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Understanding Aquamation: A Gentle Farewell for Your Beloved Pet

At Hereafter, we understand the deep emotional connection you share with your furry companion, and it’s our heartfelt commitment to ensure a tender and respectful farewell for your beloved pet. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique and gentle process of aquamation, shedding light on why it stands out as a compassionate alternative to traditional cremation.

Diving into the Aquamation Process

Aquamation, also known as water cremation or alkaline hydrolysis, is a process that embraces the natural elements of water and alkalinity to return your pet’s remains to nature in a gentle and eco-friendly manner. Here’s a closer look at the process:

  1. Warm Water Bath: The process begins with a warm water bath, creating a serene environment that mirrors the peacefulness of nature.
  2. Alkaline Solution: An alkaline solution, safe for the environment, is added, initiating the natural chemical reaction. This solution facilitates the breakdown of organic matter, leaving only the bones intact.
  3. Gentle Process: Unlike the intense heat of traditional cremation, aquamation uses a much milder temperature, ensuring a delicate and respectful handling of your pet’s remains.
  4. Natural Breakdown: Over time, the process mimics what occurs during natural decomposition, gently returning your pet’s remains to the earth.

Why Aquamation?

  • Environmentally Conscious: Aquamation significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with traditional cremation, making it a more eco-friendly choice for pet parents who value environmental sustainability.
  • Preservation of Bone Structure: Unlike traditional cremation, aquamation preserves the bone structure, providing pet owners with the option to keep a small and meaningful memento.
  • Gentle and Peaceful Farewell: The entire process is designed to be a calm and gentle experience, offering pet parents solace in knowing their cherished companion is being treated with the utmost care and respect.

In choosing aquamation, you’re opting for a method that not only aligns with your environmental values but also provides a serene and compassionate journey for your beloved pet’s final moments.