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 You Can Help Your Grieving Pet

Pet deaths can be incredibly difficult for the entire family, and this fact extends to other pets in the household. If you recently suffered the loss of a pet and have noticed behavioral changes in your surviving dog, then continue reading for advice on helping her while she grieves.

Maintain Your Routine

The loss of a companion presents a major shift in your dog’s day-to-day life, and although you may have reasons to change the way you care for her after the loss of a pet, sticking to your normal routine as much as possible may help your surviving pet cope. Having a schedule that they can count on can help dogs feel more secure and less anxious, so try to feed, walk, and play with your pet in the same way that you always have.

Reward Positive Behavior

Although it may be difficult to do so, resisting the urge to pet and cuddle your dog if she is behaving in an unwanted way can help prevent the reinforcement of the behavior. For example, if your dog has taken up a habit of whining since the loss of your pet, then avoid offering her attention in these moments. Instead, pet and reward your dog when she is quiet or behaving normally so you can positively reinforce these wanted behaviors.

Provide Healthy Distractions

Many people must leave their pets home alone while they work during the day. After losing one dog, the other may feel lonely and be prone to boredom and anxiety while you’re away. To help prevent destructive behaviors and keep your dog’s mind busy while you’re out of the house, try giving her some new toys. Consider offering her a few different toy options, so you’re more likely to find one that she will enjoy playing with.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is dedicated to helping you honor the pet you have lost. For information about the services we offer at our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, please call (682) 587-2324.

Categories: Pet Loss
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