Pet Urns ” How To Choose Pet Cremation Urns

August 19, 2009

in Cats

The best way to honor your the loss of your pet is to choose a pet urn that reflects its personality. You can often find pet urns at your vets office or a local pet store but you will pay a premium. When you buy a urn for your pet online you can often find a much wider selection. They are often made of many different materials and come in many different styles leading to a difficult choice.

The loss of a pet can be traumatic to say the least and making a decision for burial, cremation or having a funeral can be stressful but having a pet memorial or pet urn to house keepsakes, photos or tags can often help with the loss. Pet urns com in many different shapes and styles and are often used for either burial or display in the house or garden. The more popular materials usually involve ceramic, metal, stone or wood or a combination of the materials. Ones made of metal will are often from bronze, brass or copper. Wood urns are often made from hardwood but can be made from pine. Ceramics are usually molded into vases or sometimes figurines.

Consider where you will eventually place your pet urn. This is critical and depending on where you place it should help you decide what material you would choose. If you choose a stone or metal urn this may be a great choice for outdoors and wood or ceramic is better left for indoor if it will be for display. Metal urns could gracefully tarnish outdoors or the tarnish could be removed with the appropriate cleaner. Most metals will tarnish or start showing signs within weeks of being placed outdoors. If you decide to go with metal consider a likely cleaning compound on a regular basis. One way to protect many surfaces outdoors it with acrylic wax and this could be applied with a sponge and applied slowly to avoid bubbles from forming. Wax will not last forever but adds another layer of protection but always test an inconspicuous area to make sure it will work wit the coatings oft he urn.

Photo pet urns are becoming quite popular. They are often made of many materials and have a place holder for a photo of your beloved pet. They may also have an area to engrave either a likeness of your pet and some loving words. This is often done with laser engraving. Most materials using this process are either stone or wood.

If you are looking for a burial urn that will last consider stone or a metal that does not rust. In many cases people will plant a small tree or plant or place a memorial stone over the area. Yard ornaments are often use to mark a pet memorial.

You may have recently lost your dog, cat, rabbit, bird or another friend from the animal kingdom regardless of how you shop for pet urns you have many options to choose from and when buying online you often have a much larger selection that if you buy veterinarians office, or a pet crematorium pet funeral home. When you buy a pet urn online you will often save a lot of money and buy something much nicer in honor of your pet.

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