Honoring Your Petís
If you are a pet owner whose pet is in
failing health, or if you have sadly experienced the recent
passing of a pet, the following is an informative guide to
help you move through this difficult period with knowledge
Pet loss, whether anticipated or
sudden, is a tragic event. Pet owners facing the
loss of their pet are often overwhelmed, finding
themselves unprepared to handle the proper
disposition of their beloved companion.
Choosing Pet Cremation
as a Memorial
Because we form special bonds with our
companions, it is only natural that many of us wish to
follow the human model of burial or cremation to respect and
remember our petís devotion. An option such as burying your
pet at home sometimes necessitates meeting stringent health
department regulations, and you may find that pet cemeteries
are either hard to find, or very costly.
Today many pet owners opt for cremation since
it provides a way to keep your pet near you Ė especially
with our mobile society, many families choose to keep their
petís memorial with them when they move.
Upon the passing of your pet, you will be
making some decisions about what will happen next. The
decisions to be made are fairly simple when you know the
available choices. Typically, you will have 3
alternatives: Cremation of your pet with the cremains
returned to you; Cremation of your pet without receiving the
cremains; or if you prefer, burial of your pet.