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How to Care for Your Animal Companion in Their Final Days

By 9th October 2023October 10th, 2023Animal Loss, Life Loss Love

Life Loss Love: How to Care for Your Animal Companion In Their Final Days

As difficult as it may be to contemplate, there will come a time when our animal companion will come to the end of their journey and leave us – just like every living being.

Nothing can ever truly prepare us for the loss of our loved ones, and navigating the final days of our beloved animals’ lives can be emotionally challenging to say the least. They are beloved members of the family, after all.

However, as their guardians, there are ways that we can tune into their experience, and notice as they’re making their way towards the afterlife.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the profound topic of caring for our animals and making their transition easier as they’re nearing the end.

Understanding Animals’ End of Life

From the moment we meet our animal companions, there is one truth that we simply cannot escape – that one day we will say goodbye to them.

Just like humans, animals go through the ageing process and eventually come to the end of their life. They rely on us as their guardians to notice when they’re nearing their end-of-life transition, and provide the care they need.

It’s said that the anticipation can often feel worse than their death itself. Often, I find that many animal guardians are lacking the right support to cope with their animal’s passing, and are unaware of how our animals are feeling about dying and death.

I believe that the best way to prepare for such a profound loss is to know how to communicate with them, and from there know how best to support them during the process.

That’s why I created the upcoming workshop on November 11th, where I’ll be walking you through ways which we can recognise when your animal is ready to pass, as well as their feelings about the process. We’ll be discussing various communication techniques that can help us understand what our companions truly need during this stage.

We focus on connection rather than physical care alone, so that we can foster the deepest bond and create a peaceful environment for them as they begin their transition.

The Transition Journey

The journeys that our animals take from this life with us to the afterlife is indeed both a mysterious and sacred process. In my book Life Loss Love, I explore this transition from both the animal and guardian’s perspective.

I truly believe that this particular phase requires us to be in our fullest presence, as we accompany our animals towards their passing. It’s up to us to help make their journey as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

The more that we can understand their thoughts and emotions, the more our animals will feel loved, and the smoother their passage from one life to the next.

In my upcoming event, I will be discussing exactly how you can honour an animal before and after the transition, so you as their guardian will feel empowered to support them.

Participants will also receive a free copy of my book The Animal Communication Guide to Life Loss Love. View it here.

Caring for the Guardian’s Emotions

When facing the impending loss of our animals, it’s completely natural to experience the same level of grief and sadness as losing a human we love. However, society as a whole isn’t set up to support guardians when their animal passes.

Nobody will understand the emotions you’re going through at this time more than your fellow animal guardians. The passing of my animal companions has been some of the toughest times – and the greatest teacher.

My November workshop, Life Loss Love, focuses not only on how to support your animal, but also how to feel empowered as their guardian during this difficult time.

No question is taboo during this workshop. You’ll be free to ask about death, dying and the afterlife – and will be surrounded by others that truly know what you’re going through. I truly believe that by processing our emotions fully, we make ourselves stronger in caring for our most loved companions.

Life Loss Love: What To Expect From The Workshop

Based on the lessons learned from animals, during the workshop we’ll discover ways to prepare for your animal’s passing, and how to know when they’re ready or need assistance.

We’ll also explore the grieving process, and also the ways in which the death of our animals doesn’t quite fit the way society deals with loss. In this safe space, you’ll feel seen, heard, and free to express yourself.

Most importantly, we’ll feel into the animal’s experience and discover how they themselves feel about this transition from life to death.

Hear From Others

When it comes to processing the passing of our beloved animals, the impact of these workshop teachings cannot be underestimated. Hear from some of the previous attendees below:

“This is such a moving day and so worth understanding what the animals think and feel about their journey from this life to the next.” – Sandra 

“I feel truly empowered. I’ve learnt so much that will benefit my animals in the future when it’s their time.” – Beth

“This is a course for everyone, whether you had your animals pass over or whether you want to be prepared for the future!” – Carla

Join Me in November

We’re lucky to be blessed by animal love, loyalty, and companionship throughout their lives. As their beloved humans, it’s our responsibility to reciprocate those feelings and make sure they’re cared for – particularly during those final days.

My Life Loss Love workshop will navigate the emotional journey that is the end of our animal’s life – together with those who truly understand how it feels. This is a chance to connect with your animal on a profound level, and help other animals and their guardians in the process.

If you’re interested in attending my in-person UK workshop on Remembrance Day, November 11th 2023, you can register here. You can also dive deeper into my book, The Animal Communicator’s Guide Through Life, Loss and Love, which I’ll be giving away to workshop attendees for free.

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Pea Horsley is an international teacher, TEDx speaker and bestselling author of 3 books including ‘Heart to Heart’ and ‘The Animal Communicator’s Guide’, which have been translated into nine languages, online course Animal Communication Made Easy, and creator of the Conversations with Nature World Summit. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator and wild animal retreat facilitator. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a global community listening to a council of animals advising humanity and together forging real transformation.