How to Cope With The Loss of a Ragdoll Cat

How to cope with the loss of a ragdoll cat

By Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

May 31, 2022

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When a pet dies, it can be difficult for its owners to cope with the loss. Perhaps you were lucky enough to have your Ragdoll Cat for a long time, or maybe they passed away suddenly. Regardless of how or when they died, the loss of your Ragdoll cat is devastating. It is important to remember that the death of a pet is a significant event, and it is natural to feel grief.

Ragdolls are known for their gentle and loving personalities, so they make great companions. Losing a Ragdoll can be especially hard because they often become such a big part of the family. If your cat has recently passed away, here are some ways to help you cope:


Allow Yourself To Grieve

When you lose a pet, the grieving process can be intense and overwhelming. It is important to allow yourself to feel all of the emotions that come up, including sadness, anger, and guilt. Don’t try to suppress your feelings; let yourself cry and mourn. You may find it helpful to talk with others who have gone through a similar loss, or to seek professional help. Remember that it is okay to take your time in healing, and there is no set timeline for grieving.

How to cope with the loss of a ragdoll cat


Talk About Your Cat

Talk about your cat with family and friends. Sharing memories of your Ragdoll can help you feel closer to them even after they’re gone. seekTalk about your cat with family and friends. Sharing memories of your Ragdoll can help you feel closer to them even after they’re gone. out support from friends and family members, or from online communities of other pet owners who have gone through a similar loss.

If your Ragdoll was a much-loved family pet, the best thing that you can do is face it as a family. Dealing with the loss of your cat will be more difficult if there are children involved as you will have young emotions to deal with also. Often, a typical response by an adult is not to directly address the pain but instead react inside, but we all understand children are not like that, it is natural for them to continue to cry when a beloved pet passes away.


Create a Memorial For Your Cat

Some people find comfort in keeping photos or mementos of their pet, while others choose to bury or cremate their pet’s remains. Second, find ways to honor your pet’s memory. This could involve setting up a memorial, planting a tree in their honor, or writing about your experiences with them.

How to cope with the loss of a ragdoll cat

Hold a Memorial Service

Another good tool to use when dealing with the loss of your cat is to have a small memorial service for it. It is helpful for children to memorialize their pets this way, too.


Adopt Another Animal

When somebody or anything dies, pushing on with something positive in remembrance of them can make us feel better. Adopting another animal at some point, once you feel you are ready to, may help ease some of the aching caused by the loss of your pet.


In time, the pain of losing your Ragdoll will lessen and you will be able to remember your pet with fondness and happiness. Finally, don’t be afraid to seek professional help if you find that you are struggling more than usual with the loss of your pet.


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Written by Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

I'm Jennie, the creator of Ragdoll Cats World. I have been owned and loved by Ragdoll Cats for almost twenty years after getting my first Ragdoll kittens, Huey and Choo-Choo back in 2003. They lived to the grand old age of 18 and 17 and they even made the move from London to Australia with me! We now have two Ragdoll cats, Violet and Ocean, and a Maine Coon cat named Eddie, and we love sharing our knowledge of all things related to Ragdoll Cats with you at Ragdoll Cats World!

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