Rest Haven for your beloved pet
About Pet Cremation
Cremation is often the first option for the final disposition of pets due to its affordability and accessibility. If your pet has gone through while working with a doctor, you would want to have the cremation arrangements done by the vet.
If your pet died at home or you would prefer to take care of the arrangements yourself, you can contact the pet cremation facility directly. When you work directly with a cremation provider, they will work with you to make your experience as easy as possible.
Most pet crematories are responsible for transporting your pet to their facility and returning the remains to you when the process is complete. You’re not supposed to feel uncomfortable asking questions. A reputable provider will want to make sure that you fully understand what’s going to happen to your pet and do everything they can to ensure that your wishes are respected.
Types of Pet Cremation
There are several forms of pet cremation. Make sure you talk to your vet or the cremation company to make sure you understand what services are being provided and choose the right cremation style for you, your family, and your pet.
Private (Individual) Cremation
Just one pet is incinerated at a time in a private cremation. Your pet is to be put alone in the cremation chamber. This type of cremation ensures that the remains you receive back are not mixed with the remains of other animals. In this case, a private cremation will be the most expensive.
Semi-Private (Partitioned) Cremation
Some facilities make it possible for your pet to cremate with other animals but in a partitioned space. In other words, the pets are separated individually. Many facilities refer to this kind of cremation as “individual” so make sure you know exactly what kind of cremation you are purchasing. The facility will do all they can to keep the remains of your pet apart but it is likely that another pet’s ashes will mix with yours. In general, this method of cremation is less costly than private cremation.
Communal (Group) Cremation
With communal cremation, the bodies of several pets are placed in the chamber together and cremated together. With communal cremation, the facility will accept responsibility for the disposal of the ashes. Ashes are not returned to pet owners with this kind of service. Group cremation is the cheapest service.
How is Pet Cremation done?
The pet’s body is placed inside a cremation chamber with a temperature of 760°C to 980°C degree celsius.
Metal objects are then removed as the body turns into ashes. The pet ashes are then ground into fine powder, though the pet cremains may contain larger bone fragments. The color varies from pale white to gray; this may also depend on the state of the pet’s wellbeing. The pet ashes are placed in a plastic bag, jar, or any other suitable container and returned to the pet owner.
What are the Benefits of Pet Cremation
Burial could be expensive. While the laws in some communities may allow you to bury your pet in your own backyard, other states require you to bury your pet in an official pet cemetery, which is often not cheap. In comparison, the costs of pet cremation are often more moderate, which provides a more affordable option that allows you to say goodbye to your pet without putting a hole in your budget.
Although cremation can immediately sound like a more complicated choice, this is not the case. There are hundreds of pet crematoriums across the country that provide these facilities, and your vet is likely to connect you with one if you’re interested. All you need to do is make basic plans when taking care of your pet for you at this aftercare facility.
You can still have a memorial
Many of us also equate memorial services with burials, as well as memorial items such as headstones; but the two are not inextricably linked. You can still hold a memorial service for your pet, and you can still have a headstone or other kind of memorial made to honor the memory of your pet, even if you choose cremation. In fact, a pet urn that holds your pet’s ashes and remains may be a happier memorial item than a depressed headstone. A decorative urn or keepsake could give birth to happy memories and be a gentler option, especially for children.