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    What to Expect from the Euthanasia Process

    Last updated 14 hours 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 15 days 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. 

    How to Cope with a Terminally Ill Pet

    Last updated 23 days ago

    When you find out that your beloved pet is terminally ill, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. However, for the comfort of your pet, it’s important to face the diagnosis and have a plan in place for end-of-life care and pet burial or cremation. Continue reading to learn about a few things you can do to help her during this time.

    Prepare Your Home
    When your pet is ill, she may not be able to navigate your home as easily as before. Make sure she has easy access to things like food and water. Your pet may no longer be able to hop on chairs next to you, so build her comfortable resting spots with plenty of cushioning to reduce the chances of pressure sores. Surrounding your pet with familiar things, like favorite toys and blankets, will help make her feel secure.

    Ask for Medical Advice
    Talk to your vet about methods for controlling pain and what symptoms you should expect to see. You may also want to ask your vet to describe symptoms of pain so you know when your pet is hurting. Have a plan for dealing with pain and other issues that may arise, like reluctance to eat and incontinence. Be sure you understand your options for euthanasia and the signs that it could be time to consider this option for your pet.

    Plan for Your Pet’s Passing
    Losing a pet is never easy. For many pet owners, making decisions about what will happen after a pet passes before that day actually comes is easier than making decisions while under stress from the loss. Consider if pet burial or cremation is the right choice for you, and determine where you will have those tasks performed. Giving your pet the right kind of memorial will give you comfort in the days after she passes.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in DFW is here to explain your pet burial and cremation options and help you make the right choices for your furry friend. Call (682) 587-2324 to learn about our pre-need services and how pet burial and cremation works. 

    What Are the Most Challenging Parts of Grieving a Pet?

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Losing a pet is a devastating experience. If you’re overcome with grief at the loss of your pet, take comfort in knowing that your feelings are normal. This video examines the challenges of coping with a lost pet.

    For many pet owners, there are two parts of grieving that are the most challenging: loneliness and guilt. Pets are often so much a part of their owners’ lives that their absence reverberates loudly. If your grief becomes overwhelming, seek help from a counselor.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we can help you choose the right memorial for your pet so you can find comfort in your final goodbye. Learn more about our pet burial and cremation services by calling (682) 587-2324. 

    Signs Your Pet Is Mourning the Loss of a Companion

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you lose a pet, it’s not only the human members of your family who mourn. Four-legged family members also feel the absence of a lost pet, and they often mourn their missing companion. If your remaining pet shows prolonged signs of grief, consult with your vet for tips to help him overcome it. Here are some signs which indicate your pet is in mourning:

    Lost Appetite
    After the loss of a companion, animals may become reluctant to eat. Your pet may eventually get his appetite back with time. However, if the loss of appetite is persistent, offer treats and favorite foods to coax him back to the food dish. Ask your vet for help with prolonged periods of lost appetite. Changing foods or offering rewards after your pet eats could convince him to start eating again.

    Lethargy
    Many pets sleep more than normal after losing a companion. They also may become less interested in normal activities, like taking a walk or playing with toys. This lethargy can include a reluctance to get up and interact with you. Try to get your pet up and active as much as possible. Insist on walks, even if they are short ones, and engage your pet in play as much as you can. Sometimes, animals experience prolonged depression, much like humans. Your vet can recommend behavioral tricks and even medications to help your pet recover.

    Clinginess
    After one pet is gone, your remaining pet may become clingier. He may crave more attention and love from you, and may follow you around the home much more than he used to. Give your pet the love he is craving as he copes with his grief. Resist the urge to become frustrated by the interruptions—your pet is looking to you for reassurance.

    Pets are family, and at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand that. At our DFW pet cemetery, we provide a range of burial, cremation, and memorial options so you can find the perfect way to remember your beloved pet. Find out how we can help you by calling us at (682) 587-2324. 




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