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Funeral planning for pets

By Pets at Rest Team | Mar 20, 2018

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

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Your pet has passed away at home, what are your options now?

By Pets at Rest Team | Mar 6, 2018

Losing a pet can catch us off guard. Even if you are prepared for the worst, the flood of emotions that quickly follow can truly surprise you. Losing a pet can be the equivalent of losing a family member or friend. First it’s important you take as much time as you need to hold your … Continued

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Help the RSPCA and Pets a Rest by giving back

By Pets at Rest Team | Jan 22, 2018

  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

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

By Pets at Rest Team | Jan 22, 2018

  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

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Distracting yourself after cremating your pet

By Pets at Rest Team | Dec 20, 2017

The bereavement process starts even before you lose your companion, because you know what’s coming. After cremating your pet the sense of loss and all the overwhelming emotions that come with it will hit you HARD. Of course you can wallow, but only to a point. And that’s why we made this list of things … Continued

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Are you ready for another pet?

By Pets at Rest Team | Dec 20, 2017

“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

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What NOT to do or say during the pet cremation process

By Pets at Rest Team | Nov 20, 2017

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

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Handling your first holiday without your pet

By Pets at Rest Team | Nov 20, 2017

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

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4 interesting articles about pet burials from around the web

By Pets at Rest Team | Oct 13, 2017

‘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

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