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Old 02-10-2013, 11:29
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I'd imagine the dog's either dead or better, Molliepops - and the OP's inactive too.....
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:37
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Sorry I didn't notice the date, wonder why it was bumped
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Old 02-10-2013, 15:49
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I have to agree. Look after the living.
Dogs are two-a-penny here. Can't even give them away. The locals think they have no souls. If a dog dies, it just gets thrown into the communal rubbish bin or over the nearest cliff. No sentiment.
But you live in an uncaring country, in the UK people have a soul.
How sad, I would hope the UK is more caring and people wouldn't simply put the deceased in a bin bag and put out with the rubbish to end up on the tip.

I know when my girlfriend's parents had their dogs cremated, that was about 200 - they were Dobermans. That did include getting the ashes back, I think it was a lot less for a vet's disposal, but presume by that meant they would be incinerated with other clinical waste in those yellow bags, unless animals do have to be cremated seperately
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Old 02-10-2013, 16:19
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How sad, I would hope the UK is more caring and people wouldn't simply put the deceased in a bin bag and put out with the rubbish to end up on the tip.

I know when my girlfriend's parents had their dogs cremated, that was about 200 - they were Dobermans. That did include getting the ashes back, I think it was a lot less for a vet's disposal, but presume by that meant they would be incinerated with other clinical waste in those yellow bags, unless animals do have to be cremated seperately
I think it just means you don't get the ashes back and they are cremated together rather than individually. That's how our vet explained it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:02
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Sounds like the price is based on the size of the dog then, I had a Chihuahua cremated individually and the ashes back for 50.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:04
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I paid 35 for my wee dog to go to sleep and suitable disposal by vet. There are now strict guidelines around the disposal of pets by vets, so I was assured that it was all ok.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:12
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My partner's brother's dog is in very ill health and sadly on his last legs

He doesn't have much money, and is living with friends so not claiming housing benefit.

How much will it cost for him to cremate?
>> The average cost of pet cremation is about $50-$150
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:31
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I think it just means you don't get the ashes back and they are cremated together rather than individually. That's how our vet explained it.
I wasn't aware of that, we've only had a couple of cats over the years but always had the ashes back.

If i was paying for Fido's ashes I would expect the ashes returned to be Fido's. Even if I didn't, I do think it seems a bit undignified having a group cremation, thinking of Fido and however many others going up together in one big cremation, suppose it is a matter of practicalities - I would hope though that at least the ashes are still scattered somewhere
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:38
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The dog is very ill and instead of it being buried in the garden, as it's a big dog and the house is not his. As wrong as it stands, would it cost a lot to euthanise him as he is not eating and not very active.

He lives in Dudley, West Midlands.
Do you have a forest or wood near you? Its not strictly legal but you could bury the dog under a tree somewhere on public land providing its deep enough and far enough from a water course! At least your friend would have a permanent place to visit!

Where I grew up, we had a large expanse of wasteland and loads of people used to bury their pets on it, some even erected small home made stone memorials
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:47
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and instead of it being buried in the garden, as it's a big dog and the house is not his. .
how would anyone know there was a dog buried in the garden? just bury the thing and say a little prayer for it god bless xx.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:53
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The dog is probably already dead and disposed of.
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Old 04-10-2013, 16:11
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I wasn't aware of that, we've only had a couple of cats over the years but always had the ashes back.

If i was paying for Fido's ashes I would expect the ashes returned to be Fido's. Even if I didn't, I do think it seems a bit undignified having a group cremation, thinking of Fido and however many others going up together in one big cremation, suppose it is a matter of practicalities - I would hope though that at least the ashes are still scattered somewhere
I have never had ashes back no interest in doing so either. Having watched the life go from my dogs I know they are just bodies their soul has left quite clearly. I don't have much different attitude to humans bodies either once you are dead the body is just a shell.
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