Do You Have Depression due to Pet Loss during the Holidays?
During the Holidays, when family and closeness is on everyone's mind, there are many individuals who do not have loved ones or even beloved animal companions because they have gone to Rainbow Bridge or Heaven.
An animal’s death during these times creates increased emotional duress to their guardian. Depression sets into the pet owner’s heart and that imbalanced energy can even manifest a physical "illness."
Below are suggestions to alleviate your "lost love" scars and ideas on how to turn your anxiety, depression and pain into positive attitudes and actions.
To silence your soul’s anguish when coming home to an empty house that leaves you asking "is this all there is?” foster a pet during the Holidays. Go to the rescue haven and help walk residents. Share your love to dispel that emptiness by caring for others! Take the presents you were going to give Muffy, Fluffy or Horace to shelter pets that only have one chain-link room or give them to the local Humane Society. Pets grieve too, your gift will create joy for a living pet. Perhaps your contribution will help a pet “keep on keeping on” until they are chosen for a forever family.
Most of these suggestions will make your heart scars less heavy by sprinkling love in the lives of a pet or person who is less fortunate than you. This will shift your attention if only for a moment and take away your pain and depression. Honoring your pet in this manner will add light even to your darkest hours.
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