How Much Does a Cat Cremation Cost?
A basic cat cremation in the UK will cost approximately £130.
We have emailed a number of pet crematoriums in the UK to get an accurate measure on how much it costs to cremate a cat, but please bear in mind prices will vary depending on the service and additional extras.
Why is cat cremation becoming more popular?
Cat cremation is more popular for a number of reasons.
The place that pets hold in families has evolved and the way we live also has had an impact. For example, historically pet where often buried in the garden. As this requires either a garden or outside area and the landowner’s permission, for many people burial may no longer be an option – particularly if you are renting.
For many people, the idea of having to leave a buried pet when they move home is also unacceptable. Consequently, we see the increase in cat cremation’s popularity.
How long does it take to cremate a cat?
Depending on the size of the cat, cremation can take between 20 minutes and 1 hour.
What types of cat cremation are on offer?
The cremation operator places your cat into his or her own chamber for cremation. This ensures that your pet’s ashes can be returned to you and that you will only receive the ashes of your pet.
This is the same as an individual cremation except that you are able to watch an operator place your cat into the cremator. Some people report a greater feeling of closure, whilst others want to be reassured that their pet is cremated is on his or her own.
At a communal cremation, your cat is cremated with other animals. It is not possible to have your pet’s ashes returned. However, some crematoria will inter a token amount of ash in their Gardens of Remembrance.
Do I need to buy a cat urn?
You are often given a range of caskets or pet urns from which you can choose. However, you can always choose to purchase an item elsewhere and request the ashes are enclosed within it, or you can transfer the ashes yourself.
What size urn do I need for my cat?
The size of the urn will depend on the size of the dog. As a rule of thumb, for every 1lb your dog weighed you will need 1 cubic inch of space in the urn.
Our size chart should help you choose the correct sized urn for your needs.
What to do with my cat’s ashes?
Simply put, you can choose to keep your cat’s ashes, you can scatter your cat’s ashes, or you can bury them. There is a range of caskets & urns suitable for keeping your cat’s ashes safely, of you can choose a scattering tube many of which would also be suitable for burial.
Many customers choose to scatter the ashes on a favourite walking spot, or disperse them on water. Either option is possible with some common sense considerations. As long as you are considerate to passers-by and are discreet, you can scatter ashes on a favourite spot. If that happens to be on land owned by the Woodlands Trust you can get more information by contacting them on 0330 333 3300 or by email: email@example.com.
If you are looking to disperse the ashes on water, use a biodegradable urn and make sure that you do not scatter them near a water source. If in doubt, you can read our scattering on water guide that covers everything you need to know.
Can I be buried with my cat’s ashes?
Unfortunately, you can only be buried with your cat’s ashes if you are being buried in your home or choosing a natural burial. However, you can choose to have your ashes scattered at some pet crematoria.
For more information, contact Cambridge Pet Crematorium who have pet cremation sites across the UK.