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5 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Grieving Pet Parent

Mourning the loss of a pet is a challenging time for anyone. If one of your friends or family has recently lost their pet and is pretty cut up about it, you may not know what to say to help them feel better. Our blog is here to give you 5 things to avoid saying to your grieving friends or family to avoid any further upset. To find out more, keep on reading.



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What Not To Say

These are 5 of the most common phrases used regarding the loss of a pet, and they aren’t always the best things to say.


So, When Are You Getting Another Pet?

Pets are a part of the family, and they can be a huge part of people’s lives, so avoid asking when they will replace their pet because this can be hurtful while they are grieving. Asking when they will be getting another pet insinuates the idea that their pet is replaceable, which can make them feel worse.


It Was Just An Animal…

As we’ve already touched on, a pet is a part of the family and an important one at that. reminding your friends or family that it was ‘just an animal’ can make them feel worse, and make their feelings feel unimportant. Animals and pets can have a huge impact on our lives, and you shouldn’t undermine the value a pet may have had in someone’s life.


They Were Old Anyway

You don’t need to point this out to pet parents, as they are already aware of the fact their pet is ageing, or reaching the later stages of their life. Pointing out these kinds of things can worsen the grieving process for your friends and family.


They’re In A Better Place Now

It may not be comforting to your friends and family to hear that their pet is in a ‘better place’ and it may just make the grieving process harder for them. Try to avoid using cliche phrases during their time of mourning, as it may not help them feel comforted.


You Haven’t Moved On Yet?

Everyone grieves differently, and the loss of a pet for the first time, second or third, can be extremely painful for pet parents and families. Don’t rush your friends, family or colleagues to move on from the loss of their pet, as this can be insensitive.


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