Coping With Pet Loss

Losing a pet is a devastating blow to any pet owner. Grief for a pet can go through the natural tidal storms of grieving for a human family member, and last up to 18 months or longer.

This is normal and pet owners do not have to suffer alone or feel shame about their grief.

We at St. Albert Animal Clinic take the loss of a pet very seriously. From the time the first quality of life talk happens we start to a grief process.

We have partnered with the Canada Pet Less Resources and would like to thank them and Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. for allowing us to cross share her articles on grief.


Edmonton: 780-707-3007, Pet Therapy Society; leave message if no response.

Defining Quality of Life

Pre-Loss Bereavement

Euthanasia Making The Decision

The Final Farewell

Surviving Pet Loss

Helping Children Cope