Aftercare

At the end of the euthanasia visit, your Dignipets vet can either transport your pet away for cremation or assist you in arranging a collection by crematorium staff directly. Our vets can help you decide on the best aftercare options for your situation. We would encourage you to consider your preferences regarding cremation or burial in advance if possible as the decision-making can feel overwhelming when you are already grieving.

Some of our clients like to make their own cremation arrangements in advance of the veterinary visit; others wish to have their pet buried at home.

We have advise and support if you would like to know more on:

  • Education on options for the pet’s final arrangements (burial, cremation)
  • Guidance on how to honour your pet’s life (also read our blog Memorialsing a pet)

Your pet's remains

Care for your pet’s remains is a very personal decision. Every family will be different and the choice is yours alone to make. Three options are available when considering aftercare of your pet’s remains.

Private cremation

Your pet is cremated individually at a licensed pet crematorium. You can choose how you want your pet’s ashes back.

Communal cremation

Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are scattered or buried together.

Home Burial

You may also choose to have a home burial ceremony for your pet.

Your Dignipets vet will advise you and discuss the various options with you at the time. In case you decide cremation; we always offer to take your pet into our care after home euthanasia in case you prefer not to bring your pet to the crematorium yourself. This is included in the cremation fee.

Bereavement support

All our Dignivets have vast experience with pet loss and bereavement and depending on your needs will help and support you with this difficult part of being a pet owner. We also have professionals (multidisciplinary team) we can refer to in case your needs surpass what we offer. This can be discussed at the time of a home visit.

On every home euthanasia visit the vet will leave you with a pet loos support leaflet, and with our details. We also check on all our clients after visiting if they wish us to do so. We believe that communication is vital in providing a good service.

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Local Pet Crematoria

We only work with local pet crematoria we have known for a long time and are well established in your area. It’s important for us that we can make promises we can keep. Aftercare is an important part of our job and it involves a lot of trust. At Dignipets we make sure we have control over every aspect of the process so we can support you as best as we can. We have visited click here to our blog all the pet crematoria below and know all the staff and owners plus the services they provide. If you have a specific preference for any local crematoria you can always reach out to them directly. During our visits we will use any of the below pet crematoria depending on distance and demand. We only work with local pet crematoria we know well and trust. It’s important for us that we make promises we can keep. Aftercare is an important part of what we offer and it involves a lot of trust. At Dignipets we make sure we have control over every aspect of the process so we can support you as best as we can. We have visited click here to our blog all the pet crematoria below and know all the staff and owners plus the services they provide. If you have a specific preference for any local crematoria, you can always reach out to them directly. During our visits we will use any of the below pet crematoria depending on distance and demand.

Prestwood

Prestwood Pet Crematorium

(DY7 5QT)

Prestwood Pet Crematorium is based in Stourbridge. We are very proud to work with them because of their excellent reputation and care. Dignipets South is often able to bring your pet there directly after the euthanasia visit.

Prestwood was setup back in 1997 by Susie and Derek Lawrence to offer pet owners in the West Midlands and surrounding areas a very dignified and personal cremation service. To this day we are still independent and family run. As pet owners ourselves we understand how difficult a time losing a pet is, so we aim to make this time as easy as we possibly can. We offer a totally guaranteed, one pet, one cremator, Individual cremation service and a large range of caskets, urns & keepsakes. Our cremators are swept out by hand between each cremation to guarantee that you receive all of your own pets ashes back, and nothing else. We have an open door policy and any stage of your pets cremation can be viewed if you wish. We can also cater for most special requests so if you have special wishes let us know, same day and attended cremations are also possible. Please see our website or give us a call for more information.

holmes in heaven

Holmes in Heaven

(ST21 6NF)

Holmes In Heaven pet crematorium is a peaceful and comforting place to bring your beloved pet, surrounded by the picturesque countryside of Little Sugnall Farm in Eccleshall. As pet owners ourselves we know only too well that the loss of a family pet can be one of the most stressful and unhappy times we face. It is through these experiences and our love of animals that we were inspired to start Holmes In Heaven pet crematorium. We have designed our services to specifically meet the needs of loving pet owners who wish to honour their pets life. It is our passion that every pet must have a respectful and dignified ending, giving you confidence that your pet is being handled with care at all times. We offer collection from your home or veterinary surgery, totally individual cremations only, immediate or same day cremations, plus a beautifully presented pet casket/memorial.

We will adapt our service to fulfil your individual needs and requirements and will provide you with complete guidance, information, advice and support at this very difficult time. For a service to remember, contact Holmes in Heaven on 01785 851301 or visit www.holmesinheaven.co.uk

Kings Hill Cremations

Kings Hill Cremations Ltd

(CV13 6DD)

Kings Hill Cremations Ltd has been helping animal lovers through the loss of their beloved pet since 2002. We offer a very personal, caring, and individual service to ensure that your pet has dignity on their final journey.

We pride ourselves in ensuring discretion as you say your farewells, knowing how hard it is to say goodbye to someone who was your companion along the way. We can collect from your local veterinary practice or from your home. Alternatively you can bring your loved one to us and say your last goodbyes in our calm and tranquil reception area set in beautiful countryside.

coton meadows

Coton Meadows Pet & Equine Crematorium

(SY13 3LQ)

Coton Meadows Pet & Equine Crematorium is based in the beautiful North Shropshire countryside bordering both Wales and Cheshire. Karina & Ken offer a private, individual, same day cremation service at an establishment where love, care and compassion are paramount. Being animal lovers ourselves, we realise how important it is to treat everybody's pet with the kindness and love they have received throughout their lives. We see little difference between the loss of a person and an animal in terms of the upset that it causes which is why we always respect and treat them with the utmost care and dignity on their final journey. From the tiniest mouse, to a pet pig, to the largest or horses, we know how painful this loss is and have experienced it many times ourselves so we understand how important it is to feel that you have done your best for your pet right to the very end. We specialise in private, individual cremation and owners are always welcome to visit the crematorium. The chance to attend the cremation is always an option here. It can be reassuring to watch the process and gives total peace of mind to people worried that their pets may not be cremated alone. The onus is also on returning a pets ashes to the owner as quickly as possible as we feel this helps the healing process and the feeling of having them home the same day can be of great comfort. We do not charge for keepsakes and offer a large range of affordable urns and caskets for both pets and equines. We would like to offer every animal lover the chance to provide their pet with a dignified farewell whilst at the same time giving you total peace of mind.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact Karina on 07494 264040

 

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