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 with an attempt made to facilitate this at a quieter time of the day.
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 Link Information about coping with pet loss and links to support groups in your area
ASPCA End of LIfe Care Link Information on pet loss from the ASPCA including a hotline number.
Pet Euthanasia: How do I know It's Time? Link to brochure
Coping with the Loss of a Pet Link
When Your Animal Dies: Understanding Your Feelings of Loss Link to brochure
Grief Support Groups:
Grace Lutheran Church 202 W Grand Ave Eau Claire Fourth Tues of the month. Enter at Second Avenue door
U of MN Companion Animal Love, Loss & Memories (CALLM) Group Link to website with resources available
Animal Emergency Referral Clinic (Oakdale) Pet Loss Support Group Link
Washington State Pet Loss Hotline Volunteers available by phone Link
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 Etsy or search Ink Paw Print Kit on Amazon