Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is a full service perpetual care cemetery. We provide pick-up, in-house cremation or burial preparations, memorials and more.

Supporting a Friend Who Is Mourning a Pet

As with any loss, pet deaths can leave individuals devastated and grieving. If you have a friend who recently lost their pet companion, then there are a few ways through which you can show your support.

Make yourself available to listen.

Everyone grieves the loss of a pet in their own way, and your friend may or may not wish to talk about how he is feeling. However, making yourself available to listen is one of the best ways to help your friend during this period. Let him know that you are there to talk if he wishes, and be prepared to listen more than you speak.

Share stories and your memories of the pet.

Often, people enjoy sharing stories about their lost pet. If you were familiar with the pet, reminiscing about the pet’s antics, favorite toys, or personality is a great way to share your fondness and memories of the pet with your friend. Also, continue to use the pet’s name following its passing. Taking these steps can help your friend remember what a great life the pet experienced and how he provided his animal companion with a comfortable home and caring family.

Avoid making a few common mistakes.

Following the death of a beloved pet, there a few things that friends and family might say with the best of intentions, but that can have a negative impact on the person in mourning. First, avoid saying that the pet is in a better place because your friend might feel that the best place is at his side. Next, if your friend often complained about the pet, reminding him of that is not likely to be helpful. Finally, you may inadvertently make your friend feel worse by asking him when he plans to get another pet, as this can imply that the one which he lost can be replaced.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory provides animal cremation and pet burial in Fort Worth, Texas. If you would like to learn more about our pet memorial and pet cemetery services, please call us today at (682) 587-2324.

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Answering Common Questions About Pet Cremation Options

Cremation is a service that offers people an alternative to traditional burial options following the loss of a pet. If you are thinking about choosing pet cremation for your animal companion who has passed on, then continue reading to learn the answers to common questions about this service.

What are my options for pet cremation?

Most locations that offer pet cremation services will have 2 selections from which to choose. The first, which is communal pet cremation, is the cremation of more than 1 pet that has passed. The second option, which is private pet cremation, involves cremating the remains of just 1 pet.

Will I be able to get my pet’s ashes back?

When families choose cremation for a pet that has passed on, they commonly wonder if they can have the ashes returned to them for burial or scattering. The answer to this question depends on the cremation option you select. Communal pet cremation involves the cremation of more than 1 animal so if you choose this option, your pet’s ashes will be mixed with those of others. On the other hand, opting for private pet cremation means that your pet’s remains will be cremated alone and you can have the ashes returned to you.

What can I do with the ashes following pet cremation?

You have several options to choose from following the cremation of your pet’s remains. If you choose communal cremation, then the pet cemetery may bury these ashes on site. If you opt for private cremation, then you can select to have the ashes buried in a plot on the grounds. Some individuals choose to keep the cremated remains and to bury them at home or in a location that was loved by their pet. Finally, keeping the ashes in an urn or scattering the ashes are also possibilities.

If you’re looking into your options for pet burial, then please contact us at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory by calling (682) 587-2324. We provide animal cremation and pet urns at out pet cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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How Pre-Planning for Your Pet's Burial Can Help Your Family

You may have considered funeral pre-planning for yourself, but what about your pet? Pre-need planning for your pet’s burial offers many advantages that your family will be grateful for when the loss of a pet occurs.

One of the biggest advantages of pre-planning is that is allows you to make decisions about your pet burial before you are under the stress of the event itself. You can make decisions with a clearer head by pre-planning, so you can avoid hasty decisions that you later regret. Pre-planning also has financial benefits in that you may be able to pre-pay for lower fees or budget accordingly for the kind of burial you want.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Dallas can help you with both pet funeral pre-planning and planning in the moment of need when a pet has passed away. Find out more about your pet burial and cremation services by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Myths About Pets and Mourning

Following the loss of a pet, not everyone may understand the degree of your mourning. Some people, especially those who have never experienced pet deaths, may expect to simply snap out of it because you lost an animal, not a person. However, your grief is not wrong. Dealing with pet deaths are difficult enough without putting additional pressure on yourself because of these myths that some people believe about pet mourning.

Myth: It’s wrong to feel intense grief when you lose a pet.

Despite what people believe who never experienced a close connection with a pet, it is both normal and healthy to grieve. For many people, pets are like children and are present for many life milestones. Pet deaths represent the loss of an important part of your life, and mourning is entirely appropriate. There is no reason to justify the grief you feel over the loss of your pet simply because he or she was not a human. Pet loss and human loss are both painful experiences, and one does not make the other less valid.

Myth: You should get a new pet as soon as possible.

To ease the mourning process, many people attempt to get a new pet as soon as they can after the loss of another animal. However, you cannot replace a pet any more than you can replace a person you lost. Make sure you are ready to open your heart to a new pet before you welcome a one into your home.

Myth: Euthanizing your pet was cruel.

Even while mourning, some people feel responsible for their own pain because they chose to euthanize their pets, and they may even feel guilty. Euthanizing your pet is not a cruel decision but rather a final act of love on your part. Feel comforted that you saved your pet from needless suffering.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand the difficulty of losing a pet and are here to provide compassionate support as you make decisions about pet burial and pet cremation urns in Arlington, Texas. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Preventing Your Pets from Eating Toxic Foods

Unfortunately, there are many foods that are perfectly safe for humans that can be toxic to pets, and eating these foods leads to many pet deaths each year. When your pet inadvertently consumes toxic foods, call the animal poison control center or your vet right away.

Watch this video to learn about foods that could be harmful to pets. Most people know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs, but you should also keep your dog away from grapes and raisins. Garlic and onions can also be dangerous for dogs, while avocado and yeast dough can cause digestive problems in dogs and cats.

When pet deaths do occur, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help. We help families deal with the loss of a pet in Dallas, Texas every day and can help you make the right choices about pet burial, pet memorial options, and more. Call us at (682) 587-2324 for more information.

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Creative Ways to Memorialize Your Lost Pet

Pet deaths are always devastating, but memorializing your pet can help to ease some of the pain. Many people are comforted by finding ways to memorialize their pets to honor the special relationship they shared. In addition to pet burial or cremation at a pet cemetery and the use of granite pet markers, there are many creative ways you can memorialize your pet in a way that feels personal to you and your family.

Keepsake Jewelry

One way to keep your pet close to you is to choose keepsake jewelry. This type of jewelry allows you to carry a small portion of cremains or pet hair with you in a necklace, pin, or other jewelry item. Keepsake jewelry is unique and lets you always keep your special pet close to you, wherever you are. You can choose discrete jewelry that no one will know contains a memento of your pet but you, or you can opt for a piece that either has an animal theme in the design or that is engraved with your pet’s name.

Decorative Accents

If you choose to have your pet cremated, you aren’t limited to an urn if you choose to keep the cremains at home. Glass ornaments are just one example of the decorative pieces that can you can display at home that incorporate your pet’s cremains. You can even have a piece custom designed to commemorate your pet in truly unique and personal way.

Memento Chest

Keep a collection of your pet’s favorite items in a memento chest so you can pull them out any time you want to remember. Memento chests can be engraved with your pet’s name and come in different sizes to accommodate things like your pet’s favorite toys, his or her collar, favorite photos, and even an urn with your pet’s cremains.

Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you choose a way to honor your lost pet. In addition to pet cremation and pet burial in Forth Worth, Texas, we offer a variety of markers, keepsakes, pet urns, pet caskets, and other pet mementos. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Should You Choose Cremation for Your Pet?

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After the loss of a pet, individuals are sometimes unsure about how to proceed with the remains. In many cases, the best choices for people are either a pet cemetery burial or pet cremation. There are several reasons why pet owners frequently choose cremation over burial.

Cremation is often less expensive than burying a pet in a cemetery plot. Additionally, this option allows the pet owner to scatter the ashes where they wish, or to keep the ashes in a pet urn. If you would like to scatter or keep your pet’s ashes, then you will need to select a private cremation. If you do not choose private cremation, then your pet will be cremated along with other pets, so the ashes cannot be returned to you.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is a compassionate, family-owned provider of pet burials, dog and cat urns, and pet cremation services in Fort Worth, TX. For more information about our services, please give us a call at (682) 587-2324.

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What to Do if Your Pet Is Lost

Despite their keen animal senses, it’s possible for pets to get disoriented and wander far from home. No matter the reason for their disappearance, it can feel as devastating as a pet’s death when your furry friend is lost. To help increase your chances of tracking down your pet, use these tips:

Make posters to put around town.

As soon as think that your pet could be lost, start the process of finding her by making posters. Keep your posters simple, use a large font, and make a decent amount of them so that you can post your lost pet signs throughout your neighborhood. Include a brief description of your pet, including her size, coloring, breed, and name. Also, offer a reward while not stating a specific amount and include your phone number.

Talk to your neighbors.

Even if you haven’t seen your pet in days, she could still be somewhere nearby. To increase the chance of you locating your lost dog or cat, speak with each of your neighbors individually. When doing so, pass out notecards or additional posters that include your contact information and a description of your pet.

Call your pet’s name.

Hearing your voice and her name can be enough to help her find her way back to your house. Dawn and dusk provide the best chances of your pet hearing you and of you spotting her, so use these hours to scour your area, either by foot, bike, or car, and slowly circle back over each location that you try.

Check animal shelters and clinics.

It’s not uncommon for lost pets to end up in local shelters and veterinary hospitals. Call clinics that are both local and out of your area. Also, it’s important to visit, rather than call, local pet shelters every day and look through the animals.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we specialize in compassionate pet burials, animal cremation, and pet memorials near Dallas, TX. To find out more about what we offer, please call us today at (682) 587-2324.

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Talking to Your Kids About a Pet's Sudden Death

When your family experiences the loss of a pet, it can be heartbreaking for everyone. However, your children may be shocked and confused by a pet’s death, particularly if they haven’t already gone through the loss of a loved one. To help make the process easier, use the following guide when talking to your kids about the sudden death of a pet.

Informing Your Children of the Loss

Breaking the news of a pet’s death to your kids can be very difficult. To help your children stay more calm and attentive, speak with them individually and in a location that is familiar but with few distractions. Keep in mind that, based on your kids’ age and personality, you may only need to give them small amounts of general information; details may frighten your child and make the grieving process more challenging.

Talking to Your Children About Death

While it’s important to carefully gauge what you should tell you children about how or why their pet died, it’s also better to tell them the truth. Lying to kids about the death of their pet by saying that he went on a vacation or ran away is not likely to make the process easier for them and can lead to bitterness if they were to learn the truth. Instead, speak honestly and answer any questions they may have as best as you are able.

Helping Your Children Say Goodbye

You can help your children cope by letting them know it’s okay to feel sad or angry. After some time has passed, try to help your kids heal and move on from their grief by giving the pet a proper farewell. Consider holding a ceremony to give the lost pet a burial in your backyard or at a pet cemetery, allowing your children a chance to say goodbye and share fond memories.

Family-owned and operated by the Garrisons, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers your family a beautiful location to bury a beloved pet. To learn about our services, including dog cremation, pet urns, and pet memorials in Fort Worth, TX, call us today at (682) 587-2324.

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A Look at Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease is a common cause of pet deaths in animals that do not receive preventative medications. Watch this video to learn how this disease develops and how it causes so many pet deaths.

Infected mosquitos transmit heartworms. Dogs are especially vulnerable because of the amount of time they spend outside. As the worms travel to the heart, they can cause blockages that lead to heart failure, heart attacks, and death. Medications are available to protect pets from mosquito bites that could lead to heartworms.

The loss of a pet is traumatic, but Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is here to support you through the process of mourning and creating a pet memorial for your lost animal. For help with pet burial in Dallas, please call (682) 587-2324.

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