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Your pet is far more than just an animal. It's a friend and a family member that has spent many hours by your side or on your lap. Even though we know their lifespans are shorter than ours, having one pass away, whether naturally or after being put to sleep to end suffering, can be emotionally devastating. A pet cremation...

According to the Foresight Companies, the average lifespan of cats and dogs is seven years, while according to PetMD, that lifespan is closer to 10 to 15 years. Regardless, while a pet cat or dog will live long enough to see a child grow up, and love them for that entire time, there will come a time when your beloved...

Losing a pet is like losing another member of the family. When the time comes, pet owners and veterinarians must decide how to handle the aftercare of their beloved animal friends. Read further to see if burial or cremation is the best option to handle your pet's passing. 1. Burial Burial is the traditional option for owners who want to honor the...

According to Psychology Today, preplanning for the passing of a pet helps reduce stress and gives pet owners a chance to say goodbye and make choices that reflect their values. Dealing with the aftermath of a lost pet can be a very stressful experience for a pet owner. What can you do to help prepare for your pet's passing? How Will...

End-of-life care is not just for humans, and according to a Pet Loss Professionals Alliance survey, 99% of the 1.9 million pet funerals each year are cremation. While there are differences in the type of cremation service you can request, the main aspects are nearly the same. What Pets Can be Cremated? While dogs and cats are the most common pets that...

The loss of a pet is very difficult to deal with. They are extended members of our family and we often form strong emotional attachments to them. Here are five coping tips to help you deal with the loss of a pet. It Takes time First, give yourself time to acknowledge your feelings. It's okay to feel sad, angry, and even guilty....

The number of no-kill pet shelters has risen significantly. The upward trend of no-kill shelters began in the 1990s and has continued through today. According to the ASPCA, in 2016, 24% of animal shelters were no-kill. In 2021, that number has increased to 48%. The rise of no-kill shelters really matters and here is why. Respect for A Life Animal shelters historically...

Holiday-inspired pet memorials ensure that your pet is a part of your holidays. You can commemorate your beloved pet this holiday season with a wide range of holiday-inspired pet memorials. Just because your pet is gone does not mean it should be forgotten. Consider these ways to commemorate your beloved pet during the holidays and all year round. Tree Ornaments One of...

Losing a pet is heart-wrenching. Planning pet memorial services can help to give your pet the send-off that they deserve. Pet memorial services will help you to recognize the value that your pet brought to your life. Learn more about how these types of services can help you to grieve your pet properly. After-Life Care Your lost pet deserves the proper afterlife...