No one can escape loss, sadness, and grief. Every one of us has tasted some in our lives. Although they may not express their emotions quite like humans, pets can be just as affected by stressful situations. After all, they are sentient beings like ourselves. Our companion animals not only live with us, but in some cases do everything with us – eat, work, travel, shop, sleep, and everything in between. It inevitably happens they pick up on our stressors, our emotions.
Helping them thru these stressful times first starts as a responsibility we must accept as part of the choice of taking on a animal family member. Secondly, if we help balance our own emotional roller coasters, the animals will only benefit both emotionally and physically.