What to Consider when Choosing a Pet Urn
The loss of a beloved pet is an experience all pet owners must face. You may feel the time came too soon to consider their final resting place. When you are ready, there are a number of things to consider when choosing a pet urn. Please use this guide to help you make the best decision for your pet’s memorial urn.
Choosing the Right Size
There are a number of questions to ask when considering a pet urn. First, it’s important to choose the correct size urn for your pet. Its best to assume every eight pounds of pet will require 10 cubic inches of inside urn space. For example, an 80 pound pet requires a pet urn with 100 cubic inches of space inside. If you are wavering between urn sizes for your pet, it’s better to have too much space, then not enough.
Think About Setting
Another thing to consider is where you will be displaying or storing the urn. Will it be on display in a particular room? If so, you should choose a material and color that will coordinate with that room. If you plan on having the pet urn be the focal point on the room, consider an urn that is intricately designed or carries a more artistic material. Pet urns are available in a variety of materials including brass, wood, glass, bronze, ceramic and marble. If burying your pets remains is what you’ve chosen, you may want to consider a biodegradable pet urn. This will allow you to give your pet the proper goodbye in a style that suits you, while still protecting the environment.
Select a Comfortable Budget
Even when considering something as important as honoring your departed pet, it still may be important to stay within budget. Pet urns come in a variety of prices. If you are looking to stay in a lower budget range, consider a small pendent pet urn that will only hold a portion of your pets ashes. If money is not a factor, the options are endless and can even be personalized with pictures, designs or sculptures of your pet. No one wants to experience the loss of a loved pet. Being able to store or display their ashes in a beautiful pet urn and remember them for years to come is one of the best ways to honor their memory and keep them close.