Also called alkaline hydrolysis, water reduction, bio-cremation, green cremation, and flame-less cremation, aquamation is an emerging form of body care that is gentler to the environment. It has been around for decades and is used in the human world too. More and more communities are learning about its benefits and joining the revolution to offer a more sustainable, eco-friendly alternative.
How Does It Work?
The Guardian Pet system uses alkaline hydrolysis to essentially accelerate what takes place in natural decomposition in the soil. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity is used to accelerate the natural course of time. At the end of the process, the body has been returned to its natural form in water. Similar to cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones. The ash is a light sage or white color because it retains more minerals, is clean, and without carbon discoloration. Because the bone and ash needs to go through drying time, a day or two more is needed before ashes can be returned to families (if desired). Aquamation generates a sterile, EPA-neutral liquid solution of amino acids, peptides, and sugars that is suitable for release onto the earth. We will be gently applying the remaining nutrients onto our farmland in east Loveland. Communal ashes will also be spread on our farm.
Private and communal services are available using aquamation. A communal aquamation means the ashes will not be returned to families. Private aquamation means your pet’s ashes will be returned to you. Private chambers reside within the machine providing a complete barrier among individual pets.
What kinds of animals can we accommodate?
Guardian Pet Aquamation can help families with dogs, cats, exotics, and most species under 250 pounds.
Why do we offer aquamation?
- Gentle & respectful process
- Zero emissions – no harmful greenhouse gases
- Low energy consumption
- 1/10 the carbon footprint than flame-based cremation
- 20% more ashes returned for families who request them
- They are 100% clean, disease and pollutant free.
- Cost is similar to standard flame-based cremation