It can be hard to imagine a life without your best friend by your side. However, it’s a sad fact of life that we pet owners often outlive our furry friends. For many of us, there comes a time where we can see the final farewell in the not-so-distant future as our pets become sick or simply too old to continue.

Putting time and thought into your pet’s memorial is a great way to honour your pet’s life. Carefully consider each part of your pet’s passing with your family and close friends. This will let you start getting used to the idea of life without your loyal companion and will also offer great relief when the time comes.

Planning ahead

Make preparations now so when the time comes, you can rest easy in the knowledge that the hardest decisions are behind you.

How to assess the Quality of Life of Your Pet

Euthanasia is never an easy decision. But with the help of the Quality of Life Scale, you can make an informed assessment and decision.

All about pet euthanasia

For many pet owners, there comes a time where they have to decide when it’s time to say goodbye to their senior or sick pet. Only your vet can help you make the difficult choice of euthanasia.

Pet cremation checklist

Pre-planning your pet’s final days is a positive way to celebrate your pet’s life. You can organise any or all parts of your pet’s cremation ahead of time, so you don't have to worry in the future.

Caring for a sick or senior pet

As you spend every day alongside your beloved pet, you may begin to notice their decline months or weeks ahead of time. There is an abundance of ways to care for your sick or senior pet.

Pet Euthanasia: How to Make the Decision as a Family

Knowing how and when to make the decision revolving around your pet's health as a family is never easy. Although a necessary part of being a responsible pet owner. 


Your questions answered. Our expert team have answered common questions about pet cremations, euthanasia and grief. Find comfort in the fact that you're not alone.

Grief factsheets

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.

How to know when it's time to say goodbye

When a beloved family pet becomes ill, you may be considering euthanasia.

Explaining a pet's death to children

Support the smaller members of your family after the loss of a pet. Learn the right thing to say when they're at their lowest point.

Looking after your senior pet

Ways to support your friend in their old age.

Some thoughts to comfort you

For when your pet is no longer by your side.

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Contact us

Patch & Purr offers pet cremations for when your loved one is no longer by your side, but forever in your heart.

We strive to treat your loyal friend with the care and respect they deserve at every step of the way. Call us 24/7 on 1300 112 711 or use the contact form below to speak to a Patch & Purr team member.


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