Partitioned pet cremation means that the bodies of several pets will be placed in the cremation chamber and cremated at the same time, but the body each pet will be physically separated from another through barriers such as clay bricks, etc. The ashes of each pet are then returned to the owner.
Even though the bodies are physically separated, some unavoidable mingling of the ashes of the cremated pets is possible when this method is used.
When discussing pet cremation with a cremation provider, it is very important to ask the provider for clarification on exactly what they mean by the following terms: private cremation, individual cremation, partitioned pet cremation, and communal (or community) pet cremation. In the pet cremation industry, there are currently no absolutely standardized definitions of these terms, so it is important to be sure you understand what the pet cremation provider means when they use these definitions.