It is a sad fact that when we get a pet we know it is highly likely that we will outlive them, that we will have to see them through the end of their days.
Pets become part of our family, the love we feel for them is powerful, real and needs to be acknowledged in the same way as when we lose a human family member. The grief before (anticipatory grief) and the grief we feel after our pet has died is just as valid and powerful as the grief we feel when we lose a friend or a family member. The grief we feel is made even more complicated and difficult by the fact we often have to make the almost impossible decision of when to have a pet euthanased. Having someone who understands this, who can guide, support and act as a reassuring presence is invaluable.
Pet End of Life Support is given by End of Life Doulas, these are people who have been non-medically trained to be able to emotionally, practically and spiritually support people and pets through the dying process. They are trained to be able to support and guide you before the death, whilst your pet is being euthanased and care of your pet afterwards, creating a beautiful ceremony, washing, anointing and blessing your pet before transporting them on your behalf to the crematorium or supporting you in burying them your garden. Pet End of Life Doulas are able to continue to support you in the days, weeks and months afterwards too. They are flexible, kind, compassionate people who can help turn a traumatic experience into a gentle and peaceful one.
Pet End of Life Support