Losing a pet hurts more than you can imagine
Pets are truly a blessing! If you’re a pet owner, you definitely know how amazing is the joy, faithfulness, and love they bring in our lives. Words cannot describe this feeling.
Their love for their owners is unconditional. Isn’t it the best feeling when you come home from a long trip, and your dog gets extremely excited to see you? Or when you sit on the couch after a stressful workday, and your cat just sits next to you, while its purring calms your soul.
Undoubtedly, pets can sense our emotions.
The best thing is, they are always there when we’re feeling lonely and we need a comforting hug. Life is just so much better with a pet by your side. Sometimes, it’s even too good to be true.
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be awfully overwhelming and painful. It’s absolutely devastating. Oftentimes, the loss of a pet hurts just like losing a loved one, or a best friend. It’s almost unbearable to accept that no one will happily welcome you at the door no more, no one will get so excited to see you. It’s truly heartbreaking just thinking about it.
However, many people underestimate the emotional trauma of losing a dog, a cat, or any other domesticated animal. That’s why researchers decided to investigate the extent of sorrow owners feel in these cases.
The Department of Psychology at the University of Mexico carried a study on this subject. Their study was questioning people about their feelings after the loss of their dear pets. All of them agreed that the agony they’ve experienced is extremely intense and deep.
In addition, another group of researchers in Hawaii have found something quite shocking for some. According to their findings, the grief after the death of a pet lasts much longer than after losing a loved one.
That’s because people tend to connect with their beloved pets on a deeper, emotional level, and losing them feels like losing a soulmate.
Let’s all cherish the moments we have with our pets, and appreciate their unconditional love, while they’re still here.