Pet bereavement

Saying goodbye to a much loved pet is something we all dread. However there is now a really good website to help at this difficult time. ‘The Ralph Site’ was set up this summer by vet Shailen Jasani, after the loss of his beloved cat Ralph, who was involved in a road traffic accident. The website covers many different topics connected to pet bereavement. It deals with preparing for euthanasia, the actual process of it and the after care options. It discusses grief emotions and management with a special section on helping children.  There is lots of information on helpful books, and places where you can get additional support. The site also has links to crematoria and cemeteries, including the crematorium we use, Peaceful Pets in East Rudham. To find out more click onto