It is difficult to lose a pet – someone who has been there for you through thick and thin. Children find this especially hard compared to adults because they develop a close attachment to their pets. They do everything together and they become playmates, so when a child loses a pet it can become a devastating experience for them. Some parents find it a challenge to deal with such situations and some may even go out and buy a similar pet for their kids. This is not the best solution because your child may not be able to bond with this new pet no matter how similar it looks to the previous one.
It’s important for you to first explain the entire concept of death in a caring manner. Your child may feel sad for some time, but this likely will be unavoidable. Your pet can be cremated and the cremains placed in one of R Pet Urns handcrafted ceramic urns. Many times children will feel some comfort knowing their pet is safe inside the urn, which can remain in the house.
Experiencing grief and the difficult process of loss and death is not easy for anyone. If it’s difficult for you, you can just imagine how much more difficult it would be for a young, innocent child. It’s important to allow your children to express themselves, so that they don’t keep all the grief bottled up inside. Letting them choose a pet urn is a great way of getting them involved in saying “goodbye” to their pets.