When Our Cats Grieve
The loss of an animal companion can be very hard to cope with — but do our remaining pets suffer like we do? Experts say yes. Here’s how to help them
Simply put, grief is a reaction that is caused by an abrupt absence of someone or something that provided pleasure, comfort, happiness and reassurance. Much like we do, cats will also grieve following a profound loss.
But do cats mourn in the same way as humans? Is their grief as intense as ours? Since we cannot enter into the cat’s mind, it is virtually impossible to emphatically answer this question. But cats do display their grief…