Pet Euthanasia Aftercare Information
There are several options available for aftercare. You may prefer to bury your loved pet at home, though this can be made difficult in certain living arrangements or can cause distress if you plan to move from your property in the future. It is important to contact your city ordinates to find out if pet burial is legal.
We work with a local third-party crematory. We trust them completely and know that they provide excellent and compassionate service to our valued clients.
**In the unanticipated event that your pet passes prior to your appointment, it is very important that we are able to reroute our veterinarian to families with pets that still need veterinary care. If this should happen, our Compassion Care Experts will guide you through aftercare options and provide contact information for available services. We appreciate your understanding in getting our veterinarians where they are most needed. If you anticipate this possibility, please discuss this with our Compassion Care Experts so we can help you prepare.
The healing process
Since your pet is a family member, losing them can be very similar to losing a human family member. It is not an easy experience and grieving is definitely necessary.
Every person is different in their grieving process and we encourage families to allow every member to grieve in their own ways. We recommend that you take time to grieve the special relationship you had with your pet. Because some people spend more time with their pet than extended family members and friends, you should treat the loss accordingly.
One suggestion is to plant a flowering perennial in honor of your pet so every spring, when the plant blooms, you can be reminded of your beloved pet. Give us a call to discuss your options: (770) 880-1596.
We believe that pets are an important and engaging member of the family whose loss results in the same grieving process as would losing any other family member. We believe your pet deserves the same respect.
We offer a wide variety of memorial urns to choose from. Displaying one of these urns within your home make for a wonderful reminder of the pet you loved.
For a full selection of memorial products and pricing, please visit http://www.petangelmemorialcenter.com/memorial-products/
The grieving process
You've built a very strong relationship with your pet, especially since they have only desired to please you and give you companionship. Take the time to grieve that special relationship and friendship. You have spent more time with your pet than many of your extended family and friends, so why treat the death any differently than another family member or friend? If you are worried that coworkers will judge you or you are not comfortable telling them your pet passed, tell them you have had a death in the family and you need some time-you have had a death in your family.
At the time of euthanasia, each family will receive a clay paw print to remember their beloved pet, along with pet loss and grief information.
Below are some suggestions of things to do with your paw print:
- Punch a hole in the top and after it is baked, hang it on your wall over your pet's favorite spot.
- Use it as a paper weight on your desk.
- Place it in your garden or your pets favorite outside spot (be sure to glaze appropriately).
- As an activity for children, decorate with stones or jewels and paint with special colors.
- Remember to talk to family members about how they are grieving. If they are not ready to talk, that is okay, too. Try to remember that everyone grieves differently. One way to try and help someone open up would be to share funny stories about your pet. Was he/she a good puppy or kitten?