Pet Loss and Grief Blog

Losing a pet, whether through natural causes, disease, or an accident, can leave a profound hole in a pet owner’s heart. Grief over losing an animal is very real and very personal, and each person or family handles pet bereavement differently. As with all grief, it’s important to reach out if you are feeling isolated, depressed, overwhelmed, or a deep sadness that won’t go away. Talking to others that have lost a beloved pet, whether that be a friend, family member, support group, or reaching out to a professional can help significantly. Local veterinarians and humane societies can be a good first point-of-contact in providing recommendations for pet-related grief counselling. There are also many web-based resources that can be of assistance. The most important thing to know is that you do not have to go through the pain of losing a beloved animal companion alone.

Below, we’ve listed some online resources, which can help you deal with your loss.

  1. The Pet Loss Support Page
  2. Pet Loss Help
  3. Pet Loss Grief Support Center
  4. Honoring the Bond, Support for Animal Owners
  5. Bereaving

Written by: Petroglyph Animal Hospital



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Additional measures include:


Due to the increasing demand for appointments, we are implementing a late cancellation and no show fee. Starting June 2, 2021, appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before will be subject to a $25 fee.


We are still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital