Essentials of Pet Funeral and Cremation

The demise of a long time companion and dear pet can be quite unnerving. Understanding the process involved thereafter will help you get through this difficult smoothly. Here are some basic facts about pet funeral and cremation that will be handy when the situation arises.

The Cremation Process

The process starts by burning the deceased pet in a specially designed cremation chamber where very high temperatures are applied to consume everything except bones and metal parts. Depending the weight and size of the pet this process may take about 1 to 2 hours. After the cremation is complete a certain cooling period is allowed after which all the non combustible fragments except the bones are separated out to be disposed. The bone remains will be handed over to the pet owner in a suitably sized pet urn. The pet urn has to be selected and bought by the owner of the pet as per size and weight of the pet.

Types of Pet Cremation

There are 3 common types of pet cremation undertaken.

Communal Cremation: In this case several animals are cremated together and the remains are disposed off as per the local regulations or put into designated landfills.

Private Cremation: In this case 2 or 3 animals are cremated together though they are spaced adequately to collect the separate remains.

Priority Cremation: This is an expensive affair as each individual pet is cremated separately and the ashes handed over to the owner. Since most pet owners have a special attachment to their beloved pets, this is a preferred option in most cases.

The Pet Urn

Once the funeral and cremation process is complete the crematory will hand over the remains of the pet in an urn that has to be procured by the owner. Depending on the size and weight of the pet, a suitable urn can be chosen that shall help you with the fond memory of your lost companion.

Selecting the right urn is an important part of the entire procedure and must be given its due.

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