Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery  & Crematory
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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.

Involving Your Child in the Pet Burial Process

Children are remarkably resilient, but they may have trouble coping after a pet’s death. If your child is receptive to the idea, consider involving him in the pet funeral process. Visit the pet cemetery together and walk the grounds to find the right burial location. Let your child select a casket that best reflects the pet’s personality.

Before burying your furry, scaly, or feathery family member, ask your child if he would like to write a letter to the pet. Your child could write about some special memories of the pet, and about how much your child loved the pet. Ask the cemetery staff to enclose the letter inside the pet’s casket before the burial. Each family member can take a turn saying a few words over the pet’s grave. When you return home, consider asking your child to help you plant a memorial tree or flowering shrub in honor of the pet.

The compassionate staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will guide your family in choosing a peaceful burial site in our pet cemetery in Arlington, Texas. You can reach us at (682) 587-2324.

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What to Expect During the Pet Cremation Process

Pet cremation is a respectful choice that allows you to keep your pet’s cremated remains with you at home, or you may choose to scatter them or bury them. When you choose a private onsite crematory at a cemetery, you can rest assured that your pet’s body and cremated remains will be handled with the utmost care and respect. If you do have any questions about how your pet will be handled, you should always feel free to speak up.

Remains Transportation

Bereaved pet parents often find that one of the hardest parts of saying goodbye is bringing their pet’s body to the crematory. If you choose a private facility, you could arrange for professional transportation instead. You can ask the staff to visit your veterinarian’s office or your home. Responsible crematory staff should attach a tag to your pet with your information on it to prevent mix-ups.

Communal Cremation

Communal cremation is one of your choices. It means your pet would be cremated along with a few other deceased companions. The cremated remains comingle, which means that it is not possible to return the remains to you. Instead, all the ashes would be interred in a communal grave in the cemetery, which you may visit at any time to pay your respects.

Private Cremation

If you prefer to keep your pet’s remains at home with you, or to scatter them, you can choose private cremation. Your pet’s body will be rendered into ash separately from any other animal. Afterward, an urn will house the remains.

Cremation Memorials

There are many ways to memorialize your beloved companion. You may create a niche in your home that holds the urn, along with photographs and a few meaningful mementos. You might create a garden or plant a tree in memory of your animal, or you could have memorial jewelry crafted. Another option is to give a donation to an animal rescue organization in memory of your pet.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers grieving pet parents a respectful and dignified way to say goodbye to their beloved animals. When it’s time for families near Fort Worth, Texas to arrange an animal cremation, our compassionate staff can be reached at (682) 587-2324.

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Why Is Your Dog Eating Grass?

Dogs have a reputation for eating just about anything, and some pups definitely like to dine on grass from time to time. Because many people have heard that dogs eat grass when they are sick, pet owners worry when their animals do it and wonder if they should go to the vet for help.

This video tackles the question of why dogs eat grass. Although sometimes dogs eat grass when they are sick, it is not always the case. The key is to know what is normal for your pet and to make an appointment with the vet when you see a behavioral change.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand how traumatic pet deaths are for families, and we are here to help every step of saying goodbye, from pet burial to choosing a pet memorial. After the loss of a pet in Dallas, call us at (682) 587-2324 for assistance.

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Reasons to Choose Our Cemetery for Your Pet's Funeral

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is committed to supporting pet families during their times of grief and mourning by assisting with every step of the final goodbye. We have served the Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth communities since 1996, and even people from far away have come to rely on us when faced with the loss of a pet.

We understand that losing a pet is like losing a family member and that your grief is profound. We have designed our pet cemetery to bring comfort to grieving family members. Our grounds are carefully tended and surrounded by oak trees to create a park-like setting that you will want to visit time and again to pay tribute to your pet. We also help families make the right decisions for them about pet burial, cremation, memorials, and funeral services.

You’re not alone when you suffer the loss of a pet in the Dallas area. Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you make the final arrangements for your beloved animal. You can get our assistance by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Coping with Pet Loss: Tips for Helping Your Child

Pet deaths are hard on everyone in the family, but they can be particularly devastating for children. Often, the loss of a pet is the first death of a loved one that a child experiences, and it can be confusing and overwhelming. When you lose a family pet, these tips will help you support your child as he or she comes to terms with the loss.

Tell the Truth

It’s tempting for parents to try to spare kids from facing harsh realities like pet deaths, but resist the urge to be anything other than honest with your child. Use age-appropriate language and explain when necessary. For instance, while an adult understands that saying you have put a pet to sleep means that the pet has been euthanized, to a young child, that terminology can be confusing. Talking about putting your pet to sleep without explaining what that means may make your child think that your pet is coming back or can even make your child afraid to go to sleep or for you to sleep. Tell your child in clear, honest terms what has happened to your pet.

Share Your Feelings

Don’t attempt to hide your own feelings of sadness about the loss of your pet from your child. Seeing you seem like you’re not upset will be confusing for your child. Be open about your feelings and encourage your child to do the same, so he or she doesn’t attempt to bottle them up. Don’t be surprised if your child is initially angry, especially if your pet had to be euthanized. Allow him or her to share this and any other feeling he or she has as part of the healing process.

Don’t Try to Replace

Like people, pets aren’t interchangeable and can’t simply be replaced. You can’t stop your child’s grief by getting a new pet right away. Allow your family time to grieve your lost pet before you rush into getting a new one.

When the loss of a pet does occur, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help you honor him or her with pet burial or pet cremation in Fort Worth. In your family’s time of need, call us at (682) 587-2324.

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What to Consider When Pre-Planning Your Pet's Burial

As with humans, pre-planning final arrangements for pets can be helpful. Because pet deaths are so overwhelming, making decisions about burial, cremation, and memorials in the midst of your grief can be almost impossible. Unfortunately, many families who wait until their pets have passed to make these arrangements ultimately find that they wish they could go back and change some of the decisions that they made. Pre-planning your pet’s burial helps you to avoid some of these concerns. If you decide to pre-plan for your pet, here are some considerations to keep in mind.

Type of Burial

Most pet cemeteries offer the option of having your pet buried in a communal grave or interned individually. For many families, there are many factors to consider when making this decision. Budget is a leading concern for most pet families, and communal burial is less expensive. If you choose to do an individual burial, the pet cemetery will help you select a plot. Keep in mind that the cost of burial can vary dramatically, no matter which method you choose, based on things like the type of casket you select.

Memorial Options

There are a number of different ways you can choose to memorialize your lost pet. If you opt for an individual plot for your pet, you can select a personalized marker that ranges from a flat stone to a more elaborate, elevated marker. You can also plan a memorial ceremony or visitation period with your pet to help your family gain some closure and say a final goodbye.

Your Role

When you have a plan in place for your pet’s burial, those plans can be enacted by calling the pet cemetery when the time comes. It can be helpful to consider in advance what your role will be at this time. Some families want to be involved in every step of the process, while others wish for the pet cemetery to simply perform the burial and inform them when it is done.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we can assist you with all parts of pre-planning your pet’s burial in Arlington, TX. Talk to one of our caring team members today by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Helping Yourself Get Through the Pain of Losing an Animal Companion

People are often unprepared to cope with pet deaths, so many individuals struggle with their emotions after losing an animal companion. If your pet recently passed, then consider the following advice for getting through your pain after losing a pet:

Show Yourself Kindness

One reason why many people struggle with the grieving process after losing a pet is that the loss can be minimized, often unintentionally, by other people. The loss of a pet is the loss of a friend, source of unconditional love, and companion that shared your daily routine. For these reasons, it’s important to realize that your grief is justified and that it may take some time to cope with your loss.

Remember Your Pet’s Life

For many people, the grief felt after losing an animal companion is deepened and complicated by the circumstances of the pet’s death. If you worry that your pet’s death could have been avoided, or if you chose to euthanize your pet who was ailing, then you may be suffering from feelings of guilt that make it difficult to heal. As you grieve, try not to focus on the last days of your animal companion’s life, and instead review his life by writing down some of your best memories of him. Reminding yourself of these moments and sharing them with friends may help you heal after the loss of your pet.

Memorialize Your Pet

Finally, giving your pet a proper goodbye and memorializing him in some way may help you cope with this loss and heal. Perform a ritual, such as a burial at a pet cemetery, and offer your pet a final goodbye. To memorialize his life, consider planting a garden or tree in his name to pay tribute to his life and honor the bond that you had for years to come.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand how difficult pet deaths can be and offer compassionate and professional animal cremation and pet funeral services in Fort Worth, Texas. Please call (682) 587-2324 to learn more.

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When to Choose Private Pet Cremation

If you recently lost a pet and you’re considering your options for pet cremation, then you will need to decide whether a private or communal cremation is the right choice for your needs. During a communal cremation, multiple animals are cremated simultaneously. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we bury the cremated remains from communal cremations in our cemetery, allowing families to come and visit the burial site of their pet.

On the other hand, private cremation involves cremating pets individually. If you would like to have your pet’s cremated remains returned to you, or if you would prefer that your pet’s cremated remains be buried or interred separately from others, then you will need to select a private cremation. This service is more expensive than communal cremation but ensures that your pet’s cremated remains are returned to you.

If you’re looking for private pet cremation services near Arlington, Texas, then please contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory by calling (682) 587-2324. We offer pet urns and respectful animal cremation services at our peaceful and well-maintained pet cemetery.

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10 Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Pet deaths are painful experiences, and while some animals die of old age and related conditions, others pass on after ingesting something that is toxic. To help ensure the health of your canine companion, watch this video to learn about 10 foods that you should never feed your dog.

Alcohol, even in small amounts, can damage your canine’s liver, brain, and central nervous system. Also, caffeine can be fatal to your dog and cause bleeding, muscle tremors, and rapid breathing. Other foods that you should never feed your canine include currants, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, chives, onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, avocados, marijuana, yeast dough, and xylitol.

If you’ve experienced the loss of a pet and require pet burial services, then please call Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory at (682) 587-2324 for information about our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.

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What to Consider When Planning a Burial for Your Pet

After the loss of a pet, performing the ritual of a pet burial is one way to help cope with your grief and say goodbye to your animal companion. If you’re preparing for a pet burial, then consider the following factors during the planning process:

Cemetery Location

If you plan to bury your pet at a pet cemetery, then it’s important to choose the right location. For example, if you hope to visit your pet’s grave, then selecting a cemetery that’s close to your home can be beneficial. Additionally, look into the cemetery’s hours and then visit the location to consider the atmosphere of the grounds before making a decision. You should also ensure that the park is on dedicated land which is zoned as a pet cemetery and that the facility operates within local laws. After choosing a cemetery, you can then decide upon a plot in the park where your pet will be laid to rest.

Service Cost

Like with any funeral, it’s important to consider the costs of the services that you would like as you prepare for the burial. Set a budget, factor in the cost of the pet burial, and then select any additional services based on what funds remain. Taking these steps can help you avoid unforeseen costs and plan the burial that you want for your pet.

Casket and Marker

Once the cemetery plot is selected and you know how much money remains in your budget, you can then consider what type of casket and grave marker you would like for your pet. The casket that you should select relies on your personal preferences and how you would like to remember your pet. Finally, choosing a custom grave marker will allow you to memorialize your pet and distinguish her gravesite.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers a selection of pet caskets as well as pet burial services at our serene pet cemetery near Dallas, Texas. Please call us today at (682) 587-2324 for more information.

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