Pet Loss Support


Pet Loss Support

Additional Information


Children may have many difficult questions and handle grief differently than their parents.  If you need or want help explaining pet loss or euthanasia to your child, Galena Square Veterinary Clinic's sister hospital (Family Pet Hospital) has a library with children's books regarding the passage of a beloved pet that clients can borrow any time they need to.  There is also a good website below with answers to questions that children often ask. 

Children and Pet Loss 

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" ~Anatole France

Loosing a pet is loosing a family member and grieving is a natural part of the process. Please know that you are not alone in your grief.  Family, friends, and the staff of Galena Square Veterinary Clinic are a great place to start when you need to talk about your grief. Below are  some additional great resources available to grieving family members.  


ASPCA Pet Loss Team

Association for Pet Loss

Univ. of Illinois CARE Hotline