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 Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: parak obama  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 14:51

I did not know this was even a thing until today. My sister in law asked for £300 to get the dog back from the vet as it was going to be put down, I assumed this was to save the dog. My jaw hit the floor when my misses told me that the dog had already died and the money was for the cremation and ashes to be returned.

Has anyone else done this or is planning on doing this when there pet passes?

I had already parted with the cash prior to the full picture being painted for me.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 15:00

Sane thing happened to me with my last cat, I found out it ain't even their ashes you get as they do numerous pets at the same time.
At the time it was easily sorted out with a stern "Get me my ******* cat now".
Admittedly legalities may have changed since then...

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: parak obama  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 15:10

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Rastapari, Wed 31 Mar 15:00

Sane thing happened to me with my last cat, I found out it ain't even their ashes you get as they do numerous pets at the same time.
At the time it was easily sorted out with a stern "Get me my ******* cat now".
Admittedly legalities may have changed since then...


This makes it even worse if they're getting a random pile of ashes

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 15:20

The insurance only covers particular methods/companies too. We got stung with our cat when he went to "rainbow crossing".
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 17:02

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parak obama, Wed 31 Mar 15:10

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Rastapari, Wed 31 Mar 15:00

Sane thing happened to me with my last cat, I found out it ain't even their ashes you get as they do numerous pets at the same time.
At the time it was easily sorted out with a stern "Get me my ******* cat now".
Admittedly legalities may have changed since then...


This makes it even worse if they're getting a random pile of ashes


Sorry buddy, my intention was not to make you feel worse, it's devastating when a pet passes...

Carole Baskin fed Rasta to a tiger.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 17:47

We got that done for our dog. I have to be honest and it crossed my mind a number of times that the ashes could be anything?
We did it for our daughter, mainly.




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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 19:51

Our vet tried that one on as well when they put our cat down, I just took it up the road and buried it in the front garden, in the spot where she used to lie down in the morning sun. It's easy enough to did a hole if you get them before the rigamortis sets in. The cat before that was a bit tougher as it had been dead a few days when the neighbours found it in their garden so her limbs needed a bit encouragement.
Tbh I grudged paying money to have it put down. When I grew up we had a bucket of water for that
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 20:24

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red-star-par, Wed 31 Mar 19:51

Our vet tried that one on as well when they put our cat down, I just took it up the road and buried it in the front garden, in the spot where she used to lie down in the morning sun. It's easy enough to did a hole if you get them before the rigamortis sets in. The cat before that was a bit tougher as it had been dead a few days when the neighbours found it in their garden so her limbs needed a bit encouragement.
Tbh I grudged paying money to have it put down. When I grew up we had a bucket of water for that


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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 22:35

Horrible comment and then a laugh?

Sheesh

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: AlfonzoBonzo  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 23:12

I’m just about to go through the process. Got a ‘quote’ a few days ago to get dog out down and cremated. Was told £200. £250 if I want the ashes back.

Show us yer....
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 23:19

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Jbob, Wed 31 Mar 22:35

Horrible comment and then a laugh?

Sheesh


Ha ha, lighten up min. . . . Oh, you believed him ?
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Thu 1 Apr 14:27

Looking online it states it should only be around £50 without ashes

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-keep-a-dog

Cremation cost near bottom of article.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 12:41

We got screwed then. I'm sure it was £200 and no ashes.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 13:23

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jake89, Fri 2 Apr 12:41

We got screwed then. I'm sure it was £200 and no ashes.


Article says £30-50 to be put down + £150-200 for cremation so £200 seems average.

Sadly been through this a few times over the last few years. Never experienced anything underhand. All options explained, no pressure. Sure there's an element of cashing in, in your time if grief but just giving you choices, and no more so than other vets fees.

Standard cremation would be with other pets, and no ashes returned. You can pay more to have them cremated on their own and the ashes returned. If getting them returned you also choose the packaging for the ashes - from a fancy urn to a patterned cardboard tube.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: istvan kozma  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 23:23

Cat was ill. Vet wanted to offer lots of treatment at big bucks. No chance. Cat died. Buried it in the garden. Got a new cat.

KOZMA


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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 00:01

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istvan kozma, Sat 3 Apr 23:23

Cat was ill. Vet wanted to offer lots of treatment at big bucks. No chance. Cat died. Buried it in the garden. Got a new cat.


Yep, same with my vet, offering treatment for thousands of pounds, I was like "its old, and it only cost 20 quid, I'll just get another 20 quid cat when it does have its last Dreamies"
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 10:52

Not everyone thinks of their pet as a disposable commodity. In fact I'd say you're in a minority on that.

Not to say that there's anything wrong with declining to pay for treatment. Usually they're quite pragmatic in offering treatments when the find you have no insurance to cover it.

I had an opposite experience when our 16 year old cat was ill. Vet was saying he was old and maybe it was his time. We had to push back to ask if there's was any other options (we felt like we owed him that much after 16 years). Vet kept him in overnight on a drip and he perked up. He lived for another 5 years after that.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 11:44

Our vet was brilliant. Really clear that our cat could live another 2 weeks or 2 years. In the end we had him out to sleep as he was obviously in a bad way (heart failure and was panting, lethargic etc). To this day I'm convinced the neighbour poisoned him. She had a beautiful garden and he enjoyed nothing more than going in there for a good crap.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 13:57

Why would you let your dog $h!t in a neighbours garden.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 14:23

The only thing worse than a cat is a cat owner.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 14:30

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MDCCCLXXXV, Sun 4 Apr 13:57

Why would you let your dog $h!t in a neighbours garden.


I didn't. He was a cat. Funny thing about cats is that you can't control where they go.

She was a horrid woman.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 15:53

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 17:01

Have a word with the owners or call the council.

Inability to look after a dug properly does my head in. They are no doubt just wanting some attention or out for a walk.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 19:05

Poison the dogs?

Really?

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Hail2Crail  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 20:34

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sun 4 Apr 23:26

What a stupid comment.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Mon 5 Apr 09:12

[Post Deleted] - Whinging and talking nonsense.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 5 Apr 12:24

Get a life min

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 5 Apr 13:16

Not sure how many are serious posts and how many are on the wind up, but pets have had a vital role to play over the past year for those who live alone or have mental health issues.




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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Mon 5 Apr 13:34

I prefer dogs to people tbh!

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 8 Apr 14:59

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 5 Apr 13:16

Not sure how many are serious posts and how many are on the wind up, but pets have had a vital role to play over the past year for those who live alone or have mental health issues.


I'm still here because I couldn't leave my cat at the time....

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 13:43

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DBP, Mon 05 Apr 09:12

[Post Deleted] - Whinging and talking nonsense.


Says who?

Please could you point out the elements of my post that were whinging or talking nonsense?
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 17:37

Look...
First of all you posted "I wish someone would poison the two dogs near me... non stop barkingCan’t actually sit in my garden anymore as it loud".
As an animal lover I find this comment abhorrent and your lucky you didn't get a yellow for it.
Then you post a joke about setting a dog on fire... Again, your lucky you didn't get a second yellow which would be a red.
You're in no position to claim the high ground here after posting that sort of thing.
Have a good look at yourself.
And a wee word to the wise...
Any more of it and you will be removed.
Let it go...


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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 18:26

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 18:54

Last warning.
Let it go.


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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 18:56

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 20:28

Get that clown off,I would defend my dog, at any cost.That sounds intense, but most folk would,straight black I say,and I am not joking.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: Hail2Crail  
Date:   Mon 19 Apr 20:34

You have no authority here Jackie weaver.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 10:53

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jake89, Sun 04 Apr 11:44

Our vet was brilliant. Really clear that our cat could live another 2 weeks or 2 years. In the end we had him out to sleep as he was obviously in a bad way (heart failure and was panting, lethargic etc). To this day I'm convinced the neighbour poisoned him. She had a beautiful garden and he enjoyed nothing more than going in there for a good crap.


I wonder how many animals a year are poisoned by neighbours or people without animals a year. I suspect it is a reasonable amount.
Cats will do their business somewhere relatively quiet and safe. The reason is that whilst doing their business is a perfect time for them to be attacked by other animals. Not the first time one of my cats came in covered in their own cr&p. They have got better at avoiding scrapes as they have got older.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 11:21

Obviously it goes without saying that poisoning someone`s pet is absolutely unacceptable and can`t be justified.
However when someone`s pet takes a crap in someone`s garden then it`s on the pet owner to make good that situation.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 12:44

For clarity - the neighbour never once spoke to us about it. We just assumed as he never crapped in our garden apart from that one time when we out a gravel path in and...

The neighbour was a horrible woman. Would never say hello and would do petty things like park across our drive or put her bins right on the boundary. One day I was getting out my car as she parked hers partly across ours (white line) and I asked if she could move up a wee bit as she had tonnes of space. She lost it and went off on one about our white line being on "her" bit of the road. Will point out that there was nothing stopping her from putting a drive in herself (flat front garden with stone chips) but she chose to park on the road. She was raging when a young couple moved in next door to her and had two cars as they'd park in "her" spot now and again. Her retaliation would be to park incredibly close to their bumper (and across my drive!).

Back to the cat - he had a tray in the house but never used it. We also had fences round the garden so little else we could do. There were a lot of cats in the area (evidenced by the number of vet trips for scratched eyes and infected bites!) so he wouldn't be the only one.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 13:09

I have tried to track where my cats go. No chance. They are evaporating ghosts. It is like Mr Benn’s shopkeeper.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 13:39

Just when you think this thread has been exhausted it seems to benefit from `dead cat bounce`.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 13:43

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Hail2Crail, Mon 19 Apr 20:34

You have no authority here Jackie weaver.


That made me laugh

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 03:32

There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop your cat crapping anywhere it wants. You can train a dog and they don't get out on their own anyway. Its really down to the garden owner to do what they can to deter cats.
There are various gadgets available to do this humanely.

If everyone kept their cats in it would result in a massive problem with vermin. I would prefer the odd crap to a rat or mouse infestation. I know how many my cat brings in almost daily, let alone what she kills and doesnt bring home...and thats just one cat.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 06:12

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PARrot, Wed 21 Apr 03:32

There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop your cat crapping anywhere it wants. You can train a dog and they don't get out on their own anyway. Its really down to the garden owner to do what they can to deter cats.
There are various gadgets available to do this humanely.

If everyone kept their cats in it would result in a massive problem with vermin. I would prefer the odd crap to a rat or mouse infestation. I know how many my cat brings in almost daily, let alone what she kills and doesnt bring home...and thats just one cat.


Spoken by a lazy owner.
Cats can actually be trained to do the toilet wherever you choose, but if you don't try and are happy to let them dump anywhere it'll be impossible.
It's fine though, just let the neighbours deal with your problem animal.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 07:44

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BigJPar, Wed 21 Apr 06:12

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PARrot, Wed 21 Apr 03:32

There is absolutely nothing you can do to stop your cat crapping anywhere it wants. You can train a dog and they don't get out on their own anyway. Its really down to the garden owner to do what they can to deter cats.
There are various gadgets available to do this humanely.

If everyone kept their cats in it would result in a massive problem with vermin. I would prefer the odd crap to a rat or mouse infestation. I know how many my cat brings in almost daily, let alone what she kills and doesnt bring home...and thats just one cat.


Spoken by a lazy owner.
Cats can actually be trained to do the toilet wherever you choose, but if you don't try and are happy to let them dump anywhere it'll be impossible.
It's fine though, just let the neighbours deal with your problem animal.


Rubbish.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 09:19

Scoop up the cat`s mess and leave it squarely on the owners doorstep. I suspect the issue will be resolved swiftly.

We all hate poverty, war, and injustice.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 11:11

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The One Who Knocks, Wed 21 Apr 09:19

Scoop up the cat`s mess and leave it squarely on the owners doorstep. I suspect the issue will be resolved swiftly.

I often see my cat swaggering up and down the street, like a feline Liam Gallagher, carefully selecting where he will be doing his business. Strangely enough, he always seems to do it in the garden of the people who are among the most obnoxious in the street. I suspect they have been nasty to him at some point and this is his way of sticking two fingers up at them. He also likes to pee on the number plates of all the cars in the street too. I see him going from one to the other until he has none left. Weirdly, he never does the toilet in my garden. I have tried to talk to him, to explain that this behaviour is unacceptable but he doesn't listen.
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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 12:46

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Wed 21 Apr 09:19

Scoop up the cat`s mess and leave it squarely on the owners doorstep. I suspect the issue will be resolved swiftly.


It wouldnt. It would just cause trouble.
What exactly do you expect the cat owner to do.

They can dig and maintain a soft patch in their own garden and keep a litter tray in the house, which will help. Ive tried this but my cat will not use the tray. I have tried nany different mediums.

Even with these measures a cat will still use other soft soil if it comes across it.

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 Re: Cremating a pet
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 21 Apr 17:25

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red-star-par, Wed 21 Apr 11:11

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Wed 21 Apr 09:19

Scoop up the cat`s mess and leave it squarely on the owners doorstep. I suspect the issue will be resolved swiftly.

I often see my cat swaggering up and down the street, like a feline Liam Gallagher, carefully selecting where he will be doing his business. Strangely enough, he always seems to do it in the garden of the people who are among the most obnoxious in the street. I suspect they have been nasty to him at some point and this is his way of sticking two fingers up at them. He also likes to pee on the number plates of all the cars in the street too. I see him going from one to the other until he has none left. Weirdly, he never does the toilet in my garden. I have tried to talk to him, to explain that this behaviour is unacceptable but he doesn't listen.


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