Losing a beloved pet is never easy. No matter if you have known and loved your pet for 1 year or 16 years, having a pet die is difficult. After a pet passes away it is important to consider your options in how to best handle the remains of your pet. One option that not everyone knows about is pet aquamation. Pet aquamation hasn’t been around as long as cremation, but with its many wonderful benefits, it is becoming more and more popular.
When a pet is placed in the earth after death there is a natural decomposition that occurs. Pet aquamation is a process of using alkaline hydrolysis to speed up the natural decomposition process. Moving water, controlled temperatures, and alkalinity are all used during this process. Pet aquamation can be used for many different kinds of animals like, birds, snakes, cats, dogs, and guinea pigs.
There are many benefits to choosing pet aquamation. Some of these benefits are:
- There are no emissions during this process, which means there are no greenhouse gasses.
- There will be an increase in the number of ashes after pet aquamation compared to cremation. If the family wants to keep the ashes, this is great way to receive more of your beloved pet.
- Costs are similar to traditional cremation.
- The process is very respectful and tender.
- Reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional cremation.
If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a pet aquamation, then please give us a call at Yadkin Valley Pet Funeral Services. We would love to help you preserve the memory of your beloved pet.