Where do you want to go when it's time to say goodbye to your beloved pet? Most people will go to their trusted pet care provider, who will hopefully usher them through this crossing of emotions and decision making with love, support and dignity.

Surprisingly, this is not often the case. Recently when I picked up my dogs at the care salon, the dear lady shared with me that when she lost her latest dog, her husband handled the whole decision making process as she was just too emotional. After spending nearly $ 350.00, it turned out that he had mistakenly ordered a mass cremation, and therefore this couple never received the ashes from their beloved pet. He was told by his pet care provider "calm down, we take care of everything; this is the option most people choose ..." He mistakenly assumed he would receive the ashes for pets in return.

While pet cemeteries have been available in many communities, burial within a pet cemetery can be a very expensive option. Many may still choose to bury their pets in the back forty, but most communities now have very strict health department zoning restrictions for burying pets. Today, families have become more mobile and may want the ability to take the remains of their family pet with them when relocating, or they may feel more comfortable with a visible, tangible memorial to their beloved pet. All are reasons why more and more pet owners choose cremation, and as many as 70 percent of these owners choose to receive their pet bag after cremation. Only 10 years ago, only 25 percent chose this option to receive the ashes back after cremation.

Knowing that cremation is your choice is not the last step in this decision. Many pet owners are not aware, as my poor dog groomer did not, that there are many options for cremating pets and deconstructing these options, and the many different terms used for these options are the most important aspect of choosing pet cremation. Pet burning usually falls into three main categories; mass cremation, individual cremation and private cremation.

Mass or joint cremation - As the name suggests, this is the cremation of many animals at a time within a single cremation session. Pet cremators (the actual equipment for pet cremation) can be very large with a capacity of several hundred to thousands of pounds in weight. The animals included in a mass cremation can come from a number of clinics, animal shelters, etc., and when the cremation session is over, the ashes are collected and taken away to be disposed of by the crematorium, generally at their private landfill. This option should be the cheapest option for the pet owner and is a hygienic and decent way to dispose of the pet if it is not desired to keep the ashes.

Individual cremation - The individual cremation is a source of much confusion for pet owners and often uninformed pet care providers. Individual cremation simply means that the ashes returned to the pet owner are intended only for the ashes of their beloved pet. Generally with an individual cremation of pets, the animal is marked with a metal mark and placed in their own individual metal tray in the cremator. Depending on the volume of the particular cremator, there may be many animals within a session, but the animals are identified and separated. Once the session is over, the ashes in each tray are processed, bagged and prepared for dispatch to the pet care provider or individual pet owner depending on the circumstances of its arrival at the crematorium. Many pet owners believe that an individual cremation means that their pet was cremated in a single session by itself and then given back to them as a guarantee that this ashes are their pet ashes alone. The only way to be absolutely sure that this is the case is with the following option and that is the private or witness to private cremation for more information click here https://www.themebounce.com/covid-19-%e0%b8%95%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%ad%e0%b8%a...

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