Nature's Way Pet Aquamation is proud to be the first to provide aquamation, to our community. We serve all pets trusted to our care with compassion, dignity and respect. By selecting Nature's Way Pet Aquamation for your pet's aftercare, you're choosing the most gentle aftercare for your pet and making the most environmentally responsible choice for our community.
Most environmental issues are caused by the living but have you ever considered the environmental impact of death? Alkaline hydrolysis, a greener option to burial or flame-based cremation, uses a combination of water and potassium hydroxide to dissolve bodies. It doesn't require burial space, uses 1/12 the energy of traditional cremation and doesn't produce toxic gases or air pollutants.
Aquamation, scientifically known as alkaline hydrolysis, is the process of breaking down organic matter using water and alkali.
When Nature's Way receives your companion, they are identified and a clay paw impression is taken if desired. They are then placed in our holding room. When their alkali bath is ready we transfer their body into a stainless steel basket and lower them into the alkali bath. This is where the mixture of warm and gently flowing water, mixed with alkali breaks down their body. Afterwards, the remains are dried and placed into the urn.
Simply put, aquamation is the most gentle and eco-friendly aftercare option available. There are no releases of green house gas emissions, no release of mercury, methane and other pollutants, significantly less energy used ultimately more remains returned to the family.