The death of your four-legged friend is a painful and sad moment. It helps if you think about what you are going to do with your dog’s body before he is deceased.
My dog ? has died, what now ?
Saying goodbye to your dog is never easy, but a nice farewell offers comfort. The possibilities for a worthy farewell and the legislation differ per municipality. Ask your veterinarian for advice.
What are the possibilities when my dog ? is deceased ?
There are a number of places where you can go with the body of your dog :
– animal cemetery
– pick it up or bring it to the vet (destruction)
– buried in the garden
What does an animal cemetery look like ?
An animal cemetery is usually linked to an animal welfare center. Often there is also a crematorium. The dog gets its own grave, where you can place a stone. Prior to the funeral, there is the possibility to hold a commemoration meeting at the animal welfare center. You pay rent for the grave every year.
What happens in a dog cremation ?
If you choose to have the dog cremate, you can have it collected or bring it to the crematorium yourself. At the crematorium there is an opportunity to hold a farewell service or to say goodbye to your dog without a job. Ask the crematorium what the possibilities are.
There are also various options regarding cremation. So you can let your four-legged friend cremate separately or with other animals together. The scattering of the ashes takes place in a spreading meadow or you can take the ashes in an urn of your choice.
Getting an urn with the axis of your animal makes the farewell definitive. Perhaps it is difficult to go to the crematorium yourself to pick up the urn. In that case, the urn can also be delivered to the vet, so that you can pick it up there.
What does destruction mean ?
If your dog dies, you can opt for ‘destruction’. Destruction means that the dog stays with the vet for processing. In the end, residues are often used to generate energy through combustion. When you offer your dog for destruction, you can leave it with the vet, bring it to a municipal collection point or have it collected by the animal ambulance.
Consult the municipal environmental services for information.
Can I bury my dog ? in the garden ?
You can not bury your dog in your garden in every town. Please check it on the website of your municipality or ask by phone.
Burial is not allowed in any case :
– if your dog has died from an infectious disease
– if you live in a rented house
– if your dog weighs more than 10 kg
– if the soil is clay or loamy
– if the well is less than half a meter deep
If you want to give him something, only biodegradable packaging is allowed.