Taxidermy is the art of the art of preserving, arranging, and displaying animal bodies for the purpose of display or study. The most common examples are wild animal heads mounted in stately homes, individual or groups of animals in museums. Now there is greater interest in using this method to preserve domestic pets in more natural poses.
As with any service it is vital that a reputable organisation, with a skilled taxidermist is chosen. Equally as important is if the organisation/individual has worked on the same species as your pet. Viewing their portfolio, accreditations and reviews would be a good first step in shortlisting a taxidermist.
The Guild of Taxidermists represents Taxidermists across the UK and gives further information on modern taxidermy
This article gives a short guide on choosing the right taxidermist
A Guardian article covers the topic from the viewpoint of professionals and pet owners
And finally a taxidermist on This Morning explains why she chose this method to remember her cat
Deciding what to do with your pet once they have gone is a personal choice. There are different options available dependent on your beliefs, location, and budget. Taxidermy is just one option to choose from.