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Welcome to thePet Bereavement Support Webinar Series                            from                      Webinar 2 of 6:P...
Welcome to thePet Bereavement Support Webinar Series                      from  With Julia Dando MA – Training Manager, SCAS
Pet Bereavement and why losing a          pet can be so hard for people   What will we be looking at today?• What is the H...
The Human-Companion Animal Bond                   An Attachment                    Relationship
Attachment Relationships    Characteristic behaviours associated              with attachment•   Seeking proximity•   Dist...
What is the human-          companion animal bond?“The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial anddynamic relationship ...
The human-companion               animal bondStart to think of someone you know or   have worked with that has shown  beha...
The human-companion           animal bondShare your experiences of thehuman-companion animal bond
The human-companion             animal bond Who are those that will particularlyvulnerable when experiencing the loss     ...
The human-companion                         animal bondWhen a bond gets stronger• There are time when I’d be lonely except...
Thank you for  your attention     Webinar 3Pet Bereavement: Loss        and GriefWednesday 21st March     2012 @ 1pm
Pet Bereavement Support Webinar SeriesWebinar 2: Pet Bereavement and why losing a pet can be so hard for peopleWednesday 1...
Pet bereavement support and why losing a pet can be so hard for people
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These slides accompanied a 1 hour webinar "Pet bereavement support and why losing a pet can be so hard for people" - looking at how the human-companion animal bond effects the relationship that people have with their pets and how it will impact upon them when they face the loss of their beloved pet. Who is more vulnerable at these times and why? Participants heard examples of very strongly bonded relationships and had chance to share their own experiences.

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Pet bereavement support and why losing a pet can be so hard for people

  1. 1. Welcome to thePet Bereavement Support Webinar Series from Webinar 2 of 6:Pet Bereavement and why losing a pet can be so hard for people
  2. 2. Welcome to thePet Bereavement Support Webinar Series from With Julia Dando MA – Training Manager, SCAS
  3. 3. Pet Bereavement and why losing a pet can be so hard for people What will we be looking at today?• What is the Human – Companion Animal Bond?• How the HCAB effects people at a time of loss• Who might be more effected than others?
  4. 4. The Human-Companion Animal Bond An Attachment Relationship
  5. 5. Attachment Relationships Characteristic behaviours associated with attachment• Seeking proximity• Distress on separation (separation anxiety)• Pleasure at reunion• Directed behaviour
  6. 6. What is the human- companion animal bond?“The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial anddynamic relationship between people and other animalsthat is influenced by behaviours that are essential tothe health and well being of both.”“This includes but is not limited to, emotional,psychological and physical interactions of people, otheranimals and the environment.”Statement from the AVMA Committee on The Human Animal Bondin JAVMA vol. 212, No. 11, p 1675, June 1, 1998
  7. 7. The human-companion animal bondStart to think of someone you know or have worked with that has shown behaviour to suggest that their bond with their pet is extraordinarily strong.
  8. 8. The human-companion animal bondShare your experiences of thehuman-companion animal bond
  9. 9. The human-companion animal bond Who are those that will particularlyvulnerable when experiencing the loss of a pet?Why might their bond be stronger?
  10. 10. The human-companion animal bondWhen a bond gets stronger• There are time when I’d be lonely except for my pet• My pet gives me a reason for getting up in the morning• In many ways my pet is the best friend I have• My pet helps me to be more physically active• I couldn’t have made it through that difficult time without my pet• My pet is the last link to my late husband/wife/mum/dad
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention Webinar 3Pet Bereavement: Loss and GriefWednesday 21st March 2012 @ 1pm
  12. 12. Pet Bereavement Support Webinar SeriesWebinar 2: Pet Bereavement and why losing a pet can be so hard for peopleWednesday 14th March 2012 @ 1pmWebinar 3: Pet Bereavement - Loss and GriefWednesday 21st March 2012 @ 1pmWebinar 4: Introducing the Pet Bereavement Support Service (Free)Wednesday 28th March 2012 @ 1pmWebinar 5: Pet Bereavement and providing support for peopleWednesday 18th April 2012 @ 1pmWebinar 6: Pet Bereavement Support and developing protocolsWednesday 25th April 2012 @ 1pm

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