How much does it cost to cremate a cat?

Losing a beloved cat can be a heart-wrenching experience. The last thing a person dealing with the death of their cat wants to think about is the price of cremation. That is why it is important to discuss these costs and know of them, so you know what to expect if you find yourself in the situation in which you need cremation services for your cat.

In the United Kingdom, the price of cat cremation varies depending on what services are chosen. If you want the cat returned following cremation, the cost will be higher. The cat’s weight and other factors also affect the price. On average, the cost to cremate a cat in the UK is somewhere between £70 and £200.

Other Factors that Affect the Cost of Cat Cremation

Private vs Communal Pet Cremation

Pet cremation can be private (individual) or communal. Communal cremation is when several pets are incinerated in the chamber at the same time. In this type of cremation, it is not possible to have the ashes of only your cat returned to you. If you have the cat’s ashes given back to you, it is an option, but they will be mixed with ashes of other animals.

Individual, or private cremation, involves having your cat incinerated in a chamber alone. The main benefit of a private cremation is that the cat’s ashes can be returned to you, and it will only contain the remains of your cat.

Casket and Urns

Custom caskets and urns can be selected to hold the cremated ashes of your cat. The cost for such adornments vary depending on the vendor — but many cremation providers have a wide selection of affordable and attractive urns and caskets.

Pickup and Delivery

While many people take their cat to a cremation location, there are services that will come and pick up your deceased cat for cremation. Likewise, there are delivery services that can bring the ashes right to your home following cremation — or you can pick them up.

Attending or Witnessing Cremation

Many cat owners find comfort in being able to attend or witness the cremation of their cat. Attending the process provides closure for many cat-owners, much like attending a funeral or a memorial service for a human does.