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GAD how to deal with losing a pet

Yesterday I lost my gorgeous cat, sudden and the biggest shock ever. I really don't know how I'm going to cope. I feel empty, heartbroken and can't get my head around it all. One minute I feel in control and the next I'm sobbing and pacing the house.

I'm scared this is going to take me back to my depression days and that my anxiety will take over and I'll lose control

Any advice / help will be gratefully received 🌸💙

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begentle51, I am so very sorry. xx

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We lost my husband's dog in June. My husband was getting ready to take him for a walk and he went to grab his leash as he opened the door he missed and Tank took off running. He smelled the Ribfest downtown about 20 blocks. We searched all night but got a call the next morning they found him on the tracks. It was my husband's baby and I cried and threw myself around. My anxiety had me like a jack hammer for 4 days. It took a month of the silence and then I couldn't take it, I went to 2 different shelters and we found our new baby (2 year old) dog. He fits right in. Give your self time to heal. Look around and smile at all the funny antics your girl brought you. I have something to post let me grab it and post. It helped me so much realize why we are here so long and they are here so short.


Thank you fearoffear, it's nice to hear I'm not alone. I just feel like I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel. I can't even imagine getting through tomorrow. I'm also worried that my job will think I'm overreacting by not going in 🌸💙


sorry to hear about your cat.i think the longer you leave it the less likely you are to get another one.im 44 and the longest ive went without a dog/cat is three weeks.thats a shame.


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