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Pet Memorials: Purchasing Products to Honor Your Cherished Pet

Woman Holding Pet DogThe tradition of pet memorials dates back to ancient Egypt, when grieving pet owners mummified their cats, dogs, and other pets.  These early animal lovers believed firmly in honoring their loyal animal friends – after mummification, Egyptian pets were often buried in dedicated pet burial sites or entombed with their deceased owners. 

Today, pet owners around the world still memorialize their furry friends as the Egyptians did thousands of years ago.  Pet memorial products are loving reminders of a pet's gentle and loyal spirit.

Types of Pet Memorials

When choosing a pet memorial, it helps to understand the different kinds of products available.  Here's a guide to the most popular types of pet memorial products:

  • Pet urns - Since many pet owners choose to have their deceased pets cremated, pet urns are a popular choice.  They are available in a wide range of styles, ranging from dog or cat shaped figurine urns to simple and classic urns made from granite or marble.  An alternative to a traditional urn is a keepsake urn, which allows you to keep a small amount of your pet's cremains.

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  • Pet cremation jewelry - Cremation jewelry is a way to keep your beloved pet close to your heart.  Cremation pendants can be filled with a small amount of your pet's ashes and worn on a chain around your neck.  The pendants are available in gold, silver, and bronze and feature a wide range of styles, including pet-themed paw prints or simple crosses and hearts.

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  • Pet grave markers - If you choose to bury your deceased pet, a personalized grave marker is a loving way to honor your pet's memory.  Many pet grave markers can be laser-engraved with your pet's image and personalized with your pet's name.

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  • Pet caskets - Caskets are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate dogs, cats, or other small animals.  If you plan to bury your pet in a casket, it's important to check with your local pet cemetery to find out if there are any special requirements for a casket burial.

    View our selection of pet caskets

The world has changed a lot since the days of the pyramids, but one thing remains the same:  People want to honor their deceased pets.  It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet, but a well-chosen pet memorial can help soothe some of the pain and keep your pet's memory alive.

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