Coping with the loss of a cat: tips for pet grief

Losing a pet can be extremely painful. Cats are integral members of the family, and their disappearance often leaves a huge void. Recognizing grief and finding ways to manage it are important steps in the healing process.


1. Acknowledge your pain

Accept that the sadness you feel is valid and important. Everyone experiences grief differently, and it's normal to feel a wide range of emotions.

Advice :

Express your feelings in a journal or by talking with friends who understand.

2. Create a memorial

A memorial can be a way to celebrate your cat's life and keep their memory alive.

Advice :

Plant a tree or create a photo album in honor of your lost companion.

3. Take care of yourself

Grief can be physically and emotionally draining. It is important to take care of yourself during this time.

Advice :

Maintain a daily routine, eat healthy foods, exercise, and get enough rest.

4. Seek support

Sometimes talking to other people who have experienced the loss of a pet can be a great comfort.

Advice :

Join a pet grief support group, in person or online.

Conclusion :

Grieving is a process, and it is important to experience it at your own pace. Over time, painful memories will give way to warm memories of your dear feline companion.

See you soon, 

The team

Sources :

  • Moreau, J. (2021). Feline grief: understanding and overcoming. Éditions du Coeur. Toulouse.

  • Lefèvre, B. (2018). After the loss: support in animal bereavement. Animal Psychology Review, 11(1), 34-40.