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Animal Shelters

My Animal Shelter Experience By Kellie Piche Walking into an animal shelter can be a difficult experience for many reasons. For some, it’s the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness that comes with seeing a vast number of homeless pets in small cages. For others, it’s...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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