For many of us, a much loved pet becomes like a part of the family. When the awful day finally comes on which our beloved pet passes away, the sense of loss can sometimes be overwhelming. Under these circumstances, it is quite natural to want to create some kind of memorial to the special dog, cat, bird or other creature that has shared our life and given so much fun, loyalty and unconditional love. If you have chosen to cremate your pet, pet urns can be a wonderful keepsake to remember your departed friend.
Pet urns can be found in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colours. This also means that there is quite a variation in prices, so a good first step in making your selection is to decide how much you are prepared to spend. As to the type of urn you buy, this will depend both upon your personal taste and preference and also upon the way in which you wish to commemorate your pet. If you are intending to bury the urn, then a plain, simple container will be sufficient. If you prefer to have it on display, then a more elaborate design might be more appropriate. Urns are available made from a selection of woods and metals, stone, marble, granite, glass, ceramics and other materials. They come in different shapes and sizes including biodegradable pet urns and figurines that looks like your pet and can be personalised in various ways to make a truly unique memorial. You might want nothing more than a simple brass plate engraved with your pet’s name and perhaps a quotation, poem or verse. Other types of urn allow you to insert pictures at the sides for a visual reminder (Digital Photo Urns). Caskets and plaques are also available and you can also get cremation jewelry, key chains, rings, statues, pendants and other personalized memorial merchandise.
For people who wish to scatter their pets ashes themselves Scatter Tubes are also available. Pet loss books are available to help ease the pain and suffering of ones loss. Most companies will offer guarantees with their products and services (usually 30 days) but be sure to check this out and that there are no hidden costs before entering into any agreements. Note that a high-resolution image will be required for reproducing the likeness of your pet.
You can usually purchase pet urns from veterinary clinics, though it may be better to deal with a pet crematorium, which is likely to have a more extensive range of urns available also you would be able to attend the funeral. It is also quite likely that a crematorium will be able to supervise the whole process for you, which may be a comfort during such a very stressful time.