By - United States - Gualala
Today, while house sitting for my mother and stepfather, their elderly dog passed away. They live in such a remote location, the closest open vet office is a 2 hour drive, and the local one opens in 10 hours. FML
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  evilplatypus  |  38

How is it “safer”?
Are you worried about the dog zombie apocalypse?
Pretty sure coyotes, groundhogs, deer and other dead wildlife don’t bother with cremation.

  eagleriverjohn  |  24

I was thinking in terms of keeping potential predators and scavengers away since this implies they live in a rural area. A lot of people don't bury their pets deep enough. Granted, I should have said "potentially safer" rather than just "safer" (or just left that out entirely). Should've explained better, I apologize.

By  Iamthebanzai22  |  18

I would suggest burying it. If you are worried about predators digging it up, place some rocks on top of the body before covering it with dirt. Oh, and bury it deep, at least 3 feet or so. maybe under a nice tree? And be quick about it, you really don't want to have to handle a rotting corpse..

  Razell  |  13

Same here. My last cat died during the month of February and the ground at our usual pet-burying spot was frozen (because mid-winter).

I kept her in a box in the freezer until everything thawed out enough to bury her properly.