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When To Put Your Pet Down Pet Cremation

When The Time Comes

Pet ownership can be one of the most rewarding and inspiring aspects of life. When the circle of life draws to a close for our furry friends, advanced preparation can help ease the difficulty of death. At Family Animal Services of Utah, our goal is to assist your family through the process of this loss

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How To Comfort Children During Pet Loss

Comforting Children During Pet Loss – Part 1

The death of a family pet may be a child’s first encounter with death and dying, and is one of the hardest facts of life to explain. How it is handled can have a far-reaching impact. Children often view their relationship with a pet as indefinite and don’t understand that animals are on a different

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Tips For A Pet Loss

Comforting Children During Pet Loss – Part 2: What To Do

Be open and honest. Treating this delicate topic poorly can scar children for life. If a pet is terminally ill and needs to be euthanized, the parents need to tell the child as soon as possible, and questions should be answered. Use the words “death” and “dying” to make your meaning clear. Some children will want

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How To Comfort Children During Pet Loss

Comforting Children During Pet Loss – Part 3: What Not To Do

The worst action is to say the animal went away. Children will eventually learn the truth and lying can breed resentment and destroy trust between parent and child. Later in life, when the child learns the truth, they’ll wonder what else the parent lied about. Don’t use euphemisms. Euphemisms can cause anxiety or confusion because

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