What to do with a dead pet dog

Losing your beloved pet is a very hard situation; if your pet naturally dies or is put to sleep at the veterinarian's office, they will handle the remains. But if your dog suddenly dies at home, then you have to take immediate steps and make some decisions right away. 

If your dog passes away and you are not sure that it is dead or not, you should visit the nearest veterinarian's office quickly. You can check the heartbeat to find its pulse, or his heart is no more running. You can give him some kind of first aid or CPR so that he may come back to life. 

But if you are sure that your dog has passed away, the easiest thing you can do is take your dog's body to the veterinarian's office for help. If your pet dies, in-office hours veterinarian office can help you by sending someone to pick the body like pet crematory or mobile vet services. Your vet can also help you to contact you with local pet cremation services as veterinarians have a relationship with such companies. 

Call for help 

This is a difficult time, so being alone can be more depressing for you. You should call your close friend or family member and spend time with them. Your friend can help you emotionally and can help you to handle your pet's remains. If you cannot handle your pet's body yourself, it is a good idea to take help from friends. 

Handling body

If you are planning to bury your pet, you must do it in the right way. If you want to hire a company to handle the pet burying process or cremation, then you must store your pet's body, if that company can come to your home right away due to holiday or in the middle of the night. There are pet crematory companies working 24/7; you can call them at any time day or night. The most important thing to know is that the remains of the deceased pet must be handled as soon as possible.

As an animal dies, its body starts decomposing immediately after the death, this process starts within 10 minutes to 3 hours after the death and can last as long as 72 hours. If the temperature is high, this process will get faster. The body will start giving foul odors that can attract the insects. 

Burying your dog's body

If you want to bury your pet yourself, you should check your local laws to make sure that you are allowed to do so or not, as, in some states, you are not allowed to bury your dog in city areas. 

Before burying, remove any plastic or any other item from the body of the dog. You can also put the body in the wooden box or cardboard casket if you want. You should dig the grave at least 3 feet deep, chose a location that will not get accidentally dig up again. To memorialize your pet, you can put a headstone or marker around your pet's grave.  

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