Pet cremations are the most common practice in Spain after the passing of your beloved pet. After the cremation process you get to keep the ashes of your family pet to keep as a memory or to scatter the ashes as a memorial to them in their favourite place.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, it simply comes down to you and your family’s preference and or beliefs.
Over 90% of domestic animals are cremated and less than 10% are buried in Pet cemeteries.
There are two types of cremation for a pet:
Although it is difficult, it is important to learn about the process of the cremation of pets as this can help you prepare for it.
The process of pet cremation is relatively new, and many owners are still hesitant about it. People tend to prefer more traditional options like burials simply because they aren’t familiar with all the details of the process.
It’s important to understand the steps to cremation before you make the decision. While some details may differ between various service providers, pet cremation usually consists of several steps:
Depending on what type of cremation you have chosen for your pet, Individual or a collective cremation, your pet will either be alone in the unit or with other people’s pets.
The entire process is usually completed within a couple of hours, and you can pick up your pet’s ashes on the same day.
In the case of a collective cremation, you would leave your pet in the care of the vet. They will make all the arrangements and organise collection by an animal crematorium.
Do research the animal crematoriums in your area and confirm that they have single cremation facilities – this will ensure that you receive the ashes of your pet and not another.
The first funeral home for pets has opened in Valladolid. This is the first of its kind with a Pet cremation oven, urns for your pets ashes and a therapist to care for the human mourners. The facilities that this pet funeral home offers, differ very little from those intended for humans.
Here an individual cremation costs between 220 euros and 320 euros depending on the weight of the pet. The reservation of one of the rooms costs 125 euros and urns cost between 35 euros and 200 euros. The funeral home also has a columbarium (A room or building with niches for funeral urns to be stored.)with 49 spaces for remains. The cost to house an urn in this ‘pet cemetery’ is 165 euros per year.