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Resources for Pet Owners Experiencing Loss

A Note From Dr. Kate Ross

Our pets are members of our families.  Grief experienced with loss of a pet is real.  Below is a brief list of resources many of my owners have found helpful.  If you would like to add a resource to this page to help other owners, please contact me.


For pet owners in the Albuquerque metro area, we are fortunate to have a counselor who specializes in pet loss:

Pet Loss Support Hotlines & Online Support Groups

The Ohio State University (my alma mater)  maintains a listing of current registered pet loss hotlines and online pet loss support groups:

If you have a family with young children, losing a pet can be especially difficult.  Below is a link for recommended reading to children regarding pet loss; books appropriate for children are listed at the bottom of the page:

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