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Pet Loss Support Playlist

MN Pets Pet Loss Support Playlist on Spotify: Listen Here Facing the loss of an animal family member brings a level of grief that can be difficult to put into words. Music can bring a unique kind of healing because it … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading There have been countless books published about the topics of pet loss and grief.  It can be difficult to sort through all the choices to find the one that best suits your needs and interests.  Here are some … Continue reading

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MN Pets Quality of Life Scale

The team at MN Pets has worked together to compile the most important aspects to consider when thinking about your pet’s end of life decision. Download the MN Pets Quality of Life Assessment: MN Pets Quality of Life Assessment Tool … Continue reading

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MN Pets COVID-19 Plan & Precautions

Updated 10/2023 To our MN Pets community, We are continuing to monitor the COVID situation in Minnesota carefully. While we know that this is a stressful time for our entire global community, we also recognize the very personal heartbreak you … Continue reading

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Local Resources

We recognize that companion animals play an important role in all of our lives, and that they are an especially important source of support when we are experiencing other life challenges. The loss of a pet can bring up complex … Continue reading

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We Had So Many Plans

“I should have had 10 more years with him.” “She should have had a long life.” “We had so many plans.” Pet owners are all aware that they face having to say “goodbye” at some point. If they are lucky, … Continue reading

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Quality of Life visits

This post was guest-written by one of our very own MN Pets doctors, Dr. Meredith Lum. Deciding when to say goodbye to an animal companion can be an extremely difficult undertaking. Our pets become some of the most important beings … Continue reading

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What to Expect During the Euthanasia Appointment

We often hear questions about what to expect during a home euthanasia appointment. It can be helpful to know how this appointment may be different than visits you’ve made at a veterinary office for end-of-life. After working with pets and … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths of Pet Cremation

Factual information about pet cremation is often hard to come by. Many misconceptions, incorrect notions, myths, and flat out falsehoods are sometimes circulated, further muddying an already confusing, delicate topic. It is our hope that we can help clear up … Continue reading

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Coping with Mobility Loss

By Katie Anderson As your beloved dog or cat ages, you may begin to notice changes in their mobility. Stairs become more difficult, and your pet may lose the ability to jump on to your bed or the car seat. … Continue reading

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