Ask a Mortician: How Can I Give My Pet a Good Death at Home?

Having your pet euthanized at home is more expensive, but for our favorite deathxpert, Caitlin Doughty, it was important, when her Siamese cat was sick with cancer: "If I had to do it again, a thousand times, I would choose this, every time."

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Caitlin had a vet come to her home and her cat, The Meow, was put down as she was being held. As Caitlin explains: "As she died, she was literally purring." Following the death, there was a wake and a natural burial.

For more Ask a Mortician, click here. You can also follow Caitlin on Twitter and Facebook and at Order Of The Good Death. Also! Her book comes out September 15th.

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Posts like this make me cry. I don't know why I click on them. If my dog died, I wouldn't leave the house for a week.