Losing a much-loved pet can be heartbreaking. Deciding when the time is right to say goodbye is one of the hardest things an owner will ever have to face.
Your vet will be there to support you throughout these difficult moments. They will be able to help you make an informed decision on your pet's future, offering guidance on things like:
When the time comes for your pet to be put to sleep, before anything happens the veterinary team will discuss your wishes with you. You can decide whether or not you want to be with your pet and how you want to say goodbye.
If you would like to have your pet cremated, your veterinary practice will be able to arrange that for you. Owners can be concerned about how they will know that the ashes that they receive will be those of their pet - most veterinary practices will be able to recommend a trusted service that they can rely on to deliver your pet safely back to you. At Bell & Partners we have a business that we have worked with for many years and that members of our team have used themselves.
There are many options available for remembering your pet. Some of the options you may like to consider are:
Talking to other owners who have been through the same thing can really help during those early days of losing a pet - and remember that your vet and the team at the practice are also here to support you.