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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.

What Are the Healthiest Foods for Your Pet?

Pet deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, and elsewhere often occur due to chronic health problems. In particular, conditions that affect the major organs, such as kidney disease, can quickly lead to the loss of a pet.

This video discusses wholesome pet diets that can help your furry friend enjoy a long and healthy life. An important factor to keep in mind is that cats and dogs require moisture-rich and protein-dense foods. The best diet that you can provide for your pet may be a homemade diet. This type of meal plan ensures that you know exactly what is going into your pet’s food.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can make coping with the loss of a pet an easier process. Call (817) 478-6696 to speak with one of our associates if you would like to arrange for pet cremation, pet burial, or a pet memorial.

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When Is the Right Time to Consider a New Pet After a Loss?

new pet dfwThe loss of a pet can be very hard on the whole family, including other pets in the household. Some people may want to adopt a new pet right away to help ease the pain of the loss, while others may want to wait a while until they are sure that the time is right. Here are some tips to help you determine the best timeline for adopting a new pet.

Take a Therapeutic Break

There are benefits to taking a break between the loss of your old pet and your adoption of a new one. If you don’t own any other pets, it may be nice to have a reprieve from caring for an animal. You can travel, spend more time on activities away from home, and reflect on the type of animal that you’d like to invite into your home next. Taking a break will also allow you to fully process the grief surrounding your pet’s death before taking on the care of another animal.

Consider Your Current Environment

Spend time considering your current living environment and lifestyle. If you were used to owning an independent animal or an older animal that didn’t require much care, keep in mind that a new pet may not have the same characteristics. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, you will have to spend a lot of time training and socializing it. If your current lifestyle or environment wouldn’t allow for a young or needy animal, it’s better to discover that before adopting one.

Don’t Try to Replace Your Previous Pet

Many people consider a new animal to be a replacement for the one they just lost, and that can be problematic. When you’re ready to adopt a new animal, remind yourself that it will not have the same temperament or personality as your previous pet.

If you’ve experienced the loss of a pet, contact us at Faithful Friends for assistance. We provide pick up services, burial services, and cremation services to Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas. Call us today at (817) 478-6696 for more information.
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Pet Cremation: Is It the Right Choice for Your Family?

Benefits of pet cremation DFWThe loss of a pet can be devastating, and it may be hard to make certain decisions or arrangements. If you know that you’ll soon have to put a family pet to sleep due to advanced age and declining health, you may want to seek out the pre-need services of a pet cemetery. A staff member can discuss cremation and burial options, and help you decide which would be better for you and your family.

If you choose cremation, you will be able to bring your pet’s ashes home with you. This allows you a number of options, including keeping the ashes in your home in a pet urn, or scattering them somewhere memorable. If you don’t have the space to bury your pet in your yard but you want to have your pet close, cremation is a solution.

At Faithful Friends , we will come to your veterinarian’s office or your home to pick up your pet for you, which can be a valuable service in your time of grief. We offer both burial services and private cremation services for your beloved pet. For more information, call us today at (817) 478-6696.
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A Look at Common Pet Emergencies

Pet emergency DFWYour pet is part of the family, and worrying about its health and safety can be consuming. If you think that your pet is ill or suffering, you may not know what warrants an emergency. Those of us who have experienced the loss of a pet understand the guilt and anxiety associated with a sick animal. Here are some common pet emergencies and the best way to handle them.

Emergencies

If your pet has experienced trauma, has lost consciousness, or collapsed, you should take him to an emergency vet immediately. If your pet has trouble breathing, this is also an emergency, and can be a sign of severe illness, heart failure, poisoning, or choking. If your animal has severe vomiting or diarrhea that has ingested a known toxin, or is suddenly unable to walk, he should see a vet immediately.

Less Critical Conditions

If your pet vomits or has diarrhea one or two times, there is no blood present in the vomit or stool, and you know he has not ingested a toxin, is not an emergency situation. If he is limping or acting tired or listless with no other symptoms present, he may just be feeling briefly under the weather. In these situations, contact your vet and describe your pet’s symptoms, then follow your vet’s advice.

Non-Emergencies

If your animal is sneezing, scratching, or exhibiting other common allergy symptoms, it is likely not an emergency. Contact your veterinarian and make an appointment for a check up at the next available appointment. Likewise if your animal has stepped on a thorn or other sharp object and is limping, or if he gets a small scratch from another animal or object. If there are no severe signs of trauma, no serious blood loss, and your pet is eating, drinking, walking, and sleeping fine, it is probably not an emergency situation.

If you’re experiencing the loss of a pet, Faithful Friends can help. We provide burial, cremation, and after hours services to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. Contact us at (817) 478-6696 for more information.

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Recognizing Signs of Illness in Your Dog

As a dog owner, you are its caregiver and protector, and should be able to recognize signs of illness in your dog. Luckily, with the right education, you can learn to identify the symptoms that may indicate that your dog is unwell.

Watch this video to learn more about recognizing the signs of illness in your dog. This informative and helpful video walks you through some common signs of illness, and teaches you how to understand your dog’s personality and recognize when something is wrong.


If you have a pet that is terminally ill or in advanced age, you may want to consider consulting our pre-needs services at Faithful Friends . We help you plan ahead for your pet during a period of calm, not grief, which may help you make decisions. Contact us today at (817) 478-6696 for more information, or visit our website.

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Why You Should Consider Pet Cremation

Pet cremation DFWPet cremation in Dallas, Texas, has become a common way for pet owners to lovingly lay to rest and remember their furry friends. If you have suffered the loss of a pet, animal cremation may be the most appropriate way for you to honor your cat or dog. Pet cremation allows pet owners to forever commemorate their animals with either the use of a pet urn or the burial of the ashes. If you want a visual tribute to your pet in your home, pet cremation allows you to display his urn anywhere in your home. Alternately, you can bury your pet’s ashes in a pet cemetery and visit it as often as you would like. You may even be able to scatter your pet’s ashes in a favorite location.

Would you like to learn more about pet cremation ? If so, call Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory at (817) 478-6696 to schedule an appointment. We welcome the opportunity to show you our pet urns and discuss our pet cremation costs.
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What Are the Signs of Cat Parasites?

There are two different types of parasites in cats—ectoparasites and indoparasites. While ectoparasites live on the outside of your cat, indoparasites are internal. Though indoparasites are mainly benign, failure to treat serious indoparasites can lead to loss of a pet in Dallas, Texas.

In this video, a veterinarian describes the symptoms of cat parasites. As he explains, ectoparasites may cause your cat to itch and scratch. If your cat has contracted indoparasites like tapeworms, you may actually notice the tapeworm. It’s fairly common for cats to contract worms, as the mother may pass worms during pregnancy. Though worms may be common, you should seek veterinary treatment soon after recognizing the symptoms.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers pet cremation and pet memorial services in the Dallas Fort Worth area. To learn more about planning a pet burial , please give us a call at (817) 478-6696.

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A Brief Look at Your Pet Burial Options

Pet burial DFWWhile some families choose to cremate their pets, others choose to honor their deceased pets through pet burial boxes. As with planning funeral services for a loved one, arranging a pet burial in Fort Worth, Texas, begins with selecting a burial site. The process of planning a pet burial can be overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to consult with professionals during the planning process.

If you choose pet burial, you need to first choose a burial site to put your pet to rest. Once you select a section of the park to bury your pet, you will need to choose the type of casket and memorial marker for your pet. Pet funeral services will often offer a full range of pet caskets to choose from, in a variety of sizes, styles and price ranges. An advantage of choosing your pet’s burial site is the ability to choose from a quality line of caskets and to select your pet’s personalized headstone.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we offer a variety of pet burial pricing options in the Arlington area. To learn more about our services, please call (817) 478-6696.
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Talking to Your Kids About the Loss of a Beloved Pet

Pet death in DFWFor many children, the loss of a family pet is their first encounter with death. As a parent, it can be tempting to handle the loss of a pet by skirting the issue or explaining death to your children in a vague way. This can make the situation worse for your children, so it’s important to discuss pet deaths in a way that doesn’t leave your children feeling anxious or mystified.

Speaking honestly

You may be tempted to explain death with euphemisms such as “passed away” or “went to sleep.” Speaking in this vague manner may actually end up confusing your children or even instilling a fear of going to sleep at night. While you don’t have to provide your children with lots of information, you do need to explain what happened and make sure your children can voice any feelings they have about death. Remember to be honest, accurate and brief in answering any questions.

Discussing euthanasia

If your child is under the age of five, you want to avoid going into detail about euthanasia. If your pet does require euthanasia, you can explain to your child that the dog was incredibly sick or experiencing substantial pain. You can also tell your child that the doctor needed to help your pet die. If your child is older, you can describe euthanasia in more detail and let your child decide whether or not to be present.

Helping with grief

Involving your children in the grieving process means asking them how they would like to honor your family pet. For example, your child may want to draw pictures, share funny stories, or bury in a pet cemetery. You should also consider pet crematory, which allows you and your children to spread your pet’s ashes.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is a full service perpetual care pet funeral home and cemetery. Based in Fort Worth, we serve the entire DFW Metroplex six days a week. For more information about pet cremation and pet memorial, please call (817) 478-6696.

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How the Loss of a Pet Can Impact Your Health

The loss of a pet in Fort Worth, Texas, can have a dramatic effect on your physical and emotional health. This video discusses how pet deaths can affect wellbeing and what you can do to manage grief.

Pet deaths can be sudden, such as when a furry friend suffers a life-ending injury, or they can be the result of long-term disease. Whether your loss was unexpected or anticipated, the mourning process can bring on depression. If grief is beginning to interfere with your health, seek professional support. Grief counseling can provide the encouragement you need to work through your emotions.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers comprehensive services to suit your needs. Call (817) 478-6696 to speak with one of our friendly associates about our pet cremation, pet burial, and pet memorial options.

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