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Talk To Children About Their Pet’s Death

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Talk To Children About Their Pet’s Death

How to talk to children about their Pet’s Death When your family experiences the loss of a pet, it can be heartbreaking for everyone. However, your children may be shocked and confused by a pet’s death, particularly if they haven’t already gone through the loss of a loved one. To help make the process easier, use the following guide when talking to your kids about the sudden death of a pet. Informing Your Children of the Loss Breaking the news of a pet’s death to your kids can be very difficult. To help your children stay more calm and...

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Choosing Cremation for a Beloved Pet

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation | 0 comments

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...

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Tips For Comforting Your Sick Pet

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in About Pets | 0 comments

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...

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Steps to take immediately after a pet passes away

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation, pet loss | 0 comments

Steps to take immediately after a pet passes away

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...

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How to recognize the signs of end of life in a dog

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation, pet loss | 0 comments

How to recognize the signs of end of life in a dog

It can be an extremely difficult time during a pet’s death, but knowing the warning signs can help you and your family cope with the coming loss of your dog. If you notice any of the following signs, you may consider consulting your veterinarian on ways to comfort your dog. Lack of Appetite and Weight Loss As your dog reaches the end of his life, he may show little interest in food, or stop eating altogether. As a result, he will probably show signs of weight loss. This may happen for days, weeks, and even months as a given illness becomes...

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A Look at Hospice Care for Animals

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Pet Euthanasia, pet loss | 0 comments

A Look at Hospice Care for Animals

As an illness begins to take hold of your pet, it can become increasingly difficult to care for him. Thankfully, many veterinarian services offer hospice care for dying pets and their families. Before the sad eventuality of a pet’s death, here are the ways hospice care can benefit your pet and the family. The family gets involved. Especially if the hospice care is in the family’s home, then it is expected the family will have an active role in caring for the pet. This may mean administering medications, cleaning up after the pet, and...

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Are you ready for a new pet?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Are you ready for a new pet?

After the loss of a pet, well-meaning friends and family may encourage you to get a new pet right away. This is a decision personal to you, and it should not be rushed by anyone, including yourself. Do not be hard on yourself, or quick to replace your lost companion after a pet’s death. You will heal when the time is right. Deciding if you are ready for a new pet is much the same as when you decided to adopt your previous pet. You must make an informed, yet emotional, decision on what is best for you and your future pet. Try to not feel...

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About The International Cemetery

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Pet Burial and Cremation | 0 comments

About The International Cemetery

Since 1996, Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Crematory has been helping families deal with the loss of a pet, while following the standards and regulations set forth by the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA). The ICCFA was founded in 1887 by 18 cemetery managers who wanted to improve the look and function of their properties. Over the next 100 years, the organization grew to include a number of cemeteries, funeral homes, and crematories throughout the United States and worldwide. Today, the organization...

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Why Pet Loss Can Be Especially Difficult For Seniors

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Why Pet Loss Can Be Especially Difficult For Seniors

Unfortunately, losing a pet can be even more difficult for seniors than it is for younger individuals. When younger people lose their pets, they can typically turn to friends and family members for support and guidance. Senior citizens may not have the same support systems available, leaving them unable to talk about their grief and start moving on. Many seniors also rely on pets to help them with daily tasks or provide companionship after losing a spouse. Losing this type of companionship leaves many seniors feeling lost. Pets are much more...

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Working Through The Loss Of A Pet

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in pet loss | 0 comments

Working Through The Loss Of A Pet

The loss of a pet can be devastating at times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. As time passes, and you face your grief and loss head-on, the heaviness in your heart will feel a little bit lighter. Pet deaths can be just as upsetting as the death of any other family member or close friend. As you find your way through this loss, here are a few factors to keep in mind. Don’t Feel Ashamed  Many times, outside friends and acquaintances may not understand your deep connection to your lost pet. Non-animal lovers may even seem cold and...

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