Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
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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.

Helping Yourself Get Through the Pain of Losing an Animal Companion

People are often unprepared to cope with pet deaths, so many individuals struggle with their emotions after losing an animal companion. If your pet recently passed, then consider the following advice for getting through your pain after losing a pet:

Show Yourself Kindness

One reason why many people struggle with the grieving process after losing a pet is that the loss can be minimized, often unintentionally, by other people. The loss of a pet is the loss of a friend, source of unconditional love, and companion that shared your daily routine. For these reasons, it’s important to realize that your grief is justified and that it may take some time to cope with your loss.

Remember Your Pet’s Life

For many people, the grief felt after losing an animal companion is deepened and complicated by the circumstances of the pet’s death. If you worry that your pet’s death could have been avoided, or if you chose to euthanize your pet who was ailing, then you may be suffering from feelings of guilt that make it difficult to heal. As you grieve, try not to focus on the last days of your animal companion’s life, and instead review his life by writing down some of your best memories of him. Reminding yourself of these moments and sharing them with friends may help you heal after the loss of your pet.

Memorialize Your Pet

Finally, giving your pet a proper goodbye and memorializing him in some way may help you cope with this loss and heal. Perform a ritual, such as a burial at a pet cemetery, and offer your pet a final goodbye. To memorialize his life, consider planting a garden or tree in his name to pay tribute to his life and honor the bond that you had for years to come.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand how difficult pet deaths can be and offer compassionate and professional animal cremation and pet funeral services in Fort Worth, Texas. Please call (682) 587-2324 to learn more.

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When to Choose Private Pet Cremation

If you recently lost a pet and you’re considering your options for pet cremation, then you will need to decide whether a private or communal cremation is the right choice for your needs. During a communal cremation, multiple animals are cremated simultaneously. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we bury the cremated remains from communal cremations in our cemetery, allowing families to come and visit the burial site of their pet.

On the other hand, private cremation involves cremating pets individually. If you would like to have your pet’s cremated remains returned to you, or if you would prefer that your pet’s cremated remains be buried or interred separately from others, then you will need to select a private cremation. This service is more expensive than communal cremation but ensures that your pet’s cremated remains are returned to you.

If you’re looking for private pet cremation services near Arlington, Texas, then please contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory by calling (682) 587-2324. We offer pet urns and respectful animal cremation services at our peaceful and well-maintained pet cemetery.

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10 Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Pet deaths are painful experiences, and while some animals die of old age and related conditions, others pass on after ingesting something that is toxic. To help ensure the health of your canine companion, watch this video to learn about 10 foods that you should never feed your dog.

Alcohol, even in small amounts, can damage your canine’s liver, brain, and central nervous system. Also, caffeine can be fatal to your dog and cause bleeding, muscle tremors, and rapid breathing. Other foods that you should never feed your canine include currants, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, chives, onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, avocados, marijuana, yeast dough, and xylitol.

If you’ve experienced the loss of a pet and require pet burial services, then please call Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory at (682) 587-2324 for information about our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.

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What to Consider When Planning a Burial for Your Pet

After the loss of a pet, performing the ritual of a pet burial is one way to help cope with your grief and say goodbye to your animal companion. If you’re preparing for a pet burial, then consider the following factors during the planning process:

Cemetery Location

If you plan to bury your pet at a pet cemetery, then it’s important to choose the right location. For example, if you hope to visit your pet’s grave, then selecting a cemetery that’s close to your home can be beneficial. Additionally, look into the cemetery’s hours and then visit the location to consider the atmosphere of the grounds before making a decision. You should also ensure that the park is on dedicated land which is zoned as a pet cemetery and that the facility operates within local laws. After choosing a cemetery, you can then decide upon a plot in the park where your pet will be laid to rest.

Service Cost

Like with any funeral, it’s important to consider the costs of the services that you would like as you prepare for the burial. Set a budget, factor in the cost of the pet burial, and then select any additional services based on what funds remain. Taking these steps can help you avoid unforeseen costs and plan the burial that you want for your pet.

Casket and Marker

Once the cemetery plot is selected and you know how much money remains in your budget, you can then consider what type of casket and grave marker you would like for your pet. The casket that you should select relies on your personal preferences and how you would like to remember your pet. Finally, choosing a custom grave marker will allow you to memorialize your pet and distinguish her gravesite.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers a selection of pet caskets as well as pet burial services at our serene pet cemetery near Dallas, Texas. Please call us today at (682) 587-2324 for more information.

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Tips for Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy

When people visit our pet cemetery, we like to offer comfort by reminding mourning cat owners of the fun and fulfilled life that their pet led. If you own an indoor cat, then you may find yourself wondering how to support your feline friend’s wellness. If so, then watch this video for tips on helping your indoor cat stay happy and healthy.

Keep your cat occupied by giving him opportunities to express his natural behavior. To do this, try to play with your cat for 1 to 2 minutes, 5 to 10 times per day, depending on his age and level of health. Also, ensure that your cat has a safe place to escape to for times when he may feel nervous.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers pet burial, pet memorial, and animal cremation services in Fort Worth, TX. Please call (682) 587-2324 if you would like to learn more.

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Spotlight on Ground Burials at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers a final resting place for your beloved pet who has passed on. Here, you will find a tranquil atmosphere and well-maintained grounds where you can select a ground burial location for your pet. After selecting a spot, you will then need to choose a memorial marker and casket, which come in a range of styles and prices.

Our pet cemetery’s ground burial options include:

  • Standard (2 x 3 foot)
    • Price: $425
    • Includes space, open/close, and lifetime perpetual care
  • Large (3 x 5 foot)
    • Price: $500
    • Includes space, open/close, and lifetime perpetual care
  • Mausoleum Niche (Cremains)
    • Price: $350 & up
    • Includes niche, open/close, nameplate, and lifetime perpetual care

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we offer many options for pet caskets and a peaceful location for your pet’s burial near Arlington, TX. For more information about our ground burial services, please give us a call at (682) 587-2324.

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What Options Are Available for Cremated Pet Remains?

Are you considering visiting a pet crematory following the death of a pet? If so, then you may have questions about pet cremation. Continue reading to learn what options are available for cremated pet remains.

Private Pet Cremation

Families who wish to cremate their deceased pet and who would also like to receive the ashes back following the process select private pet cremation. In this option, each pet is cremated individually, and the cremated remains are returned to the family.

Communal Cremation

Communal cremation is a more affordable option than private cremation. In this process, several pets are cremated at once. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we have set aside an area of our cemetery to accommodate cremated remains from communal pet cremations. We perform a communal burial once every 2 months and place a marker on the grave. In this way, families who choose communal pet cremation can still visit and lay flowers at their pet’s burial site.

Cemetery Burial

You will find that many pet cemeteries offer traditional ground burial options for cremated pet remains. If you choose private cremation, then you may want to consider a cemetery burial for the cremated remains.

Mausoleum Niche

A cremation or mausoleum niche is a small compartment in which an urn containing cremated remains can be interred. These niches are often part of larger structures that house multiple niches.

Scattering

Was there a spot in nature or in your backyard where your pet felt most at home? If so, then consider scattering her cremated remains in this location.

Home Burial

If your city permits it and if you have a suitable location on your property, then ground burial at home offers you a way to keep your pet’s cremated remains close by, allowing you to visit your pet’s burial site with ease.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we offer many pet urn options and services for pet cremation near Dallas, TX. To find out more, please give us a call at (682) 587-2324.

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Identifying Common Diseases That Affect Senior Dogs

The loss of a pet can be a stressful and emotional experience, and although many factors can lead to pet deaths, there are some health problems that are often seen in older canines. Continue reading to learn about common diseases seen in senior dogs.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is among the conditions most often diagnosed in canines, and it can affect dogs of all breeds and sizes. If periodontal disease goes untreated, it can cause tooth loss and allow bacteria to get into the bloodstream and damage organs. To help keep your senior dog’s teeth and gums healthy, offer him dental treats, practice regular tooth brushing, and feed him foods designed to promote dental health in canines.

Obesity

Carrying extra pounds can make your pet more susceptible to many health conditions, such as diabetes, joint disease, and respiratory illness. Providing your dog with enough exercise and a healthy diet is essential for helping prevent obesity in your pet.

Arthritis

Joint disease is a common problem seen in aging dogs, and arthritis develops when the cushioning cartilage that normally protects the bones of a joint begins to break down. This condition is irreversible, but there are several things that you can do to help slow the aging of your dog’s joints. First, try to keep your canine at a healthy weight to prevent excess strain on his joints. Also, bring your pet to the veterinarian regularly for examinations and be aware of the signs of joint disease in dogs, such as limping, stiffness, and reluctance to climb stairs. Finally, ask your veterinarian about foods designed to promote joint health in canines.

Cancer

Dogs are vulnerable to many of the cancers that humans are, such as lymphoma, melanoma, and bone cancer. Because early detection and diagnosis can help dogs survive cancer, it’s important to bring your pet in for annual veterinary exams.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is experienced in helping families through the difficult process of losing a pet. If you would like information about our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, TX, then please call (682) 587-2324.

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Ways That Dogs Show Their Love for You

One of the reasons pet deaths are so emotional is that love between humans and their animal family members is mutual. If you have ever wondered about the love that your dog has for you, this video will clear up any confusion.

Watch your dog’s behavior after he or she eats. Does your dog want to sit with you? That is a sign of the affection he or she has for you. Dogs also show their love with the exuberant greetings they give when you return home and their desire to stay with you to sleep at night.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand the devastating impact of the loss of a pet, and we are here to help with everything from pet cremation to pet memorial creation. When you need our services, call our pet cemetery in Dallas, TX, today at (682) 587-2324.

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Answering Common Questions About Pre-Need Planning Services for Pets

Funeral pre-planning isn’t just for humans. You can also choose pre-need planning for pet burial or cremation. Many families have questions about pre-need planning and what it requires. Here are the answers that every pet family needs.

What is involved in pre-need planning for pets?

Pre-need planning is similar to funeral pre-planning for humans. You make decisions about how you will handle your pet’s remains after he or she passes. You can determine if you want cremation or burial, and if you choose pet burial, you can choose the type of plot you want. You can also make decisions about things like urns, memorials, or other tributes you will want for your pet. Your plan can be very detailed, or you can simply make the basic decisions and choose to fill in the details when the time comes.

Why should I pre-plan for my pet’s needs?

The loss of a pet can be a very stressful time. Having to deal with making arrangements for your pet burial or cremation can be overwhelming in the midst of your grief, and you may make choices that you come to regret later. Pre-planning also helps you understand the costs associated with burial and cremation, so you can be prepared. With a plan in place, all you need to do is call the pet cemetery when the time comes, and the staff can implement your plan, so you can focus on your family’s loss and supporting each other.

How do I get started?

To make pre-need arrangements for your pet, make an appointment at a pet cemetery to discuss your options. The cemetery will guide you through the process and help you make the choices that are right for your family and your budget. They can also explain what to expect in the immediate aftermath of your pet’s death.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is pleased to offer pre-need planning services at our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, TX. Start the process of planning your pet memorial today by calling (682) 587-2324.

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