Pet Urn And The Size Of Your Pet

When buying a pet urn, one of the first things you may have to do is decide on the size of pet urn that is right for your pet. This makes sure your urn isn’t too large or too small for your pet’s ashes.

Knowing the size of urn you need for your pet will let you browse for urns quicker and easier, and make sure you will choose the right urn and memorial for your pet.

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How To Calculate The Pet Urn Size You Need

There is a general rule when calculating the size of urn you will need for your pet. Usually you will require one cubic inch of space for every pound your pet weighs.

For example, if your pet weighed 50 pounds, you would need an urn that is 50 cubic inches or larger to hold all of the ashes.

Before choosing the urn, you should contact your crematorium to make sure you will receive your ashes separate from other pets. Some crematoriums will combine the ashes of multiple pets and distribute them equally to pet owners. This means you may receive a larger or smaller amount of ashes than anticipated from your pet’s weight.

If you are still unsure of the size of pet urn that you need to buy, you should check with the urn manufacturer before making your purchase. Some urns may not follow the conventional dimensions, capacity and shape of urn that you are used to. It is worth checking with the manufacturer in these instances to make sure you are buying the right sized pet urn.

Pet Urn - What’s The Purpose?

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Before deciding what size pet urn to buy, you should also consider what the urn is being used for. If the urn is a small keepsake, you may not need to use all of your pets ashes. Similarly, if you intend to use the ashes for scattering, you may not need an urn large enough to hold all of the ashes permanently.

Some urns are designed to only use some of your pet’s ashes. Biotree’s pet urns grow a tree from your pet’s ashes, providing you with a loving memorial that gives back to the Earth. These kind of urns are designed to only use a small amount of your pet’s ashes. As such you may not need to worry about the specific dimensions and capacity of your urn as it is not designed to hold all of your pet’s ashes.

This is a good solution for those who wish to both create a living memorial to their pet, scatter ashes and perhaps retain some ashes as a keepsake of their pet.

Before deciding on what size of urn to buy, you should understand what kind of urn you want and what the purpose of the urn is. This will help you make an informed decision and ensure you don’t buy an urn that is too big, too small, or not fit for its intended purpose.

Do Different Animals Have Their Own Type Of Pet Urn?

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Before buying your pet urn, you may be wondering if your particular animal requires a special kind of urn for its ashes. This is a common question as many people aren’t aware of the cremation processes of other animals besides their pet.

The answer is yes and no. While there are not any particular urns that are used to hold the ashes of the different kinds of household pets, there are urns that are marketed for particular animals.

For example, you will be able to purchase dog urns, cat urns or rabbit urns, but these are largely distinct in terms of their design, and are not named after the pet for any particular technical reason that is unique to the animal’s ashes or cremation process. For example, a dog urn may be decorated with paw prints, dog treats or customisable memorial text.

The only other difference between the pet urns may be the size of the urns. As you may expect, rabbit urns are likely to be much smaller than the average dog urn. You should consider this when buying a conventional urn for your particular pet. For more information, take a look at our blog on pet urn sizes.

If you are looking for a different, sustainable, eco-friendly pet urn, take a look at our range of biodegradable pet urns. If you have any questions, take a look at our FAQ page, or get in touch with the team today.