Why Losing a Pet Can be So Difficult

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pets are some of the most integral parts of our support system. A pet can be a constant companion and offer comfort during trying times. Losing one is just as devastating as losing a spouse or a dear friend. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen many people underestimate the impact on pet loss. You will experience the grief and pain that stems from the loss of a companion, even if the companion isn’t human. Here are some reasons why that happens:

Long-Term Companions

Dogs and cats have an average lifespan of approximately 13 years, which means most pet owners have shared space and life with a pet for longer than most of their human connections. Such a bond has a big impact on your mind and personality, which means losing it can cause untold heartache.

Helpful Companions

People have been raising pets for thousands of years and for good reason. These animal companions can be protectors, friends, hunting partners, and even guides during times of stress. Many medical professionals recommend pets to patients with anxiety, panic attack disorder, PTSD, and depression. Sometimes, animal companions can save lives. Pets are vital for the owner’s mental well-being so their loss can cause a lot of anguish.

Different people deal with the loss of a pet differently. Several online support groups can offer comfort and recommend coping mechanisms. You can also get in touch with other pet owners in real life and discuss the loss with them. Pet owners must give themselves some room to grieve for the loss instead of ignoring it because it is better for their mental health.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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