We are going to be talking about purchasing a dog coffin and while this may not be a happy subject it is something all pet parents need to prepare for as our little fur baby moves on to the next stage in their life. While there are many websites like KBMDC that provide helpful advice we are going to take a different route and talk about why having a coffin for your dog can help with the grieving process.
More Than a Pet, Dogs are Truly a Best Friend
To some people, a dog is just a pet however to a pet parent that little critter is a member of the family so when the time comes for the little pooch to cross over the pet parent will want to make the moment by having a coffin picked out for their dog. Each dog has its own distinct personality so you have to find a coffin that reflects that and the best time to do this research is while your dog is happy and healthy. When tragedy strikes we tend to make erratic decisions so by taking our time to plan things out now the odds of making the wrong decision are greatly reduced.
Finding the Best Quality Coffins for Your Dog
There are companies that make pet coffins and you should target those that build coffins for a variety of different animals and not just dogs. The reasoning behind this is if the company only makes coffins for dogs then that is their sole source of income so they are going to charge more than a company that builds coffins for a variety of different animals.
When you have identified the companies that construct coffins for a variety of different pets you should note your dog’s measurements so you can determine what size of coffin is going to best suit their needs. This may be a painful exercise but one you should go through now while your dog is alive and well. After you have listed all of the coffins that are suitable for your dog you can begin comparing them to see which of them best reflect the personality of your dog, this will take some time and you may want to include members of your family who are mature enough to understand the reasoning behind this exercise.
Prior to making the decision to buy the coffin for your dog, you should find out whether the retailer is going to charge you extra for shipping or is that already included in the price. When the total price has been confirmed you can proceed with the purchase. Something that needs to be considered after you have purchased the coffin is where you will bury the dog. If you have a yard you might consider burying the dog on your property or paying for a plot in a pet cemetery, in either case, make these decisions now while you are in a good emotional frame of mind otherwise your decision-making abilities may be compromised when your dog dies.