Don't feel ashamed about grieving for a lost pet

Some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, and you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend.

Source: Coping with Pet Loss @ HelpGuide.org: A trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being

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  • Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss @ The Pet Loss Support Page

    Excerpt: People who don’t understand the pet/owner bond may not understand your pain. All that matters, however, is how you feel. Don’t let others dictate your feelings: They are valid, and may be extremely painful. But remember, you are not alone: Thousands of pet owners have gone through the same feelings. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s silly, crazy, or overly sentimental to grieve!

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