229 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-0010
Fax: 614-224-2691

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

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Pet Loss FAQ

Families come to us with questions every day. Questions about our pet cremation and burial services, how to hold a pet funeral, or how to best cope with pet loss. We’ve included the most common ones here, but, if yours isn’t listed, we ask only one thing: call us at 614-224-0010. We’ll get you the answer you need.

1. What is cremation?
 
2. Is there only one type of pet cremation?
 
3. Are all pet crematories alike?
 
4. How much does cremation cost?
 
5. Do I have to purchase a casket for my pet’s cremation?
 
6. How long after my pet’s death will it take to receive the urn?
 
7. What if my pet dies at home?
 
8. What questions should I ask my veterinarian or pet cremation provider?
 
9. Do most pet owners choose a “private” or “communal” cremation?
 
10. Is an urn required and where do I get one?
 

Question #1What is cremation?
Answer:Cremation is the process whereby your pet’s body is transformed into “ash” through the application of intense heat. It can take between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of your pet and if they are in a special pet casket or cremation container. Once cooled, your pet’s ashes will be processed, and either placed in an urn and returned to your family, or scattered on your behalf by a member of our staff.

Question #2Is there only one type of pet cremation?
Answer:No. Basically, there are three types of pet cremations. A private cremation is one where your pet is the only pet in the cremation chamber during the cremation process. This is the only option that ensures the cremated remains you receive are those of your beloved pet.

A mass or communal cremation is where multiple pets are cremated together without any form of separation.  With this type of cremation, it is impossible for the provider to return your pet’s cremated remains to you.

A partitioned/segregated cremation is a cremation procedure during which more than one animal´s body is present in the cremation unit.  A method of separation is used between each pet.  Due to a number of factors, the commingling of cremated remains is more likely to occur than with a true private cremation.  Partitioned/segregated cremations are often confused with true private cremations as you still get ashes returned.  This is why Schoedinger Pet Services does NOT offer partitioned cremations.

Question #3Are all pet crematories alike?
Answer:In short, no. Because most states do not regulate pet crematories, the quality of facilities, services, and staff can vary widely.

Question #4How much does cremation cost?
Answer:Our private cremation service includes a standard urn, ink paw print and fur clipping and pricing is based on the weight of your pet.  Please call one of our experienced pet loss professionals who will give you specific pricing information, and answer any other questions you might have.

Question #5Do I have to purchase a casket for my pet’s cremation?
Answer:No. Often family members will wrap their pet in a favorite blanket or some other personal article of meaning to the pet or family members.

Question #6How long after my pet’s death will it take to receive the urn?
Answer:We guarantee a quick response when your pet dies, either at your home or vet clinic. We always respond immediately and take your pet into our care right away.

Question #7What if my pet dies at home?
Answer:We’re ready to respond immediately to take your pet into our care whenever you may need our services. Never hesitate to call on us–day or night.

Question #8What questions should I ask my veterinarian or pet cremation provider?
Answer:We advise that you ask these very important questions:

• Where is the crematory located?
• When can I come and inspect it?
• When will my pet be cremated and then be ready for pickup?
• How do I know I am going to get back my pet’s cremated remains?

Question #9Do most pet owners choose a “private” or “communal” cremation?
Answer:Research indicates about 70% of all pet families choosing cremation want their pet’s cremated remains back, which means they opt for private cremation.

Question #10Is an urn required and where do I get one?
Answer:We use a very simple, yet dignified urn in all of our cremation offerings. Additionally, your family has the option of purchasing a more appropriate memorial urn.  We offer an assortment of memorial urns, jewelry, garden stones, and other keepsake items, and invite you to browse our online selection.