West Lothian pet bereavement counsellor publishes new book about surviving animal loss

A self help book for people who have lost their pet has been hailed as a great comfort for anyone struggling with grief.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 7:00 am

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Surviving Pet Loss has been written by bereavement counsellor Dawn Murray who has been offering support to owners for more than a decade.

Drawing on her personal experiences and professional expertise she has created a book which helps people recognise the emotional journey they are on and offers great tips to help them on their way.

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All profits from the book will go to animal charities.

Ms Murray, who lives in West Lothian and is the founder of Living With Pet Bereavement, has been called on to provide expert commentary in the past, and featured on Radio Four when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lost their spaniel Lupo last November.

K9 Magazine said Ms Murray’s new book Surviving Pet Loss tackles the issues facing owners expertly.

They said: “Dawn Murray has some wise words for anyone going through the trauma of pet loss and this is a book that will provide a lot of comfort for people at a time when they will most certainly need it.”

Surviving Pet Loss has been written by bereavement counsellor Dawn Murray.

And RAF Flight lieutenant Will Barrow, a military dog handler and author of Buster The Dog said: “As a Military Working Dog Handler, I have taken more than my fair share of loyal companions on their final journey.

“I have found Dawns’ book both insightful and taken some great tips to help both now and in the future. As one of the quotes states; ‘it’s your grief and yours alone’. Remember that in all walks of life.”

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