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Pet Quality of Life - their final years

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Live Webinars, free member webinars, free webinars

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  • PPGA Pet Owner members (non paying members) and members of the public

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Pet Quality of Life - their final years
Presented by Nikki Catley



Pet loss and the grief it brings is so very real but it is often not really discussed or supported enough and can sometimes even be dismissed or not taken seriously. Yet those with pets, or those that have lost cherished pets certainly know differently.

As pet parents, understanding about our companions quality of life is so important. This webinar will help you look at your pet’s quality of life as they near the end of their life dance. It will help you to prepare and to recognise the stages of grief and cover the things that we often dismiss as a society. Understanding more about Quality of Life allows us to have a small amount of control in what otherwise feels like a helpless situation. We all know that no time is going to feel good about saying goodbye but a well planned and written last chapter is certainly very helpful with the healing process. 

When we experience human loss we are devastated at their passing and then we  grieve and make arrangements such a funeral with usually a wealth of support around us, but often with the passing of our pets, who we love just as dearly and deeply, and often for a very long time, we are just expected to get back on with life.

Nikki believes we should honor and celebrate their lives and most importantly recognise the grief that surrounds their passing.


Learning Objectives

 Learn how to measure your pets Quality of Life

Recognise the stages of Grief including; shock, denial, guilt, anger, re-adjustment and acceptance

Understand how having just a little bit of control of the situation can be so beneficial


About The Presenter


Nikki has worked in the veterinary industry for almost 25 years. She has been a qualified counsellor now for 15 years but it was about 10 years ago when she lost her fur baby that she felt incredibly alone in her grief and she realised she needed to promote the support and guidance she now offers to those feeling consumed by their grief.

She now helps many veterinary clinics in supporting their clients when they are looking at putting their pets to peace or helping them with their post loss grief. Pet loss and the grief it brings is real but is really not discussed or supported enough and l make it my mission to be there for anyone who needs me.

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