Category Archives: Pets

CPR For Your Pet

Memorialize Your Pets

The ABCs of CPR refer to airway, breathing and circulation.

The first step when coming upon a pet who appears to be in trouble is to shake it to make sure it isn’t in a deep sleep. Then look in the mouth and remove any foreign objects that could be blocking the airway.

If the animal doesn’t appear to be breathing, place it on its right side and move to the front of the pet.

For a cat or small dog, cup your hands over its lips and breathe over its nose. For large dogs, cup your hands completely around the muzzle so air doesn’t escape and then breathe over the nose.

While the animal is still on its right side, lift the knee back to the chest where it meets the third to fifth rib space. Reposition the leg and place your hand over that area. Place the other hand under the chest. For smaller pets you can cup one hand and squeeze. For all animals the chest should be compressed about 30 percent.

Large dogs require 80 to 100 compressions per minute and small pets need more, about 100 to 120 compressions per minute. You should give two breaths for every 12 chest compressions.

Something may be lodged in your pet’s throat if you breath into the nose and the chest doesn’t expand. At this point, the Heimlich maneuver can be applied. The animal’s head should be down with its back against your chest while you give five swift squeezes over the abdomen to force the object out.

A Guide to Buying a Pet Urn (Part 3)

Purchasing a Pet Urn

 - What is the appropriate time to purchase a pet urn? There’s no one right answer. Your feelings will best guide you. As your pet ages, you can begin to think about making a purchase in advance, or you can wait until the time has come.

Displaying a Pet Urn


 - It’s not necessary to display your pet urn at all. You may simply want to keep it safely stored to ensure the security of your pet’s ashes.

 - Indoors – If you choose to display the urn inside, choose a place that has a special meaning to you…on a table at the foot of your bed, near the fireplace hearth, or on a table where your pet’s bed was placed.

 - Outdoors – If you prefer to keep your pet urn outdoors, the same basic principle applies; choose a place that has meaning. Under a favorite tree, on the deck, or perhaps on the front or back porch.

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A Guide to Buying a Pet Urn (Part 2)

Choosing a Pet Urn

 - When choosing a pet urn, one important aspect is style. You’ll want to decide on a pet urn that will reflect your pet’s personality and meaning in your life.

- Ask yourself: What is the thing I will remember most? Do I want something formal? Playful? Heartwarming?

- Deciding on material and style is governed in part by where you plan to place the urn. Will you place the pet urn indoors? Outdoors? Prominently? Discreetly?





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A Guide to Buying a Pet Urn (Part 1)

Our pets are members of our family. They love us, they comfort us, they make us laugh. Anyone who has lost a beloved pet knows that it’s a painful time. If you have lost your pet recently, or if you want to plan and prepare for that time, this article will help you. Here are some tips for avoiding mistakes, choosing a pet urn, purchasing an urn, and deciding on a display location.

Avoiding Mistakes

– Pet urns should be tamper-resistant. Don’t purchase a pet urn that can be easily opened, especially if you will be placing it outdoors.
– Make sure that the material used is good quality and will stand the test of time. Stone, iron, or hardwoods are best.
– Don’t overpay. Some pet memorial websites offer urns that cost up to $4,500. Although your pet is priceless, you don’t need to spend an exorbitant sum to respectfully memorialize him or her. Affordable options exist.

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True Story

She is pregnant.  He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard; he then continued to fight the fire.


When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.


A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina news-paper, noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman. He saw her walking straight toward the firefighter and wondered what she was going to do.


As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had just saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph.


And some people say animals are dumb!



Heart Photo Pet Urn


This heart shaped photo pet urn is made of beautiful Red Alder wood. It just lends it’s self to being displayed in a prominent place in your home. You can change out the photo to another one of your favorite pictures and times with your pet.

You can have an endearment of your choice engraved on the urn along with your pet’s name.  A very precious and endearing memorial to your beloved pet.

Always Remember

Many families find it comforting to bury their deceased pets in their back yards. Your pet probably spent a lot of time in the yard and if they could’ve chosen a place to be buried it probably would’ve been in the yard they loved. It is also not uncommon for owners to have a memorial service for their lost friend.

One way to forever memorialize your pet is to place a marker at his/her grave. Pet memorial markers are a great way to offer tribute to the pet that was so often at your side.

Keeping The Memories

Pet Keepsake Jewelry is a special way to keep your pet close to you. There are so many options and for a child that has lost a pet, keepsake jewelry is always something that they can hold on to and treasure during the grieving process.

There are many beautiful hand crafted pieces of jewelry that can contain a small lock of fur or a small portion of the ash, or just a photo of your pet. It is truly a life time memorial to the love that you shared with your beloved pet.

Forever in my Heart


Our pets are so precious to us – always giving love and joy (well most of the time). What a wonderful way to pay tribute to their memory but by placing a beautiful Bluestone Pet Photo Memorial in the garden or whereever your pet’s favorite place is.

Their love never leaves us – they are in out hearts forever.