When you have a pet, you consider him or her a part of the family, and so you take great care of your companion and you hope to have many happy years with your furry friend. When pets die, people feel the loss just as strongly as they do when fellow humans die. After all, pets can be friends and family members just as much as people can. Therefore, there are a variety of services available that help pet parents overcome the grief that they feel over the loss of a pet, and there are also many cremation companies that take care of cremating deceased pets so that pet parents can hold onto the ashes of their companions.
To learn more about pet cremation services, continue reading. You may find that you are interested in this service if you have lost a beloved pet.
How It Works
Crematories for pets can cremate a variety of species, including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and rodents. Depending upon the size of the animal, the whole process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. The process is the same as it is for humans. The bodies are burned until nothing but ashes and bones are left.
Different Types of Pet Cremations
When looking for the right pet crematory, you need to ask a lot of questions regarding how they operate. Will they pick up your pet from the veterinary hospital or from your home and then deliver the ashes back to you? Most crematories should operate in this fashion.
Also, you want to be able to choose between the different types of pet cremations available. A private cremation is popular because it will ensure that only one pet is cremated at a time. This means that you will know for certain that the ashes you receive are those of your pet, and your pet alone. Some facilities will even allow you to view the cremation if you want to.
On the other hand, an individual cremation involves your pet being cremated in its own partition, but alongside many other pets. Therefore, the cremains may be mixed with those of other pets when you receive them.
A mass cremation is when many pets are cremated at the same time. Most of the time, the ashes are simply disposed of and not returned to the owners when this process is used.
How to Choose the Right Pet Crematory
When it comes to choosing the right crematory for your pet, you have to really do your research. You want to be sure that you choose a reputable facility that is known for ensuring that you will get the ashes of your pet back without needing to worry about them mixing up your pet with someone else’s or mixing your pet’s ashes with another animal’s ashes. The only way to find out all of this information is to work with referrals from people or veterinarians you trust, as well as contact and speak with a staff member at the pet crematory directly.
Losing a pet is very difficult to deal with. But with today’s cremation services, you can keep your pet’s ashes near you always.
Shane Ted works with All State Cremation & Funeral Care, which is a pet cremation centre. He has a very positive outlook towards life. Whenever he isn’t busy, he enjoys spending time with his family.