Eco-Friendly and Pet Friendly Aftercare
There are several ways to look at the green benefits of Aquamation as pet aftercare. First, it is energy efficient. It actually uses 1/20th the energy and is 1/10th the carbon footprint as that of cremation. When you look at the percentages, you find that Aquamation cuts natural gas use by 90% and electricity by 66%.
Another way Aquamation is eco-friendly is through the by-product of the process, the left-over water. Remember that we and our pets are comprised of about 65% water. At the end of the process, the body has been returned to its natural form: nutrient-rich water. This is the closest process to what happens in Mother Nature. The liquid is a sterile, EPA neutral solution of amino acids, peptides, and sugars that is also suitable for use as fertilizer. Aquamation has the unique ability to be part of the circle of life.
Dr. Lisa Newell of Malibu Coast Animal Hospital says, “Aquamation is how I want pets to be treated. We come into the world from water and what’s more natural to leave the world in water?”