Loss of a Pet
A list of electronic and print resources about human-animal relationships, especially coping with the death of a pet. Books listed are held by the Veterinary Medical Library, Purdue University. Consult your public library or bookstore to see titles available in your locale. A listing of pet loss hotlines is also provided.
Adamec, Christine A.
When your pet dies. New York: Berkley Books, 1996.Anderson, David Charles.
The guide to pet loss resources. 3rd ed. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Pub., 2005.Anderson, Moira K.
Coping with sorrow on the loss of your pet. Loveland, CO: Alpine Publications, 1996.
Barton Ross, Cheri.Canfield, Jack, ed.
Pet loss and human emotion: a guide to recovery. New York: Routledge, 2007.Chicken soup for the cat & dog lover's soul: celebrating pets as family with stories about cats, dogs, and other critters. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 1999.Coleman, Joan.Harris, Eleanor L.
Forever friends: resolving grief after the loss of a beloved animal. Las Vegas, NV: J. C. Tara Enterprises, 1993.
Death of a pet: answers to questions for children and animal lovers of all ages. Stamford, N.Y.: Guideline Publications, 1991.Pet loss: a spiritual guide. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1997.Jones, Corienne.Yes, Virginia--there is a pet heaven: understanding your older dogs and cats. Beaverton, OR: Pebbles Pub., 1991.Kay, William J., ed.Euthanasia of the companion animal: the impact on pet owners, veterinarians, and society. Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1988.Kay, William J., ed.Pet loss and human bereavement. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1984.Kilbourn, Cheryl A.For the love of Princess: surviving the loss of your pet. Beaverton, OR: Princess Publishing, 1987.Kowalski, Gary A.Goodbye, friend: healing wisdom for anyone who has ever lost a pet. Walpole, NH: Stillpoint Pub., 1997.Lagoni, Laurel.Human-animal bond and grief. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1994.Lagoni, Laurel.Practical guide to client grief: support techniques for 15 common situations. Lakewood, CO: AAHA Press, 1997.Lee, Laura.Absent friend: coping with the loss of a treasured pet. [High Wycombe]: Henston, 1992.Gustafson, Mickie.Losing your dog: coping with grief when a pet dies. New York: Bergh Pub.: Distribution, Talman Co., 1992.Lemieux, Christina M.Montgomery, Mary Ann.
Coping with the loss of a pet: a gentle guide for all who love a pet. Reading, PA: W. R. Clark, 1991.
Mental health professionals, beginning a pet loss support group: pet loss packet supplement. [Pet loss and bereavement.] Renton, WA: Delta Society, 1992.Goodbye, my friend: grieving the death of a pet. Minneapolis, MN: Montgomery Press, 1991.Morehead, Debby.A special place for Charlee: a child's companion through pet loss. Broomfield, CO: Partners in Publishing, 1996.Nieburg, Herbert A.Quackenbush, Jamie.
Pet loss: a thoughtful guide for adults and children. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
Pet loss and bereavement. Renton, WA: Delta Society, 1992.When your pet dies: how to cope with your feelings. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.Rogers, Fred.When a pet dies. New York: Putnam, 1988.Rosenberg, Marc A.Companion animal loss and pet owner grief. Allentown, PA: ALPO Pet Center, 1993.Ross, Cheri Barton.Pet loss and human emotion: guiding clients through grief. Washington, D. C.: Accelerated Development, 1998.Sibbett, Sally."Oh, where has my pet gone?" : a pet loss memory book, ages 3 - 103. Wayzata, MN: B. Libby Press, 1991.Sife, Wallace.Loss of a pet. 3rd ed. New York: Howell Books, 2005.Stewart, Mary F.
Loving and losing a pet: a psychologist and a veterinarian share their wisdom. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2004Companion animal death: a practical and comprehensive guide for veterinary practice. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.Stockton, Anne.
Honey-Bun. Seattle: Educare Press, 1999.Walker, Kaetheryn.
Veterinarians, veterinary personnel: pet loss packet supplement. [Pet loss and bereavement.] Renton, WA: Delta Society, 1992.Heart that is loved never forgets: recovering from loss: when humans and animals lose their companions. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1999.
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