Pet Cremation and Burial
How are pet cremation and burial different than traditional cremation? In this brief article, we will explore some of the similarities between the two processes.
What exactly is traditional cremation? Traditional cremation is simply the procedure whereby your loved pet’s remains are turned into ash by the application of extreme heat. It could take from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how big the pet is and how they are buried in a traditional cremation container or urn.
Conventional pet cremation and burial do have some similarities, however. The pet remains are usually put into an urn with ashes and cremated. When the cremator heats up the remains, they will not immediately be turned into ash; instead, they will turn from a liquid form into a solidified mass.
There are a few differences when it comes to how the pet’s remains are handled after the cremator has completed his job. First, the urn or container could be filled with soil or ashes. If the urn is full of soil or ashes, the owner will generally choose to have a burial site established for the pet’s remains. However, most owners of pet cremations will opt to have their pet cremated and then buried in a more conventional, natural environment.
As stated above, the pet cremation itself is a very unique process. The pet remains are turned into ash by the cremator, and the ashes are buried in an urn or container. But the urn is not filled with soil or ashes. Instead, it is made to resemble a traditional cremation container or urn.
Once the urn is ready, you can either select to have it interred with your loved one’s pet cremated remains in the conventional manner or to bury them at home. Many people opt to bury the pet ashes. While you should discuss this with your vet, most veterinarians prefer to inter the pet cremated remains instead of burying them at home.
You’ll find that the two methods of cremating pet ashes can be very similar, but the results may vary. Depending on the size and shape of the pet’s remains, cremators vary in what sort of crematory to use as well. For example, some cemeteries require that the ashes be sent to an Arizona landfill; others require a large-scale incinerator.
When the ashes are sent to a landfill, they could be transported to another area in your cemetery where they could be buried. Or, if your loved one is interred in a traditional cemetery, the ashes could be buried close by and you could simply choose to have them transferred into a larger container. Once the ashes are placed in the container, you will usually need to fill the container with soil or other filler materials. In any case, the container should be covered for the next few days.
Another option to consider is whether or not to fill your urn with soil or ashes. The urns typically come with instructions to cover the urns to protect the pet cremated remains from moisture and insects. This method requires the cremator to create a mold of the cremated remains of the pet. The cremator will then pour the mold over the urn, seal the lid, and secure the urn in place for a period of time.
The urn should be covered again once it has dried for a period of time. If you decide to fill the urn with soil or ashes, remember to put the container inside the urn while it is still damp. After a few days, remove the urn and wash the pet’s ashes inside the urn using a couple times a week. to help keep them from scattering during the next few days.
Pet cremation and burial urns are now available in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. If you are going with the traditional method, you may want to select a metal urn, because the ashes are usually smaller than those for traditional cremation. While they may look smaller, they are very durable, can last for a long time, and last for several cremation services.
The cremation containers also come in many different shapes and designs, such as the traditional rectangular shape, or in a more modern shape or design. Most pet urns come in clear, frosted or embossed glass to better reflect the sparkle of pet cremation. If you would like to purchase a larger, fancier urn to go along with the larger urn, a unique urn might be a good idea.