Dealing with the loss of a pet is something we all hope we’ll never have to do, but nature will always take its course. If your cherished pet has recently passed away, you may be feeling shocked, saddened, and perhaps a bit lost as you process this event and figure out what to do next. One task you’ll need to take care of is deciding what to do with your pet’s remains. Will you bury or cremate them? We have a better option at Yadkin Valley Pet Funeral Services: pet aquamation.
You can think of pet aquamation like water-based cremation. It is an alkaline hydrolysis process that breaks down organic material quickly, gently, and naturally. As a result, you can have peace of mind that your deceased pet will be given the respect and dignity they deserve without affecting the environment negatively.
It seems simple enough that water-based cremation would be an eco-friendlier option than flame cremation, but allow us to break down the environmental advantages of pet aquamation for you:
- Zero Air Emissions- While flame cremation releases air pollutants and burial might leak methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to ground-level ozone, pet aquamation emits no air pollutants at all.
- Responsible Water Use- Some families that are unfamiliar with pet aquamation worry that the process uses excessive amounts of water. However, the water we use for the entire process, which takes about a day, is similar to the amount that a household would use in the same amount of time.
If you have questions about pet aquamation, please don’t hesitate to ask. Contact us today for more information.