Pet Cremation – Why Leave Your Pet to Lie Around at the Vet?
If we carry out a pet cremation service directly for you then you can either bring your pet to us or we can collect from your vet or home. This will normally be the same day or at the latest the following morning. We also offer a collection service from distant vets twice weekly as part of our professional veterinary pet cremation service. This carries a token collection fee. It means that at most your pet will stay at the surgery for only a few days. This applies to both individual and communal pet cremations. You may not like the thought of your pet being at the surgery at all in which case our immediate collection service is there for you, even at weekends and Bank Holidays.
However this may not be the case for surgeries that do not use our services. After the last Bank Holiday we had a call on behalf of a distressed owner who had just discovered her dog was still at the surgery a week and a half after it had died. When we collected the vet’s freezer was obviously full and there were highly pungent body bags laying around their store room. Obviously the crematorium in question did not arrange collections around the Bank Holidays and was being used by the vet because of low prices. The fact that the service to the pet owner was so poor was being overlooked.
At Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium we work with a select group of vets who truly care about their clients. All too often these days veterinary practices select a pet crematorium based on them taking away their waste cheaply and providing them with high profit margins for selling so-called cremation services to distressed clients. The high profits usually go hand in hand with poor quality of service for the pet owner. The reason it is so prevalent is that people are too distressed to think about the matter and trust their vet. We expect to be able to trust professional people, not to have them standing over our loved ones selling us cremations from a firm that is giving them the largest profit.
If you want either an individual pet cremation or a communal one then there is no need to leave your pets at the vet to await their normal collection. The chances are they will be squashed into a freezer and then piled into the back of a van anyway. Is that really what you want for the final service for your friend? Simply call us and you can either bring your pet over or we can collect quickly from your vet or home. Always remember that the final choice is yours.
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