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Fur Clipping

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The fur clipping is often the first thing a parent looks at when they receive their pet’s After-Care Package. The fur clipping is special because it provides a visual and tactile reminder of your pet’s beauty and individuality. Often times just smelling the fur clipping can bring back memories of your pet.

We offer two different methods:

Method 1: Traditional Fur Clipping

At Life Cycle Pet Cremation we take great care when clipping your pet’s fur. We use professional grooming tools, and do our best to take samples that incorporate all of the colors of your pet. We then place the clippings, as neatly as possible, in a paper mache heart box. Please feel free to make special requests. For example, in addition to the long fur that grows on your pet’s neck, you may also want a clipping from their tail.

The traditional fur clipping is a standard part of the full After-Care Package.

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Method 2: Silicone Fur Clipping

Using this method, we can preserve a section of your pet’s fur exactly as it appears. For example, if there is a special marking in the fur that you really love, we can preserve it for you. This method works best with short-haired pets. Areas of preservation should be no more than 4 square inches.

First, the fur is cleaned and brushed. Second, a thin layer of clear silicone is painted onto the fur and allowed to dry for several hours or overnight. Finally, using professional grooming tools, we carefully trim the fur off of the skin. The skin is NOT cut — only the fur. The result is a pelt-like fur clipping.

A silicone fur clipping must be ordered as an add-on service or requested in place of the traditional fur clipping.