Pet Bereavement

The death of a pet can be just as upsetting as the death of a human member of the family.  The relationship we build with our pets is based on unconditional love and so saying goodbye to them is especially hard whatever their age.  Making the decision to euthanize your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make and many pet owners are racked with feelings of guilt afterwards, however it is important to remember it is a completely unselfish decision and is often the last thing you can do out of love for them if they are in pain or suffering in any way.

There are many pet loss books available on and several pet loss sites where you can leave tributes to your companion animal and read a selection of poems on pet loss.  There are also pet bereavement support sites that allow you to speak to someone about your loss.  The Pet Bereavement Support Service offers a support line on 0800 096 6606 (UK only including northern Ireland). The support line is open from 8.30am – 8.30pm every day. All calls are free & confidential from a landline. If calling from a mobile phone, some phone networks may charge. Support is provided by trained volunteers.

Websites offering you support following Pet Loss & Pet Bereavement

Essential information on choosing the right Pet Cremation Service:

How to choose a Pet Crematorium
Pet Cremation answers