Nobody wants to think about the day their pet will no longer be here. I can tell you from experience it’s horrible.
But I have some heartening news for you. There is a place where caring people are championing the natural process of death for pets, as an extension of the resurgence in natural funerals for people.
Take a look: http://www.restingwaters.com/
I had the most beautiful experience with my beloved Splash at Okanagan Pet Cremation. I spent hundreds on keepsakes and am so glad I did. I have her ashes in my vehicle and my home, and her pawprint on my desk.