What Happens? Pet Purpose Podcast


When A Pet Dies

Pet Cremation - what happens to their body once they're gone?

Once the very difficult decision has been made to euthanise a pet, or once a pet has died, what then – what happens to their remains?

Where does their body go? What if you want their ashes returned? How would you know that it’s your pet’s ashes that are being returned to you? What types of memorabilia are available for pet parents? What are some of the costs involved in cremation?

Knowing what happens to your beloved companion once they are no longer with you can help alleviate some of the emotional distress during an already trying time.

Ana Kingi joins Brett the Vet as a special guest on the Pet Purpose podcast to discuss answers to these questions and more.

This episode is the second in a 3-part mini-series on dealing with the last chapter in a pet’s life. It can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, but the more informed we are, the better we are able to deal with these trying times. Enjoy the conversation!

The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice.


Grief factsheets

If you’re in need of some extra support in the days and weeks following your pet’s passing, take a look at these handy guides written by leading figure in grief and empathy education and author of "When Pets Die: It's Alright To Grieve,"  Doris Zagdanski. 


Contact Us

Patch & Purr pet cremation, for when your loved one is no longer by your side, but forever in your heart.

We strive to treat your loyal companion with the care and respect they deserve at every step of the way. Call us on 1300 112 711 or use the contact form below, and a Patch & Purr team member will get back to you. By clicking send you agree to consent to our privacy policy.