4616 Commerce Valley Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701

End of Life Considerations for Your Pet

Facing the end of your pet’s time on this Earth can be an unpredictable and emotional experience.  The team at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital is here to help you during this difficult time, and have many resources to help you on this journey.

Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital End of Life Care and Considerations

Decisions about euthanasia for pets are unique to each individual and the people involved. Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital offers a variety of opportunities to assist you in this journey. Appointments are available at our facility, and we try to schedule them during quieter times of the day. 

We also offer cremation services, and the cremains will be returned in a simple wood-toned box with an optional name plate. Alternatively, you can provide your own urn. Some people are interested in other selections, such as a clay or ink paw print, which can ideally be done at home prior to your pet’s last visit. More information is available at the bottom of this page.

In most municipalities, home burials are allowed. Cremation without the return of cremains is also available.

If you have questions of concerns, please send an email to info@oakwoodhillsanimalhospital.com.

Pet Loss Resources

Below is a list of links to resources providing more information about pet loss and grief. We hope this list helps you locate the information you need. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send an email to info@oakwoodhillsanimalhospital.com.

Pet Loss Support Page

Information about coping with pet loss and links to support groups in your area

ASPCA End of Life Care
Information on pet loss from the ASPCA including a hotline number.

Pet Euthanasia: How do I know It’s Time?

When Your Animal Dies: Understanding Your Feelings of Loss 

Grief Support Groups:

  • Grace Lutheran Church
    202 W Grand Ave
    Eau Claire, WI 
    Fourth Tuesday of the month. Enter at Second Avenue door.
  • Rainbow Bridge
    Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members

Clay Paw Prints  
Veterinary Company with Instructional Videos    
We recommend purchasing this kit in advance. Designing this yourself at home can be a memorable part of the process of saying good-bye. We have a limited supply of the basic design available for sale at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital. This product is also available on Amazon

Ink Paw Prints   
Kits are available online on Etsy or search Ink Paw Print Kit on  Amazon

Another place for urns and memory items:  A WI based company that offers urns and other items   www.farewellcollection.com   
They also have an Etsy site: www.etsy.com/shop/phpottery