You will expect to feel a myriad of emotions, from deep sadness to anger, denial and even relief. No two people experience grief the same way, so always keep that in mind in the hours and days immediately after a pet cremation.
After your pet is cremated, this is when the grieving starts. If you choose private cremation, you will be given your pet's ashes in an urn of your choice.
You may already have plans to scatter your loyal friend’s ashes in their favourite spot, or you may be in search of some inspiration for how to honour your pet. Take a look at the pages below to help you in the first decisions you’ll make after the cremation.
If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s death, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of When Pets Die: It's Alright to Grieve, Doris Zagdanski.
If you’ve got any questions about pet cremation, choosing an urn or vet support, take a look at our FAQs to find the answer.