Top articles of 2019

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As 2019 draws to a close and we all start gearing up for 2020, I thought it would be interesting to look back over the articles published on the CPC Cares blog. Specifically I wanted to see which articles visitors to the site read the most often.

It should not be surprising but our pieces on how much a pet cremation and the options available continue to be the top visited pages on the blog.

How much does a dog cremation cost?


By the nature of our business what is the price for a dog cremation? Is a question that we often are asked. However, the answer is not always straightforward. This article outlines the basic costs and options available.

How much does a cat cremation cost?


One of the hardest things a cat owner knows is that after having the company of such a wonderful pet friend for up to 20 years, you have to say good-bye. Making arrangements prior to the loss can help when the worst happens.

What is the price of a cat cremation?

Why do cats pull at their claws?

Cat washing

Not all of our articles are about petloss. We write and publish articles from guest bloggers on all aspects of pet ownership. The top story for 2019 was, why do cats pull their claws? This simple subject hides some serious implications for the health of your cat and in rare cases, other family members.

How long does it take to get my pet’s ashes back?

Beech Casket


How long does it take to get my pets ashes? It is natural that bereaved pet owners want to know when their pet’s ashes will be returned. The answer really depends on the service you have taken from us. You can have your pet’s ashes on the day of the cremation. It is more common to have the pet’s ashes returned to the veterinary practice.

Homemade treats for rabbits

Rabbit treats

It’s not all about cats and dogs. Rabbits are increasingly popular as a pet and this article is ideal for those wanting to treat their bunny to a healthy treat or two.

Memorial ideas dos and don’ts

Pet memorial

Once the initial shock has passed, you may find that you want to create some kind of memorial to your departed pet. So it’s little wonder that out of all the articles we published in 2019 that this piece on what to do and what not to do when you want to create a memorial to your pet.

Pet loss related poems

We also publish poems in the hope that they resonate with our readers. The moment that you died and If it should be have proven to be a popular poems.

If it should be

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep.
Then will you do what must done
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.

The moment that you died

The moment that you died
my heart was torn in two
one side filled with heartache
the other died with you.

If you have a favourite poem, please share it with us in the comments.

8 Tips to deal with depression after pet loss


Written by long-time contributor, Kamira Gayle, this article provides valuable advice on pet loss and coping with depression.

How much does a rabbit cremation cost?

Rabbit & guinea pig

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and similar small animals are popular pets. Consequently, we are conducting more small pet cremations than ever before. So, whilst they may be physically small they take up a special place in their family’s heart.

Final thoughts

The stories may seem sad and the subject difficult to read at this time of celebration. However, I prefer to think of this as more poignant than sad. Every visitor to the CPC Cares blog has opened their heart and home to a unique and wonderful animal that has become more than just a cat, or just a dog; they have become family members.

I hope you had a wonderful 2019 and I wish you a happy New Year.

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