Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
817.478.6696
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.

How to Tell Your Kids About the Death of a Pet

mother talking with her son

The loss of a pet is devastating to the entire family, but it can hit kids particularly hard. Often, it falls on parents to deliver the news about the passing of a pet. How you address the issue with them plays a big part in how they cope with the grief.

The most important thing you can do is to be upfront and honest when telling your kids that your family pet has died. Don’t try to hide the news from them or use euphemisms. Doing so will only confuse them. Let your kids see that you are grieving, too, and ensure them that it is OK to feel sad and to have questions. If you must euthanize a pet, consider explaining what to expect to kids beforehand, so that they have a chance to say good-bye to their friend.

Involving kids in pet burial planning can also be helpful. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help you entire family pick the right pet burial or cremation option for your pet. You can reach our DFW pet cemetery by calling (817) 478-6696. 

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