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Isn’t he precious? What if you could get another one just like him?

Do you love your pet so much that you can’t imagine not having him around? Are you dreading the day your sweet little girl crosses the Rainbow Bridge, because you’re quite sure there will never be another one just like her?

 ViaGen Pets has the answer you’re looking for.

ViaGen Pets has cloned a Jack Russell terrier they’ve named “Nubia.” She is the first clone puppy born in the United States; however, the company reports having cloned kittens already.

So how much will cloning your pet set you back? Let’s look at the current numbers:

DNA/tissue cryopreservation: $1600

Annual storage fee: $150

Dog cloning: $50,000 (You read that correctly!)

Cat cloning: $25,000

Want to learn more? Read ViaGen Pet’s Frequently Asked Questions page to find out what the steps are to cloning your pet.

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Note: Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Miele are not affiliated with ViaGen Pets or any cloning process and make no warranty or guarantee as to the quality of service or reliability of results. This article is for informational purposes only. Caveat emptor.

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     Most of us will experience the rewards of pet ownership at some point in our lives.  Who can resist the fun of playing with a hyper kitten or a roly-poly puppy?  The bond we form with our pets can be as strong as any ties to our family and friends.  But because of this bond, we can experience very real and painful grief over the loss of our beloved pets.

     Whether the pet has lived a long, full life or one cut tragically short, the grieving process is the same.  There is no timetable to follow, no right way or wrong way to process the pet’s death – there is only your way, in your time.

     If you have lost a pet and feel you need the support of a group of people who understand what you’re going through or you’d like to speak privately to a trained grief support hotline staffer, these are the resources you need to know:

Whatever your level of need, someone is waiting to help you.  For face-to-face grief counseling, ask your physician to recommend a therapist.

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Originally published on August 16, 2011.

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WELCOME:

  • Zoe
  • Garskith
  • Sammy
  • DaVinci
  • Casey
  • Rascal
  • Rommell IV
  • Dakota
  • Miracle
  • Leelou
  • Emmy
  • Ava
  • Lucy
  • Tik
  • Tiger
  • Guiness
  • Atticus Finchley
  • Blue
  • Maddie
  • Perrita
  • Evans Yorkies
  • Koda
  • Pearl
  • Mazey
  • Felix
  • Albert

IN MEMORIAM:

  • Suzie
  • TaiPan
  • Becky
  • Luke
  • Thad
  • Samantha
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     Most of us will experience the rewards of pet ownership at some point in our lives.  Who can resist the fun of playing with a hyper kitten or a roly-poly puppy?  The bond we form with our pets can be as strong as any ties to our family and friends.  But because of this bond, we can experience very real and painful grief over the loss of our beloved pets.

     Whether the pet has lived a long, full life or one cut tragically short, the grieving process is the same.  There is no timetable to follow, no right way or wrong way to process the pet’s death – there is only your way, in your time.

     If you have lost a pet and feel you need the support of a group of people who understand what you’re going through or you’d like to speak privately to a trained grief support hotline staffer, these are the resources you need to know:

     Whatever your level of need, someone is waiting to help you.  For face-to-face grief counseling, ask your physician to recommend a therapist.

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