Losing a pet can be heart breaking, but what can be even more heart breaking is not knowing how to respectfully put your pet’s remains to rest. There are many options out there that are very pricey, but there are also a few that are not.
A group cremation costs about fifty dollars. Call your vet and ask if they will dispose of your pets remains. Most vets will. They will likely ask you to bring your pet in for the last time. Due to the fact it will be more than one animal undergoing cremation, you will not get the ashes of your pet back. It’s sad, but still a decent way to treat your beloved pet’s remains.
If you have to have your little friend’s ashes back, a cremation will run you about two hundred dollars. They will come back in a plain little container. If you wanted you could order an urn for them as well.
There are a few websites that allow you to set up shrines or memorials. The one that I have used in the past is called nshrine.com. The service may have ads, but it’s free to use and to create shrines. You can add pictures and change the colors of the background or lettering. Then in remembrance of your pet you can light little virtual candles. A candle color has a different meaning. This is good for children who live in apartments, but still want to do something nice for their departed pet. It can take the place of a funeral and allow a place for them to go to remember the good times.
If you are lucky enough to have a place to bury your pet it’s an option you should take advantage of, but with caution. Before digging a hole, make sure you aren’t digging into a pipe or septic tank. Pick a spot, perhaps in the flower garen or next to a tree that your pet enjoyed. Mark the place with a stone or a wooden marker for remembrance.
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