Books on Animal and Pet Euthanasia and Pet Hospice

- Useful resources to help you decide how to care for a seriously ill pet, how to say goodbye when the time comes, and how to heal after your loss


“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.” –Lilian Jackson Braun, author of “The Cat Who” book series.


1)  When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet - Monica Mansfield

2)  The Last Walk - Jessica Pierce (Scroll down linked page for 2014 edition without preview.)

3)  Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine - Patricia Morris

4) When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing - Alan D. Wolfelt PhD of the Center for Loss and Life Transition

5) Facing Farewell: Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet - Julie Reck, DVM

6) Ebook; Facing Farewell- Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet - Julie Reck, J. DVM

7) A 30 Day Guide to Healing From the Loss of Your Pet - Gael J.Ross - Broken Heart Press

8) Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief - Colleen Ellis of the Two Hearts Pet Loss Center

9) Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping - Marty Tousley, RN - Our Pals Publishing Company in association with The Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. 

10) The Final Farewell: Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet - Marty Tousley, RN and Katherine Heuerman - Our Pals Publishing Company

11) Children and Pets - Grief Resources from Lap of Love (Scroll down linked page to "Books to Help Grieving Children".)

12) Pet Loss Suggested Reading List from Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center

The books below consist of technical material and were written for professionals.

13) Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice - Amir Shanan, Tamara Shearer, Jessica Pierce 

14) In-Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques: The Veterinarian's Guide to Helping Families and Their Pets Say Goodbye in the Comfort of Home - Kathleen A. Cooney, DVM 

15) Ebook; In-Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques: The Veterinarian's Guide to Helping Families and Their Pets Say Goodbye in the Comfort of Home - Kathleen A. Cooney, DVM 

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