What Happens to a Pet’s Remains After Aquamation

Aquamation, or cremation by water, is a highly sustainable option that allows you to keep your beloved pet’s remains close by and remember them. When deciding between aquamation versus cremation, our aquamation remains have many benefits.

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Water Cremated Pet’s Remains Dissolve into Bone and Dust

What happens to aquamation remains? At the end of the process, a body has been returned to its natural form in water. These aquamated remains will leave you with at least 20% more ashes than traditional fire-based cremation due to bone being lost during the burning. The aquamation remains are turned into ash, which is pathogen-free, lighter, and cleaner than ashes resulting from traditional cremation. Our water-based pet cremation is a way to pay tribute to your cherished pet’s memory.


The Aquamation Process Explained

Pet Aquamation is done through alkaline hydrolysis, which uses warm water, alkali, and gentle circulation to separate the pet’s remains into two groups, organic and inorganic. After this hastening of decomposition, the aquamation remains are separated from the liquid, dried, and processed into a sand-like powder. Only your pet’s ashes will be returned and placed in an urn. The nutrient-rich and environmentally safe effluent liquid will be returned to the environment.


Aftercare Options

There are a variety of tributes and gifts available to embrace your loved one’s memory day by day. An ever-popular option for keeping aquamation remains are urns, glass, or headstones. Tranquil Tides can custom engrave a picture of your loving pet on an urn, along with names and dates. It’s not always easy to decide what to do with your pet’s ashes. Some more ideas could be a living urn, scattering, water burial, Christmas ornament, or an hourglass urn. Pick what feels right for you.


Common Myths about Water Cremation

Myth #1: Is it green?

Water cremation is indeed green! It uses 90% less energy than traditional cremation and burns no fossil fuels. There are no smokestacks, therefore, reducing the carbon footprint. Even the effluent is sterile and can be used as fertilizer or reintroduced into the environment.

Myth #2: Are the Aquamation Remains Really My Pet?

Yes, if you choose a private aquamation. The aquamation process allows for each pet to be partitioned by itself and be completely separated. Tranquil Tides has an ID tag that remains with your pet from the beginning and will be attached to the bag holding your pet’s aquamation remains.


Tranquil Tides Pet Aquamation: A Compassionate and Eco-Friendly Choice

Pet Aquamation is an environmentally friendly, gentle, and natural alternative to flame cremation. Contact us today to learn how we can help you find comfort in saying goodbye.