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I know this is on the John and Mandy thread.
John was travelling Europe when his dog Cooper passed away
7F7911E4-FCD9-44C2-A6E3-F41FA166B4AD.jpeg RIP Cooper

I have a question as many of us travel with our Dogs etc
Until today it’s not something we have thought about and is a genuine question.

What happens in this scenario?

We like most owners are so emotionally attached to our pets so along with the fact you have lost your best mate. You are in a foreign country and can’t just drive home for obvious reason’s
Has anyone had to deal with this situation in the past?

Do you have to go to a vet?

Can you just find a peaceful out of the way place and bury them? Are you allowed to?

At home she would be buried in the garden. Would we want her buried in the middle of nowhere.

As our Ruby is fine today she is 12 years old and we are just at the end of our 90 days (14 left) but we are coming over again next April for 90 days and the possibility of this happening whilst we are away rise’s with each year.

Thoughts?
 

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There must be doggy travel insurance?, most vets have access to cremation services, so that would be an option to bring your friend home, but beware there are 2 different types, single animal - more expensive and your animal only at the time or a more cost-effective version a number of animals together, this leads to the ashes not being pure as such
 

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First of all RIP cooper🐶🐶

Secondly most vets in the U.K. when sending for cremation keep the pets and have a collection from the crem once or twice a week, I would never leave my pet there, we had a private service for Martha last May when she left us, so please check with any vets they don’t do the same and I’m sure most of us would prefer a private cremation for our beloved pets, wherever we are.

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There must be doggy travel insurance?, most vets have access to cremation services, so that would be an option to bring your friend home, but beware there are 2 different types, single animal - more expensive and your animal only at the time or a more cost-effective version a number of animals together, this leads to the ashes not being pure as such
She has the vet booked for the 16th for return wormer.
I think I’ll ask the question to them as well. No harm in asking.
 

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Sad to hear that . Loss of any pet is devastating my thoughts are with John and mandy.

I think personally if I lost one of my pack whilst travelling abroad I would pick somewhere with a beautiful view and I'd lay them to rest there. Preferably somewhere I'd return to in the future and somewhere there is little chance of being developed or disturbed. High up a hill somewhere for example.
 

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If you are able to properly bury a small dog in a lovely quiet location, that is a great idea. However I remember our distress at finding daughter’s pet rabbit uncovered by foxes in the garden. However our soil is very shallow before we hit rock so maybe not deep enough.
Otherwise cremation to bring home ashes, but it does usually take a few weeks if going through a vet practice. Yes, deceased pets are stored for once a week or so collection. Vets normally have a dedicated chest freezer. You can choose group cremation or single pet cremation but really who knows what goes on?
Finding a cremation service directly would save some time when abroad.
Maybe John and Mandy will tell us how they cope and what they did.
 
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First of all RIP cooper🐶🐶

Secondly most vets in the U.K. when sending for cremation keep the pets and have a collection from the crem once or twice a week, I would never leave my pet there, we had a private service for Martha last May when she left us, so please check with any vets they don’t do the same and I’m sure most of us would prefer a private cremation for our beloved pets, wherever we are.
When we lost our loved dog the vet, who came to the house to send her to sleep, asked about cremation, they have a pet undertaker's number. We used him, so glad we did, he treated her with total respect, we even went to see her in his place of rest. Then he brought her ashes back to is. The vet puts the dog in a bag and keeps it until picked up, much cheaper but not what we wanted.

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I’ve just seen on instagram that the motorhome is up for sale now :oops:

£50k with £18k of extras apparently
WOW!!!!

back to house living I guess. That dog was loved to bits, love him or hate him, its not been the best year.
 

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So sorry to hear about Cooper! What a beautiful doggy 🥺😢

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Ourtour, Jason and Julie lost their dog charlie on their travels a few years ago, Switzerland I think. He was buried there I think in a beautiful place.
RIP Cooper
 
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This is a question not many of us like to think about but, with an older dog, probably wise to do so. I think you need to go to a vet and discuss it first. Not easy if you are distressed or don't speak much French or whatever but they are usually sympathetic and see this situation unfold all the time. In reality your friend and companion has gone and you are only trying to treat their remains respectfully.

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Sadly l was witness to this: Visiting a Rural farmstead type property with a Dutch Barn under the barn was a skip a Volvo Estate pulled up and proceeded to unload dead Dogs from the back of it and throw them in the skip.
As you can imagine l was astounded and could only presume it was a vet disposing of Corpses.
l too have had to have old or infirm Dogs put down and it’s heart renching but witnessing what l did l always take them from the Vets and lay them in a place of peace.
 
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WOW!!!!

back to house living I guess. That dog was loved to bits, love him or hate him, its not been the best year.
To be honest I would probably do the same and sell. Things generally come in3’s. Get out while you can.
Certainly had no luck recently that’s for sure
 

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from the youtube clip in "In memory of cooper"

Im a 6ft 2 eyes of blue "old tough guy" it made me swallow a few times. Pets....jesus, why do we have em

He died in Johns arms being told he was a good boy and how much we loved him.
He wasn't in pain and didn't suffer, after 13 years it was just his time to say goodbye.
He had the best time, travelled to 33 countries, peed in the best places and gave us all of his love.
He’s left such a huge void in our lives & our hearts, but he left us with millions of lovely memories, he really was the loveliest little pal we could ever wish to share his life with.

It’s going to be so very hard without him being around ❤️🐾 but, partly due to you folks and youtube, thankfully we have thousands of hours of videos to watch of our Cooper. He saved us over this past few months, he was there for us every moment of every day without ever wanting anything but a cuddle in return.
During a very difficult time he was our rock, always happy to see us, even if it was only a few moments since he last saw us. This video celebrates Coopers life and is for us, and those who loved him, to watch anytime we are missing him. For 13 years he has been by our side every day, either as an office buddy or travel buddy, though we know he loved the travel years much more and that's why we've gone through the past 5 years of video clips to bring you these mostly unseen videos of Cooper enjoying life and making us laugh.

He was family member to us and right now we just can’t describe how his loss feels, he was so loved and this film truly represents him and the amazing life he had. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and for those lovely folks who have shown their support for Cooper, I want to tell you he enjoyed all the extra treats your support bought for him.
 
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We actually looked into opening a pet cremation service local to us and can honestly say that the governing body/association sets firm guidelines of how to handle single or group cremations. In this country, if you chose single cremation, you can be confident that it is only your pet's ashes returned

Other countries, particularly European ones have similar governing body rules

Moving on, we met a couple who were on a long tour and their dog had died. He was put in a bin bag under the van during their visit to our rally. Not a pleasant smell

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It's something I've thought of over the years as we've travelled with many elderly dogs, as well as other pets. We'd likely do what we did with one of our pet rats who passed away in the early hours of the morning whilst we were on Lindisfarne, he'd had his paddle in the sea, a play on the beach, had his bit of BBQ for tea and been fussed by the locals whilst we watched the sunset. We found a nice spot on the island well out of the way from anywhere others would go and buried him there.

Another time we had a pet rat put down whilst at the vet for the worming treatment for our dogs, she had tumours which unfortunately rats are prone to get, but had been coping fine (we'd operated previously but they came back so quick so not an option again), she wasn't her usual self and then stopped eating so we knew she wasn't quite right and that her time had come ... she came back to the UK in the MH freezer inside a Pringles tube and was buried in our back garden.
 

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