Are there other ways that pets can be cremated?

Alkaline hydrolysis is another type of pet cremation that is currently offered by a few pet cremation providers. This method of cremation uses a combination of water, lye, high temperature (around 320 °F), and high pressure to reduce the body to its chemical components. After the process is complete, what remains is a liquid and soft, porous bone fragments. The liquids are dispersed in accordance with local regulations, and the solid materials are processed into a whitish dust (“ash”) which is returned to the owner.