Nobody likes to think about losing their pet, but the reality is that one day, you will have to say goodbye to your furry companion. When this does happen, you'll need to make a decision as to what to do with their remains. Some people do bury their pets, but others choose to have their pets cremated. Here are a few benefits associated with pet cremation.
You can take your pet's remains with you.
If you were to bury your pet on your land, you would have to leave them behind when you move. With cremation, on the other hand, you can always take your pet's remains with you. This way, you won't have to let the fact that their remains are in your yard impact your decision whether to move or not. You can take the remains to an apartment as easily as you can take them to a big house.
Multiple people can keep your pet's remains.
Is your pet lucky enough to be loved by more than one person? Perhaps your adult children are also close to the pet, or maybe you have a friend who has babysat for them over the years. When you have your pet cremated, you can easily divide their ashes and give some to various people. This way, all of the people who loved your pet can have their own remains to remember them by.
You can scatter the ashes in places your pet loved.
Maybe there is a particular trail your dog loved hiking with you, or perhaps there's a neighborhood you spent a lot of time in together. If you have your pet cremated, you can scatter some of their ashes in places that are meaningful to the two of you. This isn't really an option if you opt to bury their body.
You don't have to handle the remains.
Vets generally either offer cremation services or work with a company that does. So, you can have your pet euthanized, and then let someone else handle the remains. This can be easier, emotionally, than having to come back and bury the body yourself. If you're at all squeamish or you're worried about getting too emotional handling the remains yourself, cremation is the way to go.
Having your pet cremated can be a loving, approachable way of dealing with their remains when the time comes to say goodbye. The end of a pet's life is never easy, but for many, cremation does make it a bit easier. Contact a vet for more information regarding pet cremation.