Bury the pet If your pet dies, you will soon have to decide what you want with your pet’s body. Burying or cremating your dog or cat can help in the grieving process. You then have a place where you can occasionally go.
Bury your pet in the yard If you have your own garden, you can bury your pet there. So you have your companion around a bit and this can offer comfort. It is also easier to involve children in the ceremony and there are no costs involved.
However, burial on private property is subject to a number of rules. To prevent other animals from digging up the grave, it is important to let the grave be at least 75 centimeters deep.
In addition, you may want to change your pet’s posture, so keep in mind that your pet’s body will get stiff between half an hour and an hour after death. For this you can still put your pet in the desired position.
Bury your pet in an animal cemetery An alternative to a funeral at home is a funeral at an animal cemetery. Sometimes there is no other choice, for example if you don’t have a garden. If you choose this, there are many options for completing the ceremony as desired.
So you can choose a box, but also decide to bury your pet in his or her basket. In addition, it is possible to have your pet transported to the cemetery and possibly to place a memorial stone.
For the cemetery you pay an annual amount, with the option to renew per year. Have your pet cremated A third option is to have your cat or dog cremated .
From AniCura we have selected two crematoriums that organize the funeral of your pet for you with great respect and love. In the west of the country you can contact Hoeksche Hof for the cremation of your dog or cat (Zeeland, South Holland, North Holland, Utrecht). The rest of the Netherlands can go to the Grebbehof .
You can have your dog or cat picked up at home or at your veterinary clinic, but you can also bring your animal to the crematorium yourself. Cost of an animal cemetery or crematorium The costs for a funeral or cremation of your dog or cat at an animal cemetery or crematorium vary greatly, depending on your wishes.
We therefore advise you to obtain information from an animal cemetery, your vet can refer you to a location nearby. Unfortunately, we all have to say goodbye to our pets at some point. We understand that this is a difficult period for you and would like to condole you