How to Go Through the Grieving Process of Losing a Pet

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Losing a pet can be one of the most challenging experiences an individual can go through. Pets provide us with companionship, love, and support, and their loss leaves a gaping hole in our lives. The grieving process following the death of a pet is unique to each individual, but there are some general guidelines that can help you cope with your loss. This blog post will discuss the stages of grief, how to deal with emotions like sadness and anger, and ways to honor your pet’s memory.

1) Denial

This is when you try to convince yourself that your pet is still alive, even though they’re not. You might keep expecting them to come home or feel like you see them out of the corner of your eye. Denial can be a way of protecting yourself from the pain of loss felt during Small animal cremation, but it’s important to face reality so that you can begin to heal eventually.

2) Anger

After the initial shock of your pet’s death wears off, you might start to feel angry. You might be mad at yourself for not spending more time with them or at the person who euthanized them if they were sick. It’s important to express your anger in a healthy way, such as by talking to a friend or writing in a journal. Avoid taking your anger out on others, as this will only make you feel worse.

3) Bargaining

This is when you start to make deals with yourself or with a higher power in an attempt to bring your pet back. For example, you might find yourself promising to be a better person if only your pet could be alive again. Or you might try to convince yourself that their death wasn’t real and that they’ll come home any day now.

4) Depression

This is when the reality of your pet’s death really starts to sink in. You might feel numb or find yourself crying all the time. It’s normal to feel depressed after losing a pet, but it’s important to get help if you’re struggling to function in your everyday life.

5) Acceptance

This is when you finally come to terms with the fact that your pet is gone. Of course, you might still feel sad or have days where you feel like you’re grieving all over again. But acceptance means that you’ve started to move on with your life and that you’re beginning to heal.

If you’re having trouble accepting the death of your pet, try talking to someone who will understand and offer support. Write down your favorite memories of your pet, or look at pictures together with friends or family members. Acknowledging the death of your pet is an essential step in the grieving process.

In conclusion, it’s important to remember that everyone grieves in their own way, and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to do it. Also, there is no timeline for grief, and you might find yourself moving back and forth between the different stages. Just try to be patient with yourself, and give yourself time to heal.

Sarah x

What To Consider When Adopting A Cat

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If you want to get a cat, you might want to adopt one from a shelter instead of buying one from a breeder or pet store. One reason is that it costs less. Before a cat is put up for adoption, the adoption fee usually pays for a health check, shots, and spaying or neutering. 

Before putting a cat up for adoption, many shelters also look at her personality and temperament. They can help you choose a cat that fits your home, personality, and way of life. Shelters also have many different kinds of cats, from young to old, with long hair to short hair, and with different colors, coat patterns, and personalities. A lot of shelters have different kinds of purebred cats. But a cat shelter can be hard to navigate because there are so many cats to choose from. Here are some tips that will help you narrow down your choices and find the best fit.

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Consider Your Lifestyle 

Before you start looking for a cat to adopt, you should think about what you want your new pet to be like. For this, it’s vital to consider how you live and who you are. Do you work a full-time job, travel a lot, or have a lot of evening social events? If this starts to sound like you, you should possibly choose an independent cat who doesn’t need much attention. If her human companion is always gone, a cuddlebug cat may feel lonely.

A cat that is very loving or has a lot of energy is a great pet for someone who likes to stay at home. If you have a lot of free time and are patient, you can keep up with a wild kitten that zips around the house, bats toys around, and attacks your fingers for fun. If you’re looking for a cat to cuddle with at the end of a long day, you might want to adopt a calm and friendly cat.

Think about the people in your family as well. If you have young kids or other pets, for example, you should look for a cat that is calm, friendly, and used to being around people and other animals. If you can’t keep an eye on the kitten all the time, it might be best to get an older cat. Kittens are very cute, but they are also very fragile and can get hurt by little hands or older animals who don’t understand. Of course, with an older cat, you do need to be prepared for them to pass away sooner, and arranging a cat cremation can help with this loss. 

Choosing Your Cat

There are often adoption counselors on hand at shelters who can help you find the right cat. If there are no counselors available, you can still talk to shelter volunteers and staff who have spent significant time with each cat and learned about their personalities. If you’re by yourself when you meet a cat for the first time in a shelter, it can be hard to figure out what kind of person she really is since the cat may be stressed out and change her behavior to deal with the situation.

Adopting a cat from a shelter is a good thing to do. Not only is it fun to take care of a new friend, but it’s also fun to know you saved a cat. When you adopt a cat from a shelter, you make room for another cat in need to be saved. If you follow these rules, you’ll be able to find a good match for both you and your new cat.

Sarah x

Things you need to know when adopting a new addition to your family

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Are you considering adding a new furry friend to your family? If so, there are a few things you need to take into account before committing. Adopting a dog is a big responsibility, and it’s essential to make sure you’re ready for the added work and expense. This blog post will discuss five things you need before bringing home your new pup!

Sufficient space for your pup

1. The first thing you need to do is make sure your home is ready for a new addition. This means having a space that is puppy-proofed, with no small items that can be chewed or swallowed and plenty of space for your pup to run and play. You’ll also need all the necessary supplies, like food and water bowls, a collar and leash, toys, and so on.

If you’re not sure what kind of supplies you’ll need, ask your local pet store or shelter for advice. They’ll be able to help you stock up on everything you need before bringing your new dog home.

Do your research

2. It’s also important to do your research before you adopt. There are many different breeds of dogs, and each one has unique needs and personality traits. You’ll want to make sure you choose a breed that is compatible with your lifestyle and that you’re prepared to care for properly. For example, if you live in a small apartment, adopting a Kerris Havanese is a good idea as they are a small breed that does not require ample space

Doing your research ahead of time will help you find the perfect pup for your family!

Does your lifestyle allow a pup?

3. Another vital consideration is whether or not you have the time to care for a new dog. Dogs require daily exercise, plenty of attention, and regular grooming. If you work long hours or travel often, it might not be the right time for you to adopt. It’s essential to think about your lifestyle and whether or not you’re able to commit to taking care of a dog before making the decision to adopt.

If you’re not sure if you have the time for a new pet, consider getting a dog-walking or pet-sitting service to help out. This can take some of the pressure off of you while still giving your new pup the love and attention they need.

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Financial stability

4. Another thing to think about is whether or not you’re ready for the financial responsibility of owning a dog. Dogs require regular vet check-ups and vaccinations, and they can be expensive to care for if they get sick or injured. You’ll also need to budget for food, toys, and other supplies. If you’re not sure you can afford a new dog, consider adopting an older dog from a shelter.

Older dogs often have fewer medical needs and can be just as loving as puppies!

Adopting a new dog is a big decision, but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Just make sure you’re prepared before taking the plunge!

Time-consuming 

5. Lastly, be prepared to give your new dog plenty of love and attention. Dogs are social creatures and need plenty of time to bond with their owners. Make sure you’re prepared to spend quality time with your new pup and help them adjust to life in your home.

Bringing home a new dog is an exciting time for everyone involved. Just make sure you’re prepared before taking the plunge!

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Sarah x

Finding The Right Dog For Your Family

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Getting a dog is a huge investment of money, time, and effort. It’s important to ensure that your dog can fit in with your household needs and that you can tackle the new responsibility. The breed of dog that you adopt is one of the most important considerations to keep in mind before taking one on. However, it’s more than worth the extra effort to ensure that your new furry friend can settle in as part of the family. Here are just some great family dog breeds to consider.

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Australian Cobberdogs

Ausmate Australian Cobberdogs are fantastic all-rounders, and you have the advantage of knowing exactly what you’re getting. They have soft, non-shedding fur and are very trainable. This breed is often used as assistance or therapy dogs, because of their intelligence and loving nature. 

These dogs are bred from pedigree, genetically health-tested dogs so that you know that your pet will be healthy. The breed is tightly registered and each dog or puppy should come with an MDBA pedigree. There are three different sized of the Australian Cobberdog so that you can find one that best suits your lifestyle.

Golden Retrievers

The golden retriever is a hugely popular breed, and for good reason. These strong, athletic dogs thrive with plenty of exercise, which makes them ideal for active families who want a companion to keep up with them. However, golden retrievers can be calm indoors, so you can settle down and relax as well.

They are intelligent and obedient, which makes them particularly easy to train as puppies or adults. They adore humans and get on well with other dogs as well. These dogs are playful and adore retrieval games like fetch.

Beagles

Beagles are a medium-sized breed, so they can fit a bit better in smaller properties. They were bred as hunting dogs but make wonderful family pets as well. Most beagles have relatively few health problems, so you can enjoy them at their prime for longer with proper care.

These dogs love exploring the outdoors and are remarkably calm and tolerant, so they’re good with children. They’re hardy and active but can settle down and relax as well as any dog at times. Brush their hair regularly to keep them looking healthy and to minimize shedding.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

These dogs are considered on the borderline of small and toy in size, which means that they can fit comfortably into smaller properties and apartments. While they’re perfect as adorable lapdogs, cavaliers can be surprisingly sporty and active, easily keeping up with most families.

Cavaliers are also adorable and friendly, they love kids and other dogs alike. They can have some major health problems, so make sure that you get your cavalier from a trusted dog breeder who health checks their dogs. 

Poodles

Despite their glamourous appearance, poodles can be as playful and as exuberant as any other dog. They were bred originally as hunting and shepherding dogs, so they’re very intelligent and active. Poodles come in three sizes, and all of them are intelligent and sport a fluffy, hypoallergenic coat.

Sarah x