When a pet passes away, it is a very hard time. Many owners will be struck by the grief that comes from losing a loved one. Once the initial shock passes, though, it will be time to start planning a heartfelt goodbye. Part of this process is choosing the right crematorium for a large pet. Here are some of the elements you should consider during this process.
Ask About Home Transport Options
If your pet passes away at the vet, the staff will usually be able to organize a pickup with the crematorium. But if your beloved pet passes away at home, things might be more
complex. Some crematoriums will require you to transport your pet to them. But this can be difficult for pet owners.
For some, the prospect of handling the body will be too distressing. At other times, the logistics of moving a larger pet can also prove to be a challenge. At Pets RIP, the team will
be able to collect pets from your house. For larger pets, we provide a specially designed truck. During this process, the team will treat the deceased with the greatest respect.
For some larger pets, like horses, a specialized facility will be needed. Not all crematoriums will have this available.
What Memorial Items Are Available?
The cremation is just the start of the mourning process. Many families find that it can help to have items that remind them of their beloved pets. Usually, a crematorium will be
able to find a suitable memorial item
Most commonly, you will have an urn to hold the cremains. Ideally, there will be a wide range to choose from. This ensures that you can find one that fits the personality of your
pet. These can be customized. For example, you might want to have a favorite picture of your beloved pet. Alternatively, you can engrave it with their name and the date they were
born, and when they passed away.
Though this usually isn’t the only option you can explore. You might want to have a small amount of remains converted into jewelry. This can be a thoughtful way of carrying the
memory of your pet with you each day.
Inspect The Facilities
Before you make a final decision, you should take the time to inspect the facilities. Ideally, it should be a clean and calming environment. You should look for a crematorium that
offers a chapel area, so you can say a final goodbye to your pet if you wish.
Visiting the facility is a good chance to talk to staff. They should be respectful and take the time to answer any questions you posed. If possible, choose a pet crematorium that
offers grief counseling services. Losing a pet can take a profound toll on your life and it can help to have someone you can talk to.
Losing a large pet can be difficult. However, choosing the right crematorium can help you create a meaningful goodbye. You can then get a memorial item, so you will always remember
the good times you shared. Following the cremation, the healing process can begin.