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Carnegy Animal Hospital

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Tender Tails Program

Tender Tails, based out of Carnegy Animal Hospital, is a compassionate space for pet parents grieving their companion animals. The program offers empathy, caring, and a community where pet parents can express their most difficult feelings, thoughts, or experiences.

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Compassionate Support For Pet Parents

Losing a pet can be heartbreaking, and grief can be very isolating. Family members and friends may tell you to move on, but there is no timeline. Grief is an entirely normal and natural response to the loss of your pet. Grief is a complex mix of emotions, none of which are wrong. You may experience immense guilt, sadness, anger, disbelief, forgetfulness, confusion, exhaustion, or feeling like there is something wrong with you. You are not meant to be rushed or be alone when you grieve. You do not have to experience your grief alone. There is support available, and we are here to help!

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Types of Appointments

  • Individual grief counseling is available in person at Carnegy Animal Hospital, virtually, or by phone.

  • Six-week pet loss virtual support group for adults mourning their pets. This group provides information on grief-related subjects through informal discussions andsharing stories. Topics such as depression, anxiety, and regret are covered.

  • Services are eligible for most benefits plans.

[email protected] I (902) 399-5869

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