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AAHA Resources

Pet Loss Books

  • Coping with the Loss of Your Pet
    Help your clients through a difficult time with this caring gesture of support.
  • Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend
    Encourage pet owners to review all the options when considering a planned passing for their pet.
  • Forever in My Heart: Remembering a Pet’s Life
    Acknowledge the human-animal bond and help your clients celebrate their pets’ lives with this journal.
  • Good-Bye My Friend
    This book is filled with personal stories to help your clients deal with the loss of a pet.
  • I Remember: A Book About My Special Pet
    Help families at your practice grieve with this pet loss scrapbook for children.
  • Loss of Your Pet: A Resource for Pet Owners
    Show your compassion for clients with this informational piece that discusses the grieving process.
  • When Your Pet Is Sick
    Provide information to clients about what to expect when their pet becomes terminally ill.
  • Special Place for Charlee: A Child’s Companion through Pet Loss
    Help kids with the loss of a pet with this book that explains grief in terms a child can understand.

Client Communication

  • Connecting with Grieving Clients: Supportive Communication for Fourteen Common Situations
    Guiding clients through their grief following the loss of a beloved pet is one of the toughest parts of your staff ’s job. Handled sensitively and compassionately, the situation can strengthen the bond with the client for years to come.
  • Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing with Clients
    Studies show that excellent exam room communication skills build rapport with clients, improve compliance, and reduce the risk of liability. This guide helps you improve communication by understanding the different ways you and your clients gather and process information in the exam room and use it to make decisions.

Compassion Fatigue

  • When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary Medicine
    Compassion fatigue is especially prevalent in the field of veterinary medicine. This book provides all members of the team practical ways to help face the difficult emotions that arise when helping clients and their pets.
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