Original Question: What happens if my pet dies at home. Do I contact the vet, or do I call a funeral service directly? - Anonymous
You can do either. Some crematorium/funeral services deal directly with pet owners, while others only deal with a veterinarian. It should be noted that going through a veterinarian may increase your cost, as the clinic may charge a cremation fee on top of the crematorium’s own fee. In these cases, it may be best to deal directly with the crematorium as they specialize in dealing with end-of-life care. They can pick up your pet directly from your home.
Dr. Jocelyn Anne Mason, DVM
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