Tips on What to Do If You Experience a Pet Loss at Home
Passing on of a pet in our home is traumatizing in the same way it feels when a loved one in the family dies. This is because even pets are part of the family and sometimes they are our best friends. When this furry friend passes on when you did expect something like that to happen it can make you feel confused and desperate. Now that your pet has died it’s not the end of the road, you need to move on. Taking the next step may not be the easiest thing to do because your mind cannot even settle on one idea. In this guide we will be providing you with the steps that will be wise for you to consider after being left by your beloved furry friend.
The first thing to do is to call the veterinarian. Calling a veterinarian is very critical when you are coping up with the death of a furry friend because a veterinary is more exposed than you and s/he can guide you in the next step that you should take. Involving a veterinarian when your pet dies at home you will be assured of the support that you need to go through the burial or cremation of the pet body. In case you have not made up your mind on whether you will bury the remains or cremate them the veterinarian can help you to keep the body before you make up your mind. The work of a veterinarian is also to give you answers that you could be looking for.
The second thing you need to consider after the passing of your pet at home is getting the answers you need. This will happen mostly when you are not sure of what killed your pet. That can be revealed by the veterinarian doing a necropsy and if that doesn’t give the answers you need you can take some tissue samples for lab examination. If you would like to hold a funeral after your furry friend’s death you need to make your veterinarian aware of that so that instead of traditional necropsy s/he will opt for cosmetic necropsy that will reduce many openings of the pet body.
The other step is to plan for burial. If you have decided to go by burial you can consider either of the three options that are burying it in your home backyard or front yard or burying it in your friends or family members place and if none of that is working you can choose to bury it in a local pet cemetery. Continue reading this site to know more on how to maintain your budget during the pet burial.
A headstone or pet memorial is important because it will keep reminding you of your pet and also where you buried it. However, now that a headstone can be costly you can still mark the grave of your loved pet using a big stone.
Cremation is the final step in this guide and its application to those that have no place to bury their pet. You can check for our articles to learn more on how to go about cremation.