Behavior Changes in Surviving Pets After the Death of Another Pet

Having lost our Coral a mere two months before this post, we thought this was a timely study to talk about. Evaluating how pets may grieve after the death of another pet is a difficult task because it’s hard to pin down what they are actually reacting to.  Watch and listen as we describe what this study found.


In this video, we point out that grief is a stressor.  If you want to learn more about how stress affects behavior CLICK HERE for our course from PetProWebinars.

Here’s the reference to the study:

Walker, J.K., Waran, N.K. & Phillips, C.J.C. 2016. Owners’ Perceptions of Their Animal’s Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion.  Animals, vol. 6 (11).  doi:10.3390/ani6110068

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