Grieving for your pet with Lara Casanova, Life in the Pink
The sad reality is that our pets will not be here forever. At some point will have to grieve for them. We talk about how to grieve for our pets, the steps that may help us and how to support our friends and family (online and in real life) when they are grieving for their pets.
In this episode we cover:
Lara shares her diversified background.
Her studies about pet grief and loss.
The importance of processing grief for people.
Changing the perception that we don’t need to grieve our pets.
The story of Max, Lara’s dog and how she grieved when she passed away.
The different stages of grief.
Suggestions for coping mechanisms.
Her favourite communities on Facebook on losing pets.
Lara shares advice on healthy approaches to making sensitive decisions for ending your pets life.
Suggestions on how to include pets who have passed on in important events of the owners life.
How to support family members and online friends who are grieving for pets.
Hasara and Lara share beautiful stories of honouring cats who have passed.
Appreciating the special moments with our cats.
What Lara wants to see in the future with regards to pet grief and how society accepts this.
The pet related accounts that inspire her.
Product or service that has been a game changer for her pets.
Guest - Lara Casanova - Life in the pink
Facebook – In the Pink
If You Need Support
In this podcast episode we cover experiences related to mental health challenges. If you need help here are a few numbers you can call for support:
In Australia Lifeline: 13 11 14
In USA, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273 8255
In Canada, Crisis Services Canada: 1 833 456 4566
In the United Kingdom, Samaritans: 116 123
Pet memorial/stone – Talking Stones
Tribute website – Our wonderful pets
Etsy Signature bracelet
Instagram Accounts Mentioned
Thank you to our amazing sponsor, Supakit.
Music for this episode was composed and performed by Kory McIntyre.
The photo used for the cover art for Season 2 of the Catexplorer Podcast was taken by @littlegreysadventures.