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4-23-18 VIP Pet Casket Pink or Blue size Medium We ordered this casket for our sweet baby fur daughter last Saturday- she passed away last Monday. We ordered it the Saturday before because we knew it was not long before she passed. This casket came in perfect condition and was absolutely wonderful. It was beautiful, well-made, sturdy, and beyond perfect for our darling little puppy angel. I was so proud of it. Thank you for the time and the thoughtfulness that you put into it- We do not have children and so our fur babies are our life. It was heartbreaking but your casket helped with some of the pain. I highly recommend. Love you all. Michelle

4-17-18 Deluxe Pink Medium Pet Casket I just have to say it is going to be very hard on me and my dear husband to see our little sweet 14 year old Yorkie pass on. She had been so very very ill the pass few months now and it is time to get her little body out of all this pain. It hurts so bad to let her go but it is best for her and I am sure she will understand some how. I have had five dogs and two cats and they are all buried and I was so happy to see y'all had a pink little casket just the perfect size for all the toys and balls and whatever she loved will fit inside with her little sweet chelsea. Thanks for having these great little caskets made for all the sweet little girl and boy dogs and cats out there. We will rest knowing she is in Gods hands and playing with all the other little puppies that have passed on. Rose and Eddie Sutherland

3-20-18 Value Large Pet Casket When our 13 old cat, Sidney, suddenly died of heart failure we were determined not to have him cremated. Having used 'Pets We Loved' before, we turned to them for the excellent service & products they offer. The product does help to ease the pain. John B

2-20-18 Deluxe Silver Medium Pet Casket The Tribute is my second purchase. I purchased a small with interior in Silver four years ago and a medium size last week with silver lining. The quality excellent and consistent from my purchase 4 years ago. These caskets are truly a Tribute to our beloved pets or as I call my 4 legged children. Thank you so much"Pets We Loved" for your fast shipping. Regards Susanne

1-30-18 Rainbow Bridge Granite Photo Pet Marker Excellent quality. Very nice tribute for my best friend that I miss so much. Have recommend stone to a friend who will be ordering soon. Thank you for your kind service. N/A

Helping Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

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My family and I have lost several dearly loved pets over the years.  My children, now 12 and 10 have experienced the pain of pet loss and my wife and I have done our best to support and comfort them.  I am not a professional counselor but hope this advice, drawn from our own experiences, can help your children with the loss of a pet.

Helping your child to deal with the loss of a pet can be very difficult.   A child can have an almost parent/child relationship with a pet and not just a buddy/buddy relationship.   So you want to be cautious when handling the situation as the result may have an influence on your child's outlook on life,  death,  social interactions,  empathy for others,  and even their own sense of emotional security.

Each situation may have to be handled a little differently.   For example, if a pet goes missing and you don't know what happened, closer for the child may be difficult as they will be unsure if the pet is okay or not.  

If this happens,  you want to tell him or her things like "They might come back,  'he/she' is probably having an adventure some where"  and if more time passes you can say "You took care of 'him/her'' very well,  if they did pass away you don't have to worry about him/her thinking that you didn't love him/her".

Losing a pet to a car accident or a very brief illness can be especially traumatic if the child witnesses the event or does not have a chance to say goodbye. If your family pet has been in an accident or died of an illness. In this instance, you want to try saying "There wasn't anything you could do",  again you'd want to add "You took very good care of him/her..." and "You don't have to worry,  he/she isn't suffering any more" or "he/she is in a better place now".  

If your pet is suffering from a long term illness and the decision to Euthanize has been made, try to explain to your child why it’s the best thing for the pet and give them time to say goodbye to their friend.    

For all pet owners, the loss of a pet is an extremely difficult time, but one we know will come someday.  Not to say that ever makes it easier to accept. But unfortunately death and loss are part of life.   The loss of a pet can be an introduction to this aspect of life and if handled properly can help your child to better deal with loss later on in adulthood.

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Some activities you could suggest to your child going through this difficult time are: 

  • Have them create a Memorial for their pet. This could simply be a drawing or poem that could be framed or a collage of photos. Something that they can keep with them to remember their pet.
  • Have a short ceremony with the family to read a poem or talk about all the things you loved about your pet.
  • Writing about how they feel. Sometimes just writing down their thoughts can help express how they feel.
  • Volunteering at an animal shelter. I would not suggest doing this right away but it could help them continue to feel comfortable around pets.
  • Spending time with friends
  • Focusing on a favorite hobby

These compassionate and effective approaches are meant to help your child cope with their loss without making them feel like they should ignore their feelings or cause them to hang on to their pain.   You can expect your child to be in a grieving process for a while, often going through the stages of loss. Just have patience with them, it can take several months. Offer your sympathy, sensitive advice and how much you love them.

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