pet loss

A New Pet Will Never Replace One That’s Gone

Many people do not want to get a new pet because they feel as though they would be replacing the one that died. While it may seem that way, it’s not what you are doing. Anyone with a pet understands getting a new dog after one dies doesn’t mean you do not care about the deceased, it simply means you have room for a new pet in your life.

How to Step Into a Life with a New Pet

It’s not easy to make the decision to get another pet after one dies. Jumping into it will not make it any better. Many people end up feeling worse after getting another pet, while other people feel much better. This is why you should tread lightly with this situation.

It’s best to take your time with the decision of getting a new pet. This means researching the type of pet you would like to get, and spending time with the pet, if possible. If you’re not able to spend time with the exact pet you are thinking of getting, you can always spend time with others at an animal shelter, humane society, or pet store. Volunteering is a great way to put yourself around animals you love, and start to feel better about taking care of other pets.

If possible, see if you are able to bring a favorite animal home. You can simply foster the pet at first. This way you can see how you feel about having another animal in your home. You may be completely fine with it, or it might break your heart too much. The good news is you would be able to test the waters before jumping into a commitment of owning a pet.

Dealing with the Emotions

As you open yourself up to a new pet, you may struggle with some intense emotions. You may find yourself thinking about how this animal is nothing like the one you had before. You may grow angry, sad, and regretful.

Give yourself time. You’re right. This pet is nothing like the one you’ve lost. That’s okay, though. With time, you will begin to love this pet as much as you loved the one that has died – just in a different way.

It may help to bring up your other pet to your new one at times. As you’re conversing with him or her, show a picture of your beloved pet who has died and talk about the times shared. You can include your new pet in the conversation by pointing out that you may be able to do that with him or her too.

The point is you don’t have to forget about your deceased pet. You can simply bring in a new pet to add to your life because you have the time to give him or her deserved attention.

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Best Friend Services Commitment to Quality

In many of our product description on our site, you will see “high quality” mentioned. This may seem like we are trying to oversell you our urns, but that’s not what we are doing.

At Best Friend Services, we believe it’s important to provide the best quality products possible. We know when we purchase products, we want them to work well and last a long time. If not, we feel as though we’ve lost our money, and that does not make us happy.

We want to make you happy.

It’s not only about making you happy with the process of purchasing an urn. We know our site details each of the urns, so you know what we have available to make a decision. We know our checkout process is simple. We also know our delivery is quick.

While these aspects of a purchase are important, what we also really care about is your experience after the purchase process is over. When you have the urn in your home, you’ve placed the ashes inside of it, and use it to remember your beloved pet.

We want to make sure our urns hold your pet’s ashes securely. This is why we always ensure the urns we choose to sell have a tamper-resistant closure. Most of the urn, such as the wooden pet urns, have a closure on the bottom of it. There are four screws that holds it in place. The only way to get the closure off is to unscrew the four screws. When you replace the screws, the closure is in place tightly and there’s no chance the ashes will fall out of it. Even if there is an accident in which the urn drops, the ashes should be safe.

Speaking of accidents, another consideration when choosing the urns we carry is that they are durable. A small drop should not completely ruin the urn unless it’s a ceramic one that hits concrete. We want our urns to last a lifetime, so we make sure the manufacturers only use the best, hardiest materials. For example, all of our wooden urns are made of solid hardwood.

Attractiveness is a priority as well. Our pet figurine urns have a figurine of a dog, and they are handcrafted. We want them made this way because it shows the details of each breed. It’s also much better in quality than reproductions made with machines. When you see the figurines, you will know that they are ones that were made with care.

Thank you for reading about our commitment to quality. It’s important to us, just as it is important to you.


How Meditation Can Help You Grieve the Loss of Your Pet

Meditation is an effective way to deal with stress. This is what makes it perfect for helping you grieve the loss of your pet.

About Meditation

Meditation is the practice of shifting your attention from one reference point to another one. It involves focusing on your breathing and bodily sensations. Many people use a mantra to help them with meditation, especially if they are easily distracted.

Meditation can be done anywhere and at any time. All you need is a place where you can tone everything out around you and concentrate on you. This is what makes meditation great for just about anyone.

Studies have revealed meditation can help you reduce your stress levels, which can make you healthier and happier. For example, Dr. Herbert Benson in the 1960s discovered that meditation treats physiological problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and migraine headaches. It can even help sufferers of autoimmune diseases (diabetes and arthritis).

Mental issues can also be treated with meditation. It can help people stop or reduce obsessive thinking, anxiety, depression, and hostility. Since many people experience these symptoms after their pet dies, this is why meditation is great for dealing with pet loss.

How to Do It

Meditation is simple. When you try it for the first time, you may feel like you’re not doing it right. Trust us, though. The more you do it, the more you’ll see that you really are doing it right because it’s working for you.

Step #1:

Sit or lie down comfortably.

Step #2:

Close your eyes.

Step #3:

Breathe. Do not try to control your breathing – just breathe normally.

Step #4:

Focus on your breathing. Pay attention to how your body moves as you inhale and exhale. Notice your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Again, just breathe normally and pay attention to those breaths and your body.

If you’re mind wonders as you are focusing on your breaths, gently bring it back to the breaths. This can be hard to do, but give yourself some time to learn how to meditate properly. For those who have an especially hard time concentrating on their breaths, they may want to try the mantra. This can be a hum or a word you say repeatedly. It can sometimes drown out your thoughts.

Do this for two or three minutes to start. As you get better at meditation, you can increase the time.

Use this exercise to help you grieve. You will find that it can be effective at helping you take control of your thoughts and feeling during this difficult time.

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Why Action Is Best When It’s the Last Thing You Want to Do for Pain

When you lose your beloved pet, the last thing you want to do is act on it. Your mind and body feel the hit, and it naturally wants to run and hide from it. Facing it and acting on it is probably the last thing you want to do. The problem is that acting on it is the BEST thing you can do for your pain.

When you allow your pain to overtake you, it will continue to hurt you. It’s as if someone is hitting you over and over again, and you’re just lying on the floor taking it. The only way to stop the bully is to stand up and say, “No, I’m fighting back.”

That’s what you need to do when you’re in pain – just not in the aggressive way.

The more you act on your pain, the better you will feel even though it’s the last thing you want to do. Sometimes, the most resistant thing you do is what you should do.

How to Act on Pet Loss Pain

When a loved one dies, people have a funeral. This isn’t just to honor the person who has died, but it’s also to help people grieve the loss of that person from their life. You can do the same for your beloved pet.

By purchasing a pet urn, you can have a nice memorial in your home to honor your pet and help you feel connected to him or her forever. As you are placing the ashes inside of the urn, you can be with loved ones. You can say something special about your beloved pet and place him or her in a final resting place.

You can do it alone as well. You can do it with just the two of you. Taking time to feel the presence of your beloved pet in a different way may help you move into this new stage of your relationship. Your pet may not be jumping around you, but he or she will always been in your heart and thoughts. This is what you will go to now with the help of your pet urn and memorial.

To get started on acting on your pet loss pain, purchase one of our pet urns. We have a large selection to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you and your pet.


Best Friend Services Wants to Make the Grieving Process Easier

Your beloved pet has died. You know life will go on, but you’re really sad inside. You want to do something different for your pet. You want to make this moment special to honor the great pet your dog or cat was.

How Best Friend Services Helps

This is the reason we started Best Friend Services. We wanted to help people just like you create memorials that will last a lifetime.

Losing a pet is significant. A part of your life has ended. To be able to successfully move on from this moment, you need closure, and that closure comes from finding a final resting place for your pet.

With our pet urns, we believe we make the process of choosing a final resting place easier. With a wide selection of urns that are customizable, you will be able to make one for your pet that reflects your personal style.

That’s why we have so many different types of pet urns available. We knew when we were setting up our store that not everyone is going to want a wooden urn or a ceramic one. We knew people wanted more choices because the process of finding an urn is just as special. This way people can browse our selection and find one that will remind them of their beloved pet.

There’s another reason we decided to start this online store. We know people like to take their time. When they shop online, they can do that. They can take hours if they would like or just a couple of minutes. With an online store accessible any time, people can take their time and shop whenever they feel like doing it.

Opening Best Friend Services was the best thing we did because we help people in need. Losing a pet doesn’t happen too often, but it happens to millions of people. We are here to help all of them when they need it.

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