When your pet dies or you know that the time will come soon, you might find yourself asking is pet cremation right for me? Of course there is no right or wrong answer and you may find yourself looking for information to help you decide if pet cremation is the right fit or not. One of the most frequesntly asked questions we have at Central Pet Cremations is “Are you sure it’s going to be my pet’s ashes I receive back?”
This is of course of uptmost importance and it will be one of the first things which might pop in to your head when deciding if pet cremation is right for you. I can tell you through years of experience that it most certainly is important to do your research on the pet crematorium which you are looking at using before the time comes (if at all possible). There are many reasons why, but one of the main reasons being, that the term “private cremation” or “individual cremation” sometimes is used a tad loosely. Let me explain a little further.
Sometimes some pet cremation companies might call a cremation “private”, and by this they mean the incinerator where your dog is being cremated is going to be sectioned off using bricks or metal trays, and they will be placed inside with several other dogs and other pets and cremated. There is no way at the end of the cremation for 100% of the remains of each pet to be individually retrieved, cremulated, and to guarantee there are no remains of the other pets mixed in. If this idea horrifies you, which it does us, when researching a crematorium, it is a good idea for you to look at the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematora, the APPCC for short. They are an association who are in place to make sure that the pet crematoriums who are members are performing individual cremations properly and by individual, they mean the pet being placed in the incinerator by itself in the chamber and cremated alone, then the remains raked out carefully and cremulated and prepared accordingly. http://appcc.org.uk/This is the way we carry out our individual cremations at Central Pet Cremations, and we always will carry them out in this manner, giving our clients peace of mind.
Another question which might pop in to your head when deciding is pet cremation right for me might be is pet cremation really expensive? Unfortunately when a pet has been unwell or been in an accident perhaps, they may have received some much needed treatment from your vet. This is important and it may have prolonged your pet’s life and given you many more months or years together, and that’s priceless. The only downside like anything is that it may have cost you quite a bit and so when it comes to the very end you might be worrying about the cost of cremation.
Pet crematoriums will vary, and I would always suggest having a call around and finding out for yourself the prices. For example a company might seem pretty reasonable on the cremation costs, but they charge you a very high call out or mileage charge. Sometimes if you are not too far away and the crematorium offer this service it is best to bring your pet yourself, we find this a very popular choice for our clients as they have the chance to say goodbye in our peaceful farewell room. This is the link to our prices page to give you a better idea, but we feel that our prices make pet cremation reachable to most pet owners and if not we can help by setting you up with pre-payment plan to help you plan in advance. http://www.centralpetcremations.co.uk/prices/
Also some pet owners ask us how long will the process take and when will they have their loved pet back with them. Again I would be wary if a pet crematorium were to say it would take any longer than a few days, and this is because there is not really any need for it to take any longer and it only delays the grieving process for you and your family. The feedback we receive is often that getting their pet’s ashes back in their chosen casket or urn gives them a feeling of comfort and that they feel like they have some closure.
Reviews are really useful for you to look at before making a decision about your pet crematorium. We are so grateful that many of our clients choose to go on to our facebook business page and leave reviews about our service.
Heartfelt thanks to David for the absolutely wonderful service he provided to our family recently as we took our beloved Westie, Dougal for his final walk. We were treated with such empathy and compassion; with David guiding us through with such care and attention to detail we knew our boy was in safe hands. Dougal came home to us later the same day in a beautiful remembrance urn and the small, special touches David provided will never be forgotten. We really cannot recommend David and the team highly enough and their compassion and understanding went someway to help ease the pain on losing our wonderful boy~ Shirley Robertson