Questions we might discuss in our counseling:
How will I know when it is time to say good bye?
How can I manage all of my overwhelming feelings?
Are the feelings I am having normal?
What questions should I be asking my veterinarian?
How will I know it is the right time to euthanize my pet?
Should I be present at the euthanasia?
How can I be more prepared for an impending death?
How do I talk with my veterinarian about choices I need to make?
How do I determine my pets “quality of life”?
How will I know whether or not to get another pet?
How do I help my family cope?
What do I say to my children?
How do I decide how much treatment to do?
When should I consider getting a 2nd opinion?
How do I manage my “anticipatory” grief?
How do I manage the rest of my life while I am going through all of this?
How to I come to terms with the choices I made?
How do I let go and move on?
How do I hold him/her in my heart so that I will never forget.
Will I ever let myself love a pet as much again? Should I?
How can I take care of myself and get support from people who just don’t understand?
What arrangements should I make for my pet’s remains?
How can I set up a memorial for my pet?
How much grief should I expect to feel?
AUDREY R. SPECTOR, L.M.F.T., (#34520)