• A Look at Heartworm Disease in Dogs

    Heartworm disease is a common cause of pet deaths in animals that do not receive preventative medications. Watch this video to learn how this disease develops and how it causes so many pet deaths.

    Infected mosquitos transmit heartworms. Dogs are especially vulnerable because of the amount of time they spend outside. As the worms travel to the heart, they can cause blockages that lead to heart failure, heart attacks, and death. Medications are available to protect pets from mosquito bites that could lead to heartworms.

    The loss of a pet is traumatic, but Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is here to support you through the process of mourning and creating a pet memorial for your lost animal. For help with pet burial in Dallas, please call (682) 587-2324.

  • Choosing Cremation for a Beloved Pet

    After the loss of a pet, you will need to decide if burial or cremation is the right solution for your family. Cremation is a popular choice with pet families because of its affordability and flexibility. If you choose pet cremation, you still have many pet funeral options available to you, so you can memorialize your pet in the way that best suits your family.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory, you have the option of private or communal pet cremation. With private pet cremation, your pet is attended to individually, and you receive his or her remains in a cremation urn. Communal cremation allows families the option of combining their pet’s cremation with others. These remains are buried in our pet cemetery in a marked grave, so you have some place to visit your animal.

    Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory help you make the right decisions about pet cremation in Dallas, Texas . When you need our services, please call (682) 258-2324.

  • Tips for Comforting Your Sick Pet

    Pets are part of the family, and just as the thought of losing one of your human loved ones is painful, facing pet deaths and illnesses can be overwhelming. However, if your pet is ill, he or she will look to you for comfort, whether they are dealing with a minor gastrointestinal issue or facing a terminal illness. Follow these steps to ease your pet’s discomfort during this trying time.

    Provide a Quiet Place
    When pets are ill, they need plenty of rest. Create a quiet spot for your pet to recuperate without interruption from kids and other pets. Don’t force your pet to stay in the spot, but make it available and encourage him or her to stay there by making it as comfortable as possible. Include your pet’s bed, favorite pillows, favorite blankets, and a few toys that he or she enjoys. Remind everyone in your family to give your pet plenty of space and quiet time.

    Offer Comforting Foods
    Stomach distress is frequently part of pets’ illnesses. Your pet may not be able to tolerate his or her usual diet. Talk to the vet about foods that your pet can eat safely to get nourishment without stomach upset, like white rice and chicken. Follow all of your vet’s dietary recommendations closely and make sure all of your family members are aware. Sometimes, sick pets drink or eat too quickly, causing further stomach upset. If this happens, serve smaller portions of food and water throughout the day instead of one or two larger feedings.

    Interact Appropriately
    Your pet may not be able to run, jump, or even go for walks. However, he or she will still need interaction with you. Ask your vet what activities are safe for your pet, and stick to those. Simply sitting with your pet can be comforting for him or her.

    When it is time to say goodbye to your pet, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory is here to help with pet cremation and pet burial services. We can help you make decisions about your pet memorial during this difficult time. After the loss of a pet in Fort Worth, Texas , call us at (682) 587-2324.

  • Steps to Take Immediately After a Pet Passes Away

    Grieving Pet DFW

    Pet deaths are traumatic for everyone in the family. In addition to the grieving process after the loss of a pet, there are practical decisions to make about planning your pet’s funeral. You will need to choose between pet burial and pet cremation and determine the kind of pet memorial you want. Follow these steps to make the process as easy as possible.

    Get Help
    Whether your pet dies at home or at the vet’s office, you will need help. If your pet dies at home, you may wish to call your vet first. If your pet dies at the vet office, call the cemetery you have chosen to use. In some cases, your vet can make the call for you, or recommend a place if have not chosen one. It can be helpful to pre-plan your pet’s funeral or at least research your options for pet burial and cremation services in advance, so you don’t have to make a major decision like this while coping with the loss of your pet. Pet cemeteries can generally pick up your pet at home, the vet office, or wherever you need.

    Plan the Funeral
    There is a wide range of options to consider for your pet’s funeral. The first choice you will make is burial or cremation. Cremation can be done privately or as part of a group cremation. Pet urns, caskets, and memorial stones are available, as is mausoleum entombment. Some pet cemeteries also feature a funeral home with viewing rooms, should you wish to hold viewing and memorial services for your pet.

    Get Grief Support
    Some people tell pet families that it is was “just” a dog or cat when they see them struggling with the loss of their animal companions, but it is so much more. Having trouble coping with grief after the loss of a pet is normal, and help is available. Ask the staff at the pet cemetery for resources.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory can help with pre-planning your pet funeral in Arlington, Texas, or with putting together the memorial in the midst of your time of need. Call (682) 872-2324 for more information.