Pets are an integral part of the lives of the owners and they are loved by every single person, may it be a kid or a grandfather. If the inevitable grief of losing one has struck you, you may want to know how to bury a pet in order to say goodbye to the beloved in a respectful and loving manner. The following may help you think in the right direction.
Confirm the death
Before the funeral talks start, make sure you confirm your pet’s death. Get it checked by a vet and only then reach the verdict.
Deciding the burial place
Makeup your mind whether you want to bury your beloved pet in your house or at a cemetery. It is mandatory to keep your head straight so that all the other arrangements can be made accordingly. If you decide to have the funeral at a cemetery, you need to get a certain amount of land depending on your pet’s size. Choose a tombstone and think about what you want engraved on it. If you plan on burying your pet in your house, talk to the family members about it first and let everyone express their views on how they want it done. Try to think in all dimensions and have an open mind while making the arrangements without being overwhelmed.
If your pet is to be buried in your backyard, call the authorities and ask for permission as some residential areas do not allow such acts. Look for a spot that is at a safe distance from the building and is safe without being prone to damage. The pet is going to decompose overtime and the process should not interfere with the daily life.
Check for utility wires before digging any holes in order to prevent any damage or danger that the action may pose. Look for a spot that does not aid the leaching of the decomposed animal to mix with water which can result in contamination. Keep the local laws in mind and keep it legal.
Preparation for burial
Make sure the grave is deep enough and dimensionally adequate for your pet and isn’t easy to be dug up accidentally. Research on the specific dimensions online first. Cover the animal in a plastic bag to lower the impact of decomposition.
Saying beautiful goodbyes
Ask the grieving children and the family to write down good things about the pet that remind them of good memories or to prepare speeches for the funerals and host a funeral inviting all the directly affected people so that they can say goodbye to their beloved animal.
This will give everyone to accept the fact that they have finally said goodbye to their loving companion and it would aid the healing process as it helps genuinely accepting the situation.