5 Frequently Asked Questions About Freeze Dried Pets

September 3, 2020 4:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are looking for ways to preserve the memory of your beloved family pet, one of the options is to have the pet freeze-dried. This is a technique that can help you mount your pet safely and reliably, allowing you and your loved ones to carry on a piece of a family member that brought you so much joy. When it comes to freezing drying family pets, we know that lots of people have questions. At Animal Family, your go to animal taxidermists, we specialize in pet preservation. Take a look at some of the most common questions we get asked!

Can You Freeze Dry Your Pet?

Yes! You can absolutely freeze-dry your pet! After they pass away, you need to act quickly. It is a good idea to take them and place him or her in the freezer in a large plastic bag. Put this entire package in the freezer. Try to make sure this happens within 6 hours of them passing away. Sooner is better. This will provide them with the best chance of being preserved because this will halt the decomposition process. Try to tuck in the legs and tilt the head toward the body. This will help them freeze in the appropriate position for professionals to work with him or her. Furthermore, try to come up with a few photos that will allow the professionals to see how they should look. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.

How Long Do Freeze Dried Pets Last?

There are lots of ways for you to mount your pet; however, they all have one thing in common: the mount is going to last as long as you take good care of it. No matter how you decide to mount them, you need to make sure that you take care of him or her. As long as you take care them, he or she should last a lifetime. This is true when it comes to freeze-drying as well. When you come to see us for help, we will go over the process with you to make sure that you understand exactly what you have to do to help them last a lifetime. We guarantee it!

Dog Preservation

How Long Does the Process Take?

Unlike our competition, Animal Family Pet Preservation has always believed that the customer should decide how long the process should take. We give you several options. Typically a VIP program will take 60 days or less, very large dogs may take up to 8 months if the customer desires to wait. There are a few other factors that will play a role in this process as well. We will talk about all of this with you when you approach us regarding this service.

Can a Dog or Cat be Freeze Dried?

Yes! A dog or cat can absolutely be freeze-dried. These are some of the most common animals that we freeze dry. We understand that dogs and cats are common, beloved family pets. Therefore, we do this all the time. If you have a certain pose in mind that you want your them to take, please bring some photos with you. That way, we can let you know if we can make this happen. Every one is different in terms of how they lay or sit. We will work with you to preserve them in a way that honors his or her memory.

Is it Weird to Preserve Your Pet Through Freeze Dry Taxidermy?

Everyone has a different way in which they want to honor the memory of their pets. Some people prefer to have a memorial. Others might prefer to save the ashes of their pets. Everyone is different and people have to do what gives them peace in their loss. Some owners decide to get their pets freeze-dried and there is nothing wrong with that. We will do our best to talk with you about any emotional implications that might accompany this process so that you can make the right decision for you and your family.


Contact Animal Family Today To Learn More About Pet Preservation

This is only one of the techniques that we can use to help our clients preserve their loved ones. At Animal Family, we have more than 25 years of experience helping our clients preserve their pets. We would be happy to do the same for you. If you would like to learn more about our services, please give us a call today!

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