We know that your pet can be your best friend or a family member, and it’s difficult to say goodbye when the time comes. Every staff member at Lakeside is committed to bringing you a little peace at this time, and to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity. We’ll help you decide how to handle your pet’s remains, and take care of the details for you.
Some of the questions you might consider at this time are:
- What is my pet’s current quality of life? (Filling out the Quality of Life scale can help determine this).
- Will my pet suffer?
- Should I be in the room when my pet is euthanized?
- Should the procedure be done at home or at the veterinarian’s office?
- Who decides that the time is right for euthanasia?
- Does my family prefer private, partitioned, or communal cremation for our pet?
- How will I feel?
- How will my children cope?
- What happens to my pet’s body?
- Should I get another pet?
When the time comes, we work with All Paws Pet Cremation & Remembrance Services.
Your grief doesn’t end in our office. Please visit our Grief Support Resource page for more information about local and national grief resources. The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement might also be a good resource for you and your family.