When a human dies, it's customary to send flowers in memory of the deceased to the funeral home or close relatives. That's not usually done when a pet passes -- and few hold formal funerals for their animals -- but sending flowers to the bereaved pet owner or to the pet cemetery is a nice gesture. Consider whether you want to send real flowers, silk plants or a permanent flowering shrub.
If the pet is buried at a pet cemetery, call the facility and ask about their flower policy. It's possible the cemetery can order flowers from a local florist for lawn burials or sells silk flowers to accompany urns. If cemetery regulations permit, consider giving the pet owner a rose bush or other flowering plant to place in the ground and accentuate the setting for the long term.
Florists can put together bouquets representing the deceased pet, or place a photo among the flower arrangement. If the owner has purchased a coffin for the animal, ask the florist about putting together a pet-related spray to grace the casket.
Jane Meggitt has been a writer for more than 20 years. In addition to reporting for a major newspaper chain, she has been published in "Horse News," "Suburban Classic," "Hoof Beats," "Equine Journal" and other publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University and an Associate of Arts from the American Academy of Dramatics Arts, New York City.