We at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists understand that it is hard to say goodbye to our faithful animal companions. Your pet is a member of your family and may be as important to you as children, siblings, or best friends are to other people.
Your pet is always there for you, it never judges you and accepts you no matter what you say, do, or feel. Your pet offers you unconditional love and is part of your daily routine and activities. As a bereaved pet owner you may be experiencing some strong and profound feelings of grief and Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists would like to offer some support to help you get through your painful emotions when facing the death of your pet.
The most important thing for you to remember during this time is that you are not alone and you should not hesitate to ask for help. Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists offers a Pet Loss Support Group that meets the fist Monday and third Thursday
of each month at 6:30pm in a private and confidential setting. At each meeting, our own on staff Certified Bereavement Counselor, along with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor will provide information and moderate an open discussion with other pet owners who may be experiencing similar feelings as you.
IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OR ADDITIONAL PET LOSS RESOURCES
Please Contact Our Certified Bereavement Counselor Andrea at (561)434-5700
Or By Email At
If you are unable to attend the Support Meeting, we would like to offer some informational handouts from the support group that may provide you some immediate support for coping during this difficult time.
Anticipatory grief is a reaction that occurs before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is a result of your pet due a terminal illness. Grief happening prior to a loss can be just as difficult as post-loss grief. The article Dealing With Grief provides some additional insight for those who may be caring for a pet with and extended illness.
DOWNLOAD DEALING WITH GRIEF
The anticipation of how awful the holidays are going to be without your loved one can be harder than the actual holidays. And as much as the bereaved dread the holidays and special anniversary dates, sometimes, the aftermath of the holidays can bring even more sadness than the actual holidays themselves, so be aware and prepare yourself. Dealing with Loss During a Holiday is a handout that can offer some insight and advice as to how to prepare for Holidayâ€™s and other important anniversary dates throughout the year after the loss of a pet.
DOWNLOAD HOLIDAY HANDOUT