Pet Urns – Selecting The Right One

January 30, 2010

in Cats

The perfect pet urn is one that reflects the personality of your pet. You can often find them at your local veterinarian or a pet funeral home but you will pay top dollar. Consider making your purchase online which will often include a much larger selection to choose from. Pet urns come in many different materials, shapes and colors and making a decision during a moment of loss can often be difficult.

When you lose a pet the loss is often sudden and making decisions on burial or cremation can be a difficult undertaking but even having a pet memorial that will house mementos, photos and keepsakes can often help with the pain. Pet urns come in many styles such as burial, memorial even biodegradable depending on if it will be for display or buried. The most common materials are stone, metal, wood or ceramic. Often metals will be brass, bronze or copper. The use of wood is common and the list of woods used is too many to list here. Ceramic pet urns are very common and are often made into vase shapes or figurines or something a little more personal.

Regardless of a the material you choose it is more important where you will place your pet urn. If it is indoor on a mantle material is not really important. If it is to be placed outdoors in the elements you may want to stick to metals and stone that is and enclosed container that keeps out the elements. Most metals will tarnish or show weather within a year or two. Depending on the metal you could use the appropriate metal cleaner and in some cases use an acrylic floor wax to help protect it from the elements. The best way to do this is to slowly wipe it on with a clean sponge to avoid small air bubbles from forming on the surface. The wax will not keep it forever but keeps it looking like new for a longer period of time between cleanings.

Another common type of urn is a pet photo urn. Often made of one of the mentioned materials it will often have a placeholder for your pets photo including a holder for a metal plaque that you can have you pets name engraved on with a few loving words. In some cases the a photo of your pet and a few lines of kindness can be laser engraved onto the surface of the pet urn. This is often done on stone or wood surfaces.

If you are looking for a burial urn than material will not matter much unless you want some degree or preservation. Often people will plant a small tree or shrub over the it or place a memorial stone over it. Some people will even place yard ornaments or some other ornament over it as a marker.

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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