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Pet Loss Support

Over the years, all of us at OVH have been so honored to be invited into the lives of our sweet patients. Not only are we a part of their lives, but we also become part of the lives of their human families. Thank you for allowing us to share the joy, celebration and healing – and also the moments we say good bye.

The following links contain information we find helpful when making painful decisions regarding our pets, or when we are grieving over the loss of an old friend. The documents at the bottom of the page can be downloaded and address specific topics you may find helpful.

Grief Support Pages

Further Resources

Children and Pet Loss
Our children can struggle with so many emotions and pain after the loss of a pet and this article has some valuable insight in helping our children deal with the loss of a pet.

Grief Rituals and Loss
Sometimes rituals help us process and honor loss. This article has some valuable suggestions.

When is it time?
This can be one of our most difficult decisions in the life of our beloved pet. This article helps wade through some of the confusion.