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Coping with Pet Loss

All Creatures is dedicated to making the euthanasia process as stress free and painless as possible for both the pet and the pet’s family.  We understand the difficult steps it takes to make the decision to euthanize your pet and we want to help. 
 
At All Creatures, we can have a technician call you to discuss how the appointment will go.  We can talk you through each step and answer your questions.  We can also make some decisions with you ahead of time.  Sometimes, having a plan in place can help calm some of your fears. 
 
Losing a pet can be just as hard as losing a human family member.  Below are some helpful links to get you through these tough times.  
 
A great place to start in the decision making process is this handout.  It asks you to answer questions on a scale of 0-2 and then lets you know where you rate.  The questionaire is a good way to find out if your concerns need immediate attention.  UserFiles/QualityLife_D.pdf
 
Final Gift - Final Gift is the cremation company All Creatures uses to help set your pet to rest.  You can visit the site to check out their services or even see where your pet could have their final resting place.  They also offer an indepth page regarding Grief Support:  www.finalgift.com/grief-support/
 
Tufts Veterinary Hospital Pet Loss Support Hotline - Veterinary students help owners work through the heartache of losing a beloved animal companion: vet.tufts.edu/petloss/

Rainbow Bridge - Rainbow Bridge is a virtual memorial home and grief support community: rainbowbridge.com/
 
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website:  aplb.org/
 
Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss : pet-loss.net/