Children need closure when dealing with loss of pet, survey suggests

11/27/2012 | San Antonio Express-News

According to a survey of 1,000 previous pet owners, people's memories of pets they had as children and the loss of those pets influence their decision to own animals as adults. Some 20% of previous dog owners and 17% of people who had owned cats reported that losing that pet was so traumatizing that they are not inclined to get another, and 40% of respondents say they are still affected by the loss of a childhood animal. This article notes the importance of open communication with children surrounding the death or rehoming of a pet, pointing out that knowing the truth allows kids to grieve.

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