Animal memorials are common because millions of Americans own pets. Approximately 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. And owning a pet is a healthy activity. Apparently, according to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, senior citizens who own pets have 21 percent fewer physician visits. More than half of all dog and cat owners give their pet a Christmas present or two and ninety percent of pet owners even say that they consider a pet to be a member of the family. There is only one breed of dog without a pink tongue. That is the chow, whose tongue is black. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and this is true of pets as well. Pet stones, memorial stones for pets, are one of the best ways to do just this.
Pet markers or memorial stores for pets are among the best ways to demonstrate care. For people who have recently lost a dog or a cat, finding the appropriate pet memorial stones or some sort of symbol of how much it meant to you can provide closure to the process of grief.
Animal memorials are made of the best quality of rock. They are often taken from rivers where they have been naturally smoothed over. River stone, slate, polished granite, marble and bluestone are all available to create quality pet headstones which will last for an extremely long time. These stones are also quite personal. Animal memorials are among the most important memorials for many pet owners who need help letting go.
Animal memorials will not bring the pets back, but they will help their owners deal with the fact that all good things come to an end. Nonetheless, animal headstones are to remind pet owners of the good times. Maybe you can only have a good dog or cat once, but you can have memories of it forever. It is for this reason that animal memorials are so popular and emotionally important.