As a member of the family, when your family pet dies, it’s natural to experience quite a bit of grief over your loss of a loyal companion. Of course, after they pass, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with their bodies. Should you donate them to a veterinary school? Bury their bodies? Or perhaps you’ve considered pet cremation. If you haven’t thought about having your pet cremated, it’s something we recommend to pet owners that are experiencing the loss of a beloved family friend and here are some reasons why:
Pet cremation is more ecologically friendly. As one of the animals living on this earth, whether your pet was canine or feline, it would be best to give them a burial that is kind to the earth. Cremation is a much more eco-friendly alternative to a full burial and your pet’s cremains can be put to good use as soil to plant a tree or garden in their memory. In their death, they can actually help to make the world a better place.
It’s more economical to choose cremation. Having your pet buried can be fairly expensive. Most states have laws against burying pets on private property (such as your backyard), so any funeral director will tell you that you would need to purchase a plot in a pet cemetery. Pet cremation is much less expensive and is typically priced based upon the weight of your pet.
There are a wide variety of pet urns. Not only is pet cremation more economical, but also pet urns are much more affordable than caskets. Plus, there are a myriad of style, materials and designs to choose from when you’re looking online.
You can customize your memorial to the pet. If you can’t find the perfect urn for your pet, you can always opt to have a custom pet urn made for your beloved family cat or dog. If you bury your pet, your options are fairly limited. Cremation allows you to choose the type of memorial you’d like for your pet.