Author Archives: MN Pets

Memorial Stone

It’s our goal at MN Pets to help ease the feeling of loss after one of our visits as much as we can. To provide comfort and to help you remember your pet fondly, our doctors make small remembrance stones … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with Pet Loss

For a downloadable resource on helping kids grieve the loss of a pet, click here: HelpingChildrenCopeFactSheet

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Do We Always Recommend Euthanasia?

  Your pet is a beloved member of your family; he or she shares your home, your daily routine, and maybe even your bed. As our pets age or become ill, it can be difficult to assess their quality of … Continue reading

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Hyperthyroid Disease in Cats

As your cat ages, there are many age-related ailments that may develop throughout their later years. Hyperthyroidism, or hyperthyroid disease, is one of the more common glandular disorders for cats in the middle to senior age range. Cats with a hyperthyroid condition … Continue reading

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Do pets grieve the loss of their animal friends?

  Do pets grieve the loss of their animal friends? Owners of multiple pets know that these furry “siblings” share a special bond with one another. They romp around the backyard and snuggle up together on the couch, but do … Continue reading

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Leaky Plumbing: Dealing with Incontinence in Dogs and Cats

By Katie Anderson Incontinence can be one of the most frustrating conditions that pet owners face. Many elderly, once house-broken dogs and cats develop some form of incontinence, from leaking a small amount of urine when they sleep to being … Continue reading

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Exercise for Senior Dogs: By Katie Anderson

As your dog ages, he or she will naturally become less energetic, and your long runs or the leap to catch a Frisbee may become too strenuous. But that doesn’t mean that elderly dogs don’t need exercise! Daily, gentle exercise … Continue reading

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Lumps and Bumps in Dogs and Cats

You’re cuddled on the couch, petting your furry friend, and it happens: you feel a lump. Suddenly, your mind is racing with questions. Is it new? Is it growing? And worst of all, is it cancer? Maybe, but maybe not. … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Self-Care

  Companioning your pet through this fourth stage of life can be a difficult task, and it’s important to remember that while you provide the care and support that your pet needs, you should carve out some time to care … Continue reading

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Coping with loss of appetite

By Katie Anderson For many pets and their owners, meal time is an enjoyable experience. Your dog stands by his dish, eagerly wagging his tail in anticipation of food, and your cat begins to purr at the sound of the … Continue reading

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