Pet aquamation, scientifically referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, is an alternative option to cremation for pet owners to consider. If you haven’t heard of pet aquamation before, the process works by speeding up what would naturally happen if you were to bury your pet outdoors. Using a gentle stream of water, adjusting its temperature and alkalinity as needed, the animal’s soft tissues are gradually dissolved, and the bones are transformed into ash.
Pet aquamation allows pet owners to have a similar experience to pet cremation. Both options will allow the owner to keep the ashes of their beloved pet, but the processes are different. With traditional cremation, the animal’s body is burned away, leaving only ashes behind. Although this method is more common, there are certain benefits of pet aquamation that many people aren’t aware of.
One of the main reasons why pet owners choose aquamation is because of its gentler, more natural process. Instead of cremating their pet using fire and intense heat, their pet is immersed in a water solution and gently washed with an alkali base. This option is also more environmentally friendly, as there are no harmful emissions released into the atmosphere through pet aquamation.
No matter how you choose to memorialize your beloved pet, our caring staff here at Yadkin Valley Pet Funeral Services are here to assist you through this difficult period. Simply call us today for further guidance on selecting the best option for your animal companion.