Burial Or Cremation for Your Pet?

Pets are such an integral part of our lives that when the time comes to say goodbye, it can be a hugely emotional experience. There are a number of decisions that you need to make when dealing with your pet’s remains, including how you want to remember them including choosing between burial or cremation for your pet…

Burial Or Cremation for Your Pet?

Choosing between burial and cremation can be confusing, and although there is no right or wrong answer, it’s useful to know your options so you can honour your pet appropriately.

Why to avoid garden burial

Whilst you might want to bury your pet yourself, there are some dangers to other pets, wildlife and the environment if you do.

If your pet was put to sleep, the highly concentrated anaesthetic remains in their bodies for up to a year, so should the remains be scavenged by another animal, they may be poisoned by it.

Your pet may have died of a disease, so their remains may pose a risk – for example, parvovirus in dogs can cause severe gastrointestinal disease in puppies.

Of course, you may also not always live where you buried your pet, so if you move, you can’t take them with you.

A safe way to say goodbye

There are safer options to select from, including cremation services that deal with your pet’s remains respectfully and safely. We have individual and communal cremation options, so you can choose to suit your preference and budget.

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations are here to help you with horse cremations and pet cremations services in the North West – covering the counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. We give you the space to grieve as our end-of-life service takes care of the practical arrangements, so you have the space to grieve.

We offer cremation services for most small animals, including:


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