Estero Animal Hospital

9550 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL 33928

(239)992-3883

www.esterovet.com

Euthanasia - The Most Difficult Topic of Conversation

The Rainbow BridgeEuthanasia is never an easy topic to discuss, but it is necessary to be prepared when the time comes to say good bye to your beloved pet. 

We here at Estero Animal Hospital wish to keep all of our clients well informed. Many of you will call and ask, "What do I do when the time comes for Fluffy?", and that is a very good question. When you know the time is right, please call us to schedule an appointment with the doctor. We can usually accommodate most requests the day you call, but please call as soon as you can to schedule an appointment.

Costs: (Costs are current as of 10/30/2018 and subject to change)

Euthanasia $95.00
Communal (no ashes returned)  $97.99
Private CATS only $209.99
Dogs 0-30 lbs $251.99
Dogs 31-65 lbs $330.99
Dogs 66-100 lbs $351.99
Dogs over 100 lbs $372.99

With a private cremation, you will receive the ashes (cremains) of your pet. There are four standard urns from which you can choose included in the cost of a private cremation. Please see the images below.


Pet Angel Urn

We use the services of Pet Angel Memorial Center for all of our pet aftercare needs. Please click the link below for a full catalog of available memorial options from Pet Angel for your loved one. Prices in the catalog reflect additional prices charged at the time of euthanasia. 
Pet Angel Memorial Products

Additional Information:

Definitions:
Euthanasia - Greek in origin meaning Good Death - it is the practice of ending a life to relieve pain and suffering.
Cremains - Ashes, the remainder of an animal after they are cremated; cremated remains.
Communal Cremation - Animals' ashes that are not returned to the owners, are cremated together, and cremains are distributed in a private area.
Private Cremation
- Animals are cremated separately, and cremains are returned to the owner in an urn.

Resources:
Grief:
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline 1 (877) GRIEF-10

Helping Children Cope:
A helpful article posted by the Clinical Psychology Associated of North Central Florida http://cpancf.com/articles_files/helpingchildpetloss.asp

Books for Children:
~Remembering Pets by Gina Dalpra-Berman
~I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
~The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judy Viorst
~The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia, PhD
~Remembering My Pet by Nachama Liss-Levinson, PHD and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, MDiv.
~Where the Tomorrows Go by Manoj S. Abraham

Memorial:
The Rainbow Bridge Forum https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Grief_Support_Center/Grief_Support_Home.htm