My vet sent my dog home in a plastic bag. We buried him in it. Was that okay?

Answer

There should be considerably less decomposition if kept in the bag versus simply burying it in the ground. However, placing it in a secure receptacle, such as a wood or metal box, and then burying it at least four feet deep can help prevent animals from being attracted if you live out in the country. You should also check (if you haven't already) with your local municipal clerk to know whether there is an ordinance against home burial on private property. I am so sorry for your loss.

Updated on March 22, 2018

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What to Do When Your Dog Dies at Home
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli
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