THE PAIN OF LOSING A PET
For many people today, their pet is the most important being in their lives. No value can be given for the unconditional love that they give us. Nothing is better than knowing that someone will always be happy to see you, when you arrive home. They impatiently wait for us to enjoy in our company. To have a pet in your life who will be your best friend, is a wonderful and positive experience.
Pets can easily recognize when we are sad, and approach us and give us love, and at the same time they entertain us and make us laugh.
People who have never had a pet in their life will never realize how painful it feels to say goodbye to their pet after they die, and you have to face the fact that you will never see it again. You feel like you lost someone whо had great significance in your life and loved you and a friend who was faithful to the end, no matter how others see it.
That pain that people feel when they lose a pet, whether it’s a cat, a parrot, a dog, or some other pet, is a trauma and a great pain from which people find it harder to recover. This was an interesting topic for researching for a group of scientists, so they began to examine the extent or the strength of the pain felt by the owners who lost their pet.
What is the extent of the pain?
Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, a group of scientists began the survey by surveying owners whose pet died, and the questions were mainly about what the owners felt when they said it was a painful experience. Most of the owners stressed that this is immensely great pain and loss that cannot be described in words.
In the context of this, the pain that is felt after losing a pet lasts considerably longer than the pain that is felt when a loved one in our life dies. This is proven in an in-depth study run by a group of Hawaiian scientists.
According to owners, pain is undoubtedly great in both cases, but according to the study participants, the loss of a pet is particularly painful and the feeling much the same as losing someone they expected to spend their whole life together with – someone who completely understood them and never did anything to hurt them.
Nobody is ready for the day they will have to say goodbye. For that reason, we need to accept that fact that now, and while we are in the company of our beloved pet, we need to make the most of the days we have with them. Play when they want to play, take them for car rides and love them when you or they need it.