The emotional roller coaster starts when you learn that your pet has been diagnosed with a condition that they will eventually succumb to.

It could be a very quick progression or it could advance over weeks to years. In addition to deciding whether or not to pursue treatment to prolong your pet’s life, you will likely be faced with the decision to end their suffering when their quality of life is gone.

There are a number of resources available to help in the decision making process, as well as support groups that can help cope with the anxiety, grief, pain, anger and sadness that you are likely feeling.


Pet Loss Support
The Ohio State University – Honoring the Bond: OSU – Honoring the Bond

Colorado State University Support and Pet Loss Resources

Pet Loss Support – Individual, Groups, Chat rooms:

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Compassion Careline
24/7 complimentary grief support

Dr. Kathleen Ayl
818-458-8106 or 818-458-8102
Pet Loss and Grief Associates

Dr. Sandra Grossman, Ph.D
Pet Loss Partners

Dr. Kathleen Kaufman

Dr. Diane Kelley, Ph.D
1494 S. Robertson Blvd, Ste 202, Los Angeles, CA 90035