Euthanasia and Final Arrangements
EUTHANASIA AND HOSPICE SERVICES
When is it time? Am I doing the right thing? How does one know how to make this decision? These are questions EVERY pet owner faces, even veterinary professionals. We are here to help you in any way that we can, to answer any questions and we will try to meet any expectations you have surrounding this process. We are even here to share our personal stories of loss and what brought us to the same decision of humane euthanasia for our pets. We are here for you and we are here for your beloved pet.
Additional Euthanasia and Hospice Care Options
At Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine, we offer cremation provided by the highly reputable, Pet Cremation Services. It is a good idea to consider if you would like to have your pet's ashes returned to you or not, or if you are considering handling the burial arrangements yourself. Consulting friends and family may help you to make this decision. Pet Cremation Services offers a wide selection of decorative urns should you desire to honor your cherished companion in this way.
If you will be burying your pet, please contact the local municipality, where you plan for your pet to be laid to rest, for the requirements.
Pet Loss Help and Support Groups
The following resources provide information and support to families grieving the loss of a pet.
- Grief Counseling with Deb Sheppard
- The Argus Institute at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Colorado State University
- The Human Animal Bond Trust/Denver Pet Loss Support Group
- Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
- Can You Explain a Pet's Death to Another Pet?
- Choosing Euthanasia for Your Pet
- Dealing With the Loss of a Pet
- Do Dogs Mourn?
- International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
- Pet Euthanasia
- Pet Loss Grief Support Website
- Pet Partners
- Quality of Life Scale Helps Make Final Call
- Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
- University of California-Davis Center for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Pet Loss