Planning Ahead: What You Need to Know About Pet Cremation

Whether it happens suddenly, or after a lasting illness, the loss of a pet is a devastating event. During this traumatic and confusing time, it can be difficult to decide how to handle your pet’s passing.

At Paws, Whiskers & Wags, your pet crematory, we encourage pet parents to plan ahead for their pet’s aftercare. We offer a variety of pet cremation and memorial options designed to suit you and your pet’s particular needs.

Why Plan Ahead?

Our pets are often our best friends, our companions, and our family members. Planning ahead for a pet’s aftercare arrangements prevents pet owners from making hasty end-of-life decisions that they may later regret. In addition, advanced planning allows pet parents to carefully weigh available aftercare options, and determine their needs and budgets ahead of time.

Options for Pet Cremation

As you begin to research the pet cremation options, we recommend that you speak with your trusted veterinarian about local pet crematories and the services that they provide. Understanding the choices available to you and your pet is important as you plan this final act of love and kindness.

At Paws, Whiskers & Wags, we believe that the last choice you make for your pet should be an informed, loving choice. We know that end-of-life decisions are difficult, and our comforting staff is here to ensure this final decision you make for your pet is the right one. Our pet cremation services include:

  • Pet Tracker 360®, which guarantees the ashes you receive are those of your pet.
  • Comfortable reception area with viewing window if you prefer to watch the cremation.
  • Cremation services are performed within 24-48 hours of receiving your pet.
  • Grief support and pet memorials following the loss of your pet.

Private Cremation vs. Community Cremation

The main question to consider when deciding if private pet cremation is right for you and your beloved pet is, “Do I want to memorialize my pet following his or her death?” If you answer, “Yes,” to this question, then private pet cremation services may be the ideal end-of-life decision for you and your pet.

Private pet cremation occurs with only one pet inside the cremation chamber, which allows for the complete retrieval of your pet’s cremains. With the help of the Pet Tracker 360®, we are able to offer bereaved pet owners the assurance that the ashes they receive belong to their pet.

Community pet cremation occurs when several pets are placed to a maximum weight limit within one cremation chamber. Community cremation makes the retrieval of your pet’s cremains impossible.

Plan Ahead with Professional & Compassionate Pet Cremation Services

Planning ahead for the loss of your precious pet is never easy, and we understand this difficulty. At Paws, Whiskers & Wags, we provide pet owners with over 20 years of cremation experience.  Our state-of-the-art pet cremation facilities provide pet owners a personal way to say good-bye and memorialize beloved pets. Learn more about our compassionate and professional pet cremation services by calling our 24-hour facilities by phone at (404) 609-1072.

2 thoughts on “Planning Ahead: What You Need to Know About Pet Cremation

  1. Heide Hollyfield

    I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. Derek Mcdoogle

    You mentioned that planning ahead for a pet’s aftercare arrangements prevents pet owners from making hasty end-of-life decisions that they may later regret. Do most people opt to have their pets cremated instead of being buried? My friend’s dog is really not doing well and they are trying to decide what to do with him when he passes on. Hiring a pet cremation company might be a good option.


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