In this video I talk about how some people are made to feel ashamed or embarrassed about their feelings when a pet dies. Luckily, in the last several years, it has become more “accepted” in society that people will grieve over a pet. Whatever your feelings are, they are not “wrong” and you are definitely not alone.
In the video I mention several different articles on the topic, which you can find at these links:
My cat died, and it affected me as much as losing my dad – The Telegraph, July 5, 2015
10 Ways That Losing a Pet is Worse Than Losing a Human – Huffington Post Canada, November 16, 2014
On Losing a Dog – National Geographic Phenomena blog, November 21, 2013
Our cat was like a family member – The Guardian, October 12, 2012
Mourning a pet isn’t what it used to be – The Boston Globe, December 3, 2014
Animal Loss – Wikipedia