• What Is the Right Way to Explain Pet Loss to a Child?

    The death of a pet can be an emotionally trying time for children. This video offers tips on how to tell your child about a pet’s passing.

    A child too young to understand death may need to be told that the pet is broken. Keep in mind that phrases such as “went to sleep” or “went away” could be confusing for a small child, as those same terms may be used to describe the behavior of other family members. Though older children may know what death means, they may still need reassurance that it is okay to express their grief.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory offers pet burial services for families in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call (817) 478-6696 to speak with one of our compassionate associates about your pet cremation or burial needs.

  • Steps to Take If Your Pet Passes Away at Home

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    The death of a pet can sometimes be an unexpected event. Though some pets may have terminal illnesses that allow for planned end-of-life care , death can also come with no evident warning signs. If your pet passes away in your home, it is important to how to handle this particularly challenging situation.

    Contact Your Veterinarian
    In many cases, the first step is making a call to your veterinarian . If your pet passes during the middle of a weekday, chances are your veterinarian can take your pet’s body and hold it at the animal hospital until you make arrangements for pet cremation or pet burial. Should your pet pass away in the middle of the night or during the weekend, check to see if your veterinarian has an extended-hours phone number through which you can reach him or her.

    Look After the Body
    You may need to keep the body of your pet at your home for several hours until you can bring it to the animal hospital or have it picked up. During this time, it is important that you secure the body in a cool location, such as a refrigerator or freezer. This step can help to preserve the body for burial or cremation. If this is not an option, place the body on a cool floor or in an air-conditioned room.

    Consult a Pet Burial Representative
    No pet owner wants to consider the day when his or her furry friend will pass away. However, a pet burial representative can make this challenging time a smooth and peaceful process. If you make pre-need arrangements for your pet’s cremation or burial, a pet burial expert can immediately step in to facilitate your wishes. Even if you have yet to plan for your pet’s passing, upon his or her death, you can reach out to a pet burial associate for assistance with attending to the final resting place.

    With the help of Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory , your pet can receive the final care and honor that he or she so much deserves. To learn more about our pet burial and pet cremation options for Dallas-Fort Worth residents, call (817) 478-6696. You can also visit our website to learn about our pre-need services.

  • Is Your Cat Grieving?

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    Sadness, anger, and loneliness are all natural responses to the death of a beloved pet. What some pet owners may not realize, though, is that their surviving pets might also go through the grieving process after the loss of another pet.

    If you have recently lost a four-legged family member, you may find that your cat exhibits new behaviors or emotions. No matter the age of your cat or the amount of time he spent with the lost animal, he will be able to discern that a change has taken place. His reaction may stem from your grief or his own feelings of loss. Cats can show their grief in a number of ways. Some might search for the deceased pet, while others might withdraw or become overly aggressive. To help your pet get through the grieving process, spend quality time with him, but be sure to give him space if he seems to want to be left alone.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands the strong bond that pets and their owners can have with other animals. Our Forth Worth pet cemetery offers emotional support for grieving owners. Call us today at (817) 478-6696 to speak with one of our compassionate associates about your needs.

  • Getting to Know Your Kibble: Pet Food 101

    Wet food, dry food, raw food, and even homemade food—there are so many options for feeding pets these days, you may find it difficult to select the right option for you and your pet. Each type of pet food available today offers its own pros and cons, so it’s important to evaluate the different options and consult your veterinarian to determine which one is best for your pet’s health. This infographic from Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory , a pet cemetery in Fort Worth that provides compassionate burial and cremation services, offers additional information about the different types of pet food. Please feel free to share this infographic with friends, family, and fellow pet lovers.


  • Debunking Myths about Pet Loss

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    Pet loss is an inevitable part of the human-animal relationship, and can bring on significant emotions that may take some pet owners by surprise. Grief can develop from the loss of any substantial relationship, no matter if the bond was with a person or a pet. However, some pet owners may feel conflicted about the intensity of their feelings because of the many myths that surround pet loss. By understanding the truth behind these misconceptions, pet owners may have an easier time getting through the grieving process.

    Myth: Pets Are Replaceable
    Every pet is a distinct animal with her own particular characteristics and personality. That is why no pet is ever replaceable . Some pet owners may mistakenly believe that they can bypass the mourning process by immediately purchasing or adopting another animal that looks just like their previous pet. However, trying to do so may only make coming to terms with the death of a loved pet all the more difficult for grieving owners.

    Myth: Mourning a Lost Pet Is Strange
    The bond that a pet owner establishes and nurtures during the time that he raises and cares for his pet can lead to strong emotions. In fact, many individuals may think of the relationships they have with their pets as stronger and healthier than those they have with other people. Despite this, a common misconception persists that mourning this important relationship is somehow silly or selfish. On the contrary, the grieving process for an animal is just as valid as that for any human friend or family member.

    Myth: Activity Will Lessen Grief for a Lost Pet
    Grief is an uncomfortable emotion, and some people may try to distract themselves from it by becoming more involved with their job responsibilities or social engagements. Though some feelings can be painful to experience at times, grief is a normal reaction to loss and no amount of activity can hasten the mourning process. Pet owners should give themselves time and space to properly grieve the pet that they so dearly loved.

    Are you grieving the recent loss of a pet? Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you through this difficult time. You can reach our pet cemetery in Fort Worth at (817) 478-6696 to learn more about our pet burial and cremation services.