If my pet dies at home what should I do?
Unfortunately, this is very common for many pet owners. We are so sorry you are experiencing this.
These issues should be expected and are not unusual:
- Body stiffness
- Tongue outside of a mouth that could be wide
- The leaking of fluid and possible soiling
All of these events are natural and common. Wrapping your pet in a towel and plastic bag can help protect against any leakage. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
How soon should I call after my pet passes?
It is best to call as soon as possible. After pets pass they produce gases that can rupture their body. If unable to call right away we recommend wrapping the pet in a towel and plastic and placing it in freezer.
My pet died at home. Should my pet be brought to my veterinarian's office or a pet emergency room?
Many veterinarian offices will bill you for an office visit just for coming in. We recommend you call them first to inquire about their policies. The majority of vets use an outside cremation provider, like Precious Pets Cremation Services. We can be reached 24/7 at (817) 862-7000.
Am I required to use my veterinarian's cremation provider?
You are not. Inform your vet to hold your pet until pickup for transfer to your cremation provider.
How can I be assured that the ashes are my pet's ashes?
Precious Pets Cremations appreciates your concerns and ensures the integrity of your pet's ashes. As pet owners ourselves we know the importance of a proper, respectful cremation, and it's role in a healthy healing process after the loss of a beloved pet.
What are your office hours?
Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm but you can call anytime for information or to arrange your pet's cremation. You can also make all arrangements online.
May I bring my pet to your facility myself?
Absolutely. Our hours are Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm. Please call so we know approximately when you will arrive.
How long before the entire process is complete?
It takes us only 4 days or less! Much faster than industry standards.