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End of Life Services For Your Pet March 8, 2018

For most of us, pets are a member of our families. Many of us have had pets since we’ve been young. We’ve seen them learn and grow and they’ve provided us companionship and a friendly face. They’ve been a playmate, a walking partner, and in some cases, they have protected us. We’ve given them comfort in thunderstorms and they’ve been a friend and confidant.

When a pet, especially one who has been a part of the family for an extended period passes, the grief and sadness is real. It can affect the entire family. This is particularly true when the difficult decision was made to let a pet go through euthanasia due to serious pain or illness. That’s why at Fares J. Radel, we offer pet cremation services with the same respect, dignity, and reverence as that of a person.

It is important to have closure for the death of a pet. It provides comfort for many families that may otherwise be difficult to find. Fares J. Radel serves Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families who have lost a pet with a range of professional services.

  • We’ll dispatch a uniformed driver technician to pick up your pet (additional fee may apply).
  • We make a commitment to the dignified and sincere care of your deceased pet.
  • Cremains are returned to you within seven days.
  • Cremains are returned in an attractive container.
  • We’ll provide you will a certificate of cremation.

You can take comfort knowing your pet was treated respectfully and with dignity until the very end.

If you’ve recently lost a pet and are struggling with the loss, there are some online resources you may find helpful.

  • The Argus Institute, Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes the bond between owners and their pets. They have a webpage that even links to other resources for grieving families including adults and children
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of volunteers who have experience and knowledge about the death of a family pet and how to get through the bereavement process. The non-profit organization’s website also has a comprehensive list of resources for those grieving over the loss of a pet.
  • The Companion Animal Association of Arizona is operated by those who, like you, have suffered through the death of a pet. They also provide pet-loss resources to help you through the pain.

There are also a variety of books and publications that address the difficult subject. These include:

  • “Goodbye, Friend” written by Gary Kowlaski
  • “Grieving the Death of a Pet” by Betty Carmack
  • “Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates” authored by Gary Kurz

If there are children in the family, these books may provide some comfort:

  • “For Every Dog an Angel” by Christine Davis
  • “For Every Cat an Angel” by Christine Davis
  • “Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven” written by Cynthia Rylant

For more information on end of life service for your pet, please contact the caring professionals at Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory. Proudly serving families of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for over 125 years.

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