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For many kids, the death of a pet is their first experience with loss. Children may have a difficult time understanding the end of life process and what is actually happening to their best friend. A child’s ability to understand death and grieving will depend on age and previous experiences.


Here are some generalizations about kids’ understanding of death


In general, the following tips apply


These resources can help parents prepare a child for the loss of a pet, or give support after they say goodbye:


Online Resources


Books for Children




Coping With Loss

Local Support Groups

Online & Phone Support

Support Books

Resources for Parents

When Pets Grieve

Resources for

Children