When a beloved pet dies, the traditional options are burial or cremation. Pet aquamation provides you with another option after the passing of your pet, and there are many good reasons to consider this alternative. While many people have never heard of pet aquamation, the process was originally patented in 1888 and it has been demonstrated as a safe and effective way to dispose of remains.
Pet aquamation is also called alkaline hydrolysis because it uses alkali salts (commonly found in soil) and water to speed up the natural decomposition process. Heat is also used, at much lower temperatures than traditional fire-based cremation techniques. After the completion of the pet aquamation process, you can expect to receive the ashes of your beloved pet and can be confident that they are pathogen and disease free and safe to house in an urn or distribute as you wish.
Fire-based cremation releases significant amounts of heavy metals and greenhouse gases. It also requires a significant amount of energy. Pet aquamation is different and much kinder to the environment. There are no dangerous emissions, and it takes about 95% less energy to complete the process. This difference is all thanks to the alkali salt and water that drive the process.
One thing to know about pet aquamation is that it does take a bit longer than fire-based cremation. It takes nearly a full day to complete the process. Pet aquamation is a choice you can feel great about because it honors your pet and has little negative environmental impact.