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    Advice for Seniors Facing the Loss of a Pet

    Last updated 19 hours ago

    Seniors facing the loss of a pet will probably experience a process of grief. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, a pet cemetery in Fort Worth, we understand that the experiences and timespan of this process are unique to each person. As you face the loss of a pet, keep the following tips in mind for grieving and finding new meaning in your life. 

    Understand the Grieving Process
    The first thing to remember is that everyone grieves differently. Grief often occurs in stages, and may include feelings of denial, guilt, anger, and depression. Many people eventually reach a level of acceptance, but some do not. The lows may be more intense at the beginning and then become less intense as time goes on. But even years after a loss, you may find that certain sights, sounds, and dates spark memories that trigger grief.

    Don’t Let Others Debase Your Loss
    You may find some family and friends saying that the loss of a pet shouldn’t hurt as much as the loss of a human, or that it is inappropriate to grieve for the loss of an animal. These people do not understand because they either don’t have a pet of their own or cannot appreciate the level of companionship and love provided by a pet. If this is the case, you may find that the best support for your grief will come from outside of your typical circle of family and friends. You may even want to attend a pet loss support group or call a pet loss hotline.

    Maintain a Routine
    Routines can help ground you after a loss. It can also be ideal to integrate exercise into your routine if your doctor recommends it. Exercising will boost your vitality and help you connect with others. Taking a walk to a nearby park can also give you a chance to interact with other people’s pets, which can be soothing after your loss.

    For seniors facing the loss of a pet, it can also be very helpful to have a pet funeral or memorial ceremony. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory of Fort Worth, we offer a variety of pet burial and cremation options. Learn more by visiting our website or calling us at (682) 587-2324.

    Understanding Pet Hospice Care

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Pet hospice care is a unique service that gives your pet the end-of-life care he or she deserves. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we have known many pet parents who want to provide good pet hospice care at home. Continue reading to learn what pet hospice care offers and why it’s important to consider.

    What is Pet Hospice Care?
    Pet hospice care, also known as palliative care, is not conducted at a veterinary clinic; instead, it involves a personal choice to care for your pet in his or her final days or weeks at home. It is ideal for pet parents who want an extended goodbye with their pets. Through the use of pain medications, human interaction, and healthy meal preparation, pet parents can create a peaceful and comfortable end-of-life experience for a pet. Your veterinarian can help you evaluate the best way to provide hospice care for your pet.

    Is Pet Hospice Care Right for Your Pet?
    Pet hospice care is becoming more popular these days, but it isn’t right for every pet family. Pets who are experiencing pain, suffering, or poor quality of life do not deserve to have their discomfort prolonged. Ask your veterinarian whether pet hospice care is a good idea for your pet. It may be helpful to find a veterinarian who is available 24/7 to provide emergency euthanasia in case your pet’s condition takes a sudden turn. You may also want to look for a veterinarian who can make house calls.

    If you are interested in learning more about pet hospice care, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. We are a family-owned and operated business that offers compassionate pet memorials and pet burial in Fort Worth. For more information, call us at (682) 587-2324 or visit our website.

    How Do You Determine the Best Time to Euthanize Your Pet?

    Last updated 22 days ago

    As a pet parent, it can be extremely difficult to decide when it is the right time to euthanize your pet. As long as the decision to euthanize your pet is made out of love, however, there is no wrong decision. If you are starting to notice that your pet is not enjoying the things he or she previously loved to do, it may be because your pet is enduring too much pain. This is usually the right time to consider euthanasia. Watch this video clip for more information.

    When your pet has passed on, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. We are a family-owned and operated pet cemetery in Fort Worth, TX. Call us at (682) 587-2324 or visit our website for more information about our compassionate services.

    What to Expect from the Euthanasia Process

    Last updated 27 days ago

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory of Fort Worth, we know that euthanasia is a difficult subject to discuss as a pet parent. The reality is that many pets reach a point where life becomes both painful and unenjoyable, even when their owners are doing everything they can to create a comfortable, healthy, and loving environment. If your pet has a terminal illness or has reached an age when life is very difficult, consider the information below to find out what to expect from the euthanasia process.

    Deciding When to Euthanize
    Many pet owners find it difficult to consider euthanasia, thinking that they may be making an unloving decision. This is normal, but it is important to remember that a life of pain and physical immobility is difficult for your pet to endure, no matter how much you try to take away the pain. Remember that your decision is hard, but it’s not wrong if it is grounded in love and compassion for your pet’s suffering.

    Making an Appointment for the Procedure
    When you call your veterinarian to schedule the pet euthanasia procedure, explain to the receptionist that you would like to know what to expect. You may want to schedule the appointment at a time when the practice is not busy so that the veterinarian will have plenty of time to speak with you and let you say goodbye.

    During and After the Procedure
    You may experience very intense emotions when saying goodbye to your pet. You may choose to stay with your pet as your veterinarian performs the euthanasia procedure, or say goodbye before the procedure begins. No matter your decision, you can find peace knowing that the process will not be scary or painful for your pet. After your pet has crossed the rainbow bridge, you will need to consider whether burial or cremation is the right option. This is a personal decision, though your veterinarian may be able to offer suggestions.

    Many pet parents are left with the hard decision of where and how to lay their pet to rest after euthanasia. To learn about the options that Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can offer during this difficult time, call (682) 587-2324 or visit our website.

    The Benefits of Choosing Our Cemetery for Your Pet

    Last updated 1 month ago

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we know that having a tranquil final resting place for your pet can give you comfort in your grief. Our DFW pet cemetery is designed for you to visit again and again as you honor the memory of your lost pet.

    Our pet cemetery is surrounded by beautiful oak trees. We maintain the grounds carefully to create a serene atmosphere. We offer individual pet plots with personalized headstones as well as communal burial and cremation plots. We give you an opportunity to choose your pet’s plot and casket. We welcome families to return to our pet cemetery time and again to remember their pets on special days, like birthdays, or simply to spend a quiet moment with a beloved lost pet.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help you plan a fitting memorial and burial for your pet. Call our DFW pet cemetery at (682) 587-2324 for more information. 


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