Questions & resources to explore:
- When is it time to say goodbye?
- What if my pet has a terminal illness?
- What is quality of life?
- Should I get another pet?
- What should I consider when getting a new pet?
The above questions along with any other questions you personally have about the loss of a pet can be explored when you call 1-(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704 or email the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Hotline.
See these pet loss websites for many additional resources:
Utah State University Pet Loss Hotline: Grief consultation, emotional support, and pet loss additional resources. Email or call us at your convenience 24 hours a day. Our phones are regularly staffed during the Fall and Spring Semesters Monday – Thursday from 5 pm – 7 pm Mountain Time.
University of Tennessee Vet Social Work Resources: End of Life Values & Goals Worksheet, Financial Aide Resources for Animal Owners, and more.
Colorado State University Argus Institute Support Services Free “Making Decisions Support Guide,” information on euthanasia, end of life care, etc.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement website: includes moderated chat rooms for pet loss, anticipatory bereavement, and many other resources.
The Pet Loss Support Page: includes many articles on pet loss, coping with grief and guilt, and links for pet loss counselors and support groups.
Horse Loss Support: support group and resources on euthanasia, bereavement and memorials for horse owners.