Pets are as much a part of the family as other human members. As a result, when you lose a pet, you likely want to ensure your beloved pet has a good memorial to celebrate their life and grieve.
Some people prefer to cremate their pets and keep the ashes. If you desire to do this as well, then keep on reading as we will cover everything you need to understand about dog cremation and related services.
Cremating vs Burying
Many people opt to bury their pets in their yard when they die or even at a pet cemetery. Unfortunately, these two particular solutions are not always possible. For example, if your pet dies during a harsh winter, then the ground would be too hard to dig up.
Also, even if you can dig, there is still the possibility of not digging far enough and other animals digging up your beloved pet’s remains. This is quite traumatic and something you definitely want to avoid. You should also consider if you move into a new home, then you won’t be able to take your pet’s grave along with you.
In the event that you live in an area where there is an accessible pet cemetery, then you can choose to bury your pet there. However, if you would like to have a memorial, then cremating would be your best option.
Who Does Cremations Solely For Pets?
One of the main factors to keep in mind is the area that you live. There are actually numerous cities that have pet crematoriums. They typically have contracts with local vet clinics.
On the other hand, if you live in a small town, then the chances are high that your local human crematorium is also used for pets. They would typically have a separate area that is specifically for only pets. So, be sure to chat with your vet to find out where you can cremate beloved pet.
Would I Need To Drop My Pet Off?
If your pet hasn’t already died but needs to be euthanized, then your vet would get your pet transported to the crematorium.
Keep in mind that cremation isn’t only for pets that need to be euthanized. In the event that your pet dies at your home, you can also get it cremated. There are lots of vet offices that provide mobile services where they visit your home to take your pet to the crematorium.
Be sure to have a chat with your vet to find out if they have this particular service.
There are two main types of pet cremations that are usually available and they are communal and private. With communal cremations, you won’t be able to get the ashes of your pet because it would be cremated with other animals.
On the other hand, in a private cremation, only your pet is cremated. Due to this difference, you would be able to get the ashes when the cremation is complete. Different cremation centers have different services and some have individual and partitioned services. The partitioned service is where your pet is cremated with various other pets and animals, however, your pet and each of the other animals would be partitioned off. This would allow you to get your pet’s ashes. Do note that even if you select this service, the possibility is still high that the remains you get would include ashes from other animals along with the ashes of your pet.
Getting your pet cremated is certainly a good idea, especially if your entire family wants to be cremated after death. Your pet can be laid to rest in the same area as your family so that the entire family can remain together, even after death.