How to Get by the Loss of Emotional Support Animal?
Publish Date: May 8th, 2020; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.
We all are familiar with the benefits of having a Support pet. We develop a bond with them as we spend a lot of time with them playing with them, enjoying with them, cuddling with them, etc. But a pet death could be devastating and shattering because we lose the sole support system that makes us happy. All we need to do is learn how to cope with the situation because deep down, we all know that our little friends would not be there with us for the lifetime, but we can create lifetime memories with them.
Losing your support system….
When we lose our ESA, it seems like the world has stopped and everything is finished, some people even feel more pain of losing an Emotional Support Animal over losing a relative. Pets are the ray of sunshine in this world with darkness everywhere, for the owner with psychological issues. With the death of their pets, that sole ray of hope seems to disappear. There is no replacement for a pet, as every pet has its nature and behavior. Buying or adopting a new pet is not an option, but what else could be done? Rather than hiding your emotions, it is way better to express them.
How to cope with pet loss?
It is essential to understand that life has started to end someday. When we lose our pet, we feel that there is nothing left now as the only support I had in my life has also left me. But we don’t need that situation to overshadow the greatest and happiest memories with our pets.
It is said that “it is better to embrace grief rather than ignoring it.” One should create happy pictures collages in the memories of their pets, although it sounds painful, studies tell that remembering the happy memories of loved ones help to cope up with their loss.
Write some stuff….writing down the memories related to your pet helps you to imprint the memories of your pet on the blank paper to cherish it whenever wanted by just turning the pages.
Social gatherings and pet loss help groups help to learn and teach the coping strategies of animals loss pain; by sharing the experiences and listening to their experiences, you help to explore the feelings and experiences related to pets.
When someone loses a loved one, a whole society comes to support you and tries to help you come out of that grief and pain that an individual is suffering from.
But when it comes to the loss of a pet, people show different opinions; some value it, and some don’t. The society has to come and support the owner who has lost one. Arranging a goodbye funeral would help the community to understand the value of the pet for the owner, and it helps you to get that emotional, social support.
Some people don’t like expressing their feelings publically, and that is completely fine; it’s one’s choice to express it to the whole world or keep it within.
Never blame yourself….
When the pet becomes unwell or leaves us, never feel guilty. Some people think that their pet has left them because they failed as a pet parent and didn’t take as much care as they could have taken. It is imperative to understand a life circle has an end, and their little friend’s role has ended in their life.
Never feel guilty or blame yourself because it was not in your hand, but now coping with your loss is entirely in your hand.
What about another pet or ESA?
When you lose your pet and think about another one, don’t feel disloyal with your pooch, it is entirely ok to get another friend for coping with the loss, and this new friend of yours would be your Emotional Support System.
The wiggling of your pet’s tail would help you feel happy and loved again, the cuddling of your new friend would make you feel happy again, and those shiny eyes would make you feel that sunshine again.
Get your emotional support letter from us so that you don’t have to hassle with the accommodation and to travel with your Emotional Support Animal. Just get your pre-screening done and enjoy your company with the little bundle of joy.
About Post Author
Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.