Cremating A Pet


If you have recently had a pet pass away, you may not be aware of the various options for pet cremation. This service is being offered by more and more cremation facilities as the process becomes more popular. Here is a guide to understanding this service.

What is Pet Cremation?

Pet cremation allows for pet remains to be cremated in a special facility, often separate from human cremation centers, but sometimes within the same complex. It allows you to commemorate you pet in a special way and potentially to keep the remains with you in a pet urn.

What Are the Benefits of Pet Cremation?

The main benefit of getting a pet cremated is the convenience. You won't need to arrange for transportation of the body or find a place to bury the remains. Having the ashes is also convenient because it gives you many potential ways to distribute the remains in order to remember your pet. If you don't have the space to do a backyard burial, then cremation is a great alternative.

Who Does Pet Cremation?

Finding a cremation facility that accepts pets may be a bit more difficult than finding traditional cremation services. If you don't have the time to call around to different facilities, you can ask a local funeral director about options for cremation facilities that also accept pets.

How Does it Work?

Generally, with pet cremation, the facility will come to pick up the animal from your home. They will then cremate the pet and return the ashes to you in the vessel that you have chosen. You may pick out an urn from the cremation directly, or from the online vendor of your choice. The facility might also give you an ID tag to go along with your urn. Generally, the process takes a few days from door to door.

What Can You Do with the Remains?

Once you have back your ashes, you could consider displaying them in your home in a decorative urn. Some families like to make their pet's ashes into a home memorial with photos of the pet. Others like to give each family member a bit of the ashes and allow them to decide what to do with them. There are a number of companies that create jewelry and other decorative objects out of cremated ashes. Scattering the ashes in a favorite spot of your pet is another possibility. Finally, if you decide to bury the remains, think about getting memorial grave markers to create a special memorial site for your pet. It's a great way to give your pet a space within your backyard so that you can remember them for years to come. If you decide to cremate your pet, contact a company like An Thiel Monuments for prices and more information. 


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