With around 30 million pets, Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates anywhere in the world. Almost two-thirds of households here have a pet. Perhaps unsurprisingly, dogs and cats are the most popular pets for Australian households.

A key trademark of a pet’s life is the happiness they give to their owners. However, pets do not live forever and we will each eventually have to plan for their final resting place — either by burial or pet cremation. Traditionally pets were buried in the ground, though this method is becoming less popular for a range of reasons.

In this blog post, we will look at five benefits of pet cremation as a better alternative to burial. As with humans, cremation is becoming a more viable and popular option for all types of pets.

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Lower Cost

Pet cremation is a cost-friendly alternative to burial. While finding a plot in a pet cemetery can be financially difficult, cremation is seen as a more economical option. 

Additionally, in many places, pet cemeteries are few and far between, making it difficult to visit your pet’s resting place as often as you would like.

Simple Process

Pet cremation is a simple and convenient process. The steps involved in cremating your pet are overseen by the cremation facility in a respectful and professional manner. With cremation, there is no need to dig holes or pay for this work to be carried out.

Range of Options

When you have your pet’s ashes, you can do as you please with them. Many people like to keep them in a customized urn at their home, while others prefer to scatter the ashes in a special place. It is also possible to incorporate the ashes into jewelry or other beautiful items.

Protect Groundwater

In some cases, a buried pet can result in issues related to nearby groundwater. This can affect the local environment. In other cases, digging in your back garden could risk hitting a sewer, water, or gas pipe, potentially resulting in major damage.

Carry Them With You

If your pet is buried in your back garden or a nearby cemetery, moving house can mean saying goodbye forever. When you cremate your pet, you can bring their ashes with you wherever you go. This helps keep the memory of your beloved family pet alive and with you at all times.

Choose Pet Cremation and Keep Your Memories Close

Pet cremation is an increasingly popular way to say goodbye to family pets while keeping them close. When you choose pet cremation, you will have a range of options for honouring their memory. Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but you will also be able to carry your pet’s ashes wherever you go.

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