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Need help with the loss of a pet?

At Southern Animal Hospital, we understand how hard it is to make the decision to let your friend go. We try to make the experience as comfortable for your family and your pet. We offer in home services within the Mebane area. And for those pets that need to come to out facility, we have a comfortable room with its own entrance to make things more private. We also have worked hard to make the experience as peaceful as possible. It is never easy, but we do our best to make it less painful. 

Listed below are resources to help with the loss of a pet:

Web Sites

Reading Material

  • Grieving the Death of a Pet
    By Dr. Betty Carmack, R.N., Ed.D., Augsburg Publishers 2003

  • Losing A Best Friend, a collection of articles compiled by the San Francisco SPCA

  • Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children
    By Herbert A. Nieburg and Arlene Fischer, Harper & Row, 1982

  • When Your Pet Dies: How To Cope With Your Feelings
    By James E. Quackenbush and D. Graveline, Simon and Schuster, 1985

  • Living Through Personal Crisis
    By Ann Kaiser Stearns, Ballantine, 1984

  • Coping With Sorrow On The Loss of Your Pet
    By Moira Anderson, M.Ed, Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, 1996

  • The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss
    By Russell Friedman, Cole James, and John W. James, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014

Books For Children

  • Helping Children to Cope with Separation & Loss
    By Claudia Jewitt, Harvard Common, 1992

  • Snowflake in My Hand
    By Samantha Mooney, Delacorte, 1983

  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
    By Judith Viorst, Atheneum, 1975

  • When A Pet Dies
    By Fred Rogers, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1988