While death is always hard to understand and difficult to bear, it can be especially heartrending when we lose a pet. Our pets love us unconditionally, and we build a strong relationship with them by taking care of them day after day. If your pet has passed away, then you may be looking for ways to honor or remember him. Here are a few beautiful ways that you can pay tribute to your pet after his passing.
If you live in a city or town, there is likely a pet cemetery nearby. You can purchase a plot in which to bury your pet. You can then hold a graveside service that is similar to those that are held for humans. Caskets and monuments are available for different types of animals, and some pet cemeteries even have pastoral services to help you during your grief.
If you have buried your pet in a pet cemetery, then you may want to buy a monument or burial stone in remembrance of your friend. Choose something that makes you smile or feel peaceful when you gaze upon it. This is also a great way to pay tribute to your pet if you have buried him in your backyard. You can choose a stone or monument that adds character to your outdoor area while also allowing you to remember your pet.
If you have had your pet cremated, you can still find a beautiful way to memorialize him. There are many pet memorial urns on the market that you can use to store the ashes of your pet. You will first need to contact a pet cemetery to see if they offer pet cremation services. You can also ask your vet to recommend a company. If you want the remains of your pet, you will need to specify that you want an individual cremation, which means that your pet will be the only animal in the chamber. Otherwise, several animals are cremated together, and you will not know if the ashes you receive are those of your pet or another animal. Many cemeteries and cremation specialists offer a certificate so that you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your urn is filled with ashes from your pet alone.
Once your pet has been cremated, the remains will be given to you in a plastic bag. You can transfer the ashes into the urn yourself, or you may ask a friend or loved one to do it for you. You can then place the beautiful memorial urn somewhere where you will be reminded of the love you have for your pet.
Whether you decide to bury your pet or cremate him, there are many options available to memorialize him. Headstones, monuments and cremation urns are wonderful ways to pay tribute to your pet as you fondly remember your time together.