2009-09-15 [Teufelsweib]: Burial at home. If you wish to then you can take your dog home with you and bury them in your garden.
this isn't allowed here =/
2009-09-15 [sequeena_rae]: Is it not? :O How come? All the pets I can remember are buried in my mum's garden :)
2009-09-15 [Teufelsweib]: I have no idea. I guess because practically everyone here has a really small garden. in fact, we had no other choice than cremation when my dog diedO_o
and I just looked it up and indeed, here your pets (except smaller ones like rodents or birds. so I guess only cats and dogs) will all be cremated.
2009-09-15 [sequeena_rae]: Well that's a shame though it does make sense in a way x
2009-09-16 [de Morte]: Some vets prefer to give the animal a sedative so the animal is more comfortable before the actual euth. The sedative (Tramadol) can make the animal fall asleep or just go limp, that is nothing to worry about, just lets you have some time you see your pet for one last time while they aren't in pain.
2009-09-16 [sequeena_rae]: Tramadol? :O I take that for my arthritis!
2009-09-16 [de Morte]: Injectable... We also do catheters before euths so the Owner doesn't have to watch us stick a needle in there leg... only on dogs though...
2009-09-16 [sequeena_rae]: Thanks!
2010-04-17 [Kyrinn]: This can apply to cats too.. I held my beloved Serah in my arms as they gave her the shot that would make her fall asleep forever, and I remember the look of comfort she gave me just before she closed her eyes and passed. She was in so much pain and had been for a while, she couldnt eat or drink, and she was wasted away, but she still gave me that happy look she used to when she was well... I cried so hard when I knew she was gone, and I have tears in my eyes as I type this now. My son I thought was too young to remember but he tells me now that he remembers enough, that I was sad but that Serah looked so comforted laying in my arms. They cremated her for me, and I spread her ashes around the base of a tree where we knew squirrels lived, knowing her spirit would be forever stalking them there.
Just thought Id share. I loved her so much, she was my baby. :)
2010-04-18 [sequeena_rae]: You're so right!
And I am so sorry for your loss but you know now she's in a better place xx
2010-04-18 [Kyrinn]: :)
She is. We ended up rescuing another kitty from a cat rescue. She picked us. She looks a lot like Serah did, only with short fur. She is full of love (and gas as well as lots of energy) and she took my son in as if he were a kitten. I look at her and she makes me laugh. :)