I found this article, and I felt it was worth discussing, please let me know your feelings on this. Should our Beloved Pets be buried in our back yard - or should we place them in another location, away from their homes, and us
Losing a pet is one of the hardest things that any pet lover will have to face. It brings up so many difficult decisions that I wish no one had to make - but they do. When a beloved pet passes it is often the vet who answers many tough questions for the grieving owner. One very common question regards the pet's final resting place.
The delicate matter of what an owner will do with their pet's body does not have a single clear choice. Most people choose one of several common methods of laying their pet to rest. It's my experience that many people want to bury their pet at home. However, usually there are rules and laws governing this practice. Someone recently asked me about this so I had an article written to help pet owners better understand the situation. Find out if it is legal to bury your cat and why there are rules. Go to: Is It Legal To Bury My Pet in the Backyard?
Aside from home burial, the most common option at veterinary hospitals is cremation. You can have a private cremation and get your pet's ashes back, or you can have a communal cremation in which the remains are not returned to the owner. Communal cremation is the most common and least expensive of the cremation options. Other people elect to have a pet funeral to memorialize their animal companion. You can learn more about these choices at Dealing with Pet Death: Planning a Pet Funeral.
Sometimes you may just want to remember your pet, which can be as simple as a photo. Find out how people memorialize a lost pet at http://www.petplace.com/saying-goodbye-memorializing-your-cat-companion
If you have lost a pet recently (or even a long time ago), my condolences are with you.
Until next time,