Aftercare Pet Options
Most people hate to lose a pet. The last thing on anyone’s mind after making the difficult decision to put their pet down is what they are going to do with their pet’s remains. Unfortunately, it is a decision that we have to make immediately following a pet’s death while we are still grief stricken because there is not a mortuary for pets. In previous years, there was no other option than to have your pet buried, either in your own backyard or in a pet cemetery. Now, there are nearly as many options for pet after care as there are for humans. Here are some of the aftercare options that you now have that you may not have had before.
Cremation- When you choose to have your pet’s remains cremated, your vet can advise of a service that will do the job for you. In most cases, unless you ask for a private or individual cremation, the ashes will not be returned to you but kept at the crematorium. When you elect to have a private cremation, you can have the ashes returned to you so that you may place them in an urn, cremation jewelry, or share them with family.
Diamond Creation- Just like with humans, if you choose to have your pet cremated, there are companies that you can ship your ashes to have them pressed into diamonds using a highly technical process involving very high heat and pressurized air.
Pet Burial- Pet burial is still an option, and by far the cheapest option for most people. While there may not be a pet cemetery available in every city, most everyone has a backyard they can use to bury their beloved furry friends. Most people with a family and children choose this option so that they can hold a small funeral for their children’s behalf to help them to understand death better.
No matter which option you feel is best for your family, there are several ways that you can memorialize your beloved pet. Engraved stones, cremation jewelry and photo urns are all possible options.