Reliable Online Tools & Additional Pet Loss Coping Support
At Log Cabin Animal Hospital, we understand that losing your companion animal can often be a devastating time in your life. Most small animals aren’t just pets, but much, much more. They are life partners and best friends, the ones we turn to for unconditional love, emotional support, and companionship throughout our busy, everyday lives. We give you our deepest condolences and want you to know that we are here to help support you through every step of the way.
Our online pet tools and resources have been created to help you cope with the loss of your beloved companion animal.
- Pet loss library—Search through veterinary articles from reliable, accurate sources.
- Online pet memorials—Leave an online commemoration in honor of your pet.
- Pet memorial wall—Create a personalized pet memorial webpage.
- Light a candle—In memory of a beloved pet companion, light a virtual candle or send a comforting message to a friend.
Additional Support from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
- Call the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline at (517) 432-2696
- Browse through the MSU bereavement resources
- Join the MSU pet loss support group
My pet passed away and I’m not sure what to do with the animal’s body.
There are a few different options you can choose from:
- Legally bury your pet on your own property
- Bring your pet to our veterinary hospital for:
- Individual cremation
- Group cremation—We work with Partridge Enterprises, Inc. for cremation services
Although it may be difficult, it is always best to properly take care of your pet’s body as soon as possible. If your pet passes away in the middle of the night or you will not be able to immediately bury or bring your pet to our veterinary clinic, we recommend placing the wrapped animal in a freezer or refrigerator to cool the body and prevent odors (unless you wish to have an autopsy to determine the cause of death). Some pets may be too large for the freezer, in which case you should place the body on a concrete or cement surface in a cool area without cover. If these are not options, you may also place a plastic cover over the body to prevent it from getting wet and surround the pet with bags of ice.