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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Dover DE

Most people can't verbalize their feelings of relief when it follows the death of a family member, friend or pet. It is a struggle to care for a sick pet. Our clients need our emotional support when they tell us about their frustration, guilt, anxiety and hope. As professionals, we need to identify and deal with the symptoms of anticipatory grief. We must also understand why a family has anxi...

Alan Meluney
(302) 674-2380
Dover, DE
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Vivian Frear
(302) 632-7424
Dover, DE
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dafne A Carnright
(302) 422-2255
Milford, DE
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Governor's Avenue Animal Hosp
(302) 734-5588
1008 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE

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Booth, Jeffrey A, Dvm - Brenford Animal Hospital Pa
(302) 678-9418
4118 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE

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Franklin Everett
(302) 382-2425
Dover, DE
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert Gray
(302) 422-7784
Houston, DE
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

VCA Dover Animal Hospital
(302) 514-3601
1151 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE
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Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital
(302) 736-3000
3156 Forrest Ave
Dover, DE

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Delmarva Animal Emergency Ctr
(302) 697-0850
1482 E Lebanon Rd
Dover, DE

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Relief is a Natural Component of Grief

Most people can't verbalize their feelings of relief when it follows the death of a family member, friend or pet.

It is a struggle to care for a sick pet. Our clients need our emotional support when they tell us about their frustration, guilt, anxiety and hope. As professionals, we need to identify and deal with the symptoms of anticipatory grief. We must also understand why a family has anxiety or reluctance about treating a very sick pet.

Here is a letter that opened the door to a much-needed discussion that might help you deal with concerned clients.

Dr. Villalobos ,

My question is whether or not it's worth having our pet dog, Butch, on chemo just to give him a couple more months. My concern is that we may, as a family, have to experience more emotional ups and downs than if we didn't treat him at all and just let the disease take its course.

As the spouse of a cancer patient who died in 1990 and as a hospice social worker, I know that one of the most difficult aspects of having a loved one die is the roller coaster of treatment with the overwhelming sense of dread when you know it's only buying time and you're watching them suffer.

We saw Butch get better during the first two weeks when he was taking the chemo pill; then for whatever reason, he has been uncomfortable for the last few days before his next treatment. I was pretty happy and reassured, only to be disappointed and sink into that depressed mode when I saw him getting worse again.

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