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Loving care of your

Pet’s body is a part of saying goodbye

Aftercare

There are several options when caring for a loved pet’s body.

Please ask Dr. Ivey if you have any questions or special requests.


Cremation


If you would like, Dr. Ivey will take your pet with her when she leaves your home and arrange for cremation with Treasured Pets Pet Loss Services in Sacramento. Dr. Ivey cannot take pets over 100 lb. If your pet weighs more than 100 lb, body care options are HERE


Peace for Pets is proud to partner with Treasured Pets. Each body is handled with loving care and respect. Pets at Peace uses an electronic tracking system, which ensures accurate pet identification at all steps in the cremation process. Pet owners are welcome to visit Treasured Pets and see the outstanding care that they provide.


Private Cremation with the Ashes Returned

If you chose to have your pet’s body privately cremated, the cremation will be completely private; only one pet is in the cremation chamber at one time. You are guaranteed to receive your pet’s, and only your pet’s, ashes. The ashes are returned in an engraved wooden urn. Within 1 - 2 weeks, the ashes will be ready. You may have them returned to your home by FedEx, or you may pick them up from Treasured Pets in Sacramento.


Communal Cremation

If you do not wish to have your pet’s ashes returned, your pet will be cremated along with other loved pets. The ashes will be respectfully scattered in a beautiful private pasture.


Special Cremation Services

Custom Urns and Keepsakes Treasured Pets offers a lovely selection of specialty urns and memorial keepsakes. Custom urns and keepsakes are ordered directly from Treasured Pets.


Witnessed Cremation  Treasured Pets allows pet owners to be present during the cremation. This service is available by appointment and you bring your pet’s body to Treasured Pets in Sacramento yourself. There is an additional $250 fee for the witnessed cremation appointment.


Metal Implant Retrieval  Please notify Dr. Ivey if your pet has metal implants (bone plates and screws) that you would like to be returned to you.


Collars, toys, blankets, and other items cannot be cremated with your pet.



Other Aftercare Options

If you chose to care for your pet’s body yourself, there are several options:


Owner Arranged Cremation You may to chose to bring your pet directly to the pet crematory. Advantages of bringing your pet to the crematory yourself may include: having more time with your pet’s body, having the opportunity to witness the cremation, same day return of ashes, being able to see custom urns on display, and cost savings. Please click HERE for a list of Sacramento Area Pet Crematories. You may also choose to arrange cremation with your regular veterinarian or a local animal shelter.


Cemetery Burial You may wish for your pet to be interred at a pet cemetery.

Please Click HERE for a list of Sacramento Area Pet Cemeteries.


Burial at Home may be permitted in some municipalities – the pet owner is responsible for ensuring that all local regulations are followed. Please be aware that drugs used during euthanasia can be toxic to wild and domestic animals, including birds. Where home burial is legal, make sure that the grave is deep enough to cover the body with at least 3 feet of packed soil, and cover the site with stones or pavers to prevent birds and animals from contacting the body. Do not bury near utilities, wells, waterways, or areas that are prone to flooding.



Memorial Stone Paw Print

You may wish to have an imprint of your pet’s paw. Your pet’s paw is pressed into concrete. The stone is inscribed with your pet’s name, painted and glazed. These are made by and sent from Treasured Pets, and are only available if your pet is to be cremated.


Ink Paw Prints

Your pet’s paw is inked and pressed onto card stock paper. These are made by Treasured Pets and are only available for pets that are to be cremated.


Lock of Hair

If you wish to have a clipping of your pet’s hair, Dr. Ivey

will clip and tie a lock of hair for you. For pets with very short coats, loose hair is placed in a small glass bottle.


Other Euthanasia Topics:

Knowing when it’s Time

What to Expect, How to Prepare