You may prefer to allow us to carefully and respectfully take away your pet after an in-home euthanasia. We use pet crematoriums that are members of the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria and have been independently inspected to verify they meet all the the stringent requirements of the APPCC Code of Practice. We will need to pass your details to them and they may need to contact you to clarify your wishes.
However, the choice is yours. You may make your own arrangements, contact the crematorium yourself, arrange to take your pet to the crematorium or have a collection from your home. Your Cloud 9 Vet will discuss the options with you. We know how difficult it is to think about these matters and you will be given the time you need to decide on the service you want for your pet.
Many pet crematoriums allow you to witness the cremation, if that is your wish. You will need to arrange an appointment time with the crematorium. Do not worry about asking too many questions. They are used to it and will have nothing to hide. In a properly conducted pet cremation service there are no gruesome details, just reassurance that your pet has the funeral service you want.
Your Local Vets For Pet Cremation
All of the pet cremation services that our partners provide are handled with care and respect from start to finish and are documented every step of the way. If you do not want any further details of the cremation process just skip to "What Pet Cremation Services Do We Offer", otherwise please keep reading:
After the cremation is over, the ashes are cooled and collected. Individual cremation remains are passed through a device called a cremulator which creates a fine ash. The fine ash is then collected, ready to be returned to you or if you wish, spread in the crematorium's memorial area.
What Pet Cremation Services Do We Offer?
You can choose between two options when we are the Vets you choose for pet cremation. One is the individual cremation of your pet, the other communal. To us the cremation service incorporates the highest standards of care and respect from the time of collection right through to the return or scattering of the ashes.The right choice is simply the one which feels right to you.
Individual Pet Cremation
Individual pet cremation means your pet will be cremated on their own in a clean single chamber. After the cremation process is complete all ash is carefully collected. You can then take possession of the fine ashes if you wish to, or have them spread in a memorial area at the crematorium. In both cases, you will know that the ashes belong to your pet and no other.
Communal Pet Cremation
Our communal pet cremation option involves a small number of pets being cremated together. Because we will not be able to separate the ashes of individual pets afterwards, you will not be able to receive any ashes to spread. The ashes will be spread or buried in a memorial area to join join the many other loyal companions who have been laid to rest there.
Certificate of Cremation
All pets cremated through Cloud 9 Vets will receive a certificate confirming the type of cremation.
What To Do Afterwards
As pet owners who have previously faced bereavement ourselves, we have found that having access to specially trained bereavement counsellors can be useful. That is why we maintain relationships with several local counsellors.
We have also found that being able to take some steps to create a memorial to your pet can be therapeutic, which is why we can help you choosing the best memorial wall.
You need to be absolutely sure that when you book a vet home visit that you're going to be getting care from someone that you can count on. You can see below what some of our clients have said about the support that we have given them :
I want to thank you and everyone at Cloud 9 Vets for organising the Gentle Euthanasia for my cat Shelley and the post mortem and cremation afterwards. It removed a great deal of stress for her & for us, and she passed away quickly & peacefully in her own bed at home. Please thank the vet for driving 2 hours to our home on a Sunday to do this, and also for driving Shelley’s body the same evening to the animal hospital for the post mortem. All of you have been kind, sensitive and professional, and I am grateful for all your help.
Found these guys by chance and they came out on a Sunday evening to put our family dog to sleep. Excellent service, vet wonderfully compassionate, no anxiety, cannulation or pain, gentle drift to sleep, whole family there to see him off as he layed in my parents arms in front of the fire. They made a heart wrenching situation as good as it could be. Can't prise enough or recommend more highly
Thank you very much for the way you treated my daughter Rosa when you came to collect Floppy. It was a big day for her and the whole thing was made much easier by your attitude and understanding. Thanks again.
Talking with someone about Paco's condition without having to take him miles to the vet was really great. I can't speak highly enough of the knowledge of the person who came. I would suggest this to anyone in a similar position.
Abel's unexpected passing was difficult enough, so to do away with the worries of how to care for him afterwards was a real godsend. We called very late at night but they still sent someone - it did cost a little more because we hadn't registered but I would pay more for a service like this.
Learning to say goodbye to Socks and Mittens took a long time but I am grateful to Jeremy for the ongoing visits and care he provided. The advice and tea and chats we shared about how they'd be feeling in themselves made it easier to understand. I really can't thank him enough.
Talk about the Process or Book a Time
Get any further information you might want by giving us a call at your convenience. We are standing by and willing to help you 24 hours a day, so it is always a good time to get in touch - either to book, or ask any questions that you might have.