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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: What is pet cremation?

A: Pet cremation is a process of reducing the body of a deceased pet to ash and bone fragments through the use of intense heat and flame.


Q: Do I have to make an appointment for my pet to be cremated?

A: Yes, you should always make an appointment to ensure your pet will be cremated as soon as possible.  To arrange cremation of your beloved pet, please contact your vet.


Q: What type of pet can be cremated?

A: Most types of pets, including cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other small animals, can be cremated.


Q: How long does the cremation process take?

A: The cremation process can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the pet.


Q: How long will it take to receive my pet’s ashes?

A: Most pet crematories will return the ashes to you within two to three weeks.

Q: Is pet cremation environmentally friendly?

A: Yes. Pet cremation is an environmentally friendly option for pet disposal. The process does not generate any hazardous materials and involves minimal energy consumption.


Q: Is pet cremation safe?

A: Yes. Pet cremation is a safe process that is regulated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The process is also monitored to ensure that no hazardous materials are released into the air.

Q: What type of pet cremation is best?

A: Generally, private pet cremation is the best option for pet owners. Private pet cremation ensures that a pet’s remains will be handled with care and returned to the owner in an urn or keepsake box.

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