Coping With the Loss of Your Cat

Having a pet cat is a wonderful experience. Cat owners know that having a pet kitty brings so much joy into their lives. That joy is only further magnified by the opposing heartache that comes when ones cat passes on.

Pet cats are indeed special, but we should all understand and accept that they are temporary. We humans outlive cats by a wide margin, so we must be ready to face the day when our pet kitty dies. While there is nothing to truly prepare us for that sorrowful, nor anything that can completely ease the sadness, here are some few things that may help you when your cat passes on.

1. While your cat is alive, takes lots of pictures of it. A cute photo or two of your sweet cat while be a cherished possession for the rest of your life. You may even want to invest in a professional photographer to capture the beauty of your cat.

2. Lean on your loved ones. If you lose your cat to death, remember that you have family and friends who love you and will lend a shoulder to get you through the tough times.

3. Take time to mourn. There will always be another cat you can bring home, however, nothing can replace the loved kitty you just lost. Take some time to grieve and remember all the good times you had with your cat. Once you feel enough time has passed and you are ready to move on, you can go out and find an adorable new kitten. But don’t rush it. Honor your deceased cat with a mourning period.

4. Look for ways to sooth your sadness. One great way to find peace and comfort is through aromatherapy. There are a lot of great melaleuca essential oils that can help you feel calm, peaceful, content, uplifted and meditative during your time of sadness.

5. Consider burying your cat on your property. If you have the space to so so, having a gravesite in your yard means you can easily go and pay tribute to your cat and commune with its spirit whenever you need.