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Pet Cremation FAQ

How Is Pet Cremation Performed?

Pet cremation can be performed individually or in a group. When done separately, it is known as private cremation, wherein a pet is incinerated in a cremation chamber within a crematory.

The intense heat reduces the body to its basic elements with dried bone fragments. So, the cremains containing shards and pieces are pulverized to get a white to grey powder of uniform consistency.

In communal cremation, the process involves the cremation of animals together in a group in the same chamber or retort.

Should I Choose Cremation Or Burial For My Pet?

Whether you should go for burial or cremation is a personal choice. Most pet owners opt for cremation of their beloved companions because it is environment-friendly, cost-effective, and practical solution.

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How Much Does Cat Cremation Cost?

The exact cost of cat cremation depends on the type of cremation and memorial service you choose. Moreover, factors like the area, time, etc. also affect the price. Nevertheless, on an average, cat cremation can cost about $60 to $150.

Furthermore, communal pet cremations are more cost-effective than private or individual cremations. Communal cremation involves the incineration of many pets in the same cremation chamber.

It may cost about $30 to $70. Private cremation, on the other hand, involves the cremation on a single pet at a time. It usually costs almost $100-$200.

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How Does Pet Cremation Work?

Most pet crematories and funeral homes make arrangements for picking up your pet from your home or veterinary hospital, cremating it, and returning the remains to you (along with the identification tag) within a few days.

Moreover, they provide a certification of cremation stating the pet’s name, the owner’s name, the date of cremation, etc., especially when they are given the responsibility of disposing of the remains instead of returning them.

“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”
– Mary Carolyn Davies

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How Is Pet Cremation Done?

Pets can be cremated either in usual crematories or the ones that are specifically dedicated for pet cremations. During the process, a pet’s body is placed in a cremation unit and subjected to high temperatures up to 1400-1800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thus, the intense heat and vaporization reduce the organic matter to dust and dried bones. Next, the surgical, pins, rods, tags, broken pieces of collars, and other metal objects are removed from the dust with the help of a magnet or manual inspection.

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