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Cremation / Burial from house pet

Has anybody had any experience with either the cremation from a house pet ( cat ) or burial. Zürich Kanton
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

http://www.tierkremation.ch/

http://www.dicentra.ch/

No personal experience. I have looked into it though.
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Has anybody had any experience with either the cremation from a house pet ( cat ) or burial. Zürich Kanton
Generally your neighbours will complain if you try the cremation on your balcony using a BBQ unit.
If you have a garden I suspect you need to do the burial at night when the nosy neighbours are not watching.
The laws will vary by canton

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If you have a garden I suspect you need to do the burial at night when the nosy neighbours are not watching.
Only if there are nosy neighbours. Plus if it is your own garden, it is nothing to do with them anyway.
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

Hello,

Yes, sadly I have experience. We had both of our dogs cremated. Both of them had to be put to sleep at the veterinarian's office, and afterwards they offered a cremation service.

They are partnered with a cremation company. They call the company, and the company comes to pick up your pet. The vet's office handles storing the body etc. until the company comes to transport your pet to the cremation place.

The vet's office gave us a little booklet where we could choose an urn, and when everything is ready they keep our pet's ashes at the Vet's office until we feel ready to come and pick them up.

Later, the cremation company will send the bill for the cremation and cost of the urn.

As far as I know, pets have to be cremated here, no burials, but that's just what I've heard.

Also, the company partnered with our vet's office allowed people to come and drop off their pets themselves. That way you don't have to pay any transportation fees. We decided to just let the vet handle it.

Hope this helps you, and sorry for your loss.

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As far as I know, pets have to be cremated here, no burials, but that's just what I've heard.
Burials are also possible, either in a pet cemetery or on private land.

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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

Paid my veterinarian 120,- for the disposal of my cat.
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

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Hello,

Yes, sadly I have experience. We had both of our dogs cremated. Both of them had to be put to sleep at the veterinarian's office, and afterwards they offered a cremation service.

They are partnered with a cremation company. They call the company, and the company comes to pick up your pet. The vet's office handles storing the body etc. until the company comes to transport your pet to the cremation place.

The vet's office gave us a little booklet where we could choose an urn, and when everything is ready they keep our pet's ashes at the Vet's office until we feel ready to come and pick them up.

Later, the cremation company will send the bill for the cremation and cost of the urn.

As far as I know, pets have to be cremated here, no burials, but that's just what I've heard.

Also, the company partnered with our vet's office allowed people to come and drop off their pets themselves. That way you don't have to pay any transportation fees. We decided to just let the vet handle it.

Hope this helps you, and sorry for your loss.

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Paid my veterinarian 120,- for the disposal of my cat.
I'm sorry you had to go through that. This is also what I sadly had to do when a young cat I had died many years ago.

However not something I could do now with our cat that has been with us for the last eleven and a half years.
I am already wondering how I will be able to face the moment she will no longer be with us.
We are due to be moving next year to a new home with a garden, so provided she is still with us by the time we are there, when the time comes and she passes or has to be put to sleep, we have decided to bury her in the garden.
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Only if there are nosy neighbours. Plus if it is your own garden, it is nothing to do with them anyway.
That depends on where you live and how large the animal is.
There are rules regarding burial of animals even in private gardens in a lot of places.
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

I'm so sorry, Omtatstat.

This is a difficult time, I know - it's good that you are thinking the practicalities through now, ahead of time.

A word about burial - as BM says, there is a limit, I suspect that might vary by canton/Gemeinde so check it out with your Animal Control people. In my Gemeinde the limit is 10kg for home burial. If you live in a protected zone (greenzone or landwirtschaftszone for instance) home burials might not be allowed.

All mine have been cremated, the process was much like LaughingCow describes.

Mine were cremated at Schaffisheim and Dicentra, your vet likely works with a preferred crematorium. The vets arranged everything for me.

Think about whether you want individual cremation or group. There is a price difference. If you choose individual think about what you would like to do with the ashes. The two crematoria I have used have a 'memory garden' where ashes can be sprinkled if you don't want yours back. If you want the ashes back, you can chose an urn, or have them sent in a box if you wish to scatter or bury the ashes yourself.

Please accept my sympathy, may these last days with your friend be peaceful.
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

Our vet offered two types of cremation- one from the gemeinde, which was cheaper but no ashes returned, or a private one where the ashes would be returned in an urn.

If you ask your vet I'm sure you'll get options.

I'm sorry to hear that you're losing a pet. It sucks.

EDIT: My vet told me to be careful about burials, as if the animal was euthanized and isn't buried deeply enough, then it could kill the foxes etc. that dug it up.

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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

Vet can arrange it.

We have one in a nice woden box that resides in his former cat house, but that's Ticino. My daughter recently had one cremated, but the nice woden box wasn't an option in AG.

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That depends on where you live and how large the animal is.
There are rules regarding burial of animals even in private gardens in a lot of places.
True, but cats are generally under 10 kilos and in private gardens it should still be possible.
Many homeowners with animals that die at home may not even be aware of restrictions in burying animals on their own land, it's not generally a topic of everyday conversation, so I am sure that many pets are buried.
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Re: Cremation / Burial from house pet

We buried our cat in our garden last year. The maximum weight in our canton for a burial on private property also is 10 kg, the grave needs a minimum depth of 140 cm. We planted a memorial tree on top. It's been over a year now and no animal has tried to dig up the grave.
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Well the time has come soon to say goodbye to our loving cat. He's lost alot of weight now and since 5 days has stopped eating.The doctor said about 6 months ago that he probably has a tumour in the stomach region. He's nearly 17 years so he's led a long life. We are in the big decision regarding putting him to sleep or trying to let him have a natural death. To let him linger on for a few more days does not seem a very likely decision

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That depends on where you live and how large the animal is.
There are rules regarding burial of animals even in private gardens in a lot of places.
Totally illegal here- but we did consider burying our daughter's dachshund when he died- and the only reason we did not (neighbours were happy about it- we have land and far away from any housing) is because of foxes and badgers that visit our field. On stony lime soil, we could not dig very deep. He was put to sleep at home, in my arms and the vet took him for group cremation- no ashes back. Life after death is not important to us.

We believe it is much better to spend the money on having the vet visit at home, so the beloved pet can die in his favourite place, without all the stress of being put in cage and taken to the vet. What happens after that is not important. Best money ever spent on a pet.

So sorry to hear - it is always so hard.
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Thanks. Yes we will looking to have a doctor come to to the home. Much better that way.
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Totally illegal here- but we did consider burying our daughter's dachshund when he died- and the only reason we did not (neighbours were happy about it- we have land and far away from any housing) is because of foxes and badgers that visit our field. On stony lime soil, we could not dig very deep. He was put to sleep at home, in my arms and the vet took him for group cremation- no ashes back. Life after death is not important to us.

We believe it is much better to spend the money on having the vet visit at home, so the beloved pet can die in his favourite place, without all the stress of being put in cage and taken to the vet. What happens after that is not important. Best money ever spent on a pet.

So sorry to hear - it is always so hard.
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Sorry to hear that, never easy when a furry family member dies! Take care
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Generally your neighbours will complain if you try the cremation on your balcony using a BBQ unit.
If you have a garden I suspect you need to do the burial at night when the nosy neighbours are not watching.
The laws will vary by canton

This is turning into a Friday afternoon thread on Thursday
Personally I don't find this funny at all, as the person asking has probably recently or will soon lose a pet



My cat passed away and the Tierartz arranged for a cremation. I had the choice of "my pet only", if I wanted the ashes.
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