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Understanding The Need For Pet Urns – 4 Reasons

By Sachin Gupta

Pet owners that have had their pets for many years come to view them as family members. They are within them everyday, and they become a faithful companion. Unfortunately, pet owners also realize that many pets, including dogs and cats, do not live as long as they would like them to. Dogs can live around 16 years, but some live longer, and cats can live from 20 to 25 years.

Pets Become Like Family Members

When a beloved pet dies, the owner normally feels the same as if a family member had died, because the pet was a family member for many years. The grieving process is the same as if the owner had lost a person close to them. Veterinarians watch many families grieve over the loss of a pet and now offer cremation services to their clients.

It has been known for years that burial services or cremation for people has brought a sense of closure to the family. The same holds true for pets that have died, many people have their pets cremated and choose one of the unique pet urns that are currently available. The most common is the wood pet urns but these are not the only choices for pet owners.


The cremation itself is not terribly expensive and based on how much the pet weighs, but normally begins around $40, which varies considerably depending on where you live.

Normally, the veterinarian’s office calls the company that performs their cremations and the company comes to the office to collect the pet. They have the pet cremated and placed in the urn you chose. They return it to the veterinarian’s office, and they call you to come and pick up the urn.

Decisions on Pet Urns

Many people choose to keep their pet urns with them forever, while others decide to bury them, and some decide to spread their ashes in a special place. It depends upon the owner, but regardless, the cremation and pet urns used help bring closure to the owner.

People with an ailing pet that decide to have their pet cremated upon death, should make plans ahead of time by seeking out the cremation urns before the pet is put to sleep or dies. This is not in anyway attempting to rush the process of death; it is simply being prepared when the day does come. If you do not have your own urn, you may have no choice but to go with the standard cedar wood urn, which is all that many of the veterinarians offer via an off-site cremation service.

Where to Find the Best Pet Urns

The owner has a choice of specific cat urns or dog urns when selecting their choices. Many of the urns are much cheaper if purchased on the Internet and if you are on a tight budget, there are also discount pet urns available. Regardless of you budget, if you want to have your pet cremated, an urn is fitting for him or her.

Final Thoughts

Pet urns are extremely healing for those that have lost their pet-friends and help them in their mourning and healing process. is build specially for those who are looking for special ways to memorialize their beloved pets. Here you can choose from a variety of products such as cremation urns, pet urns, cremation jewelry, caskets and other sympathy gifts.

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Gupta, Sachin "Understanding The Need For Pet Urns – 4 Reasons." Understanding The Need For Pet Urns – 4 Reasons. 21 Jun. 2010. 6 Feb 2016 <>.

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