Upon choosing euthanasia, a member of your veterinarian's staff will provide you with several options to help you select a final resting place for your beloved friend.  

Upon choosing euthanasia, a member of your veterinarian's staff will provide you with several options to help you select a final resting place for your beloved friend.  The following is a list of frequently asked questions concerning pet aftercare:

What is cremation?

Cremation refers to the breakdown of body matter through the application of intense heat. This environmentally safe and sterile form of disposition is the most common choice today. According to a recent industry survey, 70 percent of families choose cremation for their pets.

What types of cremation services are available?

You may select from a variety of home and garden cremation packages designed to pay tribute to your lasting friendship and make aftercare easier. You can choose to have your pet's ashes returned to you:

  •  For placement in a personal memorial urn
  •  For scattering in a favorite location
  • In a permanent container for garden burial

Ask your veterinarian to share available aftercare options.

Why do families choose to cremate before burial?

Cremation does not limit a pet owner with traditional burial restrictions such as city ordinances or regulations. For some families, knowing that they will always have their pet's ashes nearby can be comforting. The pet's ashes can be placed in a permanent container for immediate or future burial.

When are the ashes returned? And, how do I know they are my pet's ashes?

Your pet's ashes are returned promptly, with in about a week. Your veterinarian partners with a professional pet cremation service that follows strict operating procedures and supports a reliable pet verification system. Please feel free to ask your veterinarian more about tl1e service tl1ey use to cremate your pet.