gary Kowalski

It has nice reviews in Goodreads. I'll try to search an ebook for my Kindle.