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When Your Pet Dies, Dealing with Your Grief and Helping Your Children Cope
Chapter 11 Other Pets May Suffer Over the Loss
By: Christine Adame

Children and Pet Loss
In the Perspectives July/August, 1994

Laurel Lagoni, M.S. and Carolyn Butler, M.S.



Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge for Horse Owner


Recommended Books

The following books can be ordered from the American Animal Hospital Association by calling 800/252-2242.

A Final Act of Caring:  Ending the Life of An Animal Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

Good-bye My Friend, by Mary and Herb Montgomery

When Your Pet Dies:  How to Cope With Your Feelings, by Quackenbush and Graveline

A Special Place for Charlie:  A Child's Companion Through Pet Loss, by Debbie Morehead

The Tenth Good Things About Barney, by Judith Viost  

Oh Where Has My Pet Gone?  A Pet Loss Memory Book, ages 3-103, by Sally Sibbit
To order this book call: 612/476-4932, or order by mail at:  Grief Connections, 5009 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN  55416.

When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss, by Emily Margaret Stuparyk A collection of poems encompassing the pain of pet loss. This book is available at all major retail and online book stores. For more information on this book visit

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