The Pet Loss Blog


Caroline Hewson MRCVS

Welcome to the Pet Loss Blog

It is a space to ponder the many difficult decisions we have to take on behalf of our much-loved pets. In my experience, facing some of them now can make a big difference when the time comes.

This blog isn’t about answers. But, I will try to provide a varied mixture of musings and nuggets.

Unfortunately we can’t offer personal guidance or support here, but we’d like to hear from you on Facebook and Instagram. Look out for our bereavement posts there and please do share your comments.

If you are struggling to cope with pet loss, you can find helpful links on the Petplan Charitable Trust’s Bereavement page.

caroline hewsonAbout Caroline Hewson MRCVS

Caroline Hewson is a vet and has a PhD in animal behaviour. From 2000 to 2006 she was Research Chair at the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre, Atlantic Veterinary College, Canada. Returning to the UK, she resumed regular practice. Her chief work now is writing and giving talks that translate research relevant to pets’ end of life into points to keep in mind.

At the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Caroline co-presented “Never Say Die?” with palliative care doctor Emeritus Professor Scott Murray. She is currently writing a book for people facing the death of their animal companions.

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