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.

Reasons to Choose Private Pet Cremation

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Cremation is a popular alternative to traditional burial following death, but this option is not only available for humans. Did you know that pet cremation is available once your dog or cat passes away? When you choose pet cremation, you’ll be able to keep the ashes in a pet urn or other type of pet memorabilia.

Many pet owners worry that the ashes they receive will not come solely from their pets. That’s why it’s a good idea to look for a pet cremation facility that offers private animal cremation. With this option, your pet will be cremated individually to ensure that you receive only his ashes once the process is complete. You can then put the ashes into an urn and display them in your home, put the ashes into some type of jewelry, or scatter the ashes in places that were special to your pet.

If you want to learn more about private pet cremation in Fort Worth, Texas, you can contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Call us at (682) 587-2324 to learn about our cremation services.

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Signs it May Be Time to Euthanize Your Pet

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It is never easy to deal with a pet death. Pets are part of the family, and the loss of a pet can certainly take an emotional toll. But euthanasia is often the only way to end a pet’s suffering when he reaches a certain stage of life. Discover some of the most common signs that it may be time to euthanize your pet.

Your Pet Suffers From Chronic Pain
When your pet is in pain, it’s important to visit a veterinarian to discover the cause and find a treatment plan. If your pet’s pain is unable to be treated with medication, it might be time to consider euthanasia. Chronic pain can make it difficult for your pet to play, walk, eat, or even breathe. When treatment does not work, putting your pet down might be the only way to end his suffering.

Your Pet Refuses to Eat
Dogs and cats might refuse to eat when they are feeling ill or lacking energy. A skipped meal every once in a while is no cause for concern. But if your pet has stopped eating for more than a couple of days, you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Pets are often unable or unwilling to eat due to aging or certain illnesses. If your pet is unable to get the proper nutrients, it might be time to consider saying goodbye.

Your Pet is Constantly Getting Sick
It is normal for pets to exhibit vomiting or diarrhea when they suffer from certain illnesses or digestive issues. Your veterinarian can help you find the right medication or other treatment for these types of illnesses. It is also common for pets to become incontinent as they get older, which is why pet diapers and potty pads are so popular for pet owners with older pets. But if your pet is constantly suffering from vomiting and diarrhea without relief, euthanasia might be the right choice.

If you have recently experienced a pet death, you can learn about pet memorials and pet burials by contacting Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Give us a call at (682) 587-2324 to start planning a lovely pet funeral in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Understanding the Risk of Xylitol Poisoning

Pet deaths in Arlington, Texas are never easy, but when the loss of a pet is preventable, the loss is especially hard to take. To prevent pet deaths, it is important to understand the risk of xylitol poisoning.

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that can be toxic for dogs. Xylitol is found in many items, including gum, mints, and toothpaste. When dogs eat xylitol and are not treated immediately, pet deaths are sadly often the result. If your dog is weak, lethargic, vomiting, or suffering from tremors, seek immediate medical care.

At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we are dedicated to helping clients overcome the loss of a pet while celebrating his or her life. Learn more about our services, including pet burial, pet memorials, and more by calling us at (682) 587-2324.

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Preparing for Euthanasia: What to Expect at the Vet Office

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The loss of a pet is often unpredictable. However, if your pet is terminally ill or has reached her golden years, you may consider euthanasia. Euthanasia provides painless and gentle pet deaths, allowing animals to pass on in comfort and safety. As you prepare for euthanasia, keep reading to learn more about what to expect during the procedure.

Private Space
Veterinarians who administer euthanasia for pets generally provide a private space for you and your pet. The space may be a home-like room or an outside garden area. You can also opt for pet hospice or in-home euthanasia if you prefer to experience the loss of a pet in his or her familiar surroundings. Remember, the procedure does not have to happen immediately, and you will have plenty of time to say goodbye.

Simple Gathering
You may want to consider gathering your closest loved ones to say goodbye before your pet is euthanized. While most people opt for a burial at a pet cemetery or cremation in beautiful pet urns, it is often comforting to be there in a pet’s final moments. However, you may ask less close family members and friends to attend the pet memorial as opposed to the euthanasia.

Easy Passing
Once your veterinarian begins the procedure, your pet’s death will occur safely and quickly. If you opt for euthanasia, the solution is injected and stops your pet’s heart and brain activity within seconds. After your pet passes, it is not unusual to see some muscles slightly twitch or to hear deep breaths being expelled. Your pet’s body will remain warm and soft for some time, and many people find it comforting to briefly sit with their pet.

After the loss of a pet, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Our full-service perpetual care cemetery is dedicated to honoring your love for your pet through pet memorial, pet funeral, and pet cremation options. Learn more about our special services, including a lighting service for pets at Christmas time, by calling our pet cemetery in Dallas, Texas at (682) 587-2324.

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Comparing Private and Communal Pet Cremation

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A pet crematory in Fort Worth, Texas may offer two kinds of pet cremation: private and communal. You should be sure to carefully consider your options before the loss of a pet, especially when the cost of pet cremation is a factor.

When a pet crematory offers private cremation services, it means you will have your pet’s personal remains after the cremation is completed. Pets’ remains are placed in sealed bags, which are then placed in cedar pet urns or cat urns with a gold lock and key. A gold nameplate engraved with your pet’s name is attached to the top of the urn, and a memorial card is placed inside. With communal pet cremation, your pet will be cremated with several other pets, and the remains are buried in a pet cemetery.

If you want to know more about pet cremation, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory at (682) 587-2324. You can also stop by our Dallas area location to look at pet urns and cat urns, so you can pick the perfect vessel for your beloved pet after cremation.

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Answering Questions about End-of-Life Care for Your Pet

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The loss of a pet can be just like losing a beloved family member. If your pet is reaching his final years or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it is important to calmly plan the end-of-life experience and make sure he is comfortable during his last moments. By visiting a pet cemetery and planning a pet memorial ahead of time, you can ensure that your pet is properly remembered. Continue reading to learn more about end-of-life pet care.

How Can I Minimize My Pet’s Pain?
Pet deaths are never easy, but you can minimize your pet’s pain to keep him more comfortable during this time. First, discuss your pet’s care with your vet, and be sure to have any health problems properly diagnosed. You can also comfort your pet by surrounding his with his favorite things, like a warm blanket or a special toy.

Can I Provide Hospice Care?
The loss of a pet can be especially difficult if your pet is suffering from a terminal illness. However, palliative care is an option to make your pet’s final days or weeks more pleasant. Just like hospice care for humans, this strategy provides different medications, special foods, and plenty of social interaction so your pet is as comfortable as possible. You may also want to consider planning a pet memorial to put your mind at ease.

When Should I Consider Euthanasia?
Making the decision to put your pet to sleep is never easy, but in some cases, it is the right decision to end his pain. Euthanasia provides a painless and peaceful end. Remember, vets have special training to provide pets with a gentle and humane way to pass away.

Find out more about end-of-life care for your beloved pet by calling the office of Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory at (682) 587-2324. Our full-service pet cemetery and crematory has been providing compassionate services to families and their pets for years. We understand that pet deaths in Fort Worth, Texas are difficult times, and we want to ensure that your pet has the best quality of life possible as he or she nears the end.

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Talking to Your Kids About Losing a Beloved Family Pet

Losing a pet is painful for the entire family, but for kids, it can be especially traumatic. Often, pet deaths are the first experiences children have with losing someone they love, so helping them through the process is important. Watch this video for advice to make talking to your child about your loss a little easier.

Try to avoid using euphemisms for pet deaths, which may only confuse your child. Instead, be direct and use age-appropriate language. Share your own feelings of loss so your child knows that it is natural to be sad after a pet has passed on.

Planning a pet memorial can also help your child say goodbye. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Arlington, Texas, we offer a range of pet burial and animal cremation options to help your family as your grieve. Find out more about our services by calling (682) 587-2324.

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Tips for Welcoming a New Pet After a Loss

Pet Loss DFWAfter the loss of a pet, it may be tempting to get a new animal right away to help soothe some of the loneliness. However, just as you were thoughtful about welcoming your first pet into your home, you must also proceed with caution when bringing in a new animal companion. If you are considering getting a new pet after a pet burial, keep these tips in mind to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your new family member.

Put Grief First
Like people, you cannot simply replace a pet you have lost. Your new animal will be different from the beloved one who has passed on, and you have to be willing to make that transition. Before you get a new pet, take some time to grieve your loss. Consider having a pet memorial service and choose a way to honor the pet that is gone. If you get a new animal too soon, you may find that you are not up to the stress of training and adjusting to a new pet or that having a new animal around actually exacerbates your grief.

Consider Your Other Pets
If you have multiple pets, the animals that are left behind are likely to be grieving their lost companion as well. Keep in mind that pets are not always welcoming to a new animal. It can take dogs one to two weeks, while cats may resist a new animal for over a month. Although there will always be some adjustment necessary when you add a new animal, doing so too soon may make the transition more difficult.

Make a Family Decision
Your new pet will need the same amount of love and attention as your old pet. Make sure everyone in the family is ready to be open to a new pet with a new personality. Talk to your children in particular to remind them that your new pet isn’t a replacement but rather a completely new family member.

When you need to say goodbye to a lost pet, let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Fort Worth, Texas help with multiple options for pet burial and pet cremation. Call (682) 587-2324 for more information about our services.

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Signs of Life-Threatening Health Crises in Cats

Pet Loss DFWAlthough saying goodbye to an animal companion is always difficult, pet deaths are part of pet ownership. However, staying vigilant about your pet’s health will keep him or her healthy for as long as possible. If a cat is part of your family, paying attention to subtle clues about his or her health is important, especially since cats are less likely than dogs to reveal when they are feeling sick.

When should you consider taking your cat to the vet? If you notice breathing difficulties, sudden paralysis, or distress, your cat should be examined. You should also consider calling the vet about prolonged periods of intestinal problems, lethargy, and not eating or drinking. If you know your cat has ingested a toxin or has been in a fight, a visit to the vet can be life-saving.

When it is time to put your pet to rest and plan a pet funeral, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help with a variety of personalized pet memorial options in Dallas, Texas. Discover how we can help with pet burial after pet deaths by calling (682) 587-2324.

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A Look at Pet Memorial Rituals

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Losing a pet is like losing a member of your family. In the same way that having a funeral or memorial services after the loss of a loved one helps start the healing process, so too can a pet memorial help you face the loss of a pet. These are several ways people host memorials after pet deaths. Some of these rituals may help your family say goodbye.

Use Photos
Photos will remind you of special memories you have of your pet. Put together a photo album of your favorite pictures of your pet. Consider creating the album together with your family so you can all share your memories together. You may also decide to pick a favorite photo of your pet and have it framed or have an artist create a painting using the photo. Display your framed photo or artwork alongside a candle that you keep lit near the image.

Plant a Tree
You may find it cathartic to have a reminder of your pet in your yard that grows over the years in his or her honor. Planting a tree can be a great way for your family to honor your pet and to create a space where you can go to remember him or her over the years. If your pet spent time outdoors in your yard, choose a spot to plant a tree there. If you don’t have a space in your yard, sponsor a tree in a community park or other area in honor of your pet.

Choose a Final Resting Spot
Choosing a location for your pet’s remains allows you to say goodbye and to have a tangible spot where you can go to honor your pet’s memory. Select a site at a pet cemetery, and choose a personalized headstone, or opt for pet cremation with an urn. You may also choose to scatter the ashes in a special location.

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers burial and cremation services for pets with a range of personalization options. For help planning a memorial after a pet death in Dallas, Texas call (682) 587-2324.

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