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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...

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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...

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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...

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Pet Cremation Demystified 3/9

Pet Cremation Demystified.  Part 3 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. What is cremation? The standard definition: cremation “is a process of reducing a body to its’ basic elements” i.e. bone fragments and...

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