They mourn the loss of a pet just like you do
In her new book, Fitzpatrick explains how she communicates with pets who have passed away in order to give their owners closure. But when it comes to the death of an animal, other pets in the household need to mourn too. According to Fitzpatrick, animals can still sense a departed pet after they’re gone. “They don’t understand and they get upset because they can feel and sense them but can’t see the physical body,” says Fitzpatrick. To help the household heal, leave the dog or cat’s bed in the house for a few weeks after they’ve passed, as the scent will help the other animals to grieve, says Fitzpatrick.