Pet Burial Service

The pain of losing a beloved pet is not less than losing a close one and only a pet parent can understand how devastating it is. Over the years they don’t remain just a ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ but rather become an integral part of family and brings joy, happiness in one’s life.

Death is an inevitable part of life, no one can change. After the years of companionship and loyalty a pet offers, it deserves a final farewell. One can remember and cherish memories of his pet in many ways, but burial or cremation of their remains is a final responsibility of a pet parent towards his pet.

For pets, there are not many options available, and it varies for different locations. They just can’t be buried anywhere so it's always good to check local rules and regulations for pet burial and cremation.

In metro cities, there are some electric crematoriums and pet cemeteries located. Some pet NGOs and animal care centers also provide burial grounds for animals. Due to lack of these facilities, people bury their pets in backyard, which is not always a safest option.

Recommendations for burial of pets:

  • The land on which animal is to be buried should be owned by the animal owner or land has been authorized for the burial of animals.

  • The grave must be atleast 3-4 feet deep and should be excavated large enough to contain the animal body.

  • Choose a high and dry place, which is not at risk of flooding. It should be far away from water sources like wells, ponds, streams etc. to avoid water contamination.

  • Be careful while digging to avoid disruption of any water pipes, underground lines, sewage line etc.

  • The grave should also be protected against any other animal to dig up. Place a big stone or plant a tree over it. It will also mark a spot of your pet.

  • It is recommended to cover the animal’s body with the layer of lime (or other disinfectant) before the soil layer. Cover it with 3-4 alternate layers of lime and soil and then fill the grave with 2 feet of soil. It will aid in decomposition and prevent any risk of infection.

  • Take extra precautions while burying the pet after euthanasia. The medication is harmful and can be deadly to other animals, if ingested by them.