Here at My Zoo Animal Hospital, we care about pets and their families. We know that pets are wonderful companions. A couple of weeks ago, we posted about grieving the loss of a pet (http://www.myzooanimalhospital.com/grieving-the-loss-of-a-pet). It’s normal to grieve the loss of a pet that has passed, and part of working through that process is deciding how to handle a beloved pet’s remains. Today we wanted talk about one option that allows owners to take their pet’s remains home or scatter in the pet’s favorite places. Here at My Zoo, we offer private cremation through our on-site crematorium. Here are some commonly asked questions about our cremation services:
What sort of cremation services do we offer?
We offer private cremation with or without remains or group cremation without remains. Ashes from group cremations are spread in a team member’s flower garden.
Why do we offer cremation?
We know how important pets are to their owners. Some people consider their pet part of the family. We wanted to offer a service that allows families to honor their deceased pets in a lasting memorial.
How do we ensure the ashes you receive are your pet’s remains?
Our well trained and dedicated team treats your pet’s remains with utmost respect. A labeling system is used to ensure the integrity of our pet’s remains. The entire process takes 1 to 2 business days.
What is the cremation process?
Cremation is the process of using extreme heat to reduce the remains into mineral components (ashes). The ashes are then processed and packaged in a temporary pet urn, labeled with your pet’s identification.
What can you do with the ashes?
Many owners take the remains home to create a pet memorial within the home. Many different urns are available for pets online and in pet stores. If you would like for us to transfer your pet’s remains to permanent urn, we will be happy to transfer the ashes for you. Other families spread their pet’s ashes in the pet’s favorite locations or in gardens.
Do we cremate pets that received veterinary care from other hospitals?
Absolutely! We’re committed to providing quality services to all animals. If you would like for us to cremate your pet, please call us at 573-875-3647 (573-875-DOGS) for rates and more information. We will be happy to pick up remains from your home or veterinarian.
We understand that the loss of a pet is a very difficult time. We hope that we can provide support and services that will help you during this difficult time. Please let us know how we can help you.