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What is the proper burial for a pet?


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February 06, 2014 12:19PM

The proper burial for a pet is to bury it in your backyard or pet cemetery. You can also carve your pets name in a piece of wood.

The Egyptians would mummify their cats, since they worshiped them, and they likely did the same for their dogs. Since it's difficult to do so to a pet, and the supplies aren't commonly found anymore, you could wrap your pet in a clean cloth, place it in a box (cardboard or wood depending on the size of the animal. NO plastic), and bury it in your yard. Say a few words for your pet, whether it be about your pet, or to bid farewell and well being in the beyond (heaven or whatever you believe in).