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Pet Bereavement Advice

Pet Bereavement Advice

We are here to help you cope when you lose that special member of your family. I cannot bring them back. But there are practical things you can do right now to reduce the impact of grief on your physical and mental well-being. Your loss is as unique as they were. Let me guide you through and help you celebrate the life they lived.

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Pet Grief and Nutrition

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Pet Grief and Nutrition

Pet Loss and Eating well The relationship between pet grief and nutrition is often ignored as we tend to focus on the emotional impact of bereavement. But pet loss can affect our bodies just as much as our hearts. When we are grieving it is often difficult to remember to eat well. At times of […]

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Birthstones by Month – January

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Birthstones by Month - January Garnet

What is the birthstone colour for January? Birthstones by Month – January. Garnet is the birthstone for all pets born in January. The traditional garnet stone is a fiery red colour, in China legend says that garnet comes from a tiger’s soul after it’s death. Garnets are favoured by royalty, from Egyptian Pharaohs to Roman […]

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Thank you 2021 and Goodbye

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Thank you 2021

Thank you 2021 and Goodbye! I can’t say that I’m not pleased to see the back of 2021. When I wrote my round-up of the year last year I genuinely thought that all the covid stuff would be gone by now. And here we are 12 months later and we’re not clear of it…yet. This […]

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Pet Loss at Christmas – tips for coping

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Pet Loss at Christmas

Pet Loss at Christmas Pet Loss at Christmas, tips for coping. Christmas can be a very difficult time of year, this year more than any other. Our pets have been our sanity, our joy and our hope this year so you might feel the loss even more sharply. Christmas always brings back our pet memories, […]

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Last minute Christmas gifts

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Last minute xmas gifts - paws

There’s still time for those last minute Christmas gifts. You can show them that you understand and that you haven’t forgotten that they might be struggling this year. If it’s the first year without their pet make sure you ask them how much they want to be involved in the festivities. Some people want to […]

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Free Gifts and Guides

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Free gifts and guides

These Free Gifts and Guides are just our way to say a little thank you for spending some time with us. We’re an independent UK business that really appreciates the time and effort you have spent in finding Celebrate Your Pet with My Pets Ashes. We hope that we can help you, your family and […]

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Birthstones by Month – December

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Birthstones by Month - December

What is the birthstone colour for December? Birthstones by Month – December. December’s birthstone is Turquoise. It is a beautiful opaque blue to green coloured stone and is the traditional birthstone for those pets born in December. It’s a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is a precious stone that is rare and valuable […]

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Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet

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Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet

Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet. For most of us our pets are an important part of our daily routine. We get up we feed them. We eat our breakfast and then we walk them or muck them out or change their water. If you […]

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How to deal with Dog Loss

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How to deal with Dog Loss

How to deal with Dog Loss How to deal with Dog Loss. How do I get over losing my dog? A lovely lady asked me this question last week, and people ask me this question a lot. In my head I think you can’t ‘get over’ losing your dog. Grief isn’t something that you can […]

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Birthstones by Month – November

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Birthstone by Month - November

What is the birthstone colour for November? Birthstones by Month – November. November’s birthstone is Topaz. This beautiful dusky orange stone is the traditional birthstone for those pets born in November, it is officially specified as Yellow Topaz but it can range in colour from light yellow to honey to an almost caramel hue. Topaz is a […]

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What is pet cremation?

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What is Pet Cremation - our ultimate guide

What is pet cremation? What is pet cremation is a totally normal question to ask. We often find it difficult to talk about loss in many cultures.  It can lead us to feeling confused and not knowing what to do or where to go for help. This guide is here to help. What is the […]

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Losing Your Cat – April’s Story

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Losing your cat

Losing Your Cat – April and the reason for My Pet’s Ashes Losing your cat can affect you differently on different days or times of the year or even different times of the day. And this is okay, it is normal. There are times when you’re alright and times when you’re not. We have a […]

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What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony?

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What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony?

What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony? I am often asked by people what is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony? Inspired by the Norse poem the Rainbow Bridge is a place where our pets go when they are no longer with us. I find it very comforting to think that there will be a time when I […]

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Pet Bereavement at Christmas

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Pet Bereavement at Christmas

Pet Bereavement at Christmas Pet Bereavement at Christmas and Finding Ways to Cope: Christmas can be a very difficult time of year, this year more than any other. Our pets have been our sanity, our joy and our hope this year so you might feel the loss even more sharply. Christmas always brings back our […]

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Coping with Pet Bereavement during lockdown

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Coping with Pet Bereavement during lockdown

How to stay positive when coping with pet bereavement during lockdown I know your inboxes might be full of dreadful news at the moment so I just thought I’d reach out and send you a big virtual hug and loads of support during this testing period. Pet Bereavement Bereavement is incredibly tough at any time […]

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Mother’s Day Competition

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Mother's Day Competition

Mother’s Day Competition Want to treat your mum to a fabulous Devon Cream tea at @GlazbrookHouseHotel on us? Enter our Mother’s Day Competition. We’re on the hunt for a mother and daughter to feature in our new brochure. If you and your mum/daughter would like to have your hair and makeup professionally done, be photographed […]

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Good Grief Food – Onion Pie

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Good Grief Food - Onion Pie Recipe for pet bereavement

Good Grief Food – Onion Pie Good Grief Food. Recipes that will help to nourish your heart and your body if you are coping with the loss of your pet. Pet bereavement can have a very physical as well as mental impact on your health. Typical symptoms include loss of appetite and difficulty in breathing. […]

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Fireworks and Pets

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Fireworks and Pets

Fireworks and Pets Fireworks and Pets can be a difficult combination. Personally I love fireworks, I’m that person at the Bonfire Night display ooohing and aaaaring at each pop of colour and sparkle. On a clear winter’s night I love to wrap up warm and take our sons to an organised display. My favourite firework […]

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Julianne Hough – Coping with Multiple Deaths

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Julianne Hough - Coping with multiple deaths

Julianne Hough – Coping with Multiple Deaths. Julianne Hough – Coping with Multiple Deaths: Julianne took to instagram last week to announce the tragic death of Lexi and Harley, her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The American star of Dancing with the Stars announced the sad loss on her instagram page. She wrote: “Thank you […]

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Dog Poems – memories of your beloved pooch

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Dog Poems

Dog Poems – celebrate and mourn the life of your beloved dog. Dog Poems. I am often asked ‘should I say some words when I’m burying, scattering, immersing my beloved dog’s ashes?’ The answer is firstly ‘it’s up to you’, but often we just need a little inspiration to think about a suitable way to […]

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Gordon Ramsay and Rump

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Gordon Ramsey and Rump

Gordon Ramsay and Rump Gordon Ramsay and Rump. Gordon’s youngest daughter announced the death of their family dog, Rump on Instagram last week. She posted a picture of her when she was younger and Rump was a puppy and said: “Will miss you forever rump Thanks for being the best dog ever, love you always […]

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Roundabout Cat – Ginger’s Bench

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Roundabout Cat - Ginger's Memorial Bench

Roundabout Cat – Ginger’s Bench Roundabout Cat – Ginger’s Bench. What a fantastic memorial tribute. I read this article over the weekend and am so bowled over by the brilliant people of Dursley in Gloucestershire. Ginger the Cat Ginger the tortoiseshell is famous. Well she is to the people in her local town. The locals […]

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Gisele Bündchen and Vida – how to mourn on social media

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Gisele Bündchen and Vida

Gisele Bündchen and Vida I found this fascinating American post on refinery29. It is an article about the etiquette around pet bereavement on FaceBook and Instagram. To cut a long story short, you can see the full article here,  it’s a one post only rule a la Gisele Bündchen. According to the author Madeline Buxton […]

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Miley Cyrus and Bubba Sue

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Miley Cyrus and Bubba Sue

Miley Cyrus and Bubba Sue Miley Cyrus told her loyal followers on Instagram that her pet pig Bubba Sue had passed away. Above a video of her with Bubba Sue who she affectionately called Pig Pig she wrote: “Very sad to say… my dear friend Pig Pig has passed away…. I will miss u always […]

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Sheridan Smith and Panny

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Sheridan Smith and Panny

Sheridan Smith and Panny. Sheridan Smith and Panny. The actress Sheridan Smith posted on social media, she accused her boyfriends mother of possibly being involved in the death of her dog. She apologised the following day and removed the Instagram post. It’s not the first time that the actress has been in trouble on social […]

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To Flush, My Dog – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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To Flush My Dog. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her Cocker Spaniel Flush.

To Flush, My Dog   Loving friend, the gift of one, Who, her own true faith, hath run, Through thy lower nature; Be my benediction said With my hand upon thy head, Gentle fellow-creature!   Like a lady’s ringlets brown, Flow thy silken ears adown Either side demurely, Of thy silver-suited breast Shining out from […]

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