Pet Cremation or Burial? Which is the best option? When a beloved pet dies, it’s only natural that we want to find a way to memorialize them. For some people, this means seeking out the nearest pet cremation service, while others choose to bury their pets at home.
Obviously, as a pet cremation service, we have a bias toward dog or cat cremation as the best option for memorializing your pets.
But we also think there are some sound reasons for not burying your pet in the backyard.
- Cremation is the healthier, safer option
While burying your pet close to home might seem like an easy and respectful way of remembering them, it can also present a danger to other animals.
Pets are typically euthanized using a powerful drug that can stay in the bodies of buried animals for several months. This can poison any animals who try to dig up the remains, leading to serious illness or even death.
And if a pet dies from a communicable disease, burial could put other animals — or even people — at risk.
- What if you move?
Many of us end up moving at one point or another, whether it’s because we’ve landed a new job, gotten divorced or married or outgrown our homes.
When that happens, chances are you’ll be leaving your pet’s remains behind. If a new homeowner decides to dig up your yard to install a pool or flower bed, they might accidentally disturb your pet’s final resting place.
- What if you’re not allowed?
Depending on where you live, your community might have restrictions against burying pets on your property. (At the very least, they might have requirements for how you must bury your pets.) You may also find that monument companies won’t install a monument for your pet in your yard.
The Benefits of Choosing Pet Cremation
There are a number of benefits to choosing pet cremation. For one thing, many families say they feel some comfort after their pet’s ashes return home.
In addition, pet cremation is a more environmentally friendly option, as you’re not disturbing the ground — or as we saw above, releasing potentially dangerous chemicals into the earth.
Pet cremation is also usually less expensive than a professional burial and can provide you with several options for memorializing your pet (decorative pet urns, for example).
Pet Cremation in Goshen, NY
Saying goodbye to a pet is never going to be easy, which is why it helps to have a professional by your side.
Based in Goshen, NY, My Pet My Friend Memorial Service makes it its mission to treat every pet and their family with dignity, compassion and respect. Contact us today to learn more.