Saying goodbye to our beloved pet is not something that anyone wants to face or experience. Unfortunately, circumstances such as injury, sickness, and aging impact the longevity of life and there may not be treatment options to help.
Speaking to your Veterinarian about your pet’s condition can really help with this decision making process. Veterinarians are able to guide you through the process of a diagnosis. They will let you know your options regarding tests that can be performed and can also help you to decide when it is time.
Below are some signs to pay attention to, please contact your veterinarian if your pet:
- Has had a significant behavior change and has lost interest in his or her favorite activities
- Is having trouble breathing, weakness, or extreme lethargy
- Has nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that cannot be resolved by treatment from a veterinarian
- Experiences chronic pain that doesn’t go away even with medication
- Finds it very difficult to walk or cannot get up
- Is refusing to eat or drink
- Is having trouble urinating or defecating
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably suffered the loss of a pet at some point in your lifetime. Which means you’ve probably faced this dilemma: What should I do with my beloved pets remains?
Below are some options for consideration and also ones that you can discuss with your veterinarian:
- Cremation of your pet with his/her particular remains (ashes) returned to you (often referred to as a private or individual cremation).
- Cremation of your pet with other pets (called communal cremation), in which case you won’t receive their unique remains.
- Burial of your pet in a pet cemetery or on your own property. Please check with El Dorado County Animal Services for information on the latest ordinance rules.
Local Businesses Who Can Help
A Beloved Friends Pet Crematory Of Northern Nevada: (775) 825-9900 | 5325 Louie Lane, Reno, NV 89511
Hearts Companion: (775) 323-7387 | 119 Bell Street, Reno, NV 89503