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5 Pet Loss Books to Help You Grieve

You can recover from the loss of your pet. It will take time, but you will live a life with joy in it again. While you mourn, books can help you process your feelings. The following are five books that we believe are great for dealing with pet loss.

When Your Pet Dies

When Your Pet Dies

This book helps you understand the mourning process and why your feelings are so strong. It also provides ideas on how you can overcome the loss with memorials, funerals, and more. Get the help you need with this guide to mourning, remembering and healing.

Goodbye, Friend

goodbye friend

This book offers sound advice on how to deal with the death of your pet. It includes heartwarming stories and guidance as you navigate the grieving process. A section about how to help children can be great for those of you with little ones who are also mourning the loss a family pet.

Going Home – Finding Peace When Pets Die

Going Home

The author of this book uses his personal experience to help readers understand their feelings during the mourning period. It’s perfect for those who have lost any type of pet. He believes that honoring the lost pet is one of the best ways to move on from the death.

There Are No Sad Dogs in Heaven

there are no sad dogs in heaven


This book is a bit different in that it provides comfort by explaining what your pet may be feeling right now. It answers questions like:

  • Is my pet happy?
  • Why did this have to happen?
  • Is it okay to get another pet?

The book uses stories about what others have gone through to help you know you’re not alone.

Furry Friends Forevermore: A Heavenly Reunion with Your PetFurry Friends Forevermore: A Heavenly Reunion with Your Pet

Do you believe in God and Heaven? If so, this is the perfect book for you. Learn what the scriptures say about death and life after it. It can be comforting to know you will be reunited with your pet someday.

How Reading Helps

Reading may be something that is hard to do after you’ve lost your pet. Your mind may be on other things at this point. Give it a try though with one or more of these books. Usually, if the topic is on something that you are experiencing you will have a much easier time focusing because you want some help during this time.

The bonus is that the words you read may just be what will help you get through this difficult time in your life.

For more help with the grieving process when your pet dies, please browse our blog. We have many posts that can help you during this time.