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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.

Get the Facts about FeLV

FeLV, or feline leukemia, is a relatively common, contagious virus that affects cats exclusively. It cannot be spread to your family members or other non-cat pets. The way FeLV affects cats varies, but if your cat is diagnosed, there are things you can do to help your pet live a healthier life.

Watch this video to learn more about FeLV. Some cats with FeLV don’t display any symptoms, and the virus remains dormant for their entire lives. Other cats may have severe, life-threatening symptoms. Your vet can help you help your cat maintain the best health possible if he or she is diagnosed with this condition.

If your pet becomes ill and it is time to say goodbye, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help by providing you options for pet burials, cremations, and funerals. After the loss of a pet in Dallas, Arlington, or Fort Worth, call us at (682) 587-2324.

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Considering Pre-Need Planning for Your Pet's Burial

Many families don’t consider how they will deal with their pet’s burial until their beloved animal passes away. However, waiting until the time of your pet’s death to make decisions like these can make a difficult time even more trying. That is why more and more pet parents are looking to pre-planning for their pet’s burial as a solution.

Pre-planning lets you make decisions now about pet burial or cremation as well as the kind of pet funeral or memorial you may wish to have. Doing so gives you the opportunity to make these choices when you’re not grieving your pet’s death, so you can think more clearly about your options. Pre-planning also helps you prepare for pet burial or cremation costs.

If you’re interested in pre-planning for your pet’s burial in the Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth areas, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. We can help you explore your options even if you ultimately decide you’re not ready to make a plan. Contact us today at (682) 587-2324.

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids After the Loss of a Pet

After the loss of a pet, one of the most difficult things many parents will have to face is talking to their kids about the death. This conversation can be intensified if parents had to make the decision to euthanize the pet. When you’re coping with a pet death yourself and are trying to make decisions about burial and cremation, having these conversations with your children can seem overwhelming, but they are a necessary part of healing for everyone. This advice will help.

Be Honest

Attempting to cushion the devastating nature of the news by using euphemisms will only have the opposite effect on your child. If you say things like your pet went to sleep rather than saying that your pet died, your children may misunderstand and think that your pet will be returning soon. Using words like sleep instead of death can also cause fear and confusion. Your kids may worry that they will die when they go to sleep or that you will die when you are sleeping. Use the appropriate words and be straightforward to prevent these issues.

Don’t Hide from Euthanasia

If it was necessary to euthanize your dog, be up-front with your children about the process. For very young children, you may wish to avoid the details, but older children can understand how the process is performed and why it was the right decision for your pet. It can helpful to allow your veterinarian to answer some questions for older children. Consider allowing older children to be present during the process, if they wish.

Show Your Grief

Let your children see that you are grieving, and welcome them to show their own feelings. Be available for ongoing conversations about your pet’s death. Younger children in particular may have more questions as they process the loss. Talk about how much your pet meant to everyone in your family, so your children know that they are not the only ones grieving.

Planning a pet funeral or memorial with Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can also be part of your family’s healing process. Let us help your family after the loss of a pet in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth by calling us at (682) 587-2324.

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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.

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Recognizing the Signs of Periodontal Disease in Pets

Whether a pet’s death was a result of old age or illness, coping with his or her passing can be very painful. While you can’t always prevent the loss of a pet, there are steps you can take to help keep yours healthy, and one of these is to be aware of periodontal disease. Watch this video to learn about the signs of this condition in pets.

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition diagnosed in cats and dogs, and it often develops primarily beneath the gumline, making it difficult for pet owners to see. However, if your pet has bad breath, gum recession, or loose teeth, then she may have periodontal disease and should be evaluated by a veterinarian.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers caring and respectful pet burial and cremation services at our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. Please call (682) 587-2324 for details.

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A Look at Pet Burial Services at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers comprehensive pet burial, cremation, and memorial services, and our cemetery grounds are open 7 days a week. The Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery features well-tended grounds, beautiful oak trees, and a peaceful atmosphere where you can choose a final resting place for your pet and visit her burial location in the future.

Arranging a ground burial for your pet is similar to planning a human burial. Our ground burial pricing is $425 for a standard 2x3-foot space and $500 for a 3x5-foot space, both of which include open/close services and lifetime perpetual care. After selecting where you would like your pet to be buried, you can then choose a casket and grave marker. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory handles every burial arrangement with care, and we strive to address each pet owner’s needs.

If you have suffered the loss of a pet and would like to put her to rest in a serene, park-like setting, then consider arranging a pet burial at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. You can reach our pet cemetery serving Arlington, Texas by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Tips for Scattering Your Pet's Cremated Remains

The loss of a pet can be a heartbreaking experience, but honoring his memory with a pet burial or cremation ceremony can offer some solace to grieving pet owners. If you have chosen to memorialize your deceased companion using pet cremation, then read on for tips on scattering his cremated remains.

Hold a Ceremony

The scattering of your pet’s cremated remains can be the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to him with a final goodbye. For this farewell, consider writing down some words in advance, so that you feel better prepared to honor your pet. Also, you may benefit from bringing a couple of friends or family members with you and having someone take photos, which can provide you with a nice way to look back on the event.

Consider Your Pet

For many individuals who choose pet cremation, the ideal place to scatter their pet’s remains is in their backyard, where they can perform this ritual in privacy and keep their companion’s remains close by. Many people think of this as a way to bring their pet home a final time and to say goodbye where the pet loved to play and spend time with his family. If your pet relished trips to the woods or lake, then holding the ceremony in one of these locations may be a great way to honor your companion who has passed on.

Learn About Regulations

Before you decide where you’ll scatter your pet’s cremated remains, it’s important to find out about any regulations there may be for doing so or if any permits must be obtained. Also, if you’re planning to perform the ritual in your backyard, then only do so if you own the property. Otherwise, you should contact the property owner to receive permission in advance.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we offer a selection of pet burial and memorial options to help you honor your companion who has passed away. If you have questions about the services that we provide for pet cremation in Dallas, Texas, then please feel free to call us at (682) 587-2324.

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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.

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How to Support a Friend Who Has Lost a Pet

The loss of a pet is a devastating event that most people have had to cope with at some point in their lives. Nothing you say to a bereaved friend can change the situation, but your friend may be comforted to know how much you care. Continue to check in with your friend for a while—she may need some time to move forward from the pet’s death.

Offer a sympathetic ear.

Visit your friend’s home to offer your condolences and provide a shoulder to lean on. Don’t feel as though you need to fill silence with conversation. It may be enough for your friend to simply know that you’re there because you care.

Assist your friend with practical matters.

The sight of a dog’s chew toy or a cat’s scratching post may send your friend into tears. Don’t pressure your friend to pack these things away, but do let her know that you’re there to help. If your friend can’t bear to relocate these items, she could go for a walk while you pack these things into a box. You could also offer to escort your friend to the pet cemetery. She may appreciate your support, especially if your friend doesn’t have close family members to accompany her.

Help your friend create new routines.

In many ways, pets shape daily life. Your friend was accustomed to feeding, watering, grooming, and playing with her pet. Perhaps your friend had certain rituals, like cuddling with the pet before bedtime or walking the pet after work. When a pet dies, it’s hard to get accustomed to the void. You can help your friend by developing new routines, such as getting together for a lunchtime walk in the park.

Even if your friend is inconsolable after the pet’s death, she may attain some closure by giving the pet a proper burial or cremation. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is a compassionate, welcoming place where bereaved pet parents can gather to reflect on their cherished memories of their animals. Call (682) 587-2324 to inquire about pet funerals available in Fort Worth, Texas.

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How Do I Know If My Cat Is Sick?

Unfortunately, pets’ deaths often seem to happen with little warning because animals intuitively hide the signs of illnesses. Cats are no exception, but you can get your beloved feline to the vet faster by knowing the warning signs to watch out for.

Watch this video to hear about some of the common behavioral changes that may indicate poor health. You’ll learn how to assess your cat’s eating and drinking habits, voiding behaviors, and grooming habits. Kitties who suddenly spend more time hiding and less time playing should also get a check-up.

It’s difficult to make decisions after a beloved pet’s death, which is why Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory encourages families to consider making pre-need arrangements. Call our pet cemetery in Dallas, Texas at (682) 587-2324 to inquire about our pet funeral services.

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