The loss of a pet is very hard. Some of us have lost pets over the past year and some of us have pets that we lost a long time ago but we still feel the weight of their loss. This Sunday is National Pet Memorial Day. It is a day to remember our lost pets and honor their memory.
At Vetco we have helped many people through the loss of a beloved pet. We offer euthanasia at our clinics and if you are facing a tough decision regarding your pet’s health, we would be honored to speak to you about your options. We also offer remains disposal and have many resources for pet memorials, burials, and cremation. When you face the loss of a pet, you are not alone. The Vetco family is here to help you and support you.
If you would like more information on grief and aftercare resources, please view our page on Pet Euthanasia and Aftercare. Feel free to call us or make an appointment to discuss your options with a veterinarian.
Let us all remember the pets that have come in and out of our life with the poem, The Rainbow Bridge.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….