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Pet Services

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- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

Coping with the loss of a pet is difficult, and we understand how deeply it can affect you and your family. Caring for your departed animal can be a healing and cathartic act, and we can help you to give your beloved pet the dignified farewell and attention that he or she deserves.

 

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Our staff members are experienced at guiding pet owners through the last moments of their pet’s lives. We are here to assist you - whether that means giving you advice and direction on what to do next or contacting the crematory or veterinarian’s office to begin the final arrangements process. Give our office a call at any point for this type of assistance.

As Your Pet Nears the End

If you are caring for your pet as her final moments approach, there are a number of different things you can do to help ease the transition from this life. Here are a few recommendations:

 

  1. Comfort your pet by speaking soothingly, turning down any bright lights and playing soft music. Don’t be afraid of crying - your tears are a natural expression of the deep bond that has existed between you and your pet.

  2. Cover your pet with a blanket, as circulation often slows down at the end of life.

  3. Keep your pet’s mouth moistened by carefully dribbling water onto his tongue. Do not try to force feed your pet as the end nears.

  4. Understand that the senses begin to fail as death draws closer. The sense of smell will go first, then the senses of taste, sight and hearing. Know that even if your pet can no longer smell you, she may still take comfort from seeing you and hearing your words of comfort.

  5. Let your pet choose the place he wants to lie down. Gently reposition him to make him more comfortable - if necessary - and surround him with favorite toys and other meaningful items.

  6. Remain close to your pet, but don’t crowd her. Being too close might make her nervous, but - just like you would - she wants to be surrounded by loved ones at the end of her life.

 

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Once your pet takes his final breath, take comfort in the fact that you’ve helped him to leave this life as peacefully and as gracefully as possible.