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When your pet dies at home

Published: May 21, 2021

When a family member dies at home everyone knows exactly who to call. You call the funeral home.

When a pet dies at home it can be as simple as a shoebox and a shovel. But that old-fashioned solution does not work for all. Pets come in all sizes. They can be big and heavy. The ground can be hard or even frozen. Pets live in high-rise apartments and condos. For those in need of help who do not know who to call, call the local funeral home and ask for guidance.  

Many funeral homes know who can help you with pet cremation when burial is not practical or just does not fit the needs. There are specialized cremation services for pets. These facilities are always separate from those that serve humans. Some pet cremation services have products designed to support an owner’s desire to memorialize their pet.

Funeral homes often have cremation jewelry available for purchase. Many of these pieces are appropriate for both human and pet remembrance. A locket or bracelet that holds a small amount of the cremated remains can be engraved with the name of the pet who enriched its owner’s life. This is a lovely way to honor the contribution a beloved pet made to the life of his people.

Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services has been serving the families of Cincinnati with respect and professionalism since 1899. They provide quality funeral, burial, cremation and memorial services as well as special services for veterans from their locations in Delhi and Cheviot. They also provide options to pre-plan and pre-pay for your final wishes in advance. Learn more at


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