A Helpful Guide to Planning Ahead
A Tribute to Your Pet’s Life
Preparing yourself, in advance, for the death of your beloved pet companion, can be emotionally taxing, but is a wise and thoughtful thing to do.
Certainly, none of us likes to think about the day our heart will be broken into a million pieces.
Thinking about this ahead of time will give you and your family the opportunity to discuss how you would like to memorialize your beloved pet and celebrate the life that you all shared together.
There are numerous elements to think about regarding the death of your pet and your final wishes.
Take this time to reflect upon what your pet will need in respectful death care treatment, as well as the support you will need as a grieving pet parent.
Making sure that your beloved pet is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve will be of the utmost importance at this time.
Knowing your various options will relieve much of the stress you may have in ensuring what you do is appropriate to not only honor the life of your pet but to ensure they are receiving the care and treatment in death that was important to you for them in life.
Many families will also want to have one last time to be with their pet after death, a visitation or wake if you will.
While this may seem like a trivial thing – or possibly something that you consider morbid and odd, this one last time with your pet is valuable time spent.
Pets touch so many people during their short lives with us.
Allow those around you the opportunity to come together, pay their respects, and support each other.
Making a decision on memorialization products is a personal process.
This will be reflective of the life shared with your pet, your lifestyle, your personal style, and those items that are reflective of your pet’s personality.
It’s also important to take into consideration where your memorialization pieces will go in your home, or in your yard, and how you want the item to look, either blending in with your decor or making an individual statement.
In addition, if you have a large pet family, consider a memorialization piece where all of the pets can be together.