(Knowing when to contact your veterinarian or emergency pet hospital)
1. Trauma-Hit by a motor vehicle, animal attack, or fall
2. Eye Injury
3. Suspect Broken Bones
4. Difficulty Breathing
5. Loss of Consciousness
6. Collapse, extreme Weakness or inability to stand or support weight
7. Onset of Seizures
8. Straining or unable to urinate
9. Difficulty or pain when defecating
10. Not eating or drinking for more than 24 hours
Look for more emergency checklist items in our April Newsletter ________________
Suggestions To Help Cope With Grief
Losing someone you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you're experiencing will never end. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
The single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people. Even if you aren't comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstances, it's important to express them when you're grieving. Sharing your loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry. Wherever the support comes from, accept it and do not grieve alone. Connecting to others will help you heal. Below are a few suggestion to help support you during this difficult time:
Join a Support Group
Take Care of Yourself (Eat healthy, take long walks, get plenty of rest)
Talk to a therapist or grief counselor
Draw comfort from your faith
Express your feelings through journal writing
It is important to remember, with support, patience and effort, you will survive your grief. Some day the pain will lessen, leaving you with cherished memories of your loved one.
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