• Memorabilia Options to Honor Your Pet

    After pet burial or cremation, there are a number of options for memorializing your pet with memorabilia. This memorabilia can bring you comfort after the loss of a pet and serve as a welcome reminding of the special relationship you shared. Here are just a few of the options you may consider.

    Some pet families love to have jewelry pieces that remind them of their pets. Jewelry may be engraved with your pet’s name, or you may opt to have a piece of jewelry that contains a portion of your pet’s cremated remains. Glass beads crafted using some of your pet’s cremated remains are also available. These beads can be added to bracelets and worn as jewelry. You can also choose a variety of urns and memorial vessels so that you can keep your pet’s cremated remains close to you.

    Let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Arlington help you make the right decisions about burial and cremation after your pet’s death . You can speak to one of our compassionate team members by calling (682) 587-2324.

  • Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet: How to Cope with the Aftermath

    Euthanasia is a generous act of compassion and one last gesture of kindness that you can show your sick pet, but that doesn’t make the decision any easier. After the loss of a pet through euthanasia, it is common to deal with grief and guilt at the same time. If you are facing the decision of euthanizing your pet or have already been through the process, here are some tips to help you cope with the aftermath.

    Be Honest About Your Pet’s Health

    No vet recommends euthanasia lightly, but after it has happened, many pet parents second-guess their decisions. Instead of thinking about the what ifs, force yourself to take a realistic assessment of your pet’s health and wellbeing. If you euthanized your pet, then you saved a very sick animal from needless suffering. Your vet would not have euthanized your pet if it wasn’t in your animal’s best interest, so feel confident that you made a fair assessment of his or her health when you decide to follow through with euthanasia.

    Focus on the Good

    Euthanasia is not a preference for pet families. It is instead one of the hardest things they will ever do. The reason that they do it is because they loved their pets. Focus on the selflessness of euthanasia rather than any feelings of guilt you may have. If you need help understanding why this option was best for your pet after the fact, talk to the veterinarian, who can remind you why your act was a gesture of love.

    Understand What Euthanasia Really Is

    Euthanasia isn’t about ending a life. Instead, it’s about ending artificial methods of extending a life. If your vet recommends euthanasia, then your only other option would be putting your pet through painful interventions to extend his or her life for a period of time, not to save it.

    No matter how you lose your beloved pet, pet deaths are hard. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will help you navigate the decisions about what to do next, including choosing between burial and cremation. Learn more about pet funerals in Dallas, including funeral preplanning , by calling us at (682) 587-2324.

  • What to Do When Your Pet Passes Away After Hours

    There’s never a good time to lose your faithful companion. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory knows that nothing can make up for the loss of a pet, but we hope that our compassionate, sensitive care will give your family some comfort. If your furry friend passes away when our pet crematory is closed, you have a few options. If your vet agrees, you may decide to entrust your pet to his or her care until we arrive.

    Or, you can contact one of the emergency vet clinics we’ve made arrangements with. Animal Emergency Hospital of Mansfield and Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas will hold your pet until we pick him or her up. You might prefer to keep your pet at home with you. We recommend keeping your pet in a cool place, and leaving us a voicemail if you’d like someone to come over and pick up your pet. Otherwise, you can bring your pet to us when we’re open.

    You can call our pet crematory in Dallas, Texas at (682) 587-2324 to make arrangements for your pet’s burial. Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is a family-owned and operated establishment that cares for each animal brought to us as if they were our own.

  • How Diabetes Affects Cats and Dogs

    It’s an unfortunate fact of being a pet parent that your dog or cat won’t live as long as you wish. But with good medical care, nutrition, and exercise, you can reduce the risk of a premature pet death from diabetes. Diabetes is all too common in cats and dogs, and it’s often not diagnosed until it’s already inflicted widespread damage. You can learn how diabetes develops when you watch this featured video.

    In pets, as well as in humans, some of the earliest signs of diabetes can include an increase in thirst, hunger, and urination, and unexplained weight loss. Animals are more susceptible to urinary tract infections, and they may have accidents indoors.

    The compassionate staff at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how difficult the anticipated loss of a pet is. Call (682) 587-2324 to discuss pre-need pet burials in Fort Worth, Texas.