Around the world, pet ownership is booming. Four out of five of people in Argentina and Mexico own a pet, while three-quarters of Brazilians have a furry companion. In the US, more than 70 per cent own animals.
Of the 1.2 million pets who die each year in the UK, 80 per cent are cremated, and as pet ownership on a global scale continues to increase, so will the need to offer pet cremation services.
Pet crematoriums solve a rising problem and we are running out of burial spaces for larger pets. Add to this, that pet owners want to keep the memory of their lost pet closer to home, and you see why more people are looking into pet cremation as a business.
If you're an established vet or an owner of a small farm looking to add pet cremation to your business plan, here's how you can get started.
Starting a business in pet cremation can be a lot simpler that you think.
Vets and small farmers with their own business location will be able to get up and running quickly. Using their space already available to them, they can install pet cremation equipment relatively quickly and get started almost immediately.
As a provider of pet crematory incinerators, we will work closely with you to help your business get started.
NOTE: there are different restrictions placed on urban vets versus rural vets. When we work through your business plan, we will also advise on which of our solutions best meets the relevant criteria for your operations.
It is possible to launch a successful pet crematorium business with a budget of less than £20,000 and providing you have the existing land available to do so.
Purchasing a pet cremation machine will be your biggest outgoing but since this is central to your business it's worth investing in a quality incinerator. From there, you can set a pricing structure which ensures you will recover the cost of your purchase as soon as possible, so you can start turning a profit.
On average, the cost to cremate small animals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs starts at around £80, while services for larger, domestic animals such as Great Danes can be upwards of £250. For even larger animals like horses, prices will increase again.
Pet cremation can be a very profitable business idea. See the costs for the cremation of pets of all different sizes if you were to add pet cremation to your business plan.
Whether you'd prefer to work with small animals throughout your pet cremation career, or want to build up and enter new pet markets as your business grows, we have all the incinerators to meet your needs.
Our market-leading machines have been designed to accommodate pets of all shapes and sizes. From the I8-PC2 pet cremator which has a capacity of 150 litres, through to our i8-500 model, which has been designed to accommodate camels, horses, deer, cattle and other large animals in its oversized combustion chamber. Larger systems are available with optional autoloaders and hydraulic loading system to make handling and loading easier for you.
All of our models are approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). They are extremely easy to operate and incorporate the latest technology for a CLEAN, SAFE and EFFICIENT burn.
Our team will discuss the relevant burn rate and batch sizes you'll need to launch your pet cremation service and offer advice on how you can expand it as time goes on to ensure you aren't incurring unnecessary costs. See our other pet cremation systems.
By providing our sales advisors with a few details about your business, they can recommend which of our models is most suitable for your business, additional options available and a budget price to get you started.
The links below provide more advice on starting your own pet cremation business, offering additional services and growing your business.