Do Pets Grieve?
I was asked recently, ‘Do pets grieve?’ And yes they can. If you have ever watched the movie Hachi with Richard Gere (warning... don’t. Unless you have a share in Kleenex tissues!! 😭😭😭😭😭) It is a wonderful true story about the love between an Akita and his owner, but is so very sad!!!
For pets that lose their animal siblings, they can show similar signs of grieving to humans. This article touches on a few suggestions to help you and your pet through an extremely tough and sad time.
When my Teagan girl was euthased at home, I allowed her siblings to say goodbye to her. I honestly believe it helped them understand what had happened, and helped in their grieving journey 💔😔