Watch for signs of grief like lethargy, lack of appetite, vocalizing, searching behavior, anxiety, and depression.
Give extra affection, maintain routines, allow them to mourn in their own way, and consider a new companion when ready.
Keep belongings of the deceased pet, share photos and stories, and hold a memorial ceremony.
Monitor for prolonged grief symptoms like lack of interest, sleeping issues, bathroom accidents, and neglecting grooming.
Seek guidance from your veterinarian if concerning symptoms persist beyond 2-3 months.
Grief takes time. Be patient and understanding as your pet processes their loss.
While painful, grief shows the depth of the bond you shared. Celebrate the joy you brought each other.