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We will be there to provide counseling and guidance about the options and choices available for afterlife care and memorialization.
Choosing pet cremation as a memorial
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.
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 and understanding.
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 pet's 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 costly.
Today many Pet Owners opt for cremation since it both provides a way to keep your pet near you and allows you to bury or scatter some of your pet's ashes in your yard or a favorite place your pet enjoyed. With our mobile society many families choose pet cremation in order to keep their pet's memorial with them when they move. You may be surprised to know that cremation is available for pets of all sizes, from birds to horses.
Considering the alternatives to pet cremation
Upon the passing of your pet, you will be making some decisions about what will happen next. Thankfully the decisions to be made are fairly simple when you know the available choices. Typically you will have three 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 home or pet cemetery.
Transferring your pet's ashes
Your pet's ashes are typically placed in a sealed plastic bag which is then placed in a temporary pet urn, usually a tin, plastic or cardboard box, and returned to the Pet Owner. The ashes are bagged to prevent accidental loss should the pet urn be dropped or damaged, as well as to prevent damage from moisture. It is preferable to transfer the entire plastic bag of cremains into a permanent pet urn. Since many Pet Owners find it emotionally difficult to transfer the ashes by themselves, you may prefer to have a member of our staff , a relative, or a friend transfer the ashes to your pet's memorial urn.
Determining the right pet memorial urn
Just as we pay tribute to a dear departed loved one, Pet Owners feel they should do something special to memorialize a much-loved pet. A popular choice of pet memorial is a decorative wooden box which serves as an urn to hold your pet's ashes, displaying a name plate and treasured photo. Larger pet urns can additionally hold remembrances such as a collar, tag or ball.
To determine the size of the urn for your pet, you'll want to know the weight of your pet and the capacity of the selected pet urn in cubic inches. For example, if your pet weighed 50 pounds under normal healthy conditions, you would select an urn with an interior area of at least 50 cubic inches.
Some Remembrance Ideas:
A Memorial Service for Your Family
Home or Cemetery Burial with a Casket and Grave Marker
A Contribution to Charity (Humane Societies, Animal Shelters, Emergency Animal Hospitals or Guide Dogs for the Blind)
An Urn Engraved with Your Companion's Picture Writing a Letter to Your Companion
Completing a Journal or Photo Album
Creating a Memorial Garden for all Your Companions
Remembrance may be as individual and unique as the pets themselves. Only you or your family will know what feels right. Martino Pet Funeral & Cremation Services offers a wide variety of Memorial Supplies and Services for your Pet Companion, including:
Burial and Cremation Caskets
Granite and Bronze Monuments
Funeral or Memorial Services and Supplies
24/7 Emergency Respond
Pre Planning Funeral or Cremation
Please give us a call to inquire about these beautiful urn varieties. We would be honored to help you in your search for cremation services and urn products.
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