When you have a pet and spend a lot of time with it, you emotionally bond and consider it a family member. That is why it is very difficult for every owner to cope with pet loss.
The loss of a pet is hard because it is an unpleasant experience, which causes great sadness and pain.
This situation is completely normal. But to help you get through this period, you need the support of loved ones and a conversation with someone who will listen and understand you.
The feeling of despair will go away over time, and you will get used to the fact that your pet is gone. Of course, fond memories of your beloved pet will always remain.
If you want a new animal, you need to be prepared for the loss again. And if you are not ready to go through all that pain again, you shouldn’t get one.
What to say to the kids?
There is another question that arises in a situation like this, which is how to explain to children that their pet has died.
The mistake parents often make is that they replace it with a new one, thinking the kid won’t notice it.
Do not underestimate the youngest ones because you cannot trick them with a new animal!
Sooner or later they will realize that it is not the same animal to which they have devoted their love and time.
Find the right moment, tell them the sad news and explain how the animal world actually works.
When is the time for a new animal?
Only when you are 100% sure you are over the old pet. Why? Because animals have feelings and will be sad if you are sad too.
A new animal should be a new beginning, not a replacement for the loss of an old one.