There is a reason for 'Don't put your pet's body in the backyard'

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When a pet you love, such as a dog, a cat or a hamster, has died, there are many people who take the method of 'filling in the garden of the house' as a burial method. However, experts point out that there is a risk of harming other pets and surrounding animals.

Why you shouldn't bury your pet in the backyard

High concentrations of anesthetics, such as pentobarbital , are often used to keep pets comfortable. However, according to Rachel Allavena, an associate professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, this pentobarbital can remain on the body of a buried pet for up to a year, potentially damaging the surrounding creatures.


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In fact, Associate Professor Allavena has seen a case in which the anesthetic left behind in the body of a dead pet has caused harm, and when a rat in the family pet was buried in the yard after death, a domestic dog dug the yard There have been reports of cases in which the body was found and ate. Later, my dog became coma and spent a week in the intensive care unit. In addition, it has been reported that as a result of two ranch dogs digging the bones of euthanized cows one month ago, one died and the other lost its health for several days.

Also, if your pet dies from a disease that can infect animals and humans, the option “fill in the ground” is at risk. To reduce this risk, it is important to prevent the spread of the disease in the pet's community through vaccination.

On the other hand, what kind of burial method is good when a pet dies is the first thing recommended is cremation and burial by a graveyard. There are many types of pet burial services offered by companies, and you can choose the burial method that suits your price and needs. Professional burial is the best way to avoid these risks.

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In addition, veterinarian pathologist Allavena explained how to 'donate the body for scientific research'. Like humans, cancer is one of the biggest causes of death for dogs. Dogs grow faster than humans, and cancer progresses faster. For this reason, research on dogs that can obtain research results more quickly seems to be useful for human cancer research.

Dog research is also useful for research on developmental disorders and rare genetic diseases of human children. As a result of frequent breedings in dogs, anomalous genes may be created unintentionally, and this gene may be close to the gene of a very rare pediatric disease. Dog research is also important for identifying genetic mutations behind diseases.

To donate, first call the local university where the veterinary department is located, or get in touch via the website. In many cases, the university is interested in the “education” of various animals, so donating pets should be a great help for students learning. Although autopsy of the body may be performed, the diagnosis result is not disclosed to the owner. If a loved pet dies, he avoids the risk of giving it to others, and the “donate” option is worthwhile to save hundreds of pet lives, says Allavena.

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