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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.

Ways to Promote the Long-Term Health of Your Canine Companion

Part of being a dog parent means one day saying goodbye and making final arrangements for pet burial or cremation. Of course, all dog families want to keep their canine companions around as much as possible, and that means investing in her long-term health. Try these tips for protecting the health of your pup, so she can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life.

Keep an Eye on Your Dog’s Diet

Just as with humans, dogs’ diets can have an enormous effect on their health. Talk to your veterinarian about which foods are best for your dog, and remember to make dietary adjustments at different stages in your dog’s life, as her needs change. Resist the urge to feed your dog from your plate. Not only are some foods that humans regularly enjoy unsafe for dogs to eat, but human food is also too highly caloric for dogs. It’s also important to limit treats so that your dog can maintain a healthy weight.

See The Veterinarian Regularly

Your dog needs to have regular checkups with the veterinarian. These wellness exams allow your vet to identify any potential health problems in your dog in early stages, so that treatment is easier and more effective. During these appointments, your vet will also educate you about specific health risks your pet has from obesity, dental disease, and other potential issues, so you can take the appropriate steps to protect your pup.

Get Active Together

Being active is good for you and your dog. Go for walks together, jog around the park, and get plenty of playtime in at home. These activities improve your dog’s physical and mental health, and they also help with behavior. Enjoy your time together, and you’ll both experience health benefits.

When the end does come for your dog, let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you with the details. We provide pet cremation and pet burial in Dallas that is tailored to your preferences and budget. Contact us at (682) 587-2324 to find out more about our services.

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Letting Go of a Beloved Pet: When Is It Time?

One of the most difficult decisions any pet family will face is the decision to euthanize a beloved companion animal. One thing that is easily overlooked when you’re dealing with this choice is that saying goodbye can protect your pet from an extended period of pain and anxiety. Letting your pet go may be the biggest act of love you ever give to him. How do you know when the time is right to let go and start considering your pet’s funeral? Although this decision is a personal one, here are some of the signs that you may wish to consider saying goodbye.

Your pet is in pain.

Pain is not only uncomfortable for pets; it is also scary. Your pet can’t understand the source of his pain rationally like humans can, so it can be particularly distressing. Often, the treatments that are required to control your pet’s pain can themselves cause more pain. Your pet does not understand that injections and surgical procedures are designed to help him—he only experiences the discomfort that they cause. Making the decision to euthanize your pet can spare him from a prolonged period of pain at the end of his life.

Your pet is anxious.

Sickness, pain, and medical interventions can cause a significant amount of anxiety for pets. Your pet will sense his vulnerability but will not be able to understand it. Look for signs like pacing, panting, and restlessness, particularly at night. Saying goodbye to your pet will put and end to this feeling of fear.

Your veterinarian recommends it.

Veterinarians will never recommend euthanasia when they don’t believe it is in the best interest of your pet. If your vet suggests that now could be the time, he is doing so with the benefit of all of his education and experience. You can rely on your vet’s recommendations.

When the time comes to say goodbye, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help you plan your pet’s funeral in Dallas and make decisions about his burial or cremation. Get answers to your questions about what to do after the loss of a pet by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Understanding the Process of Grieving

Pet deaths are painful. Although some people think that the loss of a pet should be easy to overcome, anyone who has loved an animal knows differently. Just as when you lose anyone you love, losing a pet can cause grieving. This video will help you understand what happens when you grieve.

Grief is different for everyone, and there isn’t a right way to feel. Allow yourself to experience the sadness, loss, and change that occur after the loss of a pet. Repressing your feelings and trying to tell yourself that you shouldn’t grieve your pet will only delay, not prevent, the grieving process.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how significant losing a pet is, and we’re here to support you through the process of pet burial and cremation. Contact our pet cemetery in Arlington at (682) 587-2324 when you need our services.

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Will My Pet's Ashes Be Returned to Me After the Cremation Process?

Many families choose cremation after the loss of a pet. How the remains are handled after pet cremation depends on the type of service you choose. Some families opt to have their pet’s cremated remains buried in a pet cemetery, while others prefer to take them in a pet cremation urn.

Private pet cremations are performed for one pet at a time, which means that the cremated remains can be returned to the family if they wish to keep them at home in an urn. Communal cremation results in the cremains of multiple pets being combined. These cremated remains are buried in pet cemeteries in marked graves. If you choose communal cremation, you won’t receive the cremains, but you will know exactly where your pet’s remains are buried and will be welcome to visit the cemetery any time you wish.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will help you make the right choice for your final goodbye to your pet. To learn more about our pet cremation and burial services in Fort Worth, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Heartworms

Heartworms can be life-threatening for dogs, so recognizing the symptoms early is important. In many cases, pet deaths can be avoided if treatment is started soon enough.

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms of heartworm. If you dog has heartworms, he or she may develop symptoms that are like heart failure, including coughing, tiredness with exercise, fluid in the abdomen, and nosebleeds. See a vet if you think your dog could be affected.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we know how hard pet deaths are, and we are here to help you through the loss of your pet in Fort Worth with burial, cremation, and pet memorial options. You can learn more about our services by calling (682) 587-2324.

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What Are the Benefits of Having a Funeral for Your Pet?

For people who do not have pets in their family, understanding how painful the loss of a pet can be is not always easy. Everyone who has loved a pet knows that it feels like losing a member of the family. Pet deaths have huge impacts on the people they left behind, and no pet lover should feel pressured to minimize his or her pain. One way to honor the bond a family has with a pet is to have a pet funeral. These kinds of funerals have become increasingly common for many reasons. Here are some of the benefits people experience when they hold a funeral for a lost pet.

Sharing Your Grief

The loss of a pet can affect different people in different ways. A funeral gives you an opportunity to come together and acknowledge your shared grief. The funeral gives you a way to share your feelings and offer comfort to each other. This can be especially important if you have friends and extended family members who don’t fully understand the grief you are going through, since they have not shared the same connection with an animal.

Remembering Happy Times

Much like funerals for people that you love, a pet funeral is not just a place for grief but also for remembering. Having a funeral creates an environment for you to take time out of your day and share your favorite memories of your pet, such as the first day he or she came to your home to his or her favorite walk or toy. These memories can be extremely comforting, and sharing them with other people who also loved your pet can be cathartic.

Easing Your Guilt

In some cases, it is necessary to euthanize a sick pet, and the family left behind may feel guilty, even though it was a decision made out of compassion. Coming together to honor your pet’s role in your life and to receive the support of your friends and loved ones can help you come to terms with the decision.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we are committed to helping families find the right way to memorialize their pets, though pet burial and cremation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Memorabilia Options to Honor Your Pet

After pet burial or cremation, there are a number of options for memorializing your pet with memorabilia. This memorabilia can bring you comfort after the loss of a pet and serve as a welcome reminding of the special relationship you shared. Here are just a few of the options you may consider.

Some pet families love to have jewelry pieces that remind them of their pets. Jewelry may be engraved with your pet’s name, or you may opt to have a piece of jewelry that contains a portion of your pet’s cremated remains. Glass beads crafted using some of your pet’s cremated remains are also available. These beads can be added to bracelets and worn as jewelry. You can also choose a variety of urns and memorial vessels so that you can keep your pet’s cremated remains close to you.

Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Arlington help you make the right decisions about burial and cremation after your pet’s death. You can speak to one of our compassionate team members by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet: How to Cope with the Aftermath

Euthanasia is a generous act of compassion and one last gesture of kindness that you can show your sick pet, but that doesn’t make the decision any easier. After the loss of a pet through euthanasia, it is common to deal with grief and guilt at the same time. If you are facing the decision of euthanizing your pet or have already been through the process, here are some tips to help you cope with the aftermath.

Be Honest About Your Pet’s Health

No vet recommends euthanasia lightly, but after it has happened, many pet parents second-guess their decisions. Instead of thinking about the what ifs, force yourself to take a realistic assessment of your pet’s health and wellbeing. If you euthanized your pet, then you saved a very sick animal from needless suffering. Your vet would not have euthanized your pet if it wasn’t in your animal’s best interest, so feel confident that you made a fair assessment of his or her health when you decide to follow through with euthanasia.

Focus on the Good

Euthanasia is not a preference for pet families. It is instead one of the hardest things they will ever do. The reason that they do it is because they loved their pets. Focus on the selflessness of euthanasia rather than any feelings of guilt you may have. If you need help understanding why this option was best for your pet after the fact, talk to the veterinarian, who can remind you why your act was a gesture of love.

Understand What Euthanasia Really Is

Euthanasia isn’t about ending a life. Instead, it’s about ending artificial methods of extending a life. If your vet recommends euthanasia, then your only other option would be putting your pet through painful interventions to extend his or her life for a period of time, not to save it.

No matter how you lose your beloved pet, pet deaths are hard. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will help you navigate the decisions about what to do next, including choosing between burial and cremation. Learn more about pet funerals in Dallas, including funeral preplanning, by calling us at (682) 587-2324.

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What to Do When Your Pet Passes Away After Hours

There’s never a good time to lose your faithful companion. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory knows that nothing can make up for the loss of a pet, but we hope that our compassionate, sensitive care will give your family some comfort. If your furry friend passes away when our pet crematory is closed, you have a few options. If your vet agrees, you may decide to entrust your pet to his or her care until we arrive.

Or, you can contact one of the emergency vet clinics we’ve made arrangements with. Animal Emergency Hospital of Mansfield and Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas will hold your pet until we pick him or her up. You might prefer to keep your pet at home with you. We recommend keeping your pet in a cool place, and leaving us a voicemail if you’d like someone to come over and pick up your pet. Otherwise, you can bring your pet to us when we’re open.

You can call our pet crematory in Dallas, Texas at (682) 587-2324 to make arrangements for your pet’s burial. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is a family-owned and operated establishment that cares for each animal brought to us as if they were our own.

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How Diabetes Affects Cats and Dogs

It’s an unfortunate fact of being a pet parent that your dog or cat won’t live as long as you wish. But with good medical care, nutrition, and exercise, you can reduce the risk of a premature pet death from diabetes. Diabetes is all too common in cats and dogs, and it’s often not diagnosed until it’s already inflicted widespread damage. You can learn how diabetes develops when you watch this featured video.

In pets, as well as in humans, some of the earliest signs of diabetes can include an increase in thirst, hunger, and urination, and unexplained weight loss. Animals are more susceptible to urinary tract infections, and they may have accidents indoors.

The compassionate staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how difficult the anticipated loss of a pet is. Call (682) 587-2324 to discuss pre-need pet burials in Fort Worth, Texas.

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