When a pet takes its last breath then it can be a very distressing and sorrowful situation for its owners. While handling the arrangements for its cremation the first thing that comes to the owner’s mind is “how long does pet cremation take?”
The time is taken to cremate a dog can depend on its size. In fact, the process of cremating a dog is just like cremating a human. But if humans are not cremated in your culture then it becomes necessary for you to know about the cremation of your pet.
The dogs are cremated by using thermal processes to reduce them into ashes.
Normally it takes from 30 minutes to 1-2 hours depending upon the size of the dog. Some people use a flameless process, a new alternative, to cremate their pet. But this process can take from 2-3 hours to cremate a dog on the basis of its size.
However, while opting for a flameless process you should keep in mind that all states do not provide this facility.
When a pet dies it is up to its owner to bury it or cremate it but both of these methods have their own pros and cons.
According to some people, you can close the chapter by burying your pet. But you cannot bury your dog in Singapore as it is illegal to bury pets in a public place in this country.
The other option to close the chapter is to place it in a crematory and pay for its cremation. Many people opt for cremating their dogs due to various reasons like:
You can ask your vet in this regard as some of the vets work with certain pet cremation service providers. If not, he can also recommend the services for pet cremation in your area where you can cremate your pet.
Most of the service provides removal of your pet from the office of the vet or your home for cremation. Normally, you can get back the ashes of your pet within 1-4 days.
The cost of cremating a dog can vary on the basis of:
The cost of cremating a large dog can be higher than a smaller dog as more energy will be required to complete the process. Many service providers cannot cremate dogs weighing more than 120 kg.
Private: The cost of cremating a dog privately will also increase because only your dog will be cremated in that chamber.
Communal: In order to reduce the cost of cremating their dog, many people opt for a communal cremation system in which several pets are cremated simultaneously. Though this option is very inexpensive but you cannot get back the ashes of your dog.
But if you want to get the ashes of your dog back then you can choose another affordable option. In this option, several pets are cremated together but they are separated with dividers placed between them.
In this way, the most expensive method for pet cremation is to cremate them privately in separate chambers.
The price of cremating dogs can vary between $75 and $500, depending upon the type of service provider. This fee also includes the fees of removal on your request.
Thus the type of cremation method and the size of the dog can help in determining how long will pet cremation takes? It may take nearly 30 minutes if your dog is small and you choose a traditional method of cremating it.
However, a larger dog may take up to 2 hours to complete the process.
But it may take 1-3 hours to cremate a dog if you opt for the water cremation method, a flameless cremation method, depending upon the size of your dog.
So, while having a dog in your home you should be prepared to face all the situations from caring for its health to its cremation.