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Understanding bereavement in animal owners
  1. Bronwen Williams and
  2. Rebecca Green


Managing the death of owners' animals is a significant part of veterinary work, but how the loss of an animal affects people has received minimal attention in the literature. What literature there is on the subject often relies on older psychological models of grief which can simplify a unique and complex process. Here, Bronwen Williams and Rebecca Green explore the psychological theories of grief and consider the literature that examines grief in animal owners.

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