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How Families Can Support Each Other After the Loss Of A Pet

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

How Families Can Support Each Other After the Loss Of A Pet

Grief brings different experiences for each individual. After the loss of a pet, it’s not uncommon to experience numbness, disbelief, shock, anger, and sorrow. Apet death can affect family members in different ways, especially since it’s not unusual for one family member to have had the closest bond with the pet. During this difficult time, families can come together to offer support and reassurance. Respect the Need for Silence It’s often thought that reassurances must be verbalized during a time of grief, but speaking and listening may be...

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Pet Mourning Is Real: Why You Should Let Yourself Grieve for Your Pet

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Pet Mourning Is Real: Why You Should Let Yourself Grieve for Your Pet

When a human family member dies, the bereaved family often receives an outpouring of condolences and demonstrations of social support. This is as it should be, but unfortunately, the same social support is often lacking for bereaved pet parents. A pet death is always a tragic occurrence from which many people have difficulty moving forward. After the loss of your companion, you should give yourself the time you need to feel your grief. Pets are family members. The bond between a pet parent and a companion animal is unlike any other. Pets are...

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Surprising Foods That Can Be Toxic For Your Pets

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in About Pets | 0 comments

Surprising Foods That Can Be Toxic For Your Pets

You can probably name several foods that are poisonous for your pets, like chocolate or onions, but there are many more items in your pantry and refrigerator that can cause animals serious problems. Here’s a list of some of the more surprising human foods you should never give your pet. Nuts Nuts like almonds, pecans, and walnuts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis in pets due to the high amount of oils and fats they contain. Macadamia nuts can cause the same symptoms plus weakness, depression, tremors, and hyperthermia....

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What To Expect When You Visit The Pet Cemetery

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in pet cemetery | 0 comments

What To Expect When You Visit The Pet Cemetery

Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory provides complete pet funeral, burial, and cremation services for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Families who choose our pet cemetery come time and again to visit their pets in the tranquil setting of our pet cemetery. The pet cemetery is designed like a park and boasts oak trees and carefully manicured grounds. Pet memorials are set in place much like any cemetery, with burial plots and a mausoleum for pet urns. Families are welcome to visit their pets any time and bring flowers, toys, and other...

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A Brief Look At The History Of Pet Cemeteries

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in pet cemetery | 0 comments

A Brief Look At The History Of Pet Cemeteries

Companion animals have long played important roles in the lives of their human families, so it is not surprising that pet funerals and pet cemeteries have a long history. Today, pet cemeteries continue to be places where families can come to pay their respects to the loving animals they have lost. Here is a look at the history of these cemeteries and how they have become the places that pet families use today. Egyptian Pet Burials In ancient Egypt, it was common for pets to be mummified and buried with their human companions, especially in...

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Recognizing The Dangers Of Xylitol For Your Dog

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in About Pets, pet loss | 0 comments

Recognizing The Dangers Of Xylitol For Your Dog

Pet deaths can be traumatic experiences for the whole family. One step that you can take to help keep your dog healthy is to prevent him from eating foods that can be toxic for canines, such as grapes and chocolate. One substance that you may not realize is bad for your dog is xylitol. Watch this video to learn about the danger that xylitol can present for dogs. Even in small amounts, the sugar-free sweetener xylitol can cause severe illness or even death for dogs. To help keep your pet safe, never feed your dog anything containing xylitol,...

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Planning A Visit To Our Cemetery

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in pet cemetery | 0 comments

Planning A Visit To Our Cemetery

Surrounded by the natural beauty of oak trees and well-tended grounds, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery provides you with an ideal location to have your pet buried. Our goal is to make the sorrow of losing a beloved pet a bit easier for individuals and families, so we provide a tranquil, quiet setting at our cemetery where you can visit the burial site and find some healing. When you visit our grounds, you’ll find a quiet and protected area that is dedicated to pet burials, and we encourage people to have a memorial service or a visitation...

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Supporting A Friend Who Is Mourning A Pet

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Supporting A Friend Who Is Mourning A Pet

As with any loss, pet deaths can leave individuals devastated and grieving. If you have a friend who recently lost their pet companion, then there are a few ways through which you can show your support. Make yourself available to listen. Everyone grieves the loss of a pet in their own way, and your friend may or may not wish to talk about how he is feeling. However, making yourself available to listen is one of the best ways to help your friend during this period. Let him know that you are there to talk if he wishes, and be prepared to listen...

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Answering Common Questions About Pet Cremation Options

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation | 0 comments

Answering Common Questions About Pet Cremation Options

Cremation is a service that offers people an alternative to traditional burial options following the loss of a pet. If you are thinking about choosing pet cremation for your animal companion who has passed on, then continue reading to learn the answers to common questions about this service. What are my options for pet cremation? Most locations that offer pet cremation services will have 2 selections from which to choose. The first, which is communal pet cremation, is the cremation of more than 1 pet that has passed. The second option, which...

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What To Consider When Pre-Planning Your Pet’s Burial

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation | 0 comments

What To Consider When Pre-Planning Your Pet’s Burial

As with humans, pre-planning final arrangements for pets can be helpful. Because pet deaths are so overwhelming, making decisions about burial, cremation, and memorials in the midst of your grief can be almost impossible. Unfortunately, many families who wait until their pets have passed to make these arrangements ultimately find that they wish they could go back and change some of the decisions that they made. Pre-planning your pet’s burial helps you to avoid some of these concerns. If you decide to pre-plan for your pet, here are some...

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