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How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog or Cat?

If you’re considering pet cremation services, it’s likely you’re asking, “How much does it cost to cremate a dog or cat?” The good news is that it’s not a lot of money. Most people can afford the cost.

How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog?

Dog cremation services often cost more than a cat because of the size and weight. Cremation for toy breeds are most similar to cat cremation costs since they are small and don’t weigh much. The longer an animal must remain in the retort (cremation oven), the more it costs to cremate.

It costs about $150 to $300 to cremate a dog. Each pet crematorium has its own prices, so shopping around can help you find the best price.

How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Cat?

A cat can be cremated for about $50 to $100. Since cats are not very large, it takes far less time to complete the cremation process for them. Again, each pet crematorium has its own pricing, so shop around.

How to Decrease the Cost of Cat or Dog Cremation

You can significantly decrease the cost of pet cremation by choosing communal. A communal pet cremation means your pet will be cremated with other pets. The ashes will be a mixture of those other pets.

You can also choose a separation cremation. This can be significantly more expensive than communal, but not as much as a private cremation. For this, the retort is divided into sections, and one pet is placed in each section. The ashes are separated, but there is some mixing since the partitions are not tight enough to keep all of the ashes separate.

Some pet crematoriums allow you to view the cremation, but you will have to pay extra for it. Deciding against viewing the cremation will help you save some money.

If you can deliver your pet to the crematorium, that will also save you money. Pet crematoriums charge a pickup fee, so you avoid that cost if you deliver your pet.

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What to Do With the Ashes

Your pet’s ashes can be placed in a pet urn. Pet urns are perfect for memorials. Some can be placed inside or outside, while others are only for indoor use.

Our pet urns are customizable. You can select the type of pet urn, color, and have a nameplate engraved. Our wooden urns for pets can have a figurine placed on the top. These figurines are hand-crafted for a lifelike look. They are perfect when you want a memorial that will bring back memories for a lifetime.

As you consider cremation, know that Best Friend Services is here to help. We know this is a difficult time for you, and we want to make the process much easier for you with our pet urns.

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The Sentimental Reasons People Choose Urns for Pets

Many people wonder what to do after their pet dies. They wonder if they should find a burial place or if they should cremate their fur buddy, and then do something special with the ashes. The decision is yours, but we feel strongly about cremation and urns for pets for a few reasons.

Moving Isn’t an Issue

When many people bury their beloved pet in their yard, they because mournful again when they have to move from that home. When people decide to cremate their pet, they can store the ashes in an urn that can be taken to the new home.

It’s Easy to Pick Up

When you have your pet buried in the ground, you will never be able to pick him or her up again. With an urn, you can pick up your pet as many times as you would like to without a problem. You can walk around with the urn. It’s just nice to be able to have something tangible to hold onto when you’re missing your pet.

Urns are Durable

Many people create a memorial for their pet with a headstone, flowers, and maybe even a favorite toy at the gravesite. These items can be damaged over time because of the weather. With an urn that can be placed inside and outside, you will not have to worry about your memorial being affected by the weather or other outside forces. Many high quality urns are durable and can last a lifetime.

They Can Be Displayed Inside

Many people just want to have their beloved pet with them no matter where they are inside their house, just like before he or she died. Urns are so beautiful now that they can be proudly displayed anywhere in the home. Read this blog on some ideas where you can display your pet’s urn.

retriever-348572_1280It Feels Good to Know Your Pet Hasn’t Left Your Side

While your pet’s tail isn’t wagging or you’re not hearing the purring anymore, with a pet urn, you will be able to have him or her by your side. Sometimes, just being able to know that your beloved pet’s remains are close to you is enough to make you feel much better about his or her passing.

Protected from the World

You never know what will happen to your pet when you bury him, but when he or she is cremated, you will know where your pet is at all times – safely stored in a pet urn. This can give you a lot of peace of mind and comfort. You can always look across the room and see your pet is safely resting in peace in the place he or she always did when alive.

Deciding on a Pet Urn Is a Personal Choice

Deciding on pet cremation is a personal choice, and so is the decision on the type of pet urn. There are many different sizes and styles to choose from, so make sure to look at all of the ones we carry. When you find the one you like, you will know it. It will speak to you. This will be your sign to make a purchase that will help you keep your beloved pet close to you forever.

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