At Yadkin Valley Pet Funeral Services, we know how painful it can be to lose a beloved dog, cat, or other pet. Your pet is an important member of your family, and we offer our condolences during this difficult time.
We care about helping families get the closure and services they need when a pet passes away, and one way we can help is by providing individual pet aquamation. This is a service that is similar to flame cremation, but it is much gentler and safer for the environment.
Pet aquamation is done through alkaline hydrolysis, which uses water, alkaline chemicals, and heat to break down a deceased pet’s body. The process itself is not unlike the way an animal’s body would decompose in nature, but it occurs over a shorter period of time—about a day to be precise.
We may start individual pet aquamation by putting the animal’s body in a biodegradable bag and placing it inside a stainless-steel tank. Each pet will be given individual space and separated from others while in the tank. Then, the alkaline solution will break down the organic matter, leaving the bone remains behind.
Individual pet aquamation does not produce greenhouse gases like flame cremation does, and it uses a responsible amount of water. Furthermore, the bone remains don’t burn away like they would in regular cremation, so about 20% more of the remains are preserved. Families who choose individual pet aquamation can then do what they want with the remains whether that’s spreading them in a special place or keeping them in an urn.
Contact us to learn more about individual pet aquamation.