SLATER, MO — Losing a pet can be a traumatic experience.
Now, a Missouri company is offering a service that will keep man's best friend by your side forever.
Slater resident Anthony Eddy started freeze drying pets after a friend's request. Now his company Eddy's Wildlife Studio does close to 120 pet preservations a year. He admits, it can be a difficult business.
"You have to have the right individuals working for you," he said.
It's not taxidermy, it's actually freezing drying the entire pet minus a few organs and body fat.
"Actual animal muscle bone tissue facial features and everything are still there," Eddy said.
Freeze drying someone's pet is not a short process. Sometimes it takes between 8 months to a year to freeze the animal depending on size.
Eddy says his studio is currently back logged about two months and the cost to freeze dry a pet starts at about 850 dollars.