Children themselves acknowledge worrying about the safety and potential loss of their animals as chief among the negative aspects of owning a pet. The strength of children’s attachment to their pets suggests pet ownership exposes them to the possibility of significant trauma should the animal be lost, have to be relinquished, or die.
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Losing a pet is not just an experience that prepares children for “real” losses later on; it is “a unique form of grief” and should be acknowledged and respected as such.
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