My dog died what to do with body and hair.
My dog passed away recently and we had to have the body picked up. I had the dog cremated and I was wondering how to get the remains of the dog and how to dispose of the hair. I read on here that the hair is dangerous to the environment but I don't want to toss it out to the dump either. Any ideas? We have a family of 5 so its not a lot of hair. Thanks for any help!
Thu, January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM
My sister had to have her dog cremated too. My mother is going to have her dog cremated. If the dog is under a year old it can't be done by the vet's office. It has to be done by the pet crematorium. We live in Ohio and it costs about $150.00. It's cheaper than having a human cremated. You might be able to get the hair done at the vet's office but if that's what you want to do I would suggest that you talk to your vet. The hair can be disposed of in the garbage or in a bag and put in the garbage, in your garden or someplace. We live next door to a dump where the town pays to have it all cleaned out. I'd suggest going to your city/county offices and seeing what you can find.
Mon, January 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM
I have a question: If your dog is still on heart meds, how long do you leave the body before you have it cremated? And if the body is left on heart meds, does it change how long it takes to cremate?
Mon, January 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM
I just found a company on-line that will cremate and do all your dog hair disposal. You may need to get the information of the crematorium you choose, they will have their own disposal policy. It is less expensive than your local dump and will make sure your dog's remains are disposed of in a responsible manner. They offer dog boarding also so that may be a consideration.
Thu, January 22, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Also, if your dog is still on heart meds, I suggest getting the cremation done on a Monday or Wednesday and the body will take about two days to cremate. On a Friday the crematorium has to do the disposal of the body and that can take up to 4 days, so you will not have to wait too long.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 6:24 AM
I'm sorry I don't know about the crematorium that you are planning on using. I know the one that I went through did the cremations on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Thanks Cindy. I will ask and see if they do the cremations on different days to see how they work that out.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM
We have used a different place and they do all their cremations on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It can take awhile to get everything ready so it makes sense to have it all done at once.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM
We just had a dog cremated in Ohio. I've found another place in Ohio that will do that also. They also offer dog boarding for those that need that type of service. There is a lot of info out there on how to have a dog cremated. The website I found that sells the cremation also offers dog boarding as well as the cremation of deceased cats and birds.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Thanks Jeanette, I will have to look for that info.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM
This is the website that I found. It will take you to the cremation part.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM
It's the one that Jeanette was talking about.
Mon, January 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Tue, January 27, 2013 at 4:43 AM
It's so important to find out the rules in your state. In Ohio, dogs must be cremated, no burial or pets are allowed in the local land fill. If you do a search on your state animal association website you can usually find out what rules you have.
Tue, January 27, 2013 at 7:41 AM
I was under the impression that most states allow burial in a dog grave and the state has to pay to remove the pet.
Thu, January 29, 2013 at 2:32 AM
In Ohio, a dog grave is a small burial container that is buried at least 100 feet from any human cemetery.
Thu, January 29, 2013 at 2:33 AM
Ok so they are not allowed to bury then in the regular human graveyard?
Fri, January 30, 2013 at 7:10 AM
I don't think they are allowed to bury the dog in a regular human graveyard. They can bury the body, ashes, or just the head of the dog in a small container buried at least 100 feet from any human cemetery. I hope that helps.
Fri, January 30, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Thu, February 6, 2013 at 7:25 PM
The reason I suggest that you have the cremation done on a Monday or Wednesday is