Pet Cremation Services explained
Nowadays an increasing amount of owners are choosing an individual pet cremation service following the death of their much loved family pet. Unfortunately due to numerous factors the decision of who to entrust your pet to is not straightforward.
This website is designed to explain the different services being offered. The information is not designed to “knock” other pet crematoriums or to “sell” the services of my own specialist individual pet crematorium; merely to give you an honest insight into the pet cremation industry to help you know what questions to ask so you can make an informed decision as to who you would like to look after your pet’s body after their death.
Why is it important to research different pet cremation services?
As there is no regulation in our industry there are various methods of individual pet cremation employed at different pet crematoriums that use very different machinery to one another. Likewise, each pet crematorium will store, transport and handle your pet differently and it is important that you find out and are comfortable with the entire process before entrusting your pet to someone. I think individual pet cremation should encompass the whole process to ensure your pet gets the send off that they deserve.
What normally happens to pets after euthanasia?
The truth is that most pets left at the vet for an individual or communal cremation service will be taken away in a van, often alongside the clinical waste generated by the vet. The van will normally go on a “weekly round” and carry out a number of collections from the different vets that are contracted to that particular company before it returns to the pet crematorium or to a waste transfer station and unloads.
Pets will have been put in body bags and placed in a freezer by the vet. Bags for individual cremation are labelled with the pets’ details and it is more likely that pets are simply “processed” than respectfully cared for at these kinds of companies.
You can now see why it is important to carefully consider who looks after your pet after their death.
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