The cremation process follows these basic steps:
The animal’s remains are incinerated using high heat. The amount of time it takes depends on the size of the animal. They will be placed in a cremation chamber and subjected to intense temperatures of at least 1400 – 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. This reduces the organic matter down to ash and bone.
The remains are inspected for metal objects; any that are discovered are removed. Next, the surgical, pins, rods, tags, broken pieces of collars, and other metal objects are removed from the dust with the help of a magnet or manual inspection.
Large pieces of bone that did not incinerate are pulverized to a fine dust resembling ash
For animals in a private cremation, the cremains are then placed in their storage compartment. Your cremation center may allow you to provide an urn, box, or other enclosed container that they are to use to inter your pet. If the crematorium does not accept urn or you’re still looking for the perfect resting place for your pet, the cremains are usually poured into a plastic sealed bag. The sealed bag is then placed in a urn and delivered to you.
You may then transfer the cremated remains in a nice cremation urn meant for holding the ashes of a pet. Having received the ashes you may choose to scatter, store, or bury them.
The cremated remains are usually variety in color. However, the color may vary due to certain medications or health issues.
The time for cremation depends on the type of pet you have. For instance, cremation of smaller animals such as birds, mice, rabbits, hamsters, does not take long.
On the other hand, larger animals like horse, large breeds of dogs, etc. are cremated in hours. On an average, though, cremation of a pet may take 45 minutes to two hours for more. Based on a in-house case load basis.
The weight of the cremation ashes also depends on the weight and bone structure of your beloved pet. Until the process of cremation begins, the pet is kept in a refrigerated cooler.
If you would like to witness the cremation at our crematorium we can make this special arrangement to do this at an additional cost. This is limited to availability at each of our crematoriums.