You might be asking “what is Aquamation?” Aquamation is the natural process known as alkaline hydrolysis. Using water flow, temperature and alkalinity, it is more like natural decomposition when compared to any other method. Following both the Aquamation or cremation process, only the bones remain. Unlike cremation, Aquamated remains resemble fine sand and contain no black, carbonized ash, and no large bone fragments. We’ve found that seeing the clean, pure sand makes it easier to hold on to the precious memories of your pet.