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5 Things to Do With Cremated Pet Ashes

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: April 1, 2024
5 Things to Do With Cremated Pet Ashes

When a beloved pet passes away, not everyone has the option for an expensive plot in a pet cemetery. Similarly, it may not be feasible to bury their remains at home. Some people choose to scatter the ashes, but this means we are not left with something tangible to memorialise them. Fortunately, there are now more options than ever for us to create artefacts that help us to preserve the memory of an animal that provided us with so much love.

For those of us who want to keep precious moments of our companions, AnimalWised provides 5 things to do with cremated pet ashes.

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  1. Fireworks
  2. Vinyl record
  3. Tattoo ink
  4. Comfort pebble
  5. Jewellery


While this will be a temporary option, many pet guardians have decided to celebrate the memory of their beloved animals with fireworks. Fireworks are synonymous with celebration, meaning we can cherish the happy memories of our loved ones when we are ready to let them go.

By placing the ashes into a firework, we can mix them with the explosives used to create their signature bang. When we are ready, we can create a ceremony that celebrates the life of our pet with friends and family. Setting off the rocket can be a cathartic way to memorialize our pet and help us to move on with our grief.

Vinyl record

One of the most innovative ways to celebrate our pet’s life is to create a vinyl record which incorporates our animal’s ashes into the material. Not all vinyl pressing plants will offer this service, but if you can find them, they are a beautiful way to create a bespoke memory.

Although it is possible, it is not likely your dog, cat or other pet will have a favorite song. However, it is very likely there are certain songs with which we associate our furry friend. We can choose this song and have it made into a record. We can also use recordings of their bark or meow which we can record onto the disc. Another option is to record people speaking about them and have this as the memorial, or some combination of them all. The label on the record and its sleeve can also use pictures and other media to show images of happy times with our pets.

Tattoo ink

Another recent development in memorializing our beloved friends, including our pets, is mixing cremated ashes with tattoo ink. This is a process which mixes tattoo ink pigments with a mixture of a small amount of ashes to be used as any other tattoo ink might be.

Choosing to mix pet ashes with tattoo ink means you can incorporate different elements into your memento. You can create a design of your pet based on almost anything which reminds you of them. It can be their name, some paw prints or even a photorealistic representation.

When you look at your tattoo and know their ashes are mixed with the ink, it is a permanent physical reminder of your beloved animal remaining a part of you forever.

It is essential this process is performed by a professional. Not all tattoo artists will be trained in this procedure, so choose somewhere that knows what they are doing and has a good reputation. Never try to do it on your own as it can have serious health risks.

Comfort pebble

When we are going through troubled times, it is often our pets who provide the most comfort and support. When it is the passing of our pets that causes our grief, we need to look for other sources of comfort. While it will never be a true replacement, comfort pebbles can be amazing ways to remember our loved ones in a more tangible manner.

Mixing the ashes with other materials, it is possible to create a hard, smooth pebble which can be held in our hands. Rubbing the pebble can provide a lot of comfort during times of need. We can also create designs on the pebble with personalised messages such as the name of our beloved pet. They can come in different colours and will last forever.


Finally, our last idea on what to do with pet ashes provides one of the most treasured mementos we can make for our beloved companions. Ashes can be turned into various types of jewellery, using sophisticated techniques to incorporate a variety of materials. These include metals, beads and glass to create beautiful bespoke pieces to suit all tastes.

You can keep your beloved pet close to you every day by wearing a simple metal bracelet. For special occasions, elegant rings are available, which are also durable for everyday wear. Some providers offer pet ashes jewellery, including rings, pendants, and charm bracelets, allowing us to cherish our pets' memory forever. The finest providers allow customization of these designs to suit our tastes and preferences. Some providers even allow customization through engravings or gemstones, creating a unique tribute that reflects your pet's personality and your special bond.

Regardless of the method you select to memorialize your pet, we hope this list of activities for cremated pet ashes will offer you the ideal way to treasure their memory after they have passed.

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