Helping You Grieve the Loss of a Family Pet

Pet Loss

Death occurs for a variety of reason—perhaps your pet has lived a long and healthy life and nature simply took its course, or an unexpected accident or illness lead you to discuss pet euthanasia with your veterinarian. Regardless of how, Redstone Veterinary Hospital knows that losing a cherished family pet is an emotional and stressful time for their loved ones.

If you have questions about the quality of life your pet is having, please share these concerns with your veterinarian. We can discuss with you different options available, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that ensures your pet’s dignity and comfort during his or her last days.

We will be there for you after your pet passes away and can help with any burial or cremation services that may be required.

Light a candle—Candles are a universal symbol of hope, recognized in most religions and spiritual realms as a sign of love and respect. Take this opportunity to light a virtual candle either in memory of a lost pet or in honor of one during his or her time of need.

Pet loss library—Losing a pet is often just as painful and stressful as losing a human family member. Our pet loss library includes articles written by grief professionals as well as other individuals who have lost a family pet.

Pet memorials—Sometimes sharing aids in the grief process. We invite you to share pictures and memories of your family pet, remembering the good times that you shared.

The doctors and staff are so kind and compassionate, treating my pets and I with patience and respect. I feel they all truly understand that my pet is not just an animal, but a beloved family member.

— Frances D.

I love coming to Redstone. They are always friendly, always have an answer to our questions, and our dog, Daisy, is always at ease when we come for a visit. This is an excellent hospital.

— Betty E.

My dog is very well taken care of here, and he loves going in! We’ve been coming to Redstone for years and won’t go anywhere else. We are known by name, not appointment time.

— Sandra F.

Dr. Paczosa, Dr. Eisenman, Jean, and the rest of the staff are always so friendly and knowledgeable. We are always greeted by name, including our dogs! They do a great job keeping them happy.

— Corey & Natalie R.

I drive from Lincoln to bring my pets here, and have been coming for years. I have the utmost respect for the veterinarians at Redstone, especially after they saved my dog’s life.

— Jana F.

I have never once second-guessed the care Oscar receives at Redstone. It doesn’t matter if I call them at 7:30 in the morning or 11:30 at night. I know he will always receive the best. Thank you!!

— Jodi H.