Entries by Namrata Kolla

“My dog just died — what do I do?” Part 2

Click here if you missed reading Part 1 on Burial   Cremation This is the option veterinarians most often offer, especially if your pet passes away from applied euthanasia. Few veterinary clinics conduct cremations themselves, but they partner up with pet crematories in the area to conduct the service for them. The benefit of working with a vet — rather than […]

Legally burying pets & the Green Pet Burial Society

In the United States, the legality of burying your pet on personal property is no easy question. State laws and local ordinances define burials in most places. For example, the state of Virginia allows for pet burials on personal property. However, Fairfax County deems burials illegal if the pet was euthanized. They also specify that the body must […]

What you didn’t know about losing a pet

This week, we had a chance to talk to Kathy Reiter, a grief counselor who has been helping folks with pet loss for over 40 years. She was the first pet loss counselor in northern Virginia, and continues to volunteer support groups for folks in the region. Here are some lesser known truths about losing animal companions we learned from […]