Kids Grieving for Pets

A Process of Healing

The loss of a family pet can be a child's first experience with death. Helping children cope with grieving for pet loss will help them to understand a very painful aspect of life and will enable them to begin the healing process. Many books and articles are available for children of different ages that will help them deal with the death of a family pet. Reading with your child may help them to share their feelings of loss with you.