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    What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    My pigs are very healthy and young but I?ve always wondered this, this time will come eventually and I don?t wanna scramble around when it happens. I mean I will but like at least I would know what to do if I know now. I?ve had a dog passed away we cremated her but the vet we see for the pigs can?t do cremation it?s a wildlife vet so I?m pretty sure they don?t have that option.
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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    I would personally make a little degradable box and bury your guinea pig in your back garden or a legal land where you can bury animals.

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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    A crematorium is a crematorium -- they can cremate anything. I'd ask and see what their policy is if you're interested in that.

    I know one crematorium that does both people and pets. In different ovens, I assume, but still...

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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    A crematorium is a crematorium -- they can cremate anything. I'd ask and see what their policy is if you're interested in that.

    I know one crematorium that does both people and pets. In different ovens, I assume, but still...
    That is a good idea...never heard of both animal and human crematorium...strange??

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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    Not so strange. Most vet offices offer cremation for any animal they see. When one of my pigs needed to be put to sleep, they offered cremation as an option. Previous to that, I had buried pigs after they passed. Some people create a memorial to their pig and display it in their home if they keep the ashes or in the yard if they bury their pig.

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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    Definitely a personal choice but I would say if your pig passes at home the 2 most common things would be to bury it or take it somewhere to be cremated. Even if your vet doesn't offer cremation services, you could easily contact another vet clinic, explain the situation and they would probably be able to offer the service to you. Alternatively, some animal shelters offer cremation services to the public.

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    Re: What do you do if your piggy passes away?

    Agreed. When my Pooper passed away, I was totally against burying him (due to my own phobias) but I was left with no other choice. After I buried him in his favourite place in our sideyard, I had a laser engraved stone marker made for his grave.

    Long story short, it really is up to your personal preference. It all depends on what way you choose to remember your beloved furry friend.

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