Animal cremation, how it works – GreenStyle

Animal cremation how it happens, where it happens, prices, difference between single and collective cremation for dogs and cats. But also necessary documentation.

Animal cremation, how it works

Living with our four-legged friends unfortunately also means having to figure out what to do once they’re gone. When the dog or cat dies, in addition to the legal procedures relating to the cancellation from the Canine Registry for animals that have a microchip, with presentation of the death certificate drawn up by the competent ASL Veterinary Services, you have to decide what to do with the body.

One possibility is to proceed with the animal cremation. But how does it work? And what is the difference between single and collective cremation?

Animal cremation: how it happens

Il animal cremation process it is the same as the human cremation process. Everything must take place in special places registered crematoria for animals. It doesn’t happen, in fact, in human cremation centers.

Se digits are Google animal cremation Genoa, Pescara, Milan, Catania or Bolognajust to give some examples, the search results relating to available and active animal cremation centers in your area will pop up.

Usually, once you have agreed with the company in charge regarding the type of cremation you have chosen, you can request either the collection of the body at homeif the pet died in your own home, or the pick up at your vet of trust.

This is if the vet agrees to this type of procedure: in this case the vet acts as a point of support, but will only be able to keep the body for one day, just long enough for the company that takes care of the cremation to arrive. This is because in order to detain the bodies of animals for several days, they should have special cold rooms and specific authorisations.

Single pet cremation

There are different types of cremation. There single cremation it consists in the cremation of a single animal with subsequent return of ashes. The ashes will be collected in an urn and you will decide together with the company whether to proceed with collection at the headquarters on an agreed day or home delivery, also in this case either at home or at the reference veterinarian, subject to prior agreement with the latter.

L’urn with ashes can be legally held at home.

There is also a particular form of single cremation, namely the personalized cremation. It is basically a single cremation in which the owner requests to be able to assist in the procedure, as happens in humans. Of course, the date and time must be agreed in advance with the company.

It should be noted, however, that you will not attend the cremation standing near the actual crematorium. Usually, in fact, a small room is set up where you can watch the process via a video camera. Many companies also have a special room where the owners can say goodbye to their four-legged friend, in complete tranquillity.

Collective animal cremation

The collective cremation it consists in the cremation of several animals at the same time, but in no case does it provide for the return of the ashes. In this case, the ashes will be managed and disposed of as per current legislation.

Can I bury my dog ​​or cat?

There are two others alternatives to cremation:

  • bury the dog or cat in the garden: not all local health authorities allow it, on the contrary, some local health authorities allow it only if the animal has not been subjected to euthanasia. In fact, some local health authorities do not give permission to bury it if the animal has been subjected to euthanasia. And don’t think about doing it anyway: in the event of checks, in fact, they could ask you to dig it up and proceed with cremation. In cases where it is permitted, the animal must not have died of infectious diseases, must not have undergone chemotherapy to avoid polluting the groundwater and can be buried alone in his own land
  • pet cemeteries: in different parts of Italy there are cemeteries for animals. Here it is good to remember that, as happens in humans, animals can only be buried for a certain period of time, after which they will still have to be cremated

Animal cremation: costs

Il cost of pet cremation varies depending on various factors:

  • business
  • weight of the animal
  • single cremation or collective cremation
  • cost of collection of the body
  • home delivery cost
  • holiday retreat

In general, the single one costs much more than the collective oneeven more than double. When you ask for a quote, also find out about the ancillary costs relating to the recovery of the body and the delivery of the ashes.

Even pet cemeteries have not exactly indifferent costs. The bigger the body, the more the cremation will cost. Even in the case of home collections or during holidays, there will be some additional costs.

To this you must then add the eventual cost of the death certificate drawn up by the vet.

Cremation of dogs and cats: documentation

When you have an animal cremated, it is possible that the company will ask you, in addition to the data for the receipt and payment, also the death certificate. This is drawn up by the vet: ask your vet about the procedure. In theory, the vet should see the body in order to ascertain death and costs.

In theory, remember that even the expenses for the cremation of animals fall under deductible expensesbut only if you pay via traceable methods.

Animal cremation: what should I do?

If your dog or cat died and you want to proceed with the cremation, but you don’t know where to start, contact your vet. He will certainly be able to tell you how to proceed in your area and which companies are available in your area.

The alternative is for you to Google pet cremation in Rome, pet cremation in Turin and so on, in order to independently find the cremation centers in the area. You will then have to follow the procedures indicated.


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