As many pet parents can attest, pets can be very similar to people. Pets, just like humans, mourn the loss of their loved ones. If your pet is grieving the loss of a pet or a person, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Fort Worth would like to offer these tips to help you help your grieving pet.
Look for Signs of Grief
Just as people grieve differently, pets grieve differently. Some are likely to show physical signs of sadness, while others may start to exhibit a negative attitude. Some may not show any sign of emotional grief at all. In any case, keep a close eye on your pet and his or her unique grieving process. This will help you as you determine the best way to support your pet through tough times.
Watch for Depression
After the loss of a family member, look for signs of depression in your pet. It may manifest as a loss of appetite, reduced water intake, slow response to humans and other pets, or a loss of interest in playing and other activities. In some cases, you may hear your pet make mournful noises. The symptoms of depression can last weeks or months, so it’s best to visit your veterinarian to learn about the best course of action.
Be Active With Your Pet
Adding a short walk or play routine can be very helpful for grieving pets. If your pet is depressed, his or her serotonin levels will be low. Exercising and playing can help restore serotonin levels to their pre-grief state.
As a family-owned and operated pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory cares about you and your pet. To learn about the burial services and cremation services we offer at our cemetery, visit our website. If you have any questions, please call us at (817) 478-6696.