Our Services

Our online booking system is designed to make arranging our services as easy as possible. You can complete this self-booking yourself or it can be completed by the staff at your local veterinary clinic. A unique identifier number is generated and allocated to your Companion.

We have a deep understanding of the love and enjoyment our pets bring to our lives. We are also acutely aware of the loss that is experienced when their journey ends. We will help you say goodbye to your companion with respect and dignity while allowing you to honour their memory in the way that you choose.

Individual Cremation

At Companion Pet Cremation, we only provide Individual Cremation. So, what does that mean?, It means that your Companion’s remains, alone, are placed in the cremation chamber. This ensures that the ashes returned to you, in an Urn or Keepsake of your choice, are 100% guaranteed to be those of your Companion’s.

Grief support

 

For most of us, a pet is a beloved member of our family who brings companionship, joy and love to our lives.  A pet can add structure to your day, keep you active, help you overcome challenging times in life and even provide meaning and purpose.  So, when a cherished pet dies, it’ s normal to feel grief and loss.

 

Grieving is a highly individual experience and it doesn’t follow any timelines or schedules.  Some people find grief following a loss comes in stages where they experience feelings such as shock, denial, guilt, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Others find that their grief is more cyclical, coming in waves or a series of highs or lows.  The lows are likely to be deeper and longer at the beginning and then gradually become shorter and less intense as time goes by.  Even years after a loss, a sight, sound or anniversary can remind us of something that triggers a strong sense of grief.

 

We have included some tips that may help you with the loss of your pet:

  • Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel, and don’t tell yourself how to feel either.  Your grief is your own, and no one else can tell you how to feel and when.  Let yourself feel whatever you feel without embarrassment or judgment.  It’s ok to be angry, to cry or not to cry.  It’s ok to laugh, to find moments of joy and to let go when you’re ready.

  • Reach out to others who have lost pets.  If your own friends and family members are not sympathetic about pet loss, find someone who is.  Often, another person who has also experienced the loss of a beloved pet may better understand what you’re going through.  Online message boards may also help.

  • Rituals can help to heal.  A farewell service can help you and your family members openly express your feelings.  Ignore people who think it’s inappropriate to hold a service for a pet, and do what feels right for you.

  • Create a reminder.  Prepare a memorial, plant a tree in memory of your pet, compiling a photo album or memory box, or share the memories you enjoyed with your pet in other ways.

  • Mind yourself.  The stress of losing a pet can quickly deplete your energy and emotional reserves.  Looking after your physical and emotional needs will help you get through this difficult time.

  • If you have other pets, try to maintain your normal routine.  Surviving pets can also experience loss when a pet dies, or they may become distressed by your sorrow.  Maintaining their daily routines, or even increasing exercise and play times, will not only benefit the surviving pets but also can help to elevate your mood and outlook too.

 

For more information or support, please contact us at info@mycompanion.ie