Child Health, Attachment, & Wellbeing

Death of a pet at the service or at home

baby chicks children's petsBy Rachel Pratt
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The death of a pet, especially a first pet, can be more traumatic for a child than it is for an adult. 

Often the child has grown up with the pet and considers it to be as much a member of the family as the people in their family. 

Or if it is an early childhood service pet, a child may have grown very fond of it and rely on it being at the service.

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