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Affordable Pet Aquamation: A Compassionate Farewell Within Your Budget

Losing a beloved pet is similar to losing a family member; it's emotional and fraught with grief. We, as pet owners, are responsible for making the difficult decision of what to do with our pet's body when they pass away. Many people opt for pet aquamation, which is a gentle, respectful and heartfelt way to say goodbye to our furry friends. In this article, we'll explore affordable pet aquamation processes in detail and discover the different types and overall costs of such procedures.

What Is Pet Aquamation?

Pet Aquamation is the process of reducing a pet's body to its most basic components using warm water and alkaline salts. After that, the remaining components are dried and ashes are returned to the pet owner. This takes place in a facility known as a pet aquamation facility.

What Pets Can Be Aquamated?

Many people decide to aquamate their cherished dogs, and cats. But did you know that other creatures, including hamsters, guinea pigs, iguanas, birds, snakes, and rabbits, can also be aquamated? Horses and other large animals require special handling. However, it is possible to aquamate every kind of pet.

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The Aquamation Process: Understanding the Basics

Some people may not be familiar with the process of pet aquamation, and may have questions. Many people approach this method because they want a gentler and eco-friendly alternative to traditional fire-based cremation. It is helpful to understand the pet aquamation process before making a decision. It often entails the following steps:

  1. Initially, you contact a nearby pet aquamation facility, like Peaceful Waters Aquamation, to discuss the procedure and associated fees. This may be necessary on occasion after your pet has passed away. To ease the burden during a difficult time, you might want to make arrangements in advance if your pet is ill or elderly.

  2. After that, your pet is taken into the care of aquamation staff and memorial items like a clay paw print and fur clipping are prepared. Then pets are gently placed inside the aquamation machine.

  3. Any items that remain, such as implants or metal from surgical procedures, are removed by the staff after aquamation.

  4. They also dry and grind down any large pieces of remaining bone to make the ashes.

  5. Lastly, the ashes placed in your chosen container and contact is made for pick-up of ashes, urns and memorial items.


Pet owners often want to keep their pet’s last remains after aquamation, however some families do not want ashes returned to them. Let’s discuss the different types of aquamation methods.

Communal Pet Aquamation

One option for those looking to aquamate pets at a cheaper cost is communal aquamation. This indicates that multiple pets are aquamated in the same location. It is not possible to separate the ashes of one pet from the others and give them to the owners because they are aquamated together. Instead, the ashes are spread at sea in a loving nautical ceremony including the spread of seasonal flowers.

Individual/Private Pet Aquamation

Pets aquamated separately are placed in private/individual chambers to be aquamated. Additionally, the method and prices for individual aquamation may vary by location.

Affordable Pet Aquamation: What’s the Average Cost

There are several procedures and expenses associated with the afterlife formalities of your beloved pet. We are providing an estimated average cost here regarding some critical aspects:


The price range for pets is $200 to $450.  This depends on the weight and method of aquamation you choose for your pet.

Picking Up the urn and memorial items:

Peaceful Waters Aquamation contacts owners as soon as private aquamation, urns and/or memorial item creation is complete and ready for pickup. Arrangements are made for families to pick up their loved one’s remains at a convenient time and day.

Should You Wish to Witness the Aquamation:

We offer viewings for clients who wish to see their pets one final time before aquamation. Please contact Peaceful Waters Aquamation for more information.

Alternate urns and unique memorial items:

As a boutique upscale pet aftercare facility, we offer an extensive list of unique, custom memorial items to commemorate each pet individually.

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Choosing the Right Pet Crematorium Service Near You

Locations where you’ll find aquamation services are called aquamation facilities or crematoriums. Our very own Peaceful Waters Aquamation is the best in the area. You can look online or get recommendations from your local veterinarian or animal shelter to locate a pet aquamation facility or crematorium in your area. We suggest you visit and tour the facility before entrusting your pet with their care.

Office: You will speak with the personnel here to make all the necessary arrangements for your pet's aquamation.

Aquamation Room:  The Aquamation process takes place in this room.

Viewing Room: A few locations allow you to observe the aquamation. This is the space from which you would observe.

Memorial Room: Here, sentimental items, such as jewelry or urns, are stored to honor your pet. If you'd like something unique for your pet, you can inquire with any of the staff.


Is it Better to Bury or Aquamate My Pet?

Practical concerns, cultural values, and personal taste all play a role in the decision of whether to aquamate or bury your pet. While Aquamation results in a portable urn, burial offers a tangible resting place for memory. Either approach pays tribute to your pet. Select the one that brings you the greatest comfort.

Shall I Get My Pet’s Ashes Back After Aquamation?

Yes, if you want. Many owners usually obtain the pet's ashes after a pet is aquamated. The ashes will be typically returned in an urn or other container of your choice.

Does the Aquamation Facility Offer Witnessed Pet Aquamations?

Some pet crematoriums now allow owners to witness their pets being aquamated, much like what happens with humans. This implies that you can watch as your pet is put into the Aquamation chamber. This is an excellent approach for many individuals to achieve closure after losing a pet. If you have any questions about it, make sure to ask the staff if the pet crematorium offers this option.

Do Veterinarians Offer Pet Aquamation?

Veterinarians frequently provide pet aquamation to families by contracting with a respectable neighborhood crematorium to handle the process. But they rarely offer extra services and mark up the price. Veterinarians make arrangements for pet pickup and return of ashes to the facility.

Aquamation: An Environment-friendly Alternative to Cremation

It's always difficult to say goodbye to a cherished pet, and what to do after is entirely personal. The majority of people decide to bury their pets or have them cremated or aquamated. Aqumation is the gentlest and most eco-friendly approach. Water and a specific type of salt are used in aquamation. The pet's body remains in a chamber along with those substances for roughly 18 to 20 hours and gradually reduces to ashes.

The animal is gently placed into a chamber during aquamation. Warm water and alkaline salt are then added. The body breaks down within eighteen to twenty-four hours into mineral ashes and nutrient-rich effluent. You can reclaim the ashes just like in traditional cremation. The wastewater is eco-friendly and can be returned to the environment. Because of our team's extensive experience in the veterinary field, you can rely on Peaceful Veterinary Care and Peaceful Waters Aquamation for your pet’s aquamation services. Let’s say the last goodbye with peace, comfort, and unconditional love!

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