5% Alkaline * + 95% warm water
We use water up to 202° F. Your beloved pet is gently placed in a stainless steel cradle. This sterile process guarantees your pet remains only.
What you receive back includes bone remains, similar to flame cremation. Approximately 20% more of your pet’s remains are kept instead of being lost during processing. No RNA or DNA left after this sterile process. The water bi-product can be used as a fertilizer, which is eco-friendly. No methane gases and no pollution result making Aquamation the most eco-friendly choice.
Flame Base Cremation uses heat up to 1800° and uses up to 28 gallons of propane or gases per process. This is not a sterile process. Chemicals emitted by cremation may include mercury, dioxin, hydrochloric acid, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and dioxins.
During Ground Burial, organic substances are broken down in the soil, producing methane gases, a by-product of natural body break down.
Many pet lovers opt to bury their pets in the backyard. However, there are some hidden risks to this.
Why backyard burial isn’t best:
This information was originally published on ‘The Conversation’ by Rachel Allavena
Backyard burial may seem like the easiest way to respectfully take care of your pet’s remains. Unfortunately, it can be dangerous for other pets and wildlife. Most pets are put to sleep with an extremely concentrated anesthetic agent which results in a very peaceful death (hence the term euthanasia, which means “good death”). However, this drug, pentobarbital, persists in the buried body of the pet for up to a year. Any animal scavenging on the remains will be poisoned by the euthanasia solution.
I have seen two cases in my career where this has happened, with serious consequences. In one case a family had their pet mouse put down and buried it in the backyard. The family’s terrier dug up and ate the mouse, and was comatose in intensive care for nearly a week. In another case, two farm dogs scavenged some bones from a cow which had been euthanized on a farm months before. One dog died and the other was seriously ill for several days.
If your pet dies of a disease, which could be spread to other animals or even people, their body might also pose a risk. While vaccination has reduced the amount of dangerous pet diseases in the community, some diseases like parvovirus still occur in outbreaks and are very hardy and spread readily between dogs.
Cryonics is an attempt at immortality in which bodies are preserved in low temperatures, with the intention to revive them … whenever science catches up. In recent years, there’s been a decent amount of discussion about freezing humans for these reasons, but there’s also a movement to do the same for pets. These supporters preserve pets using the same methodology that’s used for humans.
As soon as you or the pet is dead, a team from a cryonics organization swaps its blood with a cryopreservative to prevent ice crystal formation in cells in a process called “perfusion.” The body is then moved to a storage vessel full of liquid nitrogen, known as a dewar or cryostat. Cryonics freezes your pet in liquid nitrogen at -310 °.