Did you know that aquamation can help identify bone cancer? Aquamation is so gentle, complete skeletons remain after the cycle is finished, meaning aquamation staff members visually see an animal’s bones. Bone cancer changes the way a bone looks and how it is shaped. If bone cancer, also known as osteosarcoma, is suspected, the team at Guardian Pet Aquamation in Loveland, Colorado can look over the remains. If abnormal bone anatomy is found, we alert the family to the findings. This can offer great clarity knowing that cancer was indeed present in their pet. Other bone changes seen include vertebrae abnormalities and general malformations of bones.
Aquamation also allows us to find odd things our pets may have eaten. Over the years, Guardian Pet has found rubber balls, neck ties, underwear, corn cobs, doll parts, and more. The list goes on and on. Our ‘no burning’ process means that all synthetic and cellulose-based materials remain relatively unchanged. Even a peach pit eaten by a dog can be found among the skeletal remains. If any of these items may have contributed to the pet’s illness or death, Guardian Pet Aquamation lets the family know. Aquamation becomes a unique form of necropsy (animal autopsy) that can help us better understand certain causes of death/illness.
And if your pet has undergone surgery in their life, including implantation of metal parts such as plates and screws, these items remain free of charring and tarnishment. In fact, they look brand new like they’ve never been used. Pacemakers for heart support also remain. All medical implants are returned to families who request private ashes.