You care about your pet’s health and safety, so getting those microchips and implants was a much-needed necessity. Read further to discover what happens to these microchips and implants during our aquamation process.

Pet Microchips: What are They?

Close-up of a pet microchip; macro image. Clipping path available. Pet microchips aid in the recovery of lost animals. They are injected under the skin and are embedded with a unique number which can be read by a scanner.

As a pet owner, I know what it is to worry about your pet getting out of the yard or losing their way from you. Microchips are one way to help identify your pet. Think of it as your pet’s social security number. This microchip is a small electronic device about the size of a grain of rice that is quickly implanted under the skin in a matter of seconds. Once chipped, a lost pet can be scanned at a veterinarian’s office or certain animal shelters and then reunited with their owners. An important detail is always to remember to have your phone number up-to-date in the database.

The Aquamation Process

Our aquamation process is an Eco-friendly approach that provides a natural green burial option. By adding salt-based alkali to warm water, our aquamation equipment mimics a gentle flow of water, restoring all organic material to its most basic building blocks. What is left is a sterile water solution, and mineral bone remains.

Since microchips are not destroyed during the aquamation method, they are sterilized along with the remains and will look brand new. These implants can be returned to the family or recycled through a metal refinery to be made into new materials.

In comparison, during traditional flame cremation, the intense heat of the fire destroys the microchips, making them no longer salvageable. Our aquamation creates yet another way to give back to our planet by recycling and reusing.

Metallic Surgical Implants

Dog X Ray. Radius and Ulna Fracture Repair with Plate and Screw in Dog

Just like microchips, metal surgical implants are not damaged during our aquamation process. Many of our precious pets have had to have implants due to fractures, joint replacements, or other medical issues. These surgical implants are left clean, sterile, and looking like new. Families can choose to have them included with their pet’s ashes or recycled for further use.

Dog Tooth Implants

The substances in tooth implants are titanium and zirconium, which can melt at temperatures of 3,034 and 3,371 Fahrenheit. Our aquamation process operates at a much lower temperature (not even a tenth of that) and will leave all these implants safe and intact.



Pet Aquamation Services in Springfield, Missouri

Tranquil Tides Pet Aquamation is proud to serve Springfield and the surrounding areas. Customer service is very important to us, and that is why we are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Let us create a last memory filled with love.

When our customers give me a hug and a warm thank-you, I know we have provided a measure of closure for them. You should read our 5-star reviews and find out what other satisfied customers say about us. To learn more about our family, visit the About Us section of our website or give us a call.