If your pet suddenly dies at home, and your vet is unavailable, Patch and Purr offers 24-hour phone service and support on 1300 XXX XXX.
Pricing information is available on our pricing page or you can call us or request an information packet. You can alternatively speak with your Vet, be sure to ask which crematory facility is used and if they provide a choice of crematories. It is your pet so the choice ultimately belongs to you.
We're proud to share When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve by leading figure in empathy and grief education, Doris Zagdanski. In this book. Doris explores the different ways in which people grief for the loss of a pet, a variety of coping mechanism and even tips and tricks for telling children that their beloved companion has passed away.
"When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve" by leading figure in empathy and grief education aims to give pet owners permission to have their grief. It describes common feelings and reactions to the loss of a pet which are illustrated by some true stories shared by pet owners.
There are helpful coping strategies, including what to say and do to help children when their pet dies. As you turn each page, there’s a thoughtful, humorous or inspiring quote to ponder about our special connection to our pet companions.
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Whilst Doris began her career as a high school teacher, for the past 30 years she has been involved in the funeral industry. She has worked as a funeral director, helping families to arrange funerals, and she has volunteered in bereavement support groups.
Since 1994, she has been employed as a senior manager with InvoCare – Australasia's largest group of funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria. Read more about MyGriefAssist here..
If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s death, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve, Doris Zagdanski.
If you’ve got any questions about pet cremation, choosing an urn or vet support, take a look at our FAQs to find the answer.