CUBIC INCHES VS POUNDS
A cremation urn's volume is measured in cubic inches. This measurement pertains to the space inside the urn and applies to animals and humans.
The standard for converting pounds to cubic inches is ONE CUBIC INCH for EACH ONE POUND of body weight just before cremation. In other words, it's a 1:1 ratio.
If your pet's body weight just before cremation is 15 pounds, the MINIMUM size urn you need is 15 cubic inches; if 30 pounds, 30 cubic inches; if 110 pounds, 110 cubic inces, and so on.
If you'll be keeping just a small portion of your pet's cremains, consider a keepsake pet urn, such as a pendant. They have a cavity for storing cremains.
TIP: Planning for An Overage of Cremains
Sometimes, the volume of cremains may exceed the storage capacity of the urn. You should determine the minimum size urn you need first, then, simply add 10% to the minimum size. This way, should there be an overage of cremains, the urn will accomodate them.
For example, if your pet's weight just before cremation is 20 pounds, the minimum size urn you'll need after adding 10% is 22 cubic inches (20 plus 10% of 20).
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