Pet Cremation Frequently Asked Questions

Family Animal Services of Portland Frequently Asked Questions

Cremation can feel strange to some who have not been through this before and we would like to help you understand as much as possible about Family Animal Services so that you are able to be more comfortable.  Please read through the frequently asked questions below.  Others may have had the same questions and concerns as you do.

How do I know my pet has not been misplaced?

It is very important to us to respect the loss of your pet.  All pets will be issued a personal ID number along with a red cremation tag that has all of your pet’s information on it before cremation so that no mistake will ever be made. Whether it is an Individual Cremation service or a Communal Cremation, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands with our well trained staff.

Do a lot of pet owners use cremation services?

Pet cremation is becoming more and more popular due to the restrictions in neighborhoods and the simple, clean and personalized process.  It is a very affordable alternative to sustain the memory of your pet.

How is the cremation accomplished?

Your pets body will be placed in the cremation chamber and through heat and evaporation, will be reduced to what we refer to as the “cremains”.

Can my veterinarian help me with the cremation process?

Absolutely. Your vet has been a partner to you for the health and welfare of your pet and would be a likely resource in the event of your pet passing

What if my pet dies at home and not at the veterinarian’s office?

Family Animal Services offers a pick-up service for your convenience. Please contact our office to get details on what is available.

 

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