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Q: What happens to her now?

November 9, 2009 | By Charlianne8690 | 5 answers | Expired: 1826 days ago

What happens to her now?

My puppy Serena was put to sleep today against my broken heart. I loved her so much, like she was my own baby, but there was nothing we could do to save her life. She was suffering and we wanted her to be in peace. But now that my concious is eating away at me, I need to know. What happens to her now that the vet put her to sleep? I am worried that she will be discarded like a piece of trash. She was my little baby. I am having these terrible images of her being tossed into a pile of dead dogs... its terrible and I need to know... What will they do with her?

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CuteBlackCat
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Nov 10, 2009

First of all, I am so very sorry for your loss. I would know how you feel if my poor kitty died. But i can assure you that She wont be discarded. you can also ask for the body back so you can bury her where ever you want. but im sure that she is doing well in doggie heaven. once again im very sorry for your loss. she sounds like a sweet dog!

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Amber
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Nov 09, 2009

i'm very sorry for your loss. i'm not sure what you're looking for more...which you'd rather hear: plain honest facts or personal reassurance, but...you would do best to ask your vet, because "what happens now" can vary greatly from vet to vet. in some cases they do get buried or cremated. nothing personal or fancy...it's more about disposal than about ceremony in these kinds of cases, but at least they were disposed of in a way that is familiar to us..."with a little dignity". but this isn't always what happens, and different people have different feelings about some of the more "economical" approaches to the disposal of pet remains. i won't go into any detail unless you really want that.

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Kris
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Nov 10, 2009

First of all, I am very sorry for your loss. As Amber said, how the remains are handled can vary from vet to vet; this is something your vet should have discussed with you. You should have been able to choose if you wanted to bury her or have an individual cremation and have her ashes returned to you. If you didn't want to do either of those, that is fine, and the vet could then move on to the other options. Again, I am very sorry. Just know that her spirit is free and out of pain and she lives on in your heart.

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