Pets are family. Whether you have a dog, cat, horse, fish, bird, pig, hamster, rabbit, or reptile, they are loving companions who bring joy and happiness to our lives.
The number of pets in the U.S. alone is staggering. American families have over 140 million freshwater fish, 90 million cats, 75 million dogs, 16 million birds, 14 million horses, 13 million reptiles and nearly 10 million saltwater fish!
But, what happens when they die? How do you memorialize a pet? Similar to the options offered by funeral homes for people, there are endless options available today for pets. One option is to bury your pet at a local pet cemetery or in your yard. For families that choose burial, a popular option is Paws Rest Premium Pet Caskets. These are human quality wood caskets, but designed for pets, and a majority of their online reviews are excellent.
Another option for pets is cremation – this is, by far, the most popular option with over ninety percent of families who have dogs and cats choosing cremation for their pet. There are many pet cremation urns available and one, in particular, that’s growing in popularity is called The Living Urn. It’s a bio urn and planting system that gives a family everything they need to grow a living tree memorial of their beloved pet. The system includes their proprietary BioUrn®, a special soil additive to counter the pH and sodium present in cremated remains called RootProtect™, a premium growth mix, wood chips, planting instructions, and it’s packaged in an eco-friendly bamboo container.
We asked Mark Brewer, The Living Urn’s president about the adoption of their bio urn and planting system for pets, “We spent years to develop a biodegradable urn and planting system for people and another version for pets. The time spent was critical to test the different components and soil additives to make sure that the system worked and a tree memorial would successfully grow from the bio urn containing a person or pet’s cremated remains. As a result of this R&D and our customer service focus, we have the leading system on the market and continue to get great reviews each day. Thousands of families are now growing a living memorial of their beloved pets because of The Living Urn.”
Brewer continues, “We’re making a push to get version of The Living Urn for pets in every major veterinarian office and pet crematorium throughout the U.S. We feel that as more people become aware of this uplifting option, the adoption will continue to surge and more families will grow a living memory tree of their beloved pet.”