I have to put my dog down. How do I handle the remains?

...I don't know if I have the money to do anything else special like cremate her or anything, and I dunno if I'll be able to bury her (due to very sensitive circumstances, BF cannot be apart of this, it's TOO much for him to deal with) I can probably try, I just don't know how to do it, or if I'll have to leave her at the place I put her down...I'm so confused, and want to do something special for her.


Asked by Zoann at 7:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2008 in Pets

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  • Well I am very sorry for your situation. I know it is so hard ot say goodbyr to a pet. When our dog was dying we paid the vet 50$ for a "disposal" fee. We got to keep his collar and tags and even had another tag made online that says RIP and is in the shape of angel wings. I would suggest letting the vet deal with the aftercare of the dogs body and you deal with the emotional toll on you and your BF. And again I am so sorry and I hope this helped out a little.

    Answer by adeuslove07 at 8:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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  • im sorry, its really hard when u have to do this. if u cant cremate and u cant bury then why not have like a memorial service? sounds silly but ull still be honoring ur dog, even if u cant get its body.

    Answer by kissmiss213 at 9:08 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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  • You can at least have a little service for her, and i hope you can inform the father even though he may not be able to handle. It is his choice, but you don't want to miss this chance to cherish this little girl one last time.

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better soon.

    Answer by yoshiki56 at 9:49 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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  • I recently had to put my dog down who I loved as much as my children and we had to let the vet handle everything because emotionally it was too hard on me to bring her home and do it. I am so sorry but just know that she will always be your pet no matter if she is here with you or waiting on you in heaven.

    Answer by wondermommy5 at 9:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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  • Could a good girlfriend help you to call some vets offices and inquire of the fees? Maybe some are less expensive? I know I could not handle making calls about him in his final days. I just cried too much....

    Answer by DawnZinNH at 10:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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  • We had to put my hubs much loved 16 yr old Black LAb down 6 yrs ago. He could not go. I had to do it. We let the vet take care of the body. We did order a special little "stone" made of resin with his name and stuff on it from Lillian Vernon. He is still not over it, I don't know if he ever will be.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:06 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • we had our 12 year old golden retriever put down this last November. Our vet offered a footprint of her in clay and it is a really nice memorial of her. I think that was about 50.00. Check that out if you can. She was my hubby's dog and he's so happy to have her paw print. Sorry that you are going through this....they are just like family members and it's so hard.

    Answer by HomeBoundMama at 3:09 AM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • My MIL had to put her Lab/mix down after being hit by a car they gave them a wooden casket to bury him in . I'm sorry you have to put your doggie down My thoughts are with you.

    Answer by Mel at 12:38 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • Our dog growing up had to be put down and my mom donated his body to animal science. He had pancreatic cancer and "bloat". That way at least we knew that the veterinarians would be trained on those specific things and hopefully help other animals with it in the future. I'm not sure if every vet does that or not, but it's another idea for you.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:49 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

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  • That is really sad. I don't have any advice or anything, but I do want to say sorry to hear that and I wish you the best of luck.

    Answer by Lizzie32390 at 12:26 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

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