Pet Loss For Seniors

Pet Loss For SeniorsPet Loss For Seniors

Coping with the loss of a pet can be especially hard for seniors. Those who live alone may feel a loss of purpose and an immense emptiness. Their pet’s death may also trigger painful memories of other loses. For these reasons, it is critical that senior pet owners take steps to cope with their loss by interacting with family and friends, contacting a pet loss support group, or volunteering at a local humane society or shelter. The Client Support Counseling Services can help guide seniors through the difficult grieving process. Please contact our counselor Florence Soares-Dabalos at 530-752-7341 or fsoaresdabalos@ucdavis.edu.