What if my pet dies at home?

Dealing with a pet dying at home

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.

How much does your pet cremation service cost?

Pricing explained

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.

In the depths of grief, you may be struggling to see a way out of these dark thoughts and feelings. You may choose to visit a pet loss support group to share your emotions with others and find relief knowing you're not alone. Another positive way to learn more about grief and how to cope is by reading.

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.

About the Book

"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.

RRP $19.95

About the Author

Doris Zagdanski

Website, Convenor, Author & Educator

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..

Frequently Asked Questions

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.