• Moms Talk About Explaining Pet Loss to Their Kids

    Discussing the loss of a beloved family pet with your children is a hard task, especially when you’re struggling with grief yourself. What is the best way to approach this difficult conversation? Watch this video to hear moms talk about what worked for them in the same circumstances.

    Be straightforward with your kids about the loss of your pet. If you use euphemisms for death, they are likely to become confused and may not even understand that the pet isn’t coming back. Encourage them to ask questions, and don’t shy away from letting them know that you’re grieving as well.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in DFW , we know how hard it is to lose a pet. That is why we provide compassionate in-house pet cremation and burial services to allow you to say goodbye to your loved one the right way.  Call us at (817) 478-6696 to find out more. 

  • Reasons to Consider Pre-Planning Your Pet’s Funeral

    Chances are that you’ve heard of people pre-planning their funeral services, but did you know that you can do the same thing for your pet? Pre-planning a funeral for your pet can help you avoid additional stress during an already trying time. At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we can help you navigate your pre-need planning options. Here are some of the benefits of making a plan for your pet’s passing now. 

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    Avoid Hasty Decisions
    Pets are often considered family members, and losing them can be just as emotional as losing any loved one. When the time comes to say goodbye to your pet, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Facing decisions about pet burial, cremation, and funeral planning just adds more stress to the situation. You may be tempted to make hasty decisions that you wish you could change in the future when you’ve had time to process the situation. When you pre-plan your pet’s final goodbye, you can be sure you’re making the right decisions for your family, instead of making potential mistakes in the heat of the moment.

    Keep Costs Down
    Funeral costs are something that all families must consider. When you pre-plan for your pet’s burial or cremation, you can design a goodbye that fits your pet and stays within your budget. At Faithful Friends, we have a variety of options, including burial in our pet cemetery, cremation, and a number of urns and caskets to choose from. We can walk you through all of your choices and help you come up with a plan that works for you financially. Payment is not due until the time of internment.

    Ease the Transition
    When you pre-plan your pet’s funeral, all you have to do when the time comes is make a call to set your plan into action. At Faithful Friends, we will take over from there, fulfilling all aspects of your wishes for your pet.

    Even if you’re not ready to pre-plan a pet’s funeral, call DFW’s Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory to familiarize yourself with our services. We offer pet burial and in-house pet cremation for your beloved pet. Learn more by calling (817) 478-6696. 

  • Why Pet Loss Can Be Especially Difficult for Seniors

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    Pets are much more than just animals; they are members of our families. That is why losing a pet is such a heartbreaking and difficult experience. No matter when or why you lose your pet, it can be difficult to get back to your regular routine right away. Taking time to grieve is essential for expressing your emotions and eventually getting back to your life.

    Unfortunately, losing a pet can be even more difficult for seniors than it is for younger individuals. When younger people lose their pets, they can typically turn to friends and family members for support and guidance. Senior citizens may not have the same support systems available, leaving them unable to talk about their grief and start moving on. Many seniors also rely on pets to help them with daily tasks or provide companionship after losing a spouse. Losing this type of companionship leaves many seniors feeling lost.

    If you have just lost a pet, contact the friendly staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Our Fort Worth pet cemetery is the perfect place to say goodbye to your loved one and give him a final resting place. Call us at (817) 478-6696 to learn more.