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What You Need to Know about Pet Cremation

 by jaime on 23 Jul 2014 |
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The death of a family pet is a tragic event that produces significant emotions in many animal lovers. As part of the grieving process, you need to decide what to do with the remains of your beloved pet. Many families and individuals will decide to bury their pet, but it is increasingly popular to have the family pet cremated after it passes away.
 
When your family pet passes away, the pet crematory or funeral home handling the pet cremation can make arrangements to pick your pet up from your home or veterinarian's office. The crematory will handle the cremation process, return the remains to you and your family, and even provide a certification of cremation in many cases.
 
You have three options when it comes to pet cremation. You can have your pet cremated in a private, individual, or mass cremation ceremony. In a private ceremony, your pet is incinerated alone and the remains you receive are those of your pet. Individual cremation ceremonies often include numerous animals in one process, divided by partitions. You still receive the remains, but there is the potential that some of the remains you receive belong to other animals cremated at the same time.
 
Mass cremations include numerous animals in the same process with no partition between any of the bodies. Remains are rarely returned to owners following a mass cremation. Instead, the facility often disposes of the ashes or spreads them around a memorial ground on the property.
 
There is no right or wrong way to handle your pet's remains following cremation. Many families will opt to keep the remains in an urn or other storage container within the home as a lasting reminder of their best friend. Additionally, you may opt to spread the ashes throughout a plot of private land. If you choose to dispose of the ashes on public land or in a local waterway, be sure to consult local regulations before doing so.
 
In recent years, the amount of money Americans have invested in paying respects to their deceased pets has been on the rise. The number of  aftercare facilities in the US has increased to roughly 700 as of 2012, compared to just a handful a decade earlier. Some funeral homes performs anywhere between 800 and 900 cremations each year, with an additional 20 funerals.


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Jade Brunet - Comment
Jade Brunet09 Dec 2016Reply
I appreciate this information about what one should know when it comes to pet cremation. It is good to learn that a certification of cremation is available when these services are selected. Something to consider would be to find a local service who can accomplish the task for a price within your budget. http://www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com/cremation-services.html

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