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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Question morbid question ?

Not sure if this should be posted here; but in light
of our 2 yr old GSD recently going thru clusters of epileptic
attacks/seizures (8 in the last month) : What is the protocol
in the GTA should your dog (God forbid) pass away ?
Where can u take the body/corpse ? Kinda hard to lug
around a 100lb body...Any input would be appreciated.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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I'd say like in Cornwall, there is a person/company to cremate animal remains for you, the vet usually has a list, the one girl that does it in my area is registered at the vets office and you tell the vet at the time, if your pet passes on at home they will usually come to pick them up. On my pets record at the vets its noted that should the time come then she is automatically called. Look up in the T.O. phone book under pets/animals and there should be a few listings
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Old May 14th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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my parents lost their cat in Scarborough and they just brought it to their vets and had them dispose of his body or I imagine if you took it to the animal control or somewhere like that they would take care of it. Sorry your dog is so ill, my friends dog has epilepsy and take sometimes up to 4 a day even on meds but then can go weeks with out one.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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Thanks for the replies folks...
Our GSD is now on meds to keep his seizures in check
Hope he gets better soon
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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The vets in my town will dispose of bodies for a fee.
They will either have the body cremated with other bodies, in which case you don't get any remains back.
Or for extra, they will have it cremated alone so you can have the remains back if you wish.

I would assume in your area there are similar options. If you ask your vet they will know.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Some cities and towns have by-laws against burying pets on one's property, but I had a cousin who buried his wire-haired terrier out in the countryside, and heard of another person who buried their dog in a wilderness park.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:22 AM
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all but my last two pets are buried in our yard, this includes 4 dogs, cat, rodents and iguana, the last two we had cremated (the didn't do cremation way back when)
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Old May 29th, 2010, 05:24 PM
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Cluster seizures do not mean its the end... the meds have to be adjusted is all.... Potassium bromide and Phenobarbitol... combo.....

please don't euthanize..... if you need advice write me please

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Old May 29th, 2010, 10:53 PM
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I'm lucky enough to be able to bury my dogs and cats here on our few acres, while ponies go to a pit over on a neighbor's farm. The person I felt so sorry for was the owner of a dog that died at a dog show about 90 mile from here. I watched the poor dog die, a beautiful 3 year old OES. He just turned his head around to his heart and keeled over, dead. The poor distraught owners came from Tasmania so couldn't take him home, but a very kind local allowed them to bury him on their property.
JJO, one of my cattle dogs had 5 or more Grand mal seizures in a row, maybe more, it was night time and maybe the first one didn't wake me, but with the right med's she never had another in her life, so just want to wish you the same luck.
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