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Q: Death of pet

January 23, 2009 | By B P. | 24 answers | Expired: 2147 days ago

B P.

I am interested to learn of pet owner experiences with burying a deceased pet on their property.Do other pets bother or dig at the grave? Do you think cremation is necessary?

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Kelly
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Feb 06, 2009

Growing up, we always buried our pets on my grandparents property. We had a little plot of land dedicated to the family pets - even my horse was buried there. We never had any problems with other animals digging them up but they were buried very carefully. Their bodies were wrapped & they were buried deep. Then, at least temporarily, we always has some sort of slab over the grave. After my grandparents died, the family sold the property & that always bothered me because I had no control over what happened to them. After that I started cremating them.

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Stevecat511
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Jan 25, 2009

I have buried a pet in the back yard and have had no problem. If the grave is deep enough, covered with rocks or somehow marked all should be fine. You could also put fencing around the area. I would only resort to cremation if you plan on moving anytime soon so you can have your pet in an urn and always with you!

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Karlamarie
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Jan 24, 2009

I have buried all of my past pets there and never had a problem. Just make sure it's a place that you don't plan on using for anything else.

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Wendy E.
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Jan 24, 2009

My first three bassets that passed away we buried out by the creek bank and have the area roped off with personlized crosses marking their graves. This is a very special area in my yard. I still spend lots of time out there. I have since decided to cremate my pets and have their ashes in a pet urn with their pictures on them on a special table in my house. I figure that when I die my pets can all be with me that way. I wished I would have done creamation from the start but I had mixed feelings about it at first.

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Meryl O.
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Jan 24, 2009

We have always buried our pets. Usually place stones and a marker on top. My grandchildren even put a little while picket fence around my dog that got killed.

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thomas h.
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Jan 24, 2009

My cat just passed away about a year ago and we buried him about 50 yards behind our house about 5-6 ft down and covered the site with rocks as a marker and we have not had any issues with animals and we don't plan on moving anytime soon. The site is also in a place where accidental exhuming would be highly unlikely.

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ashley
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Jan 24, 2009

Everytime one of my animals die we usually burry them by the tree and none of the animals bother where they are. My dog even goes with me n watches me. He nos where there burried but hasnt done anything.

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Jennifer T.
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Jan 24, 2009

We've buried a few of our pets in my parents yard. We've never had a problem with something digging them up...but we buried them carefully. My past few pets I've had cremated because I live in an apartment and now if i move i can take them with me.

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Jessica T.
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Jan 24, 2009

I have buried our pets on my parent's land, and they are not planning on moving any time soon. We never had a problem with them being dug up by other animals, but we were careful when we buried them.

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Blackie1
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Jan 24, 2009

I buried my first pets under a big fir in the back yard. It has grown enormously, so new owners won't dig them up by chance. Now I go for cremation since I don't have any more room. We've never had a problem with other animals digging there

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