Before it is time to make a decision there are a couple of things to think about. First, have you recorded your pet’s bark or meow? This is important because after the pet is gone, you can have his unique bark or meow play back as many times as you want. Also, make sure you have enough video of your pet to watch and remind you of the good times. In addition, you can consider making a clay paw yourself or even an ink stamp of the paw print. There are many to choose from whether you can find it a local craft store or an online site. Next, always make sure you have plenty of photographs that you can place in frames or a in a scrapbook. Lastly, consider carefully taking some fur – you can use a tiny rubber band to form it in the shape of a bow – and keep it somewhere safe. If you have any other ideas to add, please post them below!
Author: Dr. Kari Trotsky
Kari graduated from the University of Illinois in 1998 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After years of practice and experience, she realized that her passion is helping pets have the most peaceful passing as possible when they are ready to leave us, and assisting families through this difficult time. After all those years of receiving unconditional love from their pet, people can know that they did right by their pet up to the very end and can feel comforted by knowing their pet's transition was pain-free. Kari also provides hospice care. Pets are considered in hospice when they have a terminal condition, and/or the pet won't be receiving any invasive tests or treatments and the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible until euthanasia is needed.