• Letting Go of a Beloved Pet: When Is It Time?

    One of the most difficult decisions any pet family will face is the decision to euthanize a beloved companion animal. One thing that is easily overlooked when you’re dealing with this choice is that saying goodbye can protect your pet from an extended period of pain and anxiety. Letting your pet go may be the biggest act of love you ever give to him. How do you know when the time is right to let go and start considering your pet’s funeral? Although this decision is a personal one, here are some of the signs that you may wish to consider saying goodbye.

    Your pet is in pain.

    Pain is not only uncomfortable for pets; it is also scary. Your pet can’t understand the source of his pain rationally like humans can, so it can be particularly distressing. Often, the treatments that are required to control your pet’s pain can themselves cause more pain. Your pet does not understand that injections and surgical procedures are designed to help him—he only experiences the discomfort that they cause. Making the decision to euthanize your pet can spare him from a prolonged period of pain at the end of his life .

    Your pet is anxious.

    Sickness, pain, and medical interventions can cause a significant amount of anxiety for pets. Your pet will sense his vulnerability but will not be able to understand it. Look for signs like pacing, panting, and restlessness, particularly at night. Saying goodbye to your pet will put and end to this feeling of fear.

    Your veterinarian recommends it.

    Veterinarians will never recommend euthanasia when they don’t believe it is in the best interest of your pet. If your vet suggests that now could be the time, he is doing so with the benefit of all of his education and experience. You can rely on your vet’s recommendations.

    When the time comes to say goodbye, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory is here to help you plan your pet’s funeral in Dallas and make decisions about his burial or cremation. Get answers to your questions about what to do after the loss of a pet by calling (682) 587-2324.

  • Understanding the Process of Grieving

    Pet deaths are painful. Although some people think that the loss of a pet should be easy to overcome, anyone who has loved an animal knows differently. Just as when you lose anyone you love, losing a pet can cause grieving. This video will help you understand what happens when you grieve.

    Grief is different for everyone, and there isn’t a right way to feel. Allow yourself to experience the sadness, loss, and change that occur after the loss of a pet. Repressing your feelings and trying to tell yourself that you shouldn’t grieve your pet will only delay, not prevent, the grieving process.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory understands how significant losing a pet is, and we’re here to support you through the process of pet burial and cremation. Contact our pet cemetery in Arlington at (682) 587-2324 when you need our services.

  • Will My Pet’s Ashes Be Returned to Me After the Cremation Process?

    Many families choose cremation after the loss of a pet. How the remains are handled after pet cremation depends on the type of service you choose. Some families opt to have their pet’s cremated remains buried in a pet cemetery, while others prefer to take them in a pet cremation urn.

    Private pet cremations are performed for one pet at a time, which means that the cremated remains can be returned to the family if they wish to keep them at home in an urn. Communal cremation results in the cremains of multiple pets being combined. These cremated remains are buried in pet cemeteries in marked graves. If you choose communal cremation, you won’t receive the cremains, but you will know exactly where your pet’s remains are buried and will be welcome to visit the cemetery any time you wish.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory will help you make the right choice for your final goodbye to your pet. To learn more about our pet cremation and burial services in Fort Worth, please call (682) 587-2324.

  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Heartworms

    Heartworms can be life-threatening for dogs, so recognizing the symptoms early is important. In many cases, pet deaths can be avoided if treatment is started soon enough.

    Watch this video to learn about the symptoms of heartworm. If you dog has heartworms, he or she may develop symptoms that are like heart failure, including coughing, tiredness with exercise, fluid in the abdomen, and nosebleeds. See a vet if you think your dog could be affected.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory , we know how hard pet deaths are, and we are here to help you through the loss of your pet in Fort Worth with burial, cremation, and pet memorial options. You can learn more about our services by calling (682) 587-2324.

  • What Are the Benefits of Having a Funeral for Your Pet?

    For people who do not have pets in their family, understanding how painful the loss of a pet can be is not always easy. Everyone who has loved a pet knows that it feels like losing a member of the family. Pet deaths have huge impacts on the people they left behind, and no pet lover should feel pressured to minimize his or her pain. One way to honor the bond a family has with a pet is to have a pet funeral. These kinds of funerals have become increasingly common for many reasons. Here are some of the benefits people experience when they hold a funeral for a lost pet.

    Sharing Your Grief

    The loss of a pet can affect different people in different ways. A funeral gives you an opportunity to come together and acknowledge your shared grief. The funeral gives you a way to share your feelings and offer comfort to each other. This can be especially important if you have friends and extended family members who don’t fully understand the grief you are going through, since they have not shared the same connection with an animal.

    Remembering Happy Times

    Much like funerals for people that you love, a pet funeral is not just a place for grief but also for remembering. Having a funeral creates an environment for you to take time out of your day and share your favorite memories of your pet, such as the first day he or she came to your home to his or her favorite walk or toy. These memories can be extremely comforting, and sharing them with other people who also loved your pet can be cathartic.

    Easing Your Guilt

    In some cases, it is necessary to euthanize a sick pet, and the family left behind may feel guilty, even though it was a decision made out of compassion. Coming together to honor your pet’s role in your life and to receive the support of your friends and loved ones can help you come to terms with the decision.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we are committed to helping families find the right way to memorialize their pets , though pet burial and cremation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you need our services, please call (682) 587-2324.