Quality of Life
Quality of Life Chart
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.
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.
Ink Paw Prints
Clay Paw Prints
Call our office with any additional questions you may have in regards to the difficult time.
Lap of Love
For those who need the option of in home euthanasia. 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.
In home pet hospice and euthanasia directory
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.
For more support check out these websites:
Pet Loss Support
Pet Loss Support Group
Grieving After a Behavior Euthanasia
Additional Resources From Lap of Love