The bond between humans and animals is a strong one, so it's natural to feel devastated and lost when a cherished pet passes away. There is no perfect way to be fully ready to say goodbye. There is also no quick remedy for the sadness that follows this loss. The loss of a pet takes an emotional toll. Dr. Alexis addresses this topic in her self-authored Pet Loss Support Booklet and provides owners with resources for children as well as information on pet grief for other animals in the home. However, she understands that there is a significant healing period that follows each appointment. Below is a list of additional resources that Dr. Alexis believes will be of assistance to you during this devastating time.
On the Web
Long Island Pet Loss Support Services
*Please note that Janet’s fees are independent of Comforted Companions Veterinary Care fees
Call Centers & Hotlines
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday, 24-hour Voicemail
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST, Tuesday and Thursday
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255, Available 24 hours/7 days a week
Dear Brave Friend
Excellent child resource, personally recommended by Dr. Alexis
“Dear Brave Friend”
is written by Leigh Ann Gerk MA, LPC. Leigh Ann is certified in Pet Loss & Grief Companioning and the founder and owner of Mourning to Light Pet Loss.