Estero Animal Hospital

9550 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL 33928

(239)992-3883

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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. First thing is first, when you know that the time is right (and trust me, you will know), please call us to schedule an appointment with the doctor. We can usually accommodate most requests the day that you call, but please call as soon as you can to schedule an appointment.

Costs: (Costs are current as of 11/10/2017 and subject to change)

Euthanasia $90.00
Communal Cremation (All species No Remains Returned) $93.00
Private Cremation (Cremation Remains Returned)
                                                                                        Cats Only
                                                                          Dogs 0-30 pounds
                                                                        Dogs 31-65 pounds
                                                                      Dogs 66-100 pounds
                                                                         Dogs >100 pounds

$199.99
$239.99
$314.99
$334.99
$354.99

In a private cremation you will receive the ashes (cremains) of your pet back. There are 4 standard urns that you can choose from that are included in the cost of a private cremation. Please see the image 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 who's ashes will not be returned to the owners are cremated together and cremains are distributed in a private area
Private Cremation
- Animals who's ashes are being returned to the owner 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 great 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