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Which Pets Can be Cremated?
As an experienced pet cremation practitioner, I can tell you that there are no special guidelines regarding which pets should be cremated and how much it costs. Almost all pets can be cremated. The size of the animal and the type of cremation determines the cost. The type of urn s for cremation also plays a factor.
Is it better to bury or cremate your pet?
First things first: You cannot cremate a pet and then bury the remains. When cremating a pet, all the ashes must be disposed of in a legal manner or else the owner could face serious criminal charges. If you choose to bury your pet, there are several things you should know before you dig the hole.
No matter what method you use to dispose of your pet’s remains, make sure it is done legally and properly. What should you do with the ashes from cremating your pet? If you have any doubt about the legality of disposing of your pet’s ashes, please discuss it with a lawyer first.
How much does it cost to cremate a dog?
If your dog is between 30 and 40 pounds, the fee will probably be around 400$. This price will vary depending on the size of the animal, the type of cremation performed, and other factors. However, most crematories will charge the same per pound regardless of the size of the animal being cremated. The size of the animal being cremated will affect the amount of fuel needed for the fire.
How does pet cremation work?
Without a doubt, the most common way to cremate a pet is by using an open-flame torch. The pet is placed in a metal container (chamber) with a grate covering the top. Then, wood or another type of fuel is burned underneath the chamber. As the fuel burns, it heats up and gets very hot. This causes the ashes to become red hot and release all the gases trapped inside. After a period of time (usually 1-1/2 to 2 hours), the crematory will open the top of the chamber and remove the urn. The crematory will place the urn into a second chamber where a sieve is placed over the top. The sieve has holes so that the gases can escape but the ashes remain inside.
Will you get your pet’s ashes back after cremation?
And, if so, how long do they have to be stored before you can use them? No. When the crematory removes the urn from the second chamber, they will give it to you and tell you to dispose of the ashes in a legal manner. They will NOT return your pet’s ashes to you. However, many people keep their pet’s ashes in an urn for a long period of time (years even) before they finally dispose of them. What about storing my pet’s ashes? Do I have to do anything special? No. Most pet owners just scatter the ashes immediately over a large area of their property. However, if you want to bury your pet’s ashes, you should do it at least six inches below ground.
How much does it cost to cremate a dog?
On this occasion, we’ll assume that your dog is 30 pounds or less and that it’s being cremated with an open flame torch. For this example, let’s say you choose to cremate your dog for $400. That’s $1 per pound for the cremation. The crematory will charge you an additional $10 for the cremation (this is for the metal chamber). There will be an additional charge for the urn and a small fee for the disposal of the ashes. So, here’s what they’ll charge you: Cremation cost $400 Metal chamber $10 Imbalance $0 Total cost $410
What do I do with my pet’s ashes?
Because crematories have to be licensed by the State if you are living in the USA, they are required to take your pet’s ashes and bury them in a “pet cemetery.” This is a plot of land owned and maintained by the State that has been set aside for this purpose. When your pet’s cremains are buried on this property, it will be marked with a monument or some other type of permanent marker. This way, if someone ever needs to locate your pet’s grave, they will know exactly where it is located. By law, all pets buried on State-owned property must be cremated and their ashes disposed of in this manner. How much does it cost to cremate a cat or a small animal?