Author Archives: Rebecca McComas, DVM

One Simple Way to Improve Euthanasia Appointments

When I was in general practice I very rarely used pre-euthanasia sedation.  It wasn’t something I considered and I wasn’t familiar with any of it’s advantages.  When I began doing in-home euthanasia, I quickly realized that pre-euthanasia sedation was a … Continue reading

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Supporting Grieving Clients during the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for those clients of yours who have lost a pet this year.  Our counselors, Lisa Havelin and Kristi Lehman, have both written printable articles for your clients to help them survive the season.  … Continue reading

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Do We Always Recommend Euthanasia?

I received the nicest card today from a woman whom I’ve never met in person.  Her name is Tedi and she lives in St Louis Park, MN.  She sent me a card with an adorable picture on the front of … Continue reading

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MN Pets Service Area

Recently MN Pets expanded our service area to include most of the outlying suburbs and the extended parts of the seven county Twin Cities communities.  Our doctors also travel to much of western WI. This map highlights our service regions … Continue reading

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Individual Cremation and Your Pet’s Ashes

It is likely very important to you how your pet’s body will be handled after death.  We feel the same way.  Even though the pet is deceased, the body remains as a significant source of connection for many people and … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2012 MN Pets Charitable Fund Recipients

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce our 2012 MN Pets Charitable Fund recipients. Especially at this time of year, our thoughts turn toward giving back to those organizations who we believe are doing so much to … Continue reading

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MN Pets is Different

A few years ago, I faced terminal diseases with each of our family’s two rescued beagles. We chose to experience the euthanasia of Hiro and Asia at home. Losing our pets was so difficult but being at home made it … Continue reading

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Medications We Use

We hear lots of questions about the medications we choose to use.  I am always happy to explain and will try to avoid the overload that can sometimes happen with a lot of medical jargon.  Below is a simple explanation … Continue reading

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WWMBD: What Would Marty Becker Do?

I was thinking the other day about a veterinary colleague of mine who I met a few years ago.  I hesitate to call him friend because he’s much too close to celebrity and my proclamation would be suspect.  Dr Marty Becker has … Continue reading

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A Day Too Late

“I tell all my puppy adopters, one day too early is so much better than one day too late.” Sage advice from a recent client’s mother who was joining us for the appointment of her grown daughter’s beloved cat.  Mom … Continue reading

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