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 www.amazon.co.uk 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.
- Paws to Reflect Counselling
- Pet Loss.com
- The Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement
- The Pet Bereavement Support Service
Essential information on choosing the right Pet Cremation Service:
- Why shouldn’t I just use the pet crematorium that my vet suggests?
- What is Individual Pet Cremation?
- What is Communal Pet Cremation?
- Which Pet Crematorium should I use?
- How to choose a pet crematorium?
- How do I know my pet will be cremated in a chamber on its own and will I get the correct ashes?
- What is considered good practice for an individual cremation?
- What questions should I ask Pet Crematorium?
- How long will it take before my pet is cremated and their ashes are returned?
- How much will my vet stand to make from arranging the cremation for me?
- what are the alternatives to cremation?
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