What Happens to Our Pets When They Die?
Where Does Your Beloved Pet Go After Death?
When a beloved pet dies, grief can be as deep and as emotionally difficult to move through as with any loved one that has died. We’ve lost our companion, our friend, and beloved family member. At this time, adult pet owners, or children, may wonder, “What happens to my pet when it dies? Do they go to some kind of a pet heaven?”
Just as with humans, the souls of our pets do not die and will move on to a special place on the *astral plane just for animals. Animals that reside there, which includes every pet we’ve ever had, cats, dogs, birds, horses, etc., watch over us with the same unwavering loyalty and unconditional love that they gave us during their lifetime. When we humans transcend to the ‘Other Side’, our deceased loved ones are there to greet us. This includes our pets that are also excitedly waiting to welcome us ‘Home.’
There are sad occasions when we need to put our pet down due to old age or illness. Pet owners may feel a profound sense of guilt and may wonder if their pet in spirit will have some kind resentment towards them because of this. Be assured, the pet ‘understands’ on a spiritual level why this had to happen. They will not hold a grudge against former owners, and in fact, they are thankful towards us for having their pain and suffering eased.
Pets sometimes visit us in spirit form. Pet owners have claimed seeing a fleeting glimpse of their departed pet, smelled their scent , felt them, or “heard” their pet after it died. Many reports include hearing a familiar meow, a particular bark, or a rubbing against a leg just as the animal often did in life. When this happens, there can be a feeling of wonderment and emotional upliftment with the realization that their pet is still “alive” somewhere! Sadly, this does not happen for everyone. Although many pet owners might not have the experience of consciously detecting a departed pet’s presence, on a deeper level, owners will often intuitively know when their dead pet is near. They don’t know how to explain it, but the knowing is as real as any physical sighting.
I have a friend who loves cats. When her beloved cat Pyewacket died, she was devastated. While in bed reading one evening, she happened to look in the eyes of one of the remaining kitties nestled next to her. She swore to me that instead of this cat’s eyes looking back at her, she was gazing into the eyes of Pyewacket. This experience spooked her somewhat until she realized that Pyewacket was letting her know she was still around!
Our Pets Can Appear in Dreams
When a beloved pet dies, they may visit us in a dream. Are these dreams a real visitation and not merely a result of grief? Yes and no. While it’s true that we may dream of a deceased pet due to our sadness, a pet can very well appear as themselves in a dream to console us and let us know they are happy in their spirit world.
The death of a pet can be devastating as some of you have experienced. But knowing that your pet is alive and well on another plane of existence may help to alleviate some of the grief and sadness felt at the passing of your pet. Be assured they will be there to “greet you” when it is your time to transcend to the “other side”.
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The dimension closest to the earth where spirits, spirit guides, and animals reside. This dimension can be considered heaven to some.