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Pet Bereavement Advice

Pet Bereavement Advice

We are here to help you cope when you lose that special member of your family. I cannot bring them back. But there are practical things you can do right now to reduce the impact of grief on your physical and mental well-being. Your loss is as unique as they were. Let me guide you through and help you celebrate the life they lived.

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Klarna Pay in 3 instalments with My Pet’s Ashes

What is Klarna Pay in 3 instalments? Klarna is a global payment service provider that takes end-to-end responsibility for your payment. Pay in 3 instalments is a form of credit which allows you to spread the cost of your purchase over 3 equal payments. The payment for each instalment will automatically be collected from the […]

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Klarna Pay in 30 days

What is Klarna Pay in 30 days? Pay later in 30 days is a credit product which lets you pay any time within 30 days of your purchase without interest or fees. You can make this payment using a credit or debit card on the Klarna app or logging into www.klarna/com/uk. Klarna will send you […]

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Pet Birthstones by Month – June

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Pet Birthstones by Month - June

What is the pet birthstone for June? Pet Birthstones by Month – June. Pearl is the birthstone for all pets born in June. Pearls are famously created from a small amount of grit within an oyster and that is rather like our pets isn’t it? It’s their slight quirks and personalities that make them such […]

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Pet Birthstones by Month – May

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Pet Birthstones by Month - May

What is the pet birthstone for May? Pet Birthstones by Month – May. Emerald is the birthstone for all pets born in May. Emeralds are such a gorgeous and natural looking gemstones. Their green colour comes from trace amounts of chromium, you can get a precise breakdown here. The word ’emerald’ comes from ancient Greek […]

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 4 – support if you need it

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 4 - support if you need it

Some people won’t understand pet loss. But there are lots of wonderful people who do. You may find it easier to be around friends who are supportive and avoid those who don’t for a little while. There are also lots of organisations who have local support groups as well as pet bereavement counsellors and end […]

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My Pet’s Story – Flossie the Tabby Cat

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My Pet's Story - Flossie the Tabby Cat

My Pet’s Story – Flossie , here is Anna’s story about her beautiful cat. The Best Present My Pet’s Story – Flossie. “Flossie was a present from my husband for my 40th birthday.  I’ve always had a soft spot for tabby cats since having one from childhood (also called Flossie) and kittens of any sort […]

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Pet Birthstones by Month – April

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pet birthstone month - April ashes into diamonds

What is the pet birthstone for April? Pet Birthstones by Month – April. Diamond is the birthstone for all pets born in April. Diamonds are the hardest of all the gems, in fact of all natural minerals.  It’s name comes from the Greek ‘adamas’ which means invincible. Because it is such a hard material it […]

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National Terrier Day

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National Terrier Day - My Pet's Ashes

  National Terrier Day 27th March. This week we are celebrating National Terrier Day. In honour of all the beautiful Terriers past and present who have brought so much love, protection and affection into our lives and homes. So here’s to all those Boston Terriers, Border Terriers, Fox Terriers, Welsh Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Tibetan Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, Cairn Terriers….have I […]

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 3 – 5 Stages of Grief

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 3 - 5 Stages of Grief

There are 5 stages of grief according to the Kübler-Ross model Pet Bereavement Guide Step 3 – 5 Stages of Grief. Grief is a complicated emotion. The KR Model helps us to understand the five key elements but it does oversimplify it. It makes it seem that you move steadily from one stage to next […]

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Birthstones by Month – March

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Birthstones by Month - March

What is the birthstone colour for March? Birthstones by Month – March. Aquamarine is the birthstone for all pets born in March. Aquamarine is, as the name suggests, a beautiful light blue colour that evokes the spirit of the sea. It is the first of the Spring birthstones and as I sit here writing I […]

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How do I deal with the loss of my cat?

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How do I deal with the loss of my cat?

How do I deal with the loss of my cat? How to get over the grief of losing a cat? I’m afraid there isn’t a simple one-size fits all answer to these questions. Some days will be harder than others. Some cats will take longer than others. We all grieve differently and each cat loss […]

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Birthstones by Month – February

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Birthstones by Month - February - Amethyst

What is the birthstone colour for February? Birthstones by Month – February. Amethyst is the birthstone for all pets born in February. Amethyst is a stunning dark purple colour and for many years was as highly prized as diamonds, especially by royalty. It’s name, ‘amethyst’, comes from Greek amethystos which translates as a cure for […]

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 2 – we all grieve differently

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Pet Bereavement Guide Step 2 - we all grieve differently

Remember that everyone grieves in different ways Pet Bereavement Guide Step 2 – we all grieve differently. Grief is a complicated emotion and the process can and is different for everyone. Each grief can also be very different to a previous grief. The journey for each bereavement is as unique as each pet. Circle of […]

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Scottish Pets and Burns Night

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Scottish Pets and Burns Night - Scottish Terrier

I want to take this opportunity to celebrate our Scottish Pets and Burns Night. Burns Night and our pets Scottish Pets and Burns Night. A truly Scottish celebration Burns Night is done with great aplomb once a year on or around 25th January. It comes three weeks after his most recognised poem Auld Lang Syne […]

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Pet Grief and Nutrition

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Pet Grief and Nutrition

Pet Loss and Eating well The relationship between pet grief and nutrition is often ignored as we tend to focus on the emotional impact of bereavement. But pet loss can affect our bodies just as much as our hearts. When we are grieving it is often difficult to remember to eat well. At times of […]

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Birthstones by Month – January

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Birthstones by Month - January Garnet

What is the birthstone colour for January? Birthstones by Month – January. Garnet is the birthstone for all pets born in January. The traditional garnet stone is a fiery red colour, in China legend says that garnet comes from a tiger’s soul after it’s death. Garnets are favoured by royalty, from Egyptian Pharaohs to Roman […]

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Thank you 2021 and Goodbye

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Thank you 2021

Thank you 2021 and Goodbye! I can’t say that I’m not pleased to see the back of 2021. When I wrote my round-up of the year last year I genuinely thought that all the covid stuff would be gone by now. And here we are 12 months later and we’re not clear of it…yet. This […]

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Pet Loss at Christmas – tips for coping

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Pet Loss at Christmas

Pet Loss at Christmas Pet Loss at Christmas, tips for coping. Christmas can be a very difficult time of year, this year more than any other. Our pets have been our sanity, our joy and our hope this year so you might feel the loss even more sharply. Christmas always brings back our pet memories, […]

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Last minute Christmas gifts

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Last minute xmas gifts - paws

There’s still time for those last minute Christmas gifts. You can show them that you understand and that you haven’t forgotten that they might be struggling this year. If it’s the first year without their pet make sure you ask them how much they want to be involved in the festivities. Some people want to […]

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Free Gifts and Guides

These Free Gifts and Guides are just our way to say a little thank you for spending some time with us. We’re an independent UK business that really appreciates the time and effort you have spent in finding Celebrate Your Pet with My Pets Ashes. We hope that we can help you, your family and […]

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Birthstones by Month – December

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Birthstones by Month - December

What is the birthstone colour for December? Birthstones by Month – December. December’s birthstone is Turquoise. It is a beautiful opaque blue to green coloured stone and is the traditional birthstone for those pets born in December. It’s a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is a precious stone that is rare and valuable […]

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Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet

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Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet

Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet Dealing with the day-to-day loss of a pet. For most of us our pets are an important part of our daily routine. We get up we feed them. We eat our breakfast and then we walk them or muck them out or change their water. If you […]

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How to deal with Dog Loss

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How to deal with Dog Loss

How to deal with Dog Loss How to deal with Dog Loss. How do I get over losing my dog? A lovely lady asked me this question last week, and people ask me this question a lot. In my head I think you can’t ‘get over’ losing your dog. Grief isn’t something that you can […]

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Birthstones by Month – November

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Birthstone by Month - November

What is the birthstone colour for November? Birthstones by Month – November. November’s birthstone is Topaz. This beautiful dusky orange stone is the traditional birthstone for those pets born in November, it is officially specified as Yellow Topaz but it can range in colour from light yellow to honey to an almost caramel hue. Topaz is a […]

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What is pet cremation?

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What is Pet Cremation - our ultimate guide

What is pet cremation? What is pet cremation is a totally normal question to ask. We often find it difficult to talk about loss in many cultures.  It can lead us to feeling confused and not knowing what to do or where to go for help. This guide is here to help. What is the […]

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Losing Your Cat – April’s Story

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Losing your cat

Losing Your Cat – April and the reason for My Pet’s Ashes Losing your cat can affect you differently on different days or times of the year or even different times of the day. And this is okay, it is normal. There are times when you’re alright and times when you’re not. We have a […]

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What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony?

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What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony?

What is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony? I am often asked by people what is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony? Inspired by the Norse poem the Rainbow Bridge is a place where our pets go when they are no longer with us. I find it very comforting to think that there will be a time when I […]

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