Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
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.

Tips for Planning Your Pet's Burial as a Family

Losing a pet is devastating for your entire family. Working together to plan your pet’s burial can be cathartic. When you plan your pet’s burial together, everyone will have an opportunity to say goodbye and pay tribute in his or her own way. These tips will help you work together to decide how to bury your pet.

Discuss Burial and Cremation

Although pet burial is a good option for many families, you may also wish to consider cremation. There are a number of different factors to keep in mind as you make your choice, from your budget to the importance of having a specific burial space and marker you can visit at a pet cemetery. Younger children may not be able to understand these options, but teens may wish to be included in the decision making process.

Choose a Casket and Headstone

Typically, your pet cemetery will have a variety of options for caskets that you can choose from, including a number of sizes, colors, and design materials. Caskets are also available in a range of prices to suit different budgets. Personalized headstones are also available in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs. The entire family can work together to design a headstone that can serve as a tribute to your pet and the time you shared together.

Consider Pet Memorabilia

There are a number of memorabilia options you can choose to keep your pet close. You can opt for jewelry that has your pet’s paw print or custom paw print plates to display at home. Paw print memento chests are the perfect place to store beloved photos of your pet and toys or collars you wish to keep. Work as a family to choose memorabilia that is meaningful to you all, or allow each person to choose a memento that has personal meaning.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help your family make these important decisions about pet burial in Dallas, Texas. After the loss of a pet, contact us by calling (682) 587-2324.
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Strategies for Coping with the Sudden Loss of a Pet

There is no good way to experience the loss of a pet, but having to say goodbye to a pet unexpectedly can be particularly difficult. The profound impacts of a pet death can creep into every part of your life, but there are strategies you can use to cope during this difficult time. Here are some tips that may help you process the pain you’re feeling and move forward in the grieving process.

Let Go of Guilt

When something as surprising as an unexpected death occurs, your brain will try to make sense of the experience by assigning a reason to it. This reasoning may leave you carrying guilt about what has happened to your pet. For instance, if your pet escaped through an open door and was hit by a car, you may feel guilty about failing to adequately close the door. Guilt is not a helpful emotion and will interfere with your healing. Remember that nothing that anyone in your family did that may have inadvertently contributed to the situation was intentional, and let go of the need to rationalize it by assigning guilt.

Find Distractions

When you’re grieving your pet, it’s natural to want to isolate yourself and focus on your loss. Although you may not feel like it, you should make time for some distractions. Visiting a friend, watching a TV show you enjoy, or taking a walk can all be welcome distractions from your grieving. Doing so doesn’t mean that you’ve stopped grieving or are over your loss. It simply gives your body a necessary break so you have the energy to cope with your feelings.

Go Slowly

There’s no need to rush the grieving process. Take your feelings one day at a time, and don’t pressure yourself to have a timetable to feel better. You will heal with every moment that passes, but you can’t skip any steps.

As animal lovers, we understand the intense grief families feel after losing a pet at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Our compassionate team is here to help you make the unexpected decisions you’re facing, from pet burial and cremation to memorial options. To contact us about your pet’s funeral in Arlington, Texas, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Honoring Your Canine with Pet Memorialization Jewelry

After the loss of a beloved canine companion, finding an appropriate pet memorial can provide comfort and give you a special way to honor your relationship. One such memorial option is jewelry. There is a wide selection of pet memorial jewelry, including some pieces that can carry ashes after pet cremation.

Our memorial jewelry selection includes a variety of pendants, rings, bracelets, lockets, and key chains. If you have chosen pet cremation, urn jewelry can allow you to carry your pet’s ashes with you. We can also digitally engrave your pet’s nose or paw print onto the jewelry or use a picture of your pet to create a piece.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand the difficulties associated with the loss of a pet, and our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas is here to help with all stages of saying goodbye. Whether you need our services now or wish to discuss pre-need services for your pet, please call us at (682) 587-2324.
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Is your cat a healthy weight?

As with humans, excess weight can be an extreme health risk for cats and can lead to premature pet deaths. This video provides tips on ensuring your cat’s weight is healthy.

When at a healthy weight, you will be able to feel your cat’s ribs easily, but they will not be visible. You should also be able to see a defined waist when looking down at your pet while standing above her, and from the side, you should see an inward abdominal curvature. If you can’t feel the ribs or if the abdominal area protrudes, then your cat could be overweight.

After the loss of a pet, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can assist you with making important decisions about pet burials, pet memorials, and more. For answers to your questions, contact our pet cemetery in Dallas today by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Ways to Promote the Long-Term Health of Your Canine Companion

Part of being a dog parent means one day saying goodbye and making final arrangements for pet burial or cremation. Of course, all dog families want to keep their canine companions around as much as possible, and that means investing in her long-term health. Try these tips for protecting the health of your pup, so she can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life.

Keep an Eye on Your Dog’s Diet

Just as with humans, dogs’ diets can have an enormous effect on their health. Talk to your veterinarian about which foods are best for your dog, and remember to make dietary adjustments at different stages in your dog’s life, as her needs change. Resist the urge to feed your dog from your plate. Not only are some foods that humans regularly enjoy unsafe for dogs to eat, but human food is also too highly caloric for dogs. It’s also important to limit treats so that your dog can maintain a healthy weight.

See The Veterinarian Regularly

Your dog needs to have regular checkups with the veterinarian. These wellness exams allow your vet to identify any potential health problems in your dog in early stages, so that treatment is easier and more effective. During these appointments, your vet will also educate you about specific health risks your pet has from obesity, dental disease, and other potential issues, so you can take the appropriate steps to protect your pup.

Get Active Together

Being active is good for you and your dog. Go for walks together, jog around the park, and get plenty of playtime in at home. These activities improve your dog’s physical and mental health, and they also help with behavior. Enjoy your time together, and you’ll both experience health benefits.

When the end does come for your dog, let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you with the details. We provide pet cremation and pet burial in Dallas that is tailored to your preferences and budget. Contact us at (682) 587-2324 to find out more about our services.

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Letting Go of a Beloved Pet: When Is It Time?

One of the most difficult decisions any pet family will face is the decision to euthanize a beloved companion animal. One thing that is easily overlooked when you’re dealing with this choice is that saying goodbye can protect your pet from an extended period of pain and anxiety. Letting your pet go may be the biggest act of love you ever give to him. How do you know when the time is right to let go and start considering your pet’s funeral? Although this decision is a personal one, here are some of the signs that you may wish to consider saying goodbye.

Your pet is in pain.

Pain is not only uncomfortable for pets; it is also scary. Your pet can’t understand the source of his pain rationally like humans can, so it can be particularly distressing. Often, the treatments that are required to control your pet’s pain can themselves cause more pain. Your pet does not understand that injections and surgical procedures are designed to help him—he only experiences the discomfort that they cause. Making the decision to euthanize your pet can spare him from a prolonged period of pain at the end of his life.

Your pet is anxious.

Sickness, pain, and medical interventions can cause a significant amount of anxiety for pets. Your pet will sense his vulnerability but will not be able to understand it. Look for signs like pacing, panting, and restlessness, particularly at night. Saying goodbye to your pet will put and end to this feeling of fear.

Your veterinarian recommends it.

Veterinarians will never recommend euthanasia when they don’t believe it is in the best interest of your pet. If your vet suggests that now could be the time, he is doing so with the benefit of all of his education and experience. You can rely on your vet’s recommendations.

When the time comes to say goodbye, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help you plan your pet’s funeral in Dallas and make decisions about his burial or cremation. Get answers to your questions about what to do after the loss of a pet by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Understanding the Process of Grieving

Pet deaths are painful. Although some people think that the loss of a pet should be easy to overcome, anyone who has loved an animal knows differently. Just as when you lose anyone you love, losing a pet can cause grieving. This video will help you understand what happens when you grieve.

Grief is different for everyone, and there isn’t a right way to feel. Allow yourself to experience the sadness, loss, and change that occur after the loss of a pet. Repressing your feelings and trying to tell yourself that you shouldn’t grieve your pet will only delay, not prevent, the grieving process.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how significant losing a pet is, and we’re here to support you through the process of pet burial and cremation. Contact our pet cemetery in Arlington at (682) 587-2324 when you need our services.

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Will My Pet's Ashes Be Returned to Me After the Cremation Process?

Many families choose cremation after the loss of a pet. How the remains are handled after pet cremation depends on the type of service you choose. Some families opt to have their pet’s cremated remains buried in a pet cemetery, while others prefer to take them in a pet cremation urn.

Private pet cremations are performed for one pet at a time, which means that the cremated remains can be returned to the family if they wish to keep them at home in an urn. Communal cremation results in the cremains of multiple pets being combined. These cremated remains are buried in pet cemeteries in marked graves. If you choose communal cremation, you won’t receive the cremains, but you will know exactly where your pet’s remains are buried and will be welcome to visit the cemetery any time you wish.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will help you make the right choice for your final goodbye to your pet. To learn more about our pet cremation and burial services in Fort Worth, please call (682) 587-2324.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Heartworms

Heartworms can be life-threatening for dogs, so recognizing the symptoms early is important. In many cases, pet deaths can be avoided if treatment is started soon enough.

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms of heartworm. If you dog has heartworms, he or she may develop symptoms that are like heart failure, including coughing, tiredness with exercise, fluid in the abdomen, and nosebleeds. See a vet if you think your dog could be affected.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we know how hard pet deaths are, and we are here to help you through the loss of your pet in Fort Worth with burial, cremation, and pet memorial options. You can learn more about our services by calling (682) 587-2324.

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What Are the Benefits of Having a Funeral for Your Pet?

For people who do not have pets in their family, understanding how painful the loss of a pet can be is not always easy. Everyone who has loved a pet knows that it feels like losing a member of the family. Pet deaths have huge impacts on the people they left behind, and no pet lover should feel pressured to minimize his or her pain. One way to honor the bond a family has with a pet is to have a pet funeral. These kinds of funerals have become increasingly common for many reasons. Here are some of the benefits people experience when they hold a funeral for a lost pet.

Sharing Your Grief

The loss of a pet can affect different people in different ways. A funeral gives you an opportunity to come together and acknowledge your shared grief. The funeral gives you a way to share your feelings and offer comfort to each other. This can be especially important if you have friends and extended family members who don’t fully understand the grief you are going through, since they have not shared the same connection with an animal.

Remembering Happy Times

Much like funerals for people that you love, a pet funeral is not just a place for grief but also for remembering. Having a funeral creates an environment for you to take time out of your day and share your favorite memories of your pet, such as the first day he or she came to your home to his or her favorite walk or toy. These memories can be extremely comforting, and sharing them with other people who also loved your pet can be cathartic.

Easing Your Guilt

In some cases, it is necessary to euthanize a sick pet, and the family left behind may feel guilty, even though it was a decision made out of compassion. Coming together to honor your pet’s role in your life and to receive the support of your friends and loved ones can help you come to terms with the decision.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we are committed to helping families find the right way to memorialize their pets, though pet burial and cremation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.

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