One of the most challenging things every person faces during their lifetime is saying goodbye to a loved one, including our pets. Our dogs and cats hold a very special place in our hearts. For many, they are our children. Discovering the appropriate aftercare services for your pet can be daunting because so many treat animals as chattel rather than a member of someone’s family. In addition, finding an eco-friendly one is even more difficult. One company, Peaceful Pets Aquamation, utilizes green practices and respects our environment.
Jerry Shevick, the owner of Peaceful Pets Aquamation, had a career in the entertainment industry. As an avid loving pet owner, he found pets were being treated inhumanly after they passed away. For Jerry, “Aftercare has not kept up with clients’ needs; it is very archaic.” After discovering the benefits of Aquamation, when the time came for him to leave Hollywood, he decided to establish a company, whose mission included respecting the animal just like a human would be treated in aftercare, thereby honoring the needs of the pet owner while they grieve their loss.
Pet Aquamation Process
Aquamation is a natural process employing alkaline hydrolysis. It utilizes water rather than fire. Through the use of water flow, temperature, and alkalinity, there is a natural decomposition of the body and bone. It softens the bone leaving smoother ash. The process is the closest to what happens in nature. This method utilizes a more modern and sophisticated technique, that also uses less energy, thereby reducing the carbon footprint. There are no toxic emissions, and since you are not burning like in cremation and no greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere. This process is a clean and gentle system. You might call this the process of aquamation a holistic approach to pet aftercare.
Although this technology is new to the pet industry, it has been around for some time. It is not only used on pets but on humans. UCLA, the Mayo Clinic, Duke University, and the US Government have been working with the Aquamation process. Peaceful Pets is one of the first to provide this service to animals. The process is not only used for dogs and cats but also for hamsters and exotic animals.
Peaceful Pet Services
With a hands-on approach to guiding you through this process, Peaceful Pets assists in sending your pet to the Rainbow Bridge. They compassionately accomplish this and send you home with a lovely baked clay pawprint of your pet, a nose print, and a decorative container with your pet’s remains. The container can be customized to your needs, or you can even provide your own urn.
Peaceful Pets Aquamation is both an eco-friendly and dignified alternative to cremation, leaving you feeling more positive and less vulnerable during your time of grieving.