Should I cremate my dog?

FAQs on dog cremations

A question that many pet owners ask when losing a beloved dog is, “should I cremate my dog?”. At Passing Paws we deal daily with bereaved dog owners who are unsure as to what to do next once their furry companion has passed on.

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions to help you through this difficult time, answering some of the pertinent dog cremation questions commonly asked.

Should I cremate my dog?

The question of cremation versus burial is often the most important one when a cherished pooch passes on. When it comes to cremations, at Passing Paws we are able to offer pet owners absolute peace of mind when it comes to the cremation of their dogs. Most families aren’t able to bury their pets now due to council restrictions and often families are renting which would then mean leaving a beloved family member behind when the family moved homes. A lot of homes are also a multi-pet household and so there is added worry about the pet’s body being disturbed by others. Cremating your dog allows for your pet to be safely reunited and taken with you on the rest of your life’s journey, wherever that may take you.

My dog has died, what do I do with the body?

Many dogs pass away gently at home. This then leaves the dilemma for pet owners as to what to do with the body. The kind, professional staff at Passing Paws are trained to come to your home and collect your dog for cremation, we are available 24/7 for home collections of your pet. You are also more than welcome to bring your special companion to us in Neerabup during business hours, all you need to do is give us a call. Alternatively contact your local veterinarian and ask for options they may provide, we can then work with your vet team to collect your pet from their clinic.

How long does it take to cremate a dog?

The cremation service you choose will give you an exact answer to this. If you are opting to have a Premium Same Day Service, this means their cremation service will be prioritised and their ashes returned back to you on the same day or at an agreed time. Our Standard Private Cremation takes 3-5 business days before you are reunited.

Deciding how to commemorate your best friend’s life and legacy is never an easy one. Discussing your options with caring professionals like those at Passing Paws can make the decision and experience just a little easier though.

For more information on dog cremations, call us today on 08 6444 6670. For more pet and cremation advice please visit our Blog.

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