Use this list of frequently asked pet cremation questions to learn more about pet cremations in Douglasville, GA to better decide if its right for you and your loved ones.
- What is Pet Cremation? Cremation is a way of reducing a body to skeletal bone fragments to make final disposition or interring easier or preferable. The body is heated in a chamber from 1,500 to 2,000 degrees F until it breaks down. It usually takes about two to three hours for a full cremation of a large size pet weighing 100 lbs. or more
- Can We Have A Service Before the Cremation? Check with your pet cremation provider. Facilities should allow families the opportunity to come and view their beloved pet allowing them to say goodbye before the cremation process begins. It is an important part of the grieving process for pet owners and provides much needed final closure.
- What Happens After Cremation? After the pet’s body is reduced to bone fragments via heat, the skeletal remains are gently removed and placed into a separate container and cooled. Once cooled, they are inspected for items that weren’t reduced by the heat like surgical implants, or medical devices. The remaining bone fragments are then processed into fine particles to ensure a powder like texture referred to as cremains. The cremains are then placed in the chosen urn or receptacle and given to the family.
- Do I Have to Pay for an Urn? Cremated remains can be returned to you in a basic container that’s included in the cremation charge. You may purchase an urn with personalized engraving if you so choose.
- Can the Family Watch the Cremation? Cremation viewing may be available to family members if arranged in advance. Check with your pet cremation service for more information.
- How Do I Know I’ll Get the Right Remains? Every pet cremation service should have a chain of custody process to ensure you get your loved one’s remains. The chain of custody should include positive identification at all stages of the cremation process.
- How Can I expect My Lost Pet’s Cremated Remains to Look? Cremated remains look like a powdery ash, but with a light grey to white color.
- What Do I Do with the Remains? There are many options for your beloved pet’s cremated remains. You can keep them with you in a personalized urn, bury them in a pet cemetery, inter them in a pet columbarium, or scatter them on private property or a lake, just to name a few. Including some type of memorial service to honor your pet is an important part of the aftercare process.
If you have pet cremation questions, or want to learn more about Chamblee, GA pet cremations, just reach out to Deceased Pet Care. We are honored to help you through your time of loss in any way we can.