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Losing A Pet: Grieving & Healing

Inspiring Pet Tails 4 min read
Rosie the beagle dog that has just passed away laying on the bed - to illustrate the grief of losing a pet.

Losing a pet has to be one of the worst pains a pet parent can experience. We are inspired daily by people that go above and beyond to give their little ones the best and longest life possible. But we also feel for these families when their furkiddos gain their wings and cross the rainbow bridge.

We know how it is to have the bittersweet memories of our furkiddos still constantly on our minds. The times you worked from home, and they just had to sit on your keyboard. Returning home after a long day to find them waiting for you by the door. Or even the memory of waking up with your furry soul mate lying on your chest.

How do we cope with all these emotions? How do we grieve the loss of a pet?

Coping with Losing A Pet

The process of grieving for the loss of a pet is intimate and personal – just like the relationship between you and your little one. There is no one-size-fits-all way to cope with losing a pet. Some may undergo a roller-coaster whirlwind of emotions, while some may just experience one. Some may want to shut themselves off from the world and spend time alone, while some may seek support from loved ones. 

There are so many valid manifestations of grief, so just remember one thing: it is okay to not feel okay.

There are so many valid and normal manifestations of grief. It isn’t linear and doesn’t follow phases or right and wrong. So just remember one thing: it is okay to not feel okay. Be extra kind to yourself and allow yourself to feel everything and anything for as long as you need.

In the meantime, here are a few things we found helpful when it comes to grieving the loss of a pet:


Memories of our furkids can often help us find comfort. Treasure those times they spent zooming around the house, barking at mailmen, or butting in on your quarantine Zoom calls. Even though your beloved pet may have crossed the rainbow bridge, their presence can live on in your memories.

Celebrating & honoring

Two hands holding a polaroid photo of a woman hugging a dog to illustrate what it feels like to deal with losing a pet.

No matter if you are trying to plan a funeral or simply having a few friends over to pay tribute to your sweetheart, you can find a comfortable way to celebrate and honor their life. Share joyful and funny memories with people who know your little one can help.

Letting it all out

Finding a proper outlet for your complicated emotions is always helpful. Whether it is from playing music, dancing, painting, or even just screaming at the top of your lungs, doing these things may help reify those abstract feelings and can be cathartic.

Today’s featured pet parent, Rhonda, found a sense of peace in sharing her little warrior’s story with us after she crossed the rainbow bridge:

Losing A Pet: The Story of Rosie and Rhonda

I’m finally ready to share my story
Rosie, the beagle looking very happy in this picture. Her tongue is out.

Rhonda and her sweet girl, Rosie, had been with NHV since 2020. 

Our Rosie had a heart murmur. And was no longer able to enjoy her walks as a result. So we bought her a little red wagon that she loved! After a diet change, we learned of NHV roughly in 2019 through our pals @‌beagletails. We started Rosie on Hearty-Heart. And by golly that wagon became a thing of the past. As she aged, we added more supplements like Natures Immuno and Turmeric. She was doing great.

Rosie was taking NHV Hearty-Heart to help promote heart health and NHV Natures Immuno to help restore vitality and promote overall organ function. Lastly, NHV Turmeric helps support a variety of conditions such as heart, cancer, and arthritis in your little one. And we loved receiving positive pupdates about Rondha’s little warrior!

Then, in June of 2022 – she got the diagnosis that no pawrent wants to hear. She had cancer of the spleen. Our vet who is usually optimistic, gave her a lifespan of 2 weeks and there was no cure. My mind raced. I called upon NHV. And they came through for us once again.

We had witnessed the ups and downs of this brave little trooper for the past three years. Experiencing the emotional turmoil when her condition got worse and the relief when she got better – Rosie continued to inspire all of us. And our team always enjoyed talking to sweet Rhonda.

Talking with their customer service team was such a pleasure. They listened and they didn’t try to sell me packages or make a sale. Instead, they took their time and went over with me her prescriptions and the supplements she was already taken and recommended ONE.

Rosie was doing better, and her pawsome furmom took such great care of her. However, on May 24, our team received a devastating text – Rosie has crossed the rainbow bridge. All of us in the office were heartbroken when we heard the news.

Sadly, Rosie lost her battle and we lost her in March and to say my heart was broken was an understatement. I waited a while and I called upon NHV again. Again, their customer service was top notch. The person I spoke with stayed on the phone with me and went over each and every supplement. She explained everything it could help and as it turns out the rest of my pack can benefit. Then, to top it off, about a week later, I got a personalized sympathy card in the mail from the president of the company! I cannot recommend this company or their products any higher! Rest in peace Rosie girl and thank you so much NHV for your caring and compassionate staff.

It warms our hearts to hear that we were able to help a little bit with the pain of losing a pet with our words. We are a small team of pet parents that truly understand how horrible it is to feel helpless, but also how beautiful it is to share your life with a furry soul mate. Please don’t forget we are always going to be here for you, Rhonda, and all pet parents in the NHV family.

If you and your loved ones are going through the loss of a furmily member, we are here to offer any support we can. Getting those emotions out can be helpful, so please reach out whenever you need.

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Published: June 5, 2023

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