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10-5-17 Deluxe Pink Medium Pet Casket We lost our little Annabelle she was a beautiful 11 year maltese and she was our baby. We wanted to honor her and give her the burial she deserved. I did an internet search and came up on Pets we Loved website. I ordered the Deluxe Pink Med. Casket. We had a few questions and called the company and they were so helpful. We had our casket four days later. We found this casket be be very well made, beautiful, classy and just perfect for our little girl. I would highly recommend this company and this product. Belinda

9-27-17 Pet Paw Mini Arch Pet Memorial Once ordered, the response was quick. I was kept advised of expected shopping time and notified when it shipped. It's a good quality and the price is perfect. I have ordered from other companies and the price was double. Jacquelyne

8-14-17 Deluxe Blue Medium Pet Casket The materials were high quality. Shipping was right on time. This casket enabled a fitting funeral service at home for our beloved cat. I highly recommend it. N/A

7-12-17 203 Farewell My Friend Stone with Engraved Granite Insert I currently lost my cat of 11 years to a sudden illness and he passed away in my arms on the way to the 24 hour Veterinarian. His name was Two Stripes, I honor his name and life in purchasing this beautiful headstone in his name. You can say I was pleased with the order. I only have one suggestion. It should be a little bit more taller than it is. I know it was my mistake because after reading the dimensions and heights after I purchased. I misread it and that is just because I was ordering this item Under complete sadness, but this is not the only item I purchased. In 2014 I purchased a coffin for our little dog of 18 years and now both of them are buried side-by-side, but unfortunately I could not buy the coffin for my cat two stripes and I should have planned ahead just in case. But we did find something suitable for him packed it with some belongings that he slept on while slept next to me at night. So that his body can rest peacefully on. So in conclusion, if you are thinking of ordering products from pets we loved company. I would be okay in recommending pets we loved company, It does not take very long to arrive. A little pricey for low income people, but yet it is a good company Shaun V

5-21-17 Angel Dog Pet Memorial Marker Recently lost my pug suddenly, I found this caring wonderful company and ordered a memorial angel dog marker....was told about 3 weeks which was fine but then got it in about a week and a half....They even sent a sympathy card as well as an email expressing their sympathy...it is very hard to find a great company like this...I HIGHLY RESPECT THEM...FEEL TRUSTING OF THEM... THANK YOU. Vic

5-1-17 Value Medium White Pet Casket Excellent service and quality, third of this size our family has purchased from Steve, all perfect and as expected. This company has wonderful customer service;the owner answers and replies to questions immediately with compassion, understanding and patience. I was very emotional and this company is supportive in every aspect. Arrived exactly when promised and same service as the last five years. N/A

4-12-17 Standard and Deluxe Pet Caskets size Large We are so happy to have found your line of caskets. We purchased a furever pet casket. When we received it it was just as represented with thick walls that look like they'll stand up forever. We have been wanting a permanent casket for our pets for years, and I think we finally found one. N/A

4-5-17 201 In Loving Memory Stone with Engraved Ribbon I love this memorial Stone, I was looking for something to put in my garden in memory of my rottie who we had to put down about 4 months ago to go with the baby palm we planted for him on his birthday and this is perfect. The Stone is absolutely beautiful and if it's even possible looks even better that pictured. Thank you for supplying this product, it makes my day when I look at it. N/A

A Pet is a Family Member Too

 

A pet is a member of the family. The term, "man's best friend," brings to mind unconditional love, constant companionship and acceptance. And why shouldn't it? Your pet can take you for a walk, listen when you need someone to talk to, or even guard your house. A pet can also lower your blood pressure, change your heart rate, or alleviate feelings of chronic loneliness. With this capacity to love your pet comes the necessity to grieve when that "best friend" dies. The death of a pet is, without a doubt, a traumatic experience.

A Pet's Death is Traumatic

No, it's not "just a dog" or "just a cat." The animal is a family member. With the death of a pet the family experiences a very great loss. A difficult problem, however, is that society often denies you the need to grieve for your pet. You may even be chastised for openly and honestly expressing your feelings. As a result, you may bury, hide or even try to ignore your grief. This is not good; grief should be expressed. Although denied understanding and support, your family needs to grieve the death of their pet. Grieving means to express your feelings, no matter how painful.

Cliches Don't Help You Heal

Your family will probably be greeted with many chiches your pet dies. Cliches are trite comments intended to diminish the loss by providing simple solutions to difficult realities. Comments like: "It was just a dog," or "You can always get another one," or "Be glad you don't have to take care of him anymore," are not constructive. Instead they hurt and make your family's journey through grief more difficult.

Memories are Very Helpful

Memories are one of the best legacies in the death of a pet. Talk about and embrace these memories. Your pet entertained, comforted, frustrated and always loved you. Remember those times. If your memories bring laughter, smile. If they bring sadness, cry. Remember, though, memories made in love can never be taken away.

Your Emotions Will Be Very Mixed

When your pet dies, you will probably experience a variety of emotions: confusion, disorganization, sadness, explosive emotions or guilt. Don't repress these feelings, and ignore anyone who tells you that you should. Don't over-analyze your response. Just allow your feelings to find expression. As strange as some of these feelings may seem, they are normal and healthy. Each family member probably had a unique relationship with the pet. Allow for different emotional responses within the family, and be careful to respect each person's need to grieve in his or her own way.

Should You Choose Euthanasia?

When you love your pet, no question is more difficult than whether or not to euthanize. Yet this difficult choice is often the right one, particularly if your pet is in agonizing pain or the quality of life has deteriorated. Talk to your veterinarian about euthanasia. Fortunately, humane procedures can end needless suffering for both you and your pet. The intravenous drug used for euthanasia does not cause pain. After visiting with your vet, make your decision based on your own good judgment. If you have always treated your pet with gentleness and love, you will make a wise choice based upon reality. Some owners want to be present when their pets are euthanized. Some do not. Do what you feel is right for you and the family. Whichever choice you make, you may still want to spend some special time saying "good-bye" to your pet.

Rituals Can Be Helpful

Allowing and encouraging your family to have a funeral for the pet can be helpful. It provides a time to acknowledge the loss, share memories of the pet, and create a focus for the family to openly express emotions. While some friends or even family members may think having a funeral for your pet is foolish, don't let them take this special time away. Design a ritual that best meets your needs as you gather to pay tribute to your pet who was and always will be loved. Children Need to be Involved

The death of a pet is often the first opportunity parents have to help children during times of grief. Unfortunately, parents often don't want to talk about the death, assuming that bydoing so the children will be spared some of the pain and sadness. Children, however, are entitled to grieve for their pets. Any child old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Many children love their pets with all their hearts. To them their pet is their "best friend." They need to grieve.

Premature Replacement Can Cause Problems

The temptation after the death of a pet may be to run out and get another one right away. In fact, you are often encouraged by family and friends. Although it may sound like a good idea, you should be careful about premature replacement. You need some time to grieve and to heal when your pet dies. A new pet demands your energy and attention which at some point you may be ready and willing to give. Right now, however, you should first attend to your grief.

Be especially careful about premature replacement of pets with children. It sends a message to a child that says when something is lost all that you have to do is buy another one. In reality, that is often not the case. It also devalues the significance of the pet that just died. While there is no specific timetable for when to get a new pet, when in doubt --wait. Allow additional healing to occur. When the family is ready for a new pet, involve the children in the discussion and selection. You will know when it is time for another pet.

Follow your instincts.

 

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