Losing a Beloved Pet Is More Painful Than Most People Think

Ask any pet owner about their pet and they’ll probably tell you how amazing and awesome having a new best friend is. Pets are truly the perfect company. They’re forever and always happy to see their owners. Whether they’re gone for just five minutes or five hours, their pets will be waiting eagerly at the door to welcome them home. They absolutely love playing around and can do tricks and pranks to make everyone laugh. They’re also terrific with kids and will always offer love and care, no matter the situation. Our pets are always there to cheer anyone up and are quick to offer a warm hug and a bit of comfort when it’s needed. However, this all makes it all the more difficult to say goodbye when the time comes and it’s far more painful than what many people think.

The Final Goodbyes

The fact that pets are so darn amazing and wonderful creatures explains why so many people find it too difficult to say goodbye to their pets when they finally pass away. However anyone may look at it, it’s still the loss of a best friend and loved one. Losing a pet is, and will certainly always will be, a traumatic and painful experience for everyone. Many people in the world greatly underestimate the pain felt after losing a dog, cat, parrot, or any other pet for that matter. It’s for this reason that researchers have gotten together and decided to investigate the extent of sorrow owners feel in the aftermath of losing their beloved pets.

Just how much does it hurt?

To find out just to what extent some pet owners were hurt when they lost a pet, researchers decided to set up an investigation. This new study was carried out in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Here, researchers questioned pet owners about their feelings after the loss of their pet. It should come as no surprise that all the pet owners agreed that the pain has just been too intense and deep to handle.

Fact is, this isn’t the only research that has been done on this difficult topic either. Hawaiian researchers have also begun some studies into the pain felt after losing a pet and interestingly, they have even found that the pain after the death of a pet is usually much longer lasting than the pain which is felt after the loss of a loved one. It’s universally agreed by a great many people that they simply cannot compare the pain that they experience after the loss of their pet to the one after the loss of a loved one. Both hurt very much, however, the fact is that pet owners are deeply connected to their pets. So much so that losing them is just like losing their soul mate. It can be just too much for the heart to handle.

There’s certainly no doubt about it – the death of a beloved pet is difficult and tough to bare. It’s quite understandable why so many people say that the pain and hurt is just too much for them.

If you are a pet-owner, just take things one day at a time and enjoy it while it lasts.