24May
2016
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Diego and Roxy wearing sunglasses while promoting the Resting Paws car rally

Why am I so sad?

My pet is still alive and I am already feeling the loss. Why? It may begin with a diagnosis of an incurable disease or condition. For example, if an older cat is diagnosed with borderline kidney failure you know that you can manage the disease for some time, but your cat will never be cured. […]

02May
2016
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Diego and Roxy wearing sunglasses while promoting the Resting Paws car rally

Euthanasia

What is euthanasia? Animal euthanasia [1] (euthanasia from Greek: εὐθανασία; “good death”) is the act of putting an animal to death or allowing it to die by withholding extreme medical measures. Reasons for euthanasia include incurable (and especially painful) conditions or diseases, lack of resources to continue supporting the animal. Euthanasia methods are designed to […]

18Apr
2016
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Diego and Roxy wearing sunglasses while promoting the Resting Paws car rally

My Pet is getting older…

Why am I so sad? My pet is still alive and I am already feeling the loss. Why? It may begin with a diagnosis of an incurable disease or condition. For example, if an older cat is diagnosed with borderline kidney failure you know that you can manage the disease for some time, but your […]

10Apr
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 9/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 9 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Now that you are informed, don’t feel stupid about asking pertinent questions. The first question you should ask is Can you hold my pet until I can think clearly and make a decision? The reaction to this […]

03Apr
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 8/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 8 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. We previously covered the offerings to clients from service providers and pros and cons. Although I kept it to service providers, who am I kidding? Most people are not prepared and leave it up to their veterinary staff to […]

28Mar
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 7/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 7 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Communal Cremation  Aka group cremation. In this instance as many pets as the retort can handle are placed inside (for us it means 136 kg) and no ashes are returned. It is a matter of fact that not […]

20Mar
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 6/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 6 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Semi-Private Cremation In this blog I will spend a little more time describing this process as it is very convoluted and industry standards vary considerably. Remember the old saying “You get what you pay for”. This holds […]

11Mar
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 5/9

Pet Cremation Demystified.  Part 5 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. In the first four segments we discussed the basics and ended with the processing of cremated remains a.k.a. CREMAINS. This is where education is key to knowing if you are getting the service you paid […]

28Feb
2016
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Retort closed and after Cremation and Resting Paws Dove Return Urn

Pet Cremation Demystified 4/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 4 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. Ash preparation Most people that witness the cremation are quite surprised at what is swept out of the retort. Because we are told you will get the ashes returned all of us assumes ashes is […]

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