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Quality of Life

If you and your family are struggling to make that difficult end of life decision this chart can be very helpful. Because our pets are family, we want you to make the best decision possible for your loved one when it comes to saying goodbye.

EUTHANASIA

We offer cremation services through Allied Cremation. You have the option of recieving your pet's ashes back or not at all if that is what you choose. Of course you may always take your pet home with you for burial.

Our facility also offers memorabilia of your pets paw. We offer clay and ink prints. Let our staff know if this is something you are interested in.

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Ink Paw Prints

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Clay Paw Print

Call our office with any additional questions you may have in regards to this difficult time.

Lap of Love

This is another alternative option. Lap of Love specializes in in-home hospice care and euthanasia. They are available for all end of life needs. All services are provided right in your home allowing a more comprehensive evaluation of your pet in their natural and most comfortable surroundings.

For more information on fees and an explanation of services offered please visit their website.

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Coping With the Loss of Your Pet

Losing a pet can be a very difficult time for owners and their families, as well as other pets in the houshold. Here are some helpful ways to get through the grieving process.

  • Give yourself permission to grieve. It is normal after a loss of a faithful companion to feel sad and worn down. Take all the time you need to heal.

  • Understand that guilt often accompanies grief. Your pet couldn't tell you that they were sick. Or you may even feel at fault if the loss of your pet was a result of an injury. Guilt is a reflection of how responsible you felt for the care of your pet.

  • Find a special way to say goodbye. Have a ceremony celebrating their life and acknowledge their death. You could also write a poem, letter, or special tribute.

  • Pick a meaningful way to memorialize your pet. Make a scrapbook, plant a tree, or you can donate your time or money to a worthy animal charity.

  • If/when you decide to get another pet, do so only when you are ready. You will never be able to replace the pet you have lost, it takes time to emotionally invest in another.

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