Pet Memorial Month

Did you know that September is Pet Memorial Month? If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a furry friend, you know how devastating it can be to lose a beloved pet. Our animal companions offer us unconditional love, which is a truly rare and precious gift. They also comfort us on bad days, keep us smiling with their adorable habits and quirks, and help make our houses into homes. While nothing can truly erase the pain of losing a four-legged companion, there are some wonderful options for memorializing pets that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Read on as a local Marietta, GA vet discusses pet memorial options.


A memorial garden is a wonderful—and long lasting—tribute to a furry companion. To personalize it, add a decorative plaque, or paint some rocks with paw prints and your pet’s name.


Pick a great photo of your pet and experiment with various editing programs. Maybe you’ll like the sketch effect, or a sepia wash. Print your favorite, and put it in a nice frame. You can also hire a local artist to turn a cute picture into a painting.


Look for a paint-your-own-pottery place, and choose an attractive vase or bowl. Decorate it in honor of your pet by adding his or her name and perhaps some paw prints.

Photo Display

Consider making a photo collage of your furry buddy. Or, get a digital photo album, and load it with great pictures of your pet.


Donate money or supplies to an animal rescue. Helping other animals in need is a wonderful act of kindness, and a great way to honor a pet.

Living Memorials

Planting a tree is another great way to honor a four-legged friend that has passed on. You can also get a pretty potted plant, and decorate the pot in your pet’s honor.


Consider making a scrapbook in honor of your four-legged friend. You can add photos, records, some toys, and even your pet’s leash and collar. You can also write an obituary for your pet, and include that as well.

If you have recently lost a furry pal, please accept sincere condolences from all of us here at Smyrna Animal Hospital, your Marietta, GA pet hospital. We know that pets are family, and we understand how strong the bond of love is between people and their animal companions.

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