Pet Aftercare & Cremation Near You
We understand that choosing what to do with your pet’s remains is an extremely personal decision, and we want to completely honor your wishes. As with every other aspect of your pet’s transition between life and death, your personal preferences and beliefs, as well as cost and local regulations can all affect your decision. Here are several options.
Cremation is the option most often chosen by our pet parents, in part because our CodaPet vets can handle all the cremation details for you, whether you decide on private or communal.
This makes it possible for us to return the remains of your pet in an urn of your choice. You can then choose to bury the ashes, scatter them, or even transfer them to a decorative urn or other keepsake. If you would prefer water-based cremation (Aquamation) rather than traditional flame based, please ask your CodaPet vet if this is available in your area. If you'd like to consider the different options of urns we offer, please consult with your CodaPet vet before or at the appointment.*Aquamation places your pet’s body in a bath consisting of water and salts that together, hasten the process that would normally occur if your pet had been buried. It takes longer than traditional cremation (up to 24 hours) and has less impact on the environment.
We also offer communal cremation options for a lower price. This option ensures your pet is cremated with others and the ashes are ceremoniously spread on the crematorium grounds or another location.
If your city/county regulations allow, you can choose to bury your pet on your personal property. Please check local regulations to see if this is legal in your area.
Many areas have pet cemeteries where you can bury your pet and mark the grave, making it possible for you to visit as you might with any other family member who has passed. If you want to bury your pet in a cemetery, you will need to choose and make arrangements with a local pet cemetery before the euthanasia appointment. Please be sure to let your CodaPet vet know if you have planned for such a burial.
Some people choose to preserve a lifelike replica of their pet. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you ask the taxidermist you plan to use to determine the most ideal method of storing your pet’s remains after passing. Please share this information with your CodaPet veterinarian as soon as possible so they are aware of your wishes.
Some people find comfort in knowing that as painful as it is to say goodbye to their pet, his or her remains can provide invaluable learning opportunities for future veterinarians and pet nurses. If that resonates with you, contact a veterinary teaching hospital or university prior to euthanasia to determine their current need. Please be sure to ask them if there is a particular drug that your CodaPet Vet should either use or avoid so that your pet’s condition at the time of passing will remain clear for the students to study. They might also have questions for your regular veterinarian about your pet’s general health and diagnosis.As difficult as it is to think about any of these options, deciding what you want ahead of time will help all concerned to honor your wishes.
“As my family liked to describe Dr. Laurie & her assistant, they were like angels. The way they both made my family feel comfortable & prepare for our handsome Limbo to go to Dog heaven, made this experience worth it. My family appreciate her so much for being patience w/ us & showing so much care & love within the process. We’re thankful that you were able to be available even at night time, which made it possible for more of my family to be available to come through. Thank you again Dr. Laurie! Especially for everything you’ve done for our dear Limbo!”
Mar 1, 2024
“It took me some time to write this review, but I am immensely relieved to have found Dr. Lutri to assist with the passing of my beloved Frosty. Initially filled with fear and uncertainty, I made a same-morning appointment for 1 pm. Dr. Lutri promptly confirmed the appointment and expressed genuine concern for Frosty's well-being. Upon learning of Frosty's pain, she expedited her arrival. I'm profoundly grateful that she arrived earlier than expected, as my Frosty was suffering. Frosty was loved by so many and so I am beyond thankful to have found this at home service. Despite the sadness of the moment, it was touching to have everyone who loved my dog present to bid farewell. Dr. Lutri displayed exceptional kindness, gentleness, and patience throughout the entire process. She patiently answered our questions, explaining each step with compassion. We were all deeply appreciative to have such a caring individual attend to Frosty. I have immense respect and gratitude for Dr. Lutri. Additionally, receiving a personalized card from her was incredibly thoughtful; it moved me to tears. Thank you, Dr. Lutri, for your compassion and care during this difficult time.”
Feb 29, 2024
“Our experience with Dr. Ross was nothing less than exceptional. This was 100% the best choice we could have made for our family and the passing of our special boy.”
Feb 29, 2024
“Our Vet was very detail-oriented and compassionate. Not only, did she do everything in her power to help my dog,she also consulted outside sources. She is a true gem.”
Feb 29, 2024
“It is always a very hard decision to help a good doggo over the bridge, but it was the right one, and Dr. Stukey is very compassionate and kind, which made the process much easier to handle. I highly recommend her.”
Feb 28, 2024
“My furry companion of over sixteen and a half years crossed over the rainbow February 10th and although I knew it was coming, I didn't expect it that day. Dr. Brittany was so absolutely amazing. She was compassionate, patient, and so understanding. She explained every step of the process in advance and allowed me all of the time I needed with Yoshi to say my goodbye. I can't imagine going through this already difficult process with anyone else!”
Feb 26, 2024
“Dr. Gary has helped me with 2 old dogs. Both times he impressed me with his calm, confident demeanor and genuine kindness. I highly recommend Dr. Gary.”
Feb 24, 2024
“As hard as a process of choosing when is the right time to put your pet to sleep is, I can say our vet and coda pet made that process much easier. Our beloved dog was able to remain in the comfort of her own home without stress and anxiety. It was a peaceful process for her and the care and consideration the vet had for my feelings and time were greatly appreciated. I received her ashes back much quicker than expected and the package was just what I hope for. Thank you for everything.”
Feb 23, 2024
“Phenomenal experience in an exceptionally hard time. Dr P was so very compassionate and caring. We could not have asked for a better experience to say goodbye to our precious kitty of 16 yrs. We’ve had to say goodbye to pets before, but having such a warm and loving person help you thru the process at home is the best possible way. Highly recommend Dr P.”
Feb 23, 2024
“Dr. Stukey had a kind, thoughtful, and compassionate presence. She sat with us and made sure we had all the time we needed to say goodbye to our friend. Allowing our pet to pass at home was a huge comfort to us and I’m sure to her too. Can’t say enough about how highly I’d recommend Dr. Stukey to anyone in a similar situation.”
Feb 23, 2024
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