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Dealing With The Loss Of A Pet - Burial Vs Cremation
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After the death of a pet, it is necessary to make a decision about what to do with the remains of your pet. Usually this choice is burial vs. cremation.

If you decide to bury your pet, the most obvious option is burying the pet in your yard. It is an inexpensive, practical way to keep your pet close. After the burial, you can memorialize the pet with a headstone, a marker or even a garden. However, before you decide to bury your pet in your yard, be sure that your city or county allows home pet burial.

The downside of a backyard burial is that if you move out of your home, you will have to leave your pet behind. This is one reason why, when it comes to burial vs. cremation; many pet owners choose to have their pets cremated.

Another option is to bury your pet in a pet cemetery. This is a more costly option, of course, as prices can range from the hundreds into the thousands. However, many people believe this is a more dignified way to bury a pet. It also means that their pet will have a permanent, reliable burial site. Keep in mind that most pet cemeteries require a headstone, which is an additional cost.

Some pet owners purchase, or build, a casket for their pets. Others wrap their pet in a favorite blanket or in their pet’s bed. Burying a pet with his/her most loved toys, a treat, or a collar, is another thing many pet owners like to do when burying their pets.

When deciding between burial vs. cremation, many pet owners are opting for cremation. It is dignified, fast, and fairly inexpensive. The pet owner has the option of keeping the remains in an urn or keepsake box (along with their pet’s tags, collar, etc.), of spreading the ashes in a special spot, or a combination of both. Cremation allows the pet owner to conveniently keep his/her pet forever.

Whether you choose burial or cremation for your pet, a memorial service or funeral can be performed. It is a wonderful way to say goodbye to your beloved animal friend. The service can be simple or elaborate. Either way, this ritual helps the owner grieve the loss of their pet. It can take place at home or at a pet cemetery, as many now offer funeral services for pets.

Dealing with the loss of a pet is not easy. I know. I recently had to decide what to do with the remains of my pet after his unexpected death. Cremation was the best option for me and gave me the most comfort. I hope this overview of burial vs. cremation options makes the process easier for you.


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It was very tough losing our bulldog! That was the worse thing to deal with!

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  about 5 years ago

Great article, I hope I dont have to deal with this subject to soon with my dog but i know the time will come. Thank you

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  about 6 years ago
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