• Reasons to Consider Laying Your Cat to Rest in a Pet Cemetery

    Your pet cat may have been part of your life for nearly two decades, so you likely consider your feline friend a member of the family. When your cat passes away, you may not be sure of the most appropriate way to lay him to rest. Burial in a pet cemetery can be an excellent option because it will give you a peaceful and beautiful place to go to when you are fondly remembering your beloved pet.

    Choosing a pet cemetery also has a number of other benefits, such as all-inclusive services, including pick-up, funeral services, and the burial itself. You can fit your burial service into any budget, and you can rest assured that your pet’s resting place will have lifetime perpetual care, so it will remain a peaceful and sound location for you and your family to visit.

    For more information about pet burial in Arlington and Fort Worth , connect with Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. You can visit us online or call (682) 587-2324 to speak with a member of our caring staff.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Dog’s Dental Health

    As a pet owner, you probably want to do everything you can to keep your dog happy and healthy. Unfortunately, many dog owners neglect one key area of their pets’ health: their oral hygiene.

    Just like people, dogs can accumulate plaque and tartar on the teeth, which will lead to painful tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. As this short video explains, these issues can lead to further health issues that may become life-threatening. Caring for your dog’s teeth with brushing at home and visits to the vet’s office for professional cleanings will help to ensure that your dog lives a longer life without the pain of dental problems.

    When it is time to say goodbye to your canine companion, look to Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Dallas. We offer pet burial , cremation, and funeral services in the greater DFW area, so contact us today at (682) 587-2324.

  • Tips for Planning Your Pet’s Burial as a Family

    Losing a pet is devastating for your entire family. Working together to plan your pet’s burial can be cathartic. When you plan your pet’s burial together, everyone will have an opportunity to say goodbye and pay tribute in his or her own way. These tips will help you work together to decide how to bury your pet.

    Discuss Burial and Cremation

    Although pet burial is a good option for many families, you may also wish to consider cremation. There are a number of different factors to keep in mind as you make your choice, from your budget to the importance of having a specific burial space and marker you can visit at a pet cemetery. Younger children may not be able to understand these options, but teens may wish to be included in the decision making process.

    Choose a Casket and Headstone

    Typically, your pet cemetery will have a variety of options for caskets that you can choose from, including a number of sizes, colors, and design materials. Caskets are also available in a range of prices to suit different budgets. Personalized headstones are also available in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs. The entire family can work together to design a headstone that can serve as a tribute to your pet and the time you shared together.

    Consider Pet Memorabilia

    There are a number of memorabilia options you can choose to keep your pet close. You can opt for jewelry that has your pet’s paw print or custom paw print plates to display at home. Paw print memento chests are the perfect place to store beloved photos of your pet and toys or collars you wish to keep. Work as a family to choose memorabilia that is meaningful to you all, or allow each person to choose a memento that has personal meaning.

    Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can help your family make these important decisions about pet burial in Dallas, Texas. After the loss of a pet, contact us by calling (682) 587-2324.

  • Strategies for Coping with the Sudden Loss of a Pet

    There is no good way to experience the loss of a pet , but having to say goodbye to a pet unexpectedly can be particularly difficult. The profound impacts of a pet death can creep into every part of your life, but there are strategies you can use to cope during this difficult time. Here are some tips that may help you process the pain you’re feeling and move forward in the grieving process.

    Let Go of Guilt

    When something as surprising as an unexpected death occurs, your brain will try to make sense of the experience by assigning a reason to it. This reasoning may leave you carrying guilt about what has happened to your pet. For instance, if your pet escaped through an open door and was hit by a car, you may feel guilty about failing to adequately close the door. Guilt is not a helpful emotion and will interfere with your healing. Remember that nothing that anyone in your family did that may have inadvertently contributed to the situation was intentional, and let go of the need to rationalize it by assigning guilt.

    Find Distractions

    When you’re grieving your pet , it’s natural to want to isolate yourself and focus on your loss. Although you may not feel like it, you should make time for some distractions. Visiting a friend, watching a TV show you enjoy, or taking a walk can all be welcome distractions from your grieving. Doing so doesn’t mean that you’ve stopped grieving or are over your loss. It simply gives your body a necessary break so you have the energy to cope with your feelings.

    Go Slowly

    There’s no need to rush the grieving process. Take your feelings one day at a time, and don’t pressure yourself to have a timetable to feel better. You will heal with every moment that passes, but you can’t skip any steps.

    As animal lovers, we understand the intense grief families feel after losing a pet at Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory. Our compassionate team is here to help you make the unexpected decisions you’re facing, from pet burial and cremation to memorial options. To contact us about your pet’s funeral in Arlington, Texas, please call (682) 587-2324.

  • Honoring Your Canine with Pet Memorialization Jewelry

    After the loss of a beloved canine companion, finding an appropriate pet memorial can provide comfort and give you a special way to honor your relationship. One such memorial option is jewelry. There is a wide selection of pet memorial jewelry, including some pieces that can carry ashes after pet cremation.

    Our memorial jewelry selection includes a variety of pendants, rings, bracelets, lockets, and key chains. If you have chosen pet cremation, urn jewelry can allow you to carry your pet’s ashes with you. We can also digitally engrave your pet’s nose or paw print onto the jewelry or use a picture of your pet to create a piece.

    At Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory, we understand the difficulties associated with the loss of a pet, and our pet cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas is here to help with all stages of saying goodbye. Whether you need our services now or wish to discuss pre-need services for your pet, please call us at (682) 587-2324.

  • Is your cat a healthy weight?

    As with humans, excess weight can be an extreme health risk for cats and can lead to premature pet deaths. This video provides tips on ensuring your cat’s weight is healthy.

    When at a healthy weight, you will be able to feel your cat’s ribs easily, but they will not be visible. You should also be able to see a defined waist when looking down at your pet while standing above her, and from the side, you should see an inward abdominal curvature. If you can’t feel the ribs or if the abdominal area protrudes, then your cat could be overweight.

    After the loss of a pet, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory can assist you with making important decisions about pet burials, pet memorials, and more. For answers to your questions, contact our pet cemetery in Dallas today by calling (682) 587-2324.

  • Ways to Promote the Long-Term Health of Your Canine Companion

    Part of being a dog parent means one day saying goodbye and making final arrangements for pet burial or cremation. Of course, all dog families want to keep their canine companions around as much as possible, and that means investing in her long-term health. Try these tips for protecting the health of your pup, so she can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life.

    Keep an Eye on Your Dog’s Diet

    Just as with humans, dogs’ diets can have an enormous effect on their health. Talk to your veterinarian about which foods are best for your dog, and remember to make dietary adjustments at different stages in your dog’s life, as her needs change. Resist the urge to feed your dog from your plate. Not only are some foods that humans regularly enjoy unsafe for dogs to eat, but human food is also too highly caloric for dogs. It’s also important to limit treats so that your dog can maintain a healthy weight.

    See The Veterinarian Regularly

    Your dog needs to have regular checkups with the veterinarian. These wellness exams allow your vet to identify any potential health problems in your dog in early stages, so that treatment is easier and more effective. During these appointments, your vet will also educate you about specific health risks your pet has from obesity, dental disease, and other potential issues, so you can take the appropriate steps to protect your pup.

    Get Active Together

    Being active is good for you and your dog. Go for walks together, jog around the park, and get plenty of playtime in at home. These activities improve your dog’s physical and mental health, and they also help with behavior. Enjoy your time together, and you’ll both experience health benefits.

    When the end does come for your dog, let Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory help you with the details. We provide pet cremation and pet burial in Dallas that is tailored to your preferences and budget. Contact us at (682) 587-2324 to find out more about our services.

  • 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.