Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital4616 Commerce Valley RoadEau Claire, WI 54701
End of Life Considerations
Facing the end of your pet's time on this Earth can be an unpredictable emotional experience. We have many resources to help you on this journey.
Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital End of Life Care and Considerations
- Euthanasia decisions are unique for each pet and person or people involved.
- We offer a variety of opportunities to assist your journey.
- Appointments are available at our facility. We try to schedule this at a quieter time of the day. COVID-19 restrictions allow only 1 - 2 related individuals to accompany patient into the building. Masks are mandatory. You will be asked to sign a COVID screening form prior to coming inside. Health Screen Questionnaire
- House calls can be arranged with advance notice depending upon the availability and scheduling of our doctors.
- We offer cremation services. Cremains will be returned in a simple wood-toned box with an optional name plate or you can provide your own urn. Other selections some people are interested in include a clay or ink paw print. Ideally this can be done at home prior to your pet's last visit. See information at the bottom of this page.
- Home burials are allowed in most municipalities. Cremation without return of cremains is also available.
Pet Loss Support Page
Information about coping with pet loss and links to support groups in your area
ASPCA End of Life Care
Information on pet loss from the ASPCA including a hotline number.
Pet Euthanasia: How do I know It's Time?
When Your Animal Dies: Understanding Your Feelings of Loss
Grief Support Groups:
- Grace Lutheran Church
202 W Grand Ave
Fourth Tues of the month. Enter at Second Avenue door
- Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
Clay Paw Prints Veterinary Company with Instructional Videos
We recommend purchasing this kit in advance. Designing this yourself at home can be a memorable part of the process of saying good-bye. We have a limited supply of the basic design available for sale at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital. This product is also available on Amazon
Ink Paw Prints
Kits are available online on Etsy or search Ink Paw Print Kit on Amazon