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What is aquamation and why is it better than traditional cremation?

Aquamation is a revolutionized form of cremation, which instead of flame, uses water to dissolve the body composites of an organism. Similarly, only the bones are left, but finer and more sands are produced through aquamation. This can make it seem as if you have more of your pet with you.

The whole process is also graceful. Aquamation, or alkaline hydrolysis, resembles the natural process when a deceased organism is buried into the ground. It uses 5% alkali and 95% water. Over time, the chemical will be fully utilized, and the remaining liquid filled now with nutrients may be safely used as an organic fertilizer.

Now, you can cherish your departed best friend while ensuring that you do not add to the environment’s problem of harmful greenhouse gases. You keep your pet happily, and you get to protect your friends’ and relatives’ health as well. Over a thousand veterinarians recommend this option to their families.

Aquamation is free if you get any of our premium pet preservation plans.

Select this plan if your pet has passed on, and you are looking for aquamation services only, this plan includes a deluxe urn.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pet aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis or water cremation, is an eco-friendly alternative to flame-based cremation.

It is a gentle and respectful way to honor the life of a beloved companion and preserve the pet’s remains. Here are some frequently asked questions about pet cremation.

What Is Pet Aquamation?
Pet aquamation is a process that uses a combination of temperature, gentle water flow, and alkaline hydrolysis to accelerate the natural process of tissue hydrolysis.

Furthermore, all organic material is decreased to its initial building blocks, and the pet’s remains are returned to the family in return.

What Is Alkaline Hydrolysis, and How Does It Compare to Flame-based Cremation in Terms of Being an Eco-friendly Alternative?
Alkaline hydrolysis, also known as water cremation or pet aquamation, is an environmentally friendly alternative to flame-based cremation. With alkaline hydrolysis, there are no direct emissions or harmful greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere.

Additionally, there is no carbon discoloration or amino acid damage, and the process is gentle and respectful to the remains of animals.

Can You Explain How Pet Aquamation Helps Reduce the Carbon Footprint and Harmful Greenhouse Gases?
Pet aquamation is a gentler process than flame or green cremation. With pet aquamation, there aren’t any direct emissions or dangerous greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere.

The process does not use any fossil fuels, and it is highly energy-efficient, with a 1/10th carbon footprint of flame bio cremation.

In fact, the process is so much more environmentally friendly than flame cremation that the processed water can be released for recycling, making it an example of true compassion for both animals and the environment.

Is Pet Aquamation a Natural Way to Decompose?
Yes, pet aquamation is a natural way to decompose. It is essentially an accelerated version of what takes place during natural decomposition. Each pet deserves to be respectfully placed in its own individual compartment and a combination of gentle water flow and temperature.
How Long Does the Pet Aquamation Process Take?
The pet aquamation process takes approximately 1-3 weeks, depending on the pet’s size.
Is the Pet's Cremains Safe to Handle?
Yes, the pet’s cremains is 100% safe to handle and pathogen and disease-free. Pet aquamation is a proven sterilization process, and the ash remains are environmentally friendly.
What Happens to Metal Implants During Pet Aquamation?
Medical implants are not eliminated in the pet aquamation process. After the procedure, the metals are spotless, sterile, and appear as good as new. To create new products, these metals get recycled via a metal refiner.
Is a Casket Needed for an Individual Aquamation?
No, unlike flame-based cremation, a casket or box is not needed in the pet aquamation process.

Moreover, these materials, along with clothing that isn’t protein-based (wool, silk, or leather), won’t degrade during the aquamation process.

The pet’s corpse will be put in a biodegradable bag made of a specific substance that securely biodegrades in places that demand an alternate container.

What Are Some Things That Should Be Avoided When Handling the Pet's Cremains?
Direct contact with the pet’s cremains should be avoided. It is best to handle the cremains with gloves and to avoid inhaling the ash remains. Additionally, it is recommended to keep the urn in a dry, cool place, out of direct sunlight, and to handle it carefully when moving or transporting it.
What Is the Cost of an Individual Aquamation?
The cost of pet aquamation can vary depending on the pet’s size. It is important to note that pet aquamation is a gentle and eco-friendly way to honor a beloved pet, and many owners feel that the benefits outweigh the cost.
Is Pet Aquamation Legal?
Yes, pet aquamation is legal in most states in the US, as well as in many other countries around the world. Also, it is recognized as an alternative to flame-based cremation and is regulated by local and state laws.
Is Pet Aquamation Available for All Types of Pets?
Yes, pet aquamation is available for all types of pets, from dogs and cats to birds and reptiles. Each pet is respectfully placed in its own individual compartment, and the process is tailored to the pet’s size and density.
Can I Have a Memorial Service for My Pet with Pet Aquamation?
Yes, many pet owners want to do a memorial service for their beloved pet, even with pet cremation. The urn containing the pet’s remains can be displayed, and a ceremony or gathering can be held to honor the life of all animal friends.
How Does Pet Aquamation Compare to Other Eco-friendly Options, Such as Natural Burial?
Pet aquamation is the most eco-friendly option available for pet owners.

Unlike natural burial, which requires land and may take years for the pet’s body to decompose, pet aquamation is an accelerated process that reduces the pet’s remains to mineral ash in just a few hours. It also does not require land, and the sterile processed water is released for recycling.

Is Pet Aquamation a Compassionate Choice for Pet Owners?
Yes, pet aquamation is a compassionate choice for pet owners. Moreover, it is a respectful way to honor the life of a beloved companion and preserve the pet’s remains.

The process is gentle and eco-friendly, allowing pet owners to give their animals a dignified farewell.

Is Pet Aquamation a Common Practice in the Pet Industry?
Pet aquamation is still a relatively new option in the pet industry, but it is gaining popularity as more pet owners become aware of the benefits of this gentle and environmentally friendly process.

While flame-based cremation is still the most common form of pet disposition, pet aquamation is becoming more widely available as an eco-friendly alternative.

Moreover, pet owners who value true compassion for their beloved animals and a greener, more natural approach to cremation are choosing pet aquamation as a way to honor the lives of their pets.