Frequently Asked Questions

As Pet Aquamation as an alternative to pet cremation is a relatively new process, our clients often have a number of questions. We have outlined the most common questions below, and are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. For more information about the process and the services we offer, contact us at 417-830-4794.

Tranquil Tides honors all pets. Dogs, cats, hamster, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, fish, birds, pocket pets, potbellied pigs, and exotic animals can all be honored through this water-based alternative to fire cremation. We have a capacity up to 550 lbs., so just ask us.

Pet Aquamation is an alkaline hydrolysis process that accelerates what would have occurred naturally in Mother Nature with a combination of alkaline, gentle water flow, and low temperature.

The soft tissues are dissolved, leaving only the bone mineral material.

No, it is the opposite of acid. In fact, an alkali neutralizes acids. These same alkalis are used in common cosmetic products, body washes, shaving creams, and even in food preparation.

Yes, the remains are sterile and 100% safe. The process renders them pathogen and disease-free regardless of any medications your pet received prior to their death.

Alkaline hydrolysis (Aquamation) was patented in 1888 and for the past 30 years has been used in many medical and educational facilities like the Mayo Clinic. Aquamation is becoming more popular as consumers become more aware of the negative impacts of flame-based cremation.

Aquamation takes up to 20 hours. After the process, there is a drying period. You can expect your pet to be returned to you within 7-10 days.

No. It is the equivalent of two to three pet baths. This includes all of the water used for the process and clean water rinses.

Tranquil Tides offers the option to drop off your pet at our facility or be picked up at your home. Both will need to be scheduled by calling us so we can assist you. We recommend you keeping your loved one wrapped in a cool area with something absorbent underneath until they can be transported.

Absolutely, we’d be honored to assist you. Please contact us to make arrangements to pick up your pet or for you to bring them to us. If leaving with your vet, make sure to request aquamation and fill out our Pet Release Form.

Please contact us directly to be involved in such a rewarding process to benefit the families and the environment.