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.

Grieving a Pet: When Is It Time to Consider a New Animal?

The loss of a pet is a traumatic experience for the whole family. After you deal with the immediate issues of pet burial and cremation, you may wonder when you should turn your attention to getting a new pet. Although there is no timeline that is right for everyone, there are some things you can keep in mind that will help you determine if now is the right time for you to consider adding a new pet to your family. This advice will help you make the choice.

Don’t Rush

Although it may be tempting to get a new pet as soon as possible in the hopes of easing your grief, the decision to get a new pet is not one to take lightly. Getting a new pet won’t stop you from the grieving the one you have lost, and it’s not fair to expect a new animal to fulfill the role your last pet did. Rushing into a new pet will ultimately make you feel your loss even more, and it could be harmful to the animal you get.

Talk to Everyone in Your Household

Everyone who lived with your pet suffered his or her loss, and everyone’s recovery timetable will be different. If you feel like you are ready for a new pet, your family members may not be. Consider everyone’s feelings and wait until everyone is ready to bond with a new pet before getting one. You could inadvertently create a negative impact on your family’s grieving process and may make it difficult for some of your family to bond with the new animal.

Spend Time with Other Animals

If you’re not sure if you’re ready to have another pet, spend time volunteering at an animal shelter, fostering a pet, or visiting with other people’s pets. You will get an indication from your reaction to interacting with other animals whether you are ready to open your heart to a new pet.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we know how painful it is to lose a pet, and our services are designed to ease your grief as much as possible. Talk to one of our caring staff members about your options for pet cremation and burial in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth. For more information about our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

Categories: Pet Loss
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