Mon—Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sun: Closed

12950 E Michigan Ave Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 965-1010
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Reliable Online Tools & Additional Pet Loss Coping Support

pet loss

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

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:

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.

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"Always treat their patients with care and put the parents at ease and get right to the problem. We strayed once and it was a big mistake. So glad we came back."
"Log cabin was not our “home” vet. We had an injury and they got us right in and treated us like we’ve been there for life. Not to mention the follow up. A+ customer service. We have found a new home vet."
"Delightful staff, hands our pets with skill and love. We have been to them in many situations and have always come away knowing our fur babies were in caring hands."
"They got us in on the same day. Great Doctors and Staff."
"It pleases me greatly the way everyone explains things. My questions & concerns seem to matter."
"I appreciate the thoroughness of the staff and their concern for their patients. There is a very personal feel with this clinic and I would recommend them to anyone."
"Dr Vincent and her staff are very much appreciated and treat and took the time to explain in detail about our dog ,who is part of the family,our doggie feels very relaxed in there while being treated with tests & etc. Thank you for all you and your staffs does 👍"
"Staff was wonderful as usual. We always feel comfortable and confident with boarding at Log Cabin which makes our vacations all the more relaxing."
"We were very happy with our visit. We saw a new Doctor, she was extremely competent. We were seen at our appointed time. Very happy with the service. "
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"Cassandra was extremely caring, kind, and thorough in the care of Jessie. Although I do not remember the Doctor's name she was very knowledgeable and caring. It is apparent why the office was so busy. "
"Very good visit . . . perhaps the best ever for our temperamental dog."
"Everyone was extremely friendly, caring and answered all my questions without making me feel like I was wasting their time. They were also very gentle with my pet and explained everything. "