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Helping With A Broken Heart Loss of a Cat.

Posted by Simon Stuart on

Dealing with the heartbreak of losing a cat can be devastating. Growing up, I experienced my fair share of pet loss. One of our cats even had a litter, and we sadly lost many of the kittens. It's one of the worst experiences, I can tell you.

You see, with grief, the only thing you want to do is curl up in a ball and cry. But I'm here to tell you that there are many helpful ways to get through grief. Time is the best healer, but when we feel like all the pain is happening now, it doesn't seem to help.

So, what can you do? With a staggering 370 million cats as pets worldwide, there is some comfort in knowing you are not alone. Many have experienced pet loss, and many have shared their knowledge on how to cope with losing a cat.

Stay Busy After Losing Your Cat.

Someone running as a solution for dealing with a heart break from cat loss

While it is part of the process to think about your cat. Too much can just fill you with too much sadness. A little break for your mind is important. Try activities like exercising or focusing on work. Something to take your mind off it for a little while can help with pet loss.

Surround Yourself With Loving People Who Understand.

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Speak to others that may have gone through losing a cat. Anyone who can understand your situation can be nice to be around. When your're feeling a bit out of whack, a calm voice or shoulder can make all the difference. If you don't have anyone to contact, It's possible to get help from your veterinarian or pet loss counselors (online and in person).

List All Your Favorite Things About Your Cat.

ways to deal with pet loss is by writing down your best cat memories in a note book

Sometimes reminiscing on all the good times is enough to help. Knowing all the good times can outweigh the heartfelt agony of pet loss can help. Looking back on all the loving moments or listing some of them can really help with healing your heart after a pet loss.

Create Photo Memories of Your Cat.

cat memorial personalized pet portrait held up in a frame by a woman

It's a far cry from bringing your pet back, but it can really feel like the next best thing creating a cat portrait. It can help just seeing a photo of your cat. Like mentioned above, the good times are the ones that last, and seeing a photo is all about remembering the best times with your pet. I've personally painted many pet memorials for pet owners over the years. It's one of the main reasons why we developed Vogue Paws. To help others create custom pet art tributes.

If you are still dealing with pet loss and seeking further information, be sure to check out our other resources on pet loss or even contact us directly.

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