Our pet’s are an important member of our family. The loss of a pet can be an extremely traumatic and emotional time, and it is important to say goodbye. Some people find it helps the mourning process if they hold a pet funeral.
While it may seem strange to those without pets, a funeral for a treasured animal is a natural thing to do. It can help come to terms with your loss, and have a special place to go to remember your pet.
Pet memorials have been carried out since ancient times. Mummified remains of pets have been found in Egyptian tombs and in many other countries.
A pet funeral is an ideal opportunity to explain to children what life and death is all about. That it is natural to feel sad and to cry. That what they are feeling is grief for the loss of their beloved friend.
A service for a much loved pet can be as small and private or as open and elaborate as you wish. A pet funeral may help you and your family express and work through your grief.