When a Pet is Passing: Making the Most of the Last Days

Knowing that your pet is about to pass over the Rainbow Bridge can be both a blessing and a curse. While it can hurt to know exactly when your last day together will be, it also gives you the opportunity to share in some special moments before it’s too late. If your pet is passing, you can make their last day on earth a wonderful one.

Start by creating a list of all the things that your pet loves. Not only will this help you organize your last days with your pet, but it will also give you time to reflect and celebrate all of the amazing time that you’ve spent with your furry friend. Whether it’s long car rides on sunny days or jump into a cool lake, you’ll love getting to see your pet at their happiest. It’ll keep the happy memories alive while creating new ones for you to cherish.

You should also educate yourself on the signs that your pet is in pain. Speak to your veterinarian about what to look out for, as it’s often not obvious that a pet is passing away in a painful condition. If you understand what to look out for, you’ll have the opportunity to let your pet spend a few more days at home, where you can love them and shower them with affection before it’s their time.

Then, you’ll be able to spend a little time doing all of the silly stuff that you wouldn’t normally do. Spend money on a doggy cupcake and let your pup go wild. Use a meow translator app to see the secret messages your cat is sending. Read your parakeets horoscope just for fun. It might not be totally logical, but it’ll be a nice way to show your pet a little extra attention.

Finally, take lots of photographs. Like most pet parents, you’ll be thinking that your pet is just as adorable today as they were when they were puppies. You’ll want to capture these last moments, to hang on to their image as you work through the grieving and mourning process. Once you’ve taken a few great shots, get it memorialized in the form of a pet portrait, created by Pet Eternal. This timeless memorial piece will serve as a reminder of the love that you share with your pet, even once they’ve taken the journey out of this life and into the next.