Often the only advice you are given is that when it’s time, “you’ll just know.” Sometimes this is true, but other times it is not. Quality of life encompasses many things: pain, appetite, interaction, impact on your life, financial constraints. The biggest regret we hear after a pet’s passing is concern that the owner waited too long.
We can help. A Quality of Life consultation is designed to give you clear and specific benchmarks based on your family’s individual situation, so you can make this important decision with clarity, not confusion. Peace of mind is vital to the healing process after a loss.
The quality of life scale is one resource that may help with your decision.
CLICK HERE TO CALCULATE YOUR PETS QUALITY OF LIFE
No struggling to get into the car. No sitting in the waiting room. No fear. As far as your pet is concerned, our veterinarians are just a houseguest. In surveys, the overwhelming majority of people with end-of-life disease express a preference for dying at home in comfortable surrounding. We extend the same opportunity to your beloved pet.
Paws into Grace also offers appointments after most offices are closed, including evenings and weekends. If your pet’s health deteriorates rapidly when your veterinary office is closed you may still help ease your pet’s suffering with a home appointment.
We can help you figure out how to talk to your children based on their age and experience. Our support staff is there for you and your family so you can bring your children into the experience while allowing yourself your own grief.
We believe that saying goodbye is sad, but can also be beautiful. A loving, peaceful transition can be a lifelong lesson for children about death, ease the pain of previous losses for an adult, and provide peace that you have given your pet the ideal gift for a life of love.
Based on the wonderful ceremonies we have participated in, our Celebration of Life is designed to help you plan a passage that is meaningful to you, appropriate for anyone, and guided at all times by an experienced expert.
Our doctors often travel up to 60 minutes or more for an appointment. If you cancel close to your appointment, the doctor is already be well on the way to your home for your booked appointment.
A short-notice cancellation also limits our ability to help another family that may have also needed help during your appointment time.
If we arrive at the house and the pet has passed and we have not received a call the full appointment fee is charged.
The ash received back in this process is similar to traditional cremation, but aquamation returns 20% more ash, which is lighter in color.
It is an environmentally friendly process that is an acceleration of natural decomposition.
Our pets leave paw prints on our hearts, not our environment.
- Aquamation is a flameless process that uses water instead of fire.
- Aquamation saves more than 90% energy compared to flame based cremation.
- There are no direct emissions of harmful Greenhouse gases or mercury.
- There is no burning of fossil fuels.
- 20% more ash remains are returned and cremains are a desirable white/tan color.