Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. The death of an animal friend can be a difficult experience. Although there are few traditions for paying last respects, there are many meaningful ways to memorialize your beloved pet. Facing the death of one's pet is sad and stressful, and having to decide what to do with the body often adds to that stress. A list of support groups and websites all there to assist you through the grief of losing a pet. There are helpful hotlines all across the country - get phone numbers and hours of operation here.