What to Look For When Choosing a Pet Urn

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Cremation is a common choice when it comes to deciding what to do with the remains of your pet. Many pet owners are still reeling from their loss and looking for a way to memorialize their pet through the storing and/or distribution of the ashes. However, a pet urn is the best way for pet owners to store the remains of their pets in a manner that is creative and tasteful.

However, how do you know where to go to find a pet urn and furthermore, when you do locate a retailer, how do you know which one to choose? In the midst of your grief, coming up with the answers to these questions can be challenging and somewhat frustrating.

These days, the process is easier than ever before. The place to go find a pet urn is through an online retailer. Choose one that specializes in pet urns and can provide virtual assistance in finding the best one for you. A reputable retailer will have a variety of sizes and colors from which you can choose, so pick one that not only reflects the décor of the place you will sit it, but also the personality of your pet.

The size determination will depend on the size of your pet and the resulting ashes from the cremation process. You can consult with the crematorium that cremated your pet to find out what the best size will be for your pet urn, but the standard measure to start from is 1 cubic inch of space for each pound of live weight when your animal died.

Once you determine the size, then it's time to wade through the variety of colors and styles to find the one that best represents your pet's personality. If your pet was serious and quiet, then you might choose a pet urn that is simple and austere. If your pet was crazy and full of life, choose a urn that is more colorful and bright. The choices are yours, but remember that when you display your pet urn, you may often be asked to talk about your pet, so you might want to choose something that is in line with the type of personality displayed by your pet.

Don't spend more than your budget allows on your pet urn, either, as it is not necessarily about the type of urn in which you display your pet as it is about telling your family and friends and visitors the impact your pet has had on your life. Keep this mind when choosing a pet urn; pick the one that represents your pet for the price you can afford.

As you grieve, just remember that all of the steps you take to honor your pet through pet memorials are ways to assuage your grief and help you get through this rough time. With this in mind, remember that a pet urn is a representation of your pet's life, but it is up to you to keep the memory of your pet alive.

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Colleen Mihelich
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This article was published on 2010/04/01