Welcome to the Veterinary Wisdom® Pet Parents Resource Center

You love and care for your pets with all your heart. Yet, the sad fact is most pets don't live as long as we do. When you love your pets, you must also be prepared to lose them.

It's not easy to prepare for pet loss. End-of-life decisions are always hard to face. We hope the wisdom gathered here will comfort and guide you as you plan a loving, meaningful way to say good-bye. This is a sensitive time. Please take care of yourself with the same compassion and care that you give to your pet.

Our We Care Brochure


If you recognize our We Care brochure, you were probably referred to us by your veterinarian because you are facing the loss of your beloved pet. We created this website to provide a trustworthy source of information about pet loss for you and your veterinary team.

Learn more about why it is important to prepare for pet loss now, before your pet dies.

Our Resources

Will your family say good-bye to a beloved pet soon?

It's difficult to make end-of-life plans while your pet is still alive. Yet, making decisions now, before your pet dies, can help you avoid feelings of regret later. And fewer regrets can make grief just a bit easier to bear. We hope the wisdom collected here will comfort and guide you during this difficult time.

Within the categories below, you'll find articles, eBooks, keepsakes and a Pet Parents Facebook Group that reflects the collective wisdom of veterinarians and grief counselors from across the country. We hope these pet loss resources help you decide when and how you want to say good-bye.

How to Make a ClayPaws® Print

In the video above, you'll learn how to make a ClayPaws® print using our tested print-making system.


Learn how to:


  • Prepare the clay (00:18)

  • Make the impression (01:15)

  • Decorate the print (02:00)

  • Bake the print (02:55)

  • Finish for presentation (3:52)

For additonal information...

View our Instruction Chart
Visit our FAQ section

TIP: Enlarge video to full screen to better read instructions.