2 of my dogs freshly died surrounded by a span of 3 months. I surface desperate and depress. I still can't permit run... :-(?
Of course you will touch depressed! I suggest doing something with a picture of them, or their collars, or pawprints if you enjoy them. I am making a shadow box for my late Rex. Also some people get tattoos, I hold a pawprint tattoo to show and remember the influence of my animals on my life.
In particular, Iams and the ASPCA have counseling services available:
The Iams Company maintains a special toll-free number for grieving pet owners.
The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline can be reach at:
1-888-332-7738 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, Director of Counseling Services
Free counseling sessions are offered.
Telephone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4355
Beeper: (800) 946-4646 PIN Number: 140-7211
Leave your telephone number and Dr. LaFarge will return your call.
I'm so sorry. I know how it is to lose a pet, and how devasting it can be. I found though, the hurt and being depressed go away with time.
First, im sorry about your losses...but im a veterinary assistant so i completely understand how that would DEVESTATE you. i also hold 2 dogs, if they had both passed away contained by that short of a time span...i would feel the same way. My dog of 16 years be put down 2 years ago and im still very hurt. i dont know if you'll ever truely be able to "consent to it go." but mourning is a very important subdivision of dealing with the trauma. time is the only answer...i wish you the best.