5-Minute Guided Meditation for Loss of a Dog

Updated 03/26/2024 by Ava Jaine

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Whether you recently said goodbye to your dog or have been struggling with their loss for some time, this guided meditation for loss of a dog can offer a calming, safe space to help you process your emotions and find comfort in healing.

In this post and video, you will be guided through a meditation designed specifically to help you cope with the loss of your dog.

Meditation for Loss of a Dog

How to Prepare for Meditation

Preparing a peaceful space for meditation is an important step to help create a safe and comfortable environment that allows for deep focus and relaxation.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for meditation:

  1. Choose a quiet and comfortable space that is free from distractions.
  2. Turn off your phone and close the windows to block out any noise.
  3. Use soft lighting to create a calming atmosphere.
  4. Choose a comfortable position either seated or laying down.
  5. Use a soft blanket, towel, pillow, or a yoga mat.

Deep Breaths

Before you begin your meditation practice, take a few slow, deep breaths to relax and center yourself. 

When you are ready, play the video at the top of this post for your 5-minute guided meditation for the loss of a dog.

Sad woman who lost her dog is sitting outside meditating by a lake

Going Forward

Continue to do this dog loss meditation once per day, a couple times per week, or whatever fits your lifestyle. Taking the time to meditate regularly after losing your beloved dog can help you find relief from your painful grief overtime.

This meditation post is part of our “How to Cope with the Loss of a Dog” healing series. If you haven’t already read our other posts or watched our videos for this series, please see the links to part 1 and part 2 at the bottom of this post.


Friends: Please share your journey with us in the comments below. Help us create a community of dog parents that are going through grief and share what has helped you in the healing process.

Benefits of Meditation

Regularly following a guided meditation for dog loss can be a useful tool for coping with grief. Practicing meditation provides a sense of calm, peace, and perspective during this difficult time.
Here are some of the benefits of meditation:
  • Reduces Stress: Meditation lowers stress levels and reduces anxiety in the body and mind.
  • Regulation of Emotions: Dog loss meditation can help regulate emotions and reduce negative feelings such as anger, depression, and guilt.
  • Promotes Self-Care: Practicing meditation for loss of a dog can help you develop a sense of self-care and compassion, which is important when dealing with grief.

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