Experiencing any loss can be very difficult for anyone of any age. Losing a pet can be particularly hard, especially for children.
We may not know what is going through their minds or how they must be feeling because they don't process emotions like adults do. In that case, there are many ways you can help a child deal with a loss of their pet.
Having someone to go through it with them will help them learn a very important lesson about the cycle of life. You can comfort them and help guide them through the experience in a positive way.
Just remember to be patient, loving and understanding. This is a hard time for both you and your child.
Find out how you can help a child deal with the loss of their pet on the next page.