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Pet Cremation: What You Need to Know

By on Jan 17, 2018 in Cremation, Pet urns |

Pet Cremation: What You Need to Know
There are now more people opting to take their pets to the crematorium than those willing to bury their loved ones in their backyard. There are many reasons why some people are opting to do this. One is that they get to keep their pets remains. However, you need to understand how pet cremation works before you make the decision.

How Does it work?
Most pets’ bodies will find their way to the crematorium through the vet. If your pet dies under the care of the vet, they can organize to have it delivered to the crematorium operators. However, if the pet dies at home, the pet owner can choose to call a crematorium to pick it up at their premises.

Pet owners can have their pets euthanized by a qualified vet if it is suffering from a terminal disease such as cancer. Your vet can organize to have it cremated at an additional fee. Some people prefer to choose the cremation option due to the effect the injected chemicals can have on the water table when the bodies of the animals are buried.

What Happens to the Body?
One thing pet owners are often concerned about is whether the ashes they receive from the crematorium are of their pets. There are three types of pet cremation, private, commingled, and partitioned. In private the bodies are placed in an oven one at a time, in partitioned several bodies are placed in the oven at the same time but are separated. While in commingled several bodies are thrown into the oven without any order.

It goes without saying that if you want to keep your pet’s ashes you should opt for a private cremation. You can have the remains placed in a pet urn of your choice. There are different types of pet urns of various styles and sizes.