End-Of-Life Care

The American Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers a guide to caring for your pet during his/her final days.

http://aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss/end-of-life-care-faq.html

Veterinary Wisdom, the makers of Clay Paws, offers resources to help you prepare for and deal with the loss of a pet:

http://veterinarywisdompetparents.com/resource_center

CVMA

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association sponsors a Pet Loss Helpline and Support Group for grieving owners. If you've lost a pet and need someone to talk to, think about close friends who understand the importance of pets, clergy and spiritual advisers, and your own veterinarian. If you need an additional source of help, call the CVMA at:

630.325.1600

Veterinarians, animal health technicians, and other caring volunteers may be able to assist you during your time of grief.

"Wings," our support group, meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM at the
CVMA office
120 East Ogden
Hinsdale, IL

(No reservations needed, no charge, but donations are accepted)
Call 630.325.1600 for more information.

More resources:

Cornell University Pet Loss Support
www.vet.cornell.edu/Org/PetLoss/Resources/

Tufts University
www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss

Argus Institute: for Families and Veterinary Medicine
www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
www.aplb.org

Hinsdale Animal Cemetery (burial, cremation, and memorialization services)
www.petcemetery.org

Pawz 2 Remember (memorial jewelry made from your pet’s collar or tags)
www.pawz2remember.com