How to Arrange a Pet Cremation? Pet cremation is gaining popularity all over the world since the last few years. Though, it is very distressful to handle the arrangements of pet cremation at this sorrowful time still many people start getting ready for such things in advance to be successful. The information provided in this write-up will help you to know how to arrange pet cremation successfully.
Most common pet animals including dogs, cats, and horses as well as rabbits, hamsters, reptiles, and birds, etc. can be cremated. People having dogs, cats, horses and other animals as pets usually love them like their own children and for that reason, they usually want to make the cremation of their departed loving companion successful.
The crematoriums designed for pets are usually similar to human crematoriums. Their staff has sympathy and respect for the owners of the pets to be cremated and the environment of these crematoriums is soothing. Pet crematoriums include:
Memorial Room: This room will allow you to choose an urn, jewelry or box from a number of them displayed in it to keep the ashes of your beloved pet as a memorial.
Business Office: The staff in the office of the crematorium can help you in making necessary arrangements if you want to make some pre-arrangements for the cremation of your pet.
Cremation Room: This room contains a chamber for the cremation of the pets. This room is normally kept clean and sterile as compared to other rooms in the crematorium.
Viewing Room: This room allows you and your family to witness the cremation of your pet by sitting or standing in it.
The process of cremation of humans in human crematorium and pets in pet crematorium is almost the same. If you want to know what will happen during pet cremation or how they will treat the dear departed during the process of cremation then you must keep in mind that the basic standard process of pet cremation is almost the same even if every pet crematorium is different.
The Cremation Chamber in the pet crematorium is a compartment in which the actual cremation of your pet will take place after putting him in it. The body of your pet will be cremated at the temperature ranging from 1400 to 1800 degrees F.
The time taken to complete the cremation of your pet depends upon his size. Small animals like small dogs and cats may take less than 2 hours whereas a horse or large dog may take a few more hours.
During pet cremation, the organic matter in his body evaporates due to intense heat and the rest of the body gets converted into bones and ashes.
Any kind of metal on or in his body like a buckle or pins on his collar is removed before cremation with the help of a magnet or by hand.
The remains left behind are crushed into a gray or white colored powder-like sand. In some cases, this powder is bright in color. It can be due to the collar left on his body or blanket in which he was wrapped. So you should not be surprised for the bright color of the ashes of your pet.
Normally pet crematoriums offer three types of cremation facilities, including:
Private Cremation: Your beloved pet will be cremated separately from other animals. You are guaranteed to get the ashes of your own pet.
Witness Cremation: The cremation process of your pet is carried out in your presence. You and your family members can witness the cremation of your pet form the viewing room. Many people see the cremation of their pet to help in improving the healing of this sorrowful situation gradually.
Communal Cremation: In order to lower the cost of pet cremation usually low budget people opt for this cremation option. Your pet is cremated with other animals. The ashes of all the animals cremated together will be crushed together.
The cost of cremating pets depends upon the size of the animal as well as the facilities availed by you.
Thus, by making all these arrangements a pet cremation can be made successful.