Pet loss is one of the hardest things many of us will ever experience. Even if the passing involved a planned in-home euthanasia, it is one of the saddest moments in our lives. It is important to make a plan for your pet after their passing. It is a tough decision to make, deciding whether you should have him or her cremated or if you want to bury them. At Paws into Grace, we want to help you make an informed decision.
There are two kinds of cremation — traditional fire cremation and the more eco-friendly water cremation, also known as Alkaline Hydrolysis.
In traditional fire cremation, after your pet’s passing, their body is placed into a chamber and heated to 1400-1800 degrees.
In water cremation, after your pet’s passing, their body is placed into a chamber of the alkaline hydrolysis machine, which uses temperature, gentle water flow, and 5% alkali to gently remove all organic material, leaving only bone. Due to the lack of fire in this process, water cremation yields approximately 20% more ash, which is lighter in color compared to fire cremation.
In both cremation options, the cremated ashes are then return in an urn of your choice.
After the passing of your pet, you can choose to have a ceremony which ends with a burial. You can have a private burial in your backyard or you can pay for a plot of land, which you can come visit at your leisure. The benefit of burial is that you have a place to visit to remember your beloved pet, bring flowers, pray or just spend time with your pet’s energy. The downside is that there are some city ordinances that can prevent you from burying your pet. Please check with your city before you start the burial process to prevent any future fines.
Paws into Grace offers communal pet cremation starting at $150 and individual pet cremation starting at $250. Call us today to find out more information on our services.