Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is usually a time of great emotion. As we cherish the memories of our pet, making decisions regarding pet aftercare can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. PetAngel Memorial Center offers pet owners a sense of comfort and peace of mind, ensuring your pet’safter care will be handled in a way that is respectful, dignified and compassionate. At every step along the way, we promise to care for your pet as if they were our own.
Private Cremation - This begins with the gentle pick up of your loved one from Paws In Paradise Animal Hospital. Once in the care of Pet Angel Memorial Center, your beloved pet will be the only pet in the cremation chamber during the cremation process. When the cremation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet in your choice of urn.
Communal Cremation - This begins with the gentle pick up of your loved one from Paws In Paradise Animal Hospital. Once in the care of Pet Angel Memorial Center, your pet is cremated in a group setting with other pets. The cremated remains are not returned to you.
Additional Memorial Products
We ask that you please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your loved ones' remains back. We will call you once they arrive at Paws In Paradise Animal Hospital. Please let us know if you live out of state and we can arrange for you to have your loved one delivered to your house.
Questions to ask yourself:
What is the most important thing when considering my pet’s end-of-life treatment?
What are my thoughts about euthanasia?
Would I consider euthanasia if the following were true about my pet:
Can no longer urinate and/or defecate?
Starts to experience seizures?
Has become uncontrollably violent or is unsafe to others? Has stopped eating? Is no longer acting normally? Has a condition that will only worsen with time? Financial limitations prohibit treatment?
Palliative (hospice) care has been exhausted oris not an option? The veterinary team recommends euthanasia? The veterinary team recommends euthanasia,but the required symptoms or situations thatI listed above are not present?
How do I know when it’s time?
The following tools may aid you in making the decision to euthanize.
- Enlist the help of your veterinarian. While your veterinarian cannot make the decision for you, it is helpful for him/her to know that you are considering euthanasia.
- Remember how your pet looked and behaved prior to the illness. Sometimes changes are gradual,
and therefore hard to recognize. Look at photos or videos of your pet from before the illness
- Mark good and bad days on a calendar. (Some may choose to distinguish morning from evening.) This could be as simple as a happy or sad face for good or bad. If the bad days start to outweigh the good, it may be time to discuss euthanasia.
- Write a concrete list of three to five things your pet likes to do. When your pet is no longer able to enjoy these things, it may be time to discuss euthanasia.