Pets Corner has come up with a list of ways to help owners cope with the loss of a pet, reassuring them that instore staff are always on hand to give support.
Lucy Ross, Head of Training at Pets Corner, says: “When a pet dies, it’s important to acknowledge the relationship you had with your pet and what their loss means to you.
"Grieving for our pets allows us to heal and move on. There are many ways that you can honour you pet’s memory which can provide some comfort:”
Create a memory book – making a special book of photos, funny anecdotes and maybe scrapbooking a favourite collar or name badge will give you something you can remember them by visually.
Make a living memory – planting a tree or shrub in your garden creates a living memorial, especially if the chosen place holds special meaning: perhaps your dog always buried their bones there, or your cat enjoyed the early morning sun in that spot. There are many pet gravestones on the market that would be lovely placed in a special spot.
Help others in need – donating to an animal charity on behalf of your pet can bring comfort. This could be in the form of a monetary donation or items such as food, bedding, toys or even volunteering some of your own time will bring a positive feeling.
The staff at Pets Corner are always on hand to give advice and help.