• What Are the Healthiest Foods for Your Pet?

    Pet deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, and elsewhere often occur due to chronic health problems. In particular, conditions that affect the major organs, such as kidney disease, can quickly lead to the loss of a pet.

    This video discusses wholesome pet diets that can help your furry friend enjoy a long and healthy life. An important factor to keep in mind is that cats and dogs require moisture-rich and protein-dense foods. The best diet that you can provide for your pet may be a homemade diet. This type of meal plan ensures that you know exactly what is going into your pet’s food.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can make coping with the loss of a pet an easier process. Call (817) 478-6696 to speak with one of our associates if you would like to arrange for pet cremation , pet burial, or a pet memorial.

  • When Is the Right Time to Consider a New Pet After a Loss?

    new pet dfw The loss of a pet can be very hard on the whole family, including other pets in the household. Some people may want to adopt a new pet right away to help ease the pain of the loss, while others may want to wait a while until they are sure that the time is right. Here are some tips to help you determine the best timeline for adopting a new pet.

    Take a Therapeutic Break

    There are benefits to taking a break between the loss of your old pet and your adoption of a new one. If you don’t own any other pets, it may be nice to have a reprieve from caring for an animal. You can travel, spend more time on activities away from home, and reflect on the type of animal that you’d like to invite into your home next. Taking a break will also allow you to fully process the grief surrounding your pet’s death before taking on the care of another animal.

    Consider Your Current Environment

    Spend time considering your current living environment and lifestyle. If you were used to owning an independent animal or an older animal that didn’t require much care, keep in mind that a new pet may not have the same characteristics. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, you will have to spend a lot of time training and socializing it. If your current lifestyle or environment wouldn’t allow for a young or needy animal, it’s better to discover that before adopting one.

    Don’t Try to Replace Your Previous Pet

    Many people consider a new animal to be a replacement for the one they just lost, and that can be problematic. When you’re ready to adopt a new animal, remind yourself that it will not have the same temperament or personality as your previous pet.

    If you’ve experienced the loss of a pet, contact us at Faithful Friends for assistance. We provide pick up services, burial services, and cremation services to Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas. Call us today at (817) 478-6696 for more information.

  • Pet Cremation: Is It the Right Choice for Your Family?

    Benefits of pet cremation DFW The loss of a pet can be devastating, and it may be hard to make certain decisions or arrangements. If you know that you’ll soon have to put a family pet to sleep due to advanced age and declining health, you may want to seek out the pre-need services of a pet cemetery. A staff member can discuss cremation and burial options, and help you decide which would be better for you and your family.

    If you choose cremation, you will be able to bring your pet’s ashes home with you. This allows you a number of options, including keeping the ashes in your home in a pet urn, or scattering them somewhere memorable. If you don’t have the space to bury your pet in your yard but you want to have your pet close, cremation is a solution.

    At Faithful Friends , we will come to your veterinarian’s office or your home to pick up your pet for you, which can be a valuable service in your time of grief. We offer both burial services and private cremation services for your beloved pet. For more information, call us today at (817) 478-6696.

  • A Look at Common Pet Emergencies

    Pet emergency DFW Your pet is part of the family, and worrying about its health and safety can be consuming. If you think that your pet is ill or suffering, you may not know what warrants an emergency. Those of us who have experienced the loss of a pet understand the guilt and anxiety associated with a sick animal. Here are some common pet emergencies and the best way to handle them.

    Emergencies

    If your pet has experienced trauma , has lost consciousness, or collapsed, you should take him to an emergency vet immediately. If your pet has trouble breathing, this is also an emergency, and can be a sign of severe illness, heart failure, poisoning, or choking. If your animal has severe vomiting or diarrhea that has ingested a known toxin, or is suddenly unable to walk, he should see a vet immediately.

    Less Critical Conditions

    If your pet vomits or has diarrhea one or two times, there is no blood present in the vomit or stool, and you know he has not ingested a toxin, is not an emergency situation. If he is limping or acting tired or listless with no other symptoms present, he may just be feeling briefly under the weather. In these situations, contact your vet and describe your pet’s symptoms, then follow your vet’s advice.

    Non-Emergencies

    If your animal is sneezing, scratching, or exhibiting other common allergy symptoms, it is likely not an emergency. Contact your veterinarian and make an appointment for a check up at the next available appointment. Likewise if your animal has stepped on a thorn or other sharp object and is limping, or if he gets a small scratch from another animal or object. If there are no severe signs of trauma, no serious blood loss, and your pet is eating, drinking, walking, and sleeping fine, it is probably not an emergency situation.

    If you’re experiencing the loss of a pet, Faithful Friends can help. We provide burial, cremation, and after hours services to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. Contact us at (817) 478-6696 for more information.

  • Recognizing Signs of Illness in Your Dog

    As a dog owner, you are its caregiver and protector, and should be able to recognize signs of illness in your dog. Luckily, with the right education, you can learn to identify the symptoms that may indicate that your dog is unwell.

    Watch this video to learn more about recognizing the signs of illness in your dog. This informative and helpful video walks you through some common signs of illness, and teaches you how to understand your dog’s personality and recognize when something is wrong.

    If you have a pet that is terminally ill or in advanced age, you may want to consider consulting our pre-needs services at Faithful Friends . We help you plan ahead for your pet during a period of calm, not grief, which may help you make decisions. Contact us today at (817) 478-6696 for more information, or visit our website.