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Some Pet Owners Choose Taxidermy to Remember Pet

Photo by Nelson Chenault, USA Today

For some, it is very difficult to cope with the loss of a pet. You miss seeing your favorite fur-pal wandering around your home every day. But what if you could keep your pet, looking just as cute and happy as ever, even after he passes?

Taxidermy is typically a freeze-drying process that preserves the animal, keeping it in a life-like position so that it can be put on display. As more pet owners choose taxidermy as an option to commemorate their late pets, Animal Planet has been inspired to come out with their new reality TV show, American Stuffers.

How much does it cost? At Xtreme Taxidermy in Romance, Arkansas, the shop featured in Animal Planet’s new show, the basic price starts at $725 for any pet up to 10 pounds and an additional $49 for each extra pound. The process can take up to six months.

So what do you think, would you preserve your pet with taxidermy?

Read the full article on USA Today.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

5 Responses to Some Pet Owners Choose Taxidermy to Remember Pet

  1. Heather says:

    I support whatever pet owners need to do to make peace with the fact their beloved pet has passed. But I personally wouldn’t do this, no. I had my sweet girl cremated when she passed.

  2. Jazz says:

    I think it depends on the person, but for me? I don’t think it would work as I have/had Caucasian Ovtcharkas, the run about 150-178 lbs

    • Julie says:

      Caucasians are such gorgeous dogs! I’ve always wanted one, but I don’t think I have a strong enough personality to handle them, unfortunately. At least that’s what I’ve always heard is a recommended requirement for owning them.

      As for the article…. interesting, but I think I’m more for cremation.

  3. sonja says:

    Those dogs are nice but you need a strong personality to handle the Perro de Presa Canario, if you are not the alpha male you are pretty much a meal to it

  4. Robert burchett says:

    What are Caucasians?

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