How Do I Dispose of a Dead Pet Cat?

To dispose of a dead pet cat, take the carcass to a veterinarian or bury the body in your garden. Alternatively, allow your local garbage service to retrieve the body.

  1. Cool the body

    Keep the animal’s body cool while you are making final arrangements. Wrap the body and keep it on ice or in a refrigerator.

  2. Call your veterinarian

    You can call your local veterinarian to schedule a necropsy if necessary to determine the cause of death.

  3. Choose a method of disposal

    Choose whether to bury the pet on your own property if local law allows. Otherwise, you may opt for cremation services provided by the cat’s veterinarian or disposal through trash removal services.