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Considerations for Holding a Dog Funeral

Losing a dog is one of the most difficult things that can happen to a dedicated pet owner. Dogs are with us for only a limited time, and though we know at some point we’ll have to say goodbye that knowledge never makes the process any easier. Holding a memorial service for your dog can be a good way to process some of the emotions surrounding your family’s loss, much in the way a memorial service for a human helps move loved ones into the next phase of grief. How you go about the process will depend on your resources and your personal preferences. There are two primary options available to grieving pet owners: You can hold a private event in your home or work with a pet funeral home in your area to arrange something more official and public. Pet funeral homes can provide you with a facility and preparation of the pet for viewing, but will likely come with a high cost. If you opt to hold an event at home, set aside a specific area with some photos of the pet and some of his possessions (toys, tags, or a collar) so people have a specific place to give their respects. No matter the approach, remember that a pet memorial service should be a celebration of the time you spent with your pet -- focus on the good things!

Craig Davis

Craig is a lifelong pet owner and dog advocate with a special interest in animal and human longevity. He founded Vet Organics to develop an affordable, all-natural, safe and effective ear infection remedy for his dog, Lucy, whose chronic ear problems could not be solved by the vet.

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*Results may vary based on factors such as age, size and physical condition of your pet.