Exploring Pet Grief: Do Pets Grieve Other Pets?

Last week, we took a look at pet grief after the death of an owner. This week, we’ll cover how animals cope with loss that involves another household pet.

What do pets feel when a companion dies? Is there evidence of grief? How can you help a pet cope with such a loss?

Bonding and Animal Emotions

Although we’re still uncertain about how much animals understand the concept of death, we do know animals feel a range of emotions, including grief.