6 Warning Signs That You Have a Sick Dog

A large number of families own dogs in Australia. Children absolutely love having pets, and can become compassionate, responsible, and loving in the company of a dog. So, it is especially upsetting when our pets get sick. The below signs will be helpful in determining whether your dog could be unwell. Many families cannot cope … Continued

When to Put Your Dog Down

It can be one of the most difficult things to determine when to put your dog down as a dog owner. You build such a strong relationship with your furry friend that you can never think of yourself separating from him. But, as an owner, you have an obligation to always do the right thing … Continued

Pet Memorial Ideas

Many people prefer to create a memorial in the memory of their pet. It is their way of saying goodbye to their furry friend. Some people opt to create something beautiful and handmade while others choose to use a stone plaque or a casket. There are several ways to remember your four legged friend. It … Continued

How to Support Children with Pet Loss Grief

During the difficult time of losing a pet, the best thing for your child is sensitivity, support, and encouragement. It’s easy to be preoccupied, or unaware of your child’s emotions and not handle their emotions appropriately. Some parents try to shield their children from the pain of loss. However, it is best to be honest, … Continued

The Stages of Grief after Losing a Pet

Pets hold a special place in our lives and in our houses. They are no less than a family member. If you have ever had a pet, you understand how close to the heart, pets can be. The mere thought of losing a pet is disheartening. But, life is a cycle and sooner or later … Continued

Pets Grieve Too

When a pet passes, it can be heartbreaking, but not just for the owner. If you have more than one pet, the loss of one can really affect the other – especially if they are brother sister, lovers or close friends. Pets that live together, especially if it’s for most of their lives, become extremely … Continued

5 Tips to Stop your Cat from Demand-Meowing

There comes a point when you might realise your cat is meowing for a little more than just a chat… It’s hard to know though, what your cat is ever really meowing for. But you will definitely recognise when they are meowing for food.   Signs your Cat is Meowing for Food:  When they meow, … Continued

5 Tips to Deal with Loss

Losing a pet is just like bidding goodbye to your family member which fills your heart with sorrow and grief. If you are someone trying to deal with the heartbreak of losing a pet, here are a few tips that can help you deal with the loss. 1. Try to Switch Your Mind to Other … Continued

Common Questions about Pets at Rest QLD Pet Cremation

Pet Cremation certainly isn’t the most straight forward topic, especially if you have never had to experience pet cremation before. This article will be a Question and Answer type of piece, answering all of your questions regarding pet cremation. Is it a door to door service? Yes, we provide a door to door service whereby … Continued

4 Ways to Keep your Dog Healthy

It’s extremely important to keep your dog/s healthy and happy throughout their life. Many people don’t actively take action towards their pets’ health, but there are certain things that you need to ensure you’re doing for your dog to keep their health maintained. This article will outline a few steps you can take towards your … Continued

Establishing Boundaries with Your Pet Dog

Whether you are a first-time pet parent or you have bought a puppy for a fresh start after cremating a dog, setting boundaries for your new furry member is essential. Letting a dog understand his limits is very important but training him is the toughest part. When to Train Your Dog? It’s the most obvious … Continued

When Should You Get Another Dog After Your Dog Dies?

Losing your companion is never easy. We are often filled with feelings of grief, irritation, and loneliness after the loss of a pet. These kinds of feelings may affect our decision-making power. Some dog owners struggle with the thought of getting another dog after their dog dies. The question is, how long should one wait … Continued

5 Ways to Keep your Outdoor Cat Safe and Healthy

If you have an outdoor cat, you’ll probably be aware of the statistics about their life expectancy in comparison to indoor cats. Outdoor cats are much more likely to get a tic or various diseases that threaten their livelihood. However, there are ways you can ensure your outdoor cat is staying healthy. By adopting the … Continued

How to Prepare for the Loss of a Pet

We are often fearful of death; it’s not a very interesting topic to talk about. It doesn’t really encourage happiness. But death, being inevitable, means that one way or another we have to come to terms with it. Every pet owner prepares himself for the death of his pet. Be it mentally or preparing for … Continued

How to Welcome a New Kitten/Cat into Your Home

Cats are extremely territorial animals so change can be quite disturbing for them; both change in territory and in owner. If you’re getting a kitten, the experience of leaving their mum will be very scary and overwhelming. Similarly, changing a cats’ home can be as equally as scary. So, to ensure the transition is as … Continued

Understanding your Cat and their Body Language

While it might seem pointless to learn how to, well “speak cat” because you are, well, simply human. It can be extremely beneficial for a variety of reasons, predominantly due to the potential of improving your relationship and being able to understand more about them and what they need at different times. Cats are curious … Continued

5 Tips to keep your Dog Healthy and Living for Longer

While we all want our pets to live longer, we can sometimes disregard the things that help them to do so. As owners, we have a responsibility to ensure our pets maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. There are simple steps you can take to increase your pets’ lifespan and avoid pet cremation for … Continued

Choosing the Right Pet Cremation Option

We all love our pets unconditionally. Whether your pet is a faithful dog, a sneaky cat, a tiny hamster, a cute rabbit or a beautiful bird, the love for our pets remains the same. It’s heartbreaking when our close to heart creature leaves us forever. That’s why choosing the right pet cremation option is something we … Continued

By My Side, Always; Famous Pets

Loyal and unusual pets have been documented for thousands of years. Tigers, monkies, eagles are just some of the wild animals tamed by humans. Some have gone on to claim fame in their own right one way or another. You might be familiar with the ones we document below.   Lizzie Television personality and builder … Continued

Tips for when you add a new pet to the family

Congratulations! You’ve made the exciting choice to add to your family and adopt a pet. If this is your first pet ever, or your first after your previous companion passed away, prepare for putting in some hard work. It takes effort to integrate a cat or dog into the family. Luckily for you we have … Continued

Funeral planning for pets

Planning a funeral for an animal may seem like a crazy idea but given how much time and love you put into the relationship you have with your pet, some owners feel that a ceremony to celebrate their furry friend’s life is the least they can do. You may wonder how you go about planning … Continued

Help the RSPCA and Pets at Rest by Giving Back

  The months of December and January are periods of time when people realise more than ever the importance of giving back. They donate their time, money, and even tinned goods to various charities. The RSPCA and Pets at Rest doesn’t need tinned spaghetti, but there’s other ways you can help our cause.   Donate … Continued

Are pets on the cards for 2018? Read this first.

  If you’re a first-time pet owner Congratulations on making this choice! Adding a pet to your family is extremely rewarding but it also comes with a host of responsibilities. If pets are on the cards for 2018, go through these questions.   Can I afford a pet? You’re not just paying a one-off cost … Continued

Are you ready for another pet?

“When are you getting another pet?”   That’s one of the first, and worst, questions you’ll hear after you lose your companion. After the initial shock has worn off though, you’ll actually think about this question a lot. Are you ready for another pet? Take a moment and reflect.   Have you accepted your pet’s … Continued

What NOT to do or say during the pet cremation process

Death is a touchy subject. Some are comfortable, others cringe outwardly. Pet cremation after an animal companion passes away is a part of someone’s grieving process. Though some mean well, saying the wrong thing can just make the whole situation more difficult.   When your friend is going through this difficult period, don’t say any … Continued

Handling your first holiday without your pet

Your pet was a member of the family and always will be. You celebrated milestones and events with them but now they’re gone. Handling your first holiday without them is going to be tough but you can soldier on.   What can I do when I feel so hollow? This is a question lots of … Continued

4 interesting articles about pet burials from around the web

‘Interesting’ and ‘pet burials’ aren’t usually two words you’d place in the same sentence, but we mananged to do it. We found some articles that range from the strange to the mysterious.   Archaeologists find rare pet cemetery in ancient Egypt by Forbes The ancient world, especially Egypt, never ceases to surprise. This burial site … Continued

How much pet cremation costs

Pet cremation costs certainly aren’t something pet owners like to think about, however, they’re necessary expenses. Pets at Rest Queensland offers services for cat cremation, dog cremation, and any other pet you’ve held near and dear. What do you get when you pay the pet cremation costs? It depends on the package you choose. We … Continued

Questions about pet cremation

Pet cremation is a confronting business to those who aren’t familiar with it. Pets at Rest Queensland, though, is well versed in the process. We’ve comforted many grieving families and pet owners. We’ve gone to their homes, answered their questions, and provided help in a time of need. We list some of the most frequently asked … Continued

Ancient pet burials in Asia and Africa

Domesticated animals have kept humans company for thousands of years. In the past, when their companion passed away, owners would give them a proper burial like any other member of their family. We list the unique ways people in Asia and Africa honour their companions through pet burials.   Egypt Animals were seen as manifestations … Continued

Where’s the compassion when losing a pet

The last time I cried was last year, after getting the call from Mum to tell me that our beloved Blue Heeler, Chelsea, had been put down. I’ve only cried on a handful of occasions in recent memory, including watching Toy Story 3 and the finale of Breaking Bad, among other, more vulnerable moments. Obviously, … Continued

In loving memory of Poshy

The Pets At Rest team realises the passing of a loved fur friend is very difficult and often brings to light life long memories and emotions about just how special that family member is.  Roger and Christina have kindly allowed us to share the memory of Poshy and their message of thanks to the team. … Continued

What everyone ought to know about dog cremation

Dog cremation closes the circle of life. An animal lives with its family, faithfully, providing comfort and companionship. When the dog passes away, it’s a shock and there’s little time to process the next step. Pets at Rest cremation services come at a good time in this regard.   Dog cremation shouldn’t be disregarded as … Continued

Animal and pet memorials that stand the test of time

Through the ages cultures have created animal and pet memorials. Some are famous, others not so much. All of them, though, symbolise a love and connection that lasts long after an animal companion passes.   In ancient Egypt, it wasn’t just the people themselves who got the mummy treatment. Animals and pets were held in … Continued

Explaining pet cremation to kids

Pet cremation is hard enough to process as an adult, but what about for children? Kids are just as vulnerable, and sometimes more sensitive to the events that occur in the aftermath of a family pet passing away. So how does an adult go about explaining pet cremation to a child?   Don’t shield them … Continued

Pet cremation and processing grief

Pet cremation is the last thing any owner wants to think about. But what happens after we lose our beloved pet or that difficult decision to let them go, sadly can’t be avoided. Everyone processes grief differently and we understand just how difficult losing a family member can be. We are here to help owners … Continued

Letters from the owner

Everyone deals with the passing of a family member differently. Sometimes they can’t express their words out loud. So they write them instead. One of our client’s children wrote a note of gratitude for Lokie, the family dog. After we handled Lokie’s cremation, we recieved a ‘thank you’ from our clients, and a picture of the … Continued

Pet memorials

Losing an animal companion is traumatic and pet memorials are one way their owners choose to keep their memory alive. Whether they were around for a short period or over a decade, your beloved dog, cat or even your horse was a part of your family.  Why even do pet memorials? As written before, pets become … Continued

Pet cremation; why do it?

Pet cremation is a practice that’s gained momentum slowly but surely. There’s a variety of ways people choose to bury their pet and traditional burials are getting passed over in favour of cremation. Closure Any death is traumatic, especially when ties are close. Losing an animal companion is like losing a limb or missing your … Continued