• Deciding Whether to Stay with Your Pet During Euthanasia

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    When a pet is suffering in pain or illness, it is the humane choice to select euthanasia and provide your pet with the comfort he or she deserves. Still, you may have a difficult time with this decision as you say goodbye to your loved one.

    Some people find comfort in staying with their pets during euthanasia, while others find it too difficult to watch. The decision to stay with your pet is yours alone, and it should be considered carefully. You should know that it can be stressful for pets to see their owners in grief, so you might sit outside the room if you feel that you will be emotional. Alternatively, you might want to set up the euthanasia in a more familiar setting such as your home, which may allow you to keep calm and provide comfort to your pet during his or her final moments. You should not compromise on your preferences, as there are clinics that can accommodate a wide range of situations for pet owners.

    When you do have to let go of your pet, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can provide you with the services you need to respectfully send your pet off. You can reach us on our website or call us at (817) 478-6696. 

  • Understanding Pre-Need Planning for Your Pet

    Losing a pet is a difficult event, because your four-legged friend is a part of your family. Therefore, you might treat the funeral and burial options for your pet just as you would for any other loved one. Pre-need planning can reduce your stress and grief in making these arrangements for your special furry companion. 

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    Reasons to pre-plan
    While it can be tough to think about a pet’s passing while he or she is still alive and well, pre-planning can actually provide you with comfort down the road. When you are calm and have not recently experienced loss, you may be better able to make decisions that you can feel good about. Quick decisions in a time of grief may leave you feeling that you have not properly mourned or paid respect to your lost pet.

    Types of arrangements
    Whether you choose to bury or cremate your pet, it is best to visit a pet cemetery to discuss your options in a comfortable setting. There are arrangements that can be tailored to any budget from modest to extravagant, so you will want to openly speak about your budget and expectations. Once you determine the burial or cremation details as well as any additional services your family desires, you can put your mind at ease and enjoy more years of companionship with your pet. When your pet has passed, you only need to make a phone call to allow the cemetery staff to take over. If you feel that you are not ready to make arrangements, you might begin by speaking to a member of the cemetery staff over the phone rather than in person.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help you come to terms with the loss of your pet and cope as you let go of your special loved one. We provide an extensive range of services in Fort Worth, so call us today at (817) 478-6696 or visit our website to begin pre-planning for your pet. 

  • Dealing with the Loss of a Beloved Dog

    Pets spend their lives devoted to their owners, and it may be devastating to experience the loss of your dear companion. This video offers some tips to help you cope with this loss and remember your lost pet.

    Remember that your dog will always live on in your memory and through precious keepsakes such as photos, collars, and leashes. You should also recognize that it is normal to go through a grieving period, so it is helpful to let yourself work through the natural emotions that tend to accompany loss.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can offer the support and burial services you will need when you have lost a pet. You can connect with us on our website or call us at (817) 478-6696 to explore our services. 

  • Helping Your Other Pets Deal with a Loss In the Pack

    If you have multiple dogs or cats, you may see that they too are affected emotionally and physically by the loss of a furry companion . Dogs are particularly prone to grief, but it is possible to help guide them through loss as you cope with your own feelings of sadness and grief. Read on to learn what you can do to keep your dog healthy after the loss of another family pet. 

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    Knowing what to expect
    When a dog is grieving, he or she may be slow to respond to human interaction and reluctant to eat. These changes should only last a short time, however, you may need to consult a veterinarian if your pet is showing signs of depression long after another pet has passed.

    Providing comfort
    While your pet is in mourning, you might provide comfort by maintaining a normal routine at home. If you try to nurture your dog by spoiling him with treats or offering more attention during mealtime, you could create bad habits that stick in the future. Dogs are highly responsive to consistency, so you will want to keep the same feeding and walking schedule as before. In some cases it can be helpful for a dog to see the deceased pet before burial or cremation so that he or she is more aware of what has happened.

    Recovering together
    As you begin to accept the loss of your pet, you might use activities such as walks or play time to bond with your other dog and get some healthy exercise for yourself. Physical activity is beneficial for dogs and humans alike, and it is a great way to relieve the stress of loss and keep yourself in positive spirits. You might consider getting another dog in the future, but you should weigh this decision carefully. It may take a few months or even years before you and your pet are ready to welcome a new addition to the home.

    For compassionate professional guidance and burial services for your loyal pets, connect with Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory . You can contact us on our website or call us at (817) 478-6696. 

  • A Look at the Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery

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    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery, we’re dedicated to providing Fort Worth-area pet owners with a calm, welcoming, and serene place to lay their beloved pets to rest. Our pet cemetery was started and is currently run by pet owners Jim and Nancy Garrison, with the help of their extended family, including cats Scooter, Sidney, and Siren. For 10 years we have offered state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate services, including pickup from homes and clinics, communal cremations, and visitation and funeral arrangement.

    Another one of the many advantages of choosing Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is that we provide a large selection of urns, caskets, and markers for you to choose from. We understand that just like people, each pet is unique and therefore deserves a burial that fits his or her character. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you honor your pet after death, then visit us today or call (817) 478-6696.