Author Archives: Lindsay Niemi

What to do before a MN Pets appointment

You’ve scheduled the appointment for MN Pets to come to your home to help your pet. We have found that the time in between scheduling the appointment and when the doctor arrives can be a difficult. What should you do? … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips for Grooming Your Senior Cat

  As cats age, it may become more difficult for them to groom themselves as well as they used to. Struggles with mobility may limit their reach, or they may just be spending most of their time napping in the … Continue reading

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Pets and grief: involving other pets in an end of life appointment.

Often, our clients have more than one pet at home, and they wonder where their other pets should be during the euthanasia appointment.  While this is a personal choice and it depends on the pets involved, we do have some … Continue reading

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Going out of town? Things to consider when arranging care for your senior pet.

We recently sat down with pet-sitter Ashley Manley to get her advice about things to consider when boarding your senior pet. In addition to working for MN Pets, Ashley has been a pet sitter for more than 10 years, and has … Continue reading

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TO DO: Walk the dog

Throughout her eleven years as “my dog,” Piglet the dachshund has taught me many lessons. As a puppy, she taught me to be patient with her by insisting on every three hour potty breaks during the night. When she was … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas: Grief and Self-Care

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have traditions that we keep alive during the winter months. Whether it be gathering with family and friends, a treasured recipe for comfort food, or quiet nights by the fire … Continue reading

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Winter Memorial Crafts

The holidays and the winter season in general tend to bring a certain sense of peace and togetherness for many.  Perhaps it is the shorter days and longer nights, the time spent with family, or the comfort food that we share … Continue reading

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How do I know it’s time?

“I wish my pet could just tell me when they’re ready.” We often hear clients say this when struggling to make the decision on whether to help their pet with euthanasia. This can be the hardest decision that we as … Continue reading

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MN Pets and Secondhand Hounds partner to help senior pets.

MN Pets has recently partnered with Secondhand Hounds, a Twin Cities rescue, to help their hospice foster pets with end of life care when the time comes to say goodbye.  We sat down with Katie Jo Olson, Secondhand Hounds’ Hospice Program … Continue reading

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Cremated ashes in the garden

During the warmer months, many people ask if they can bury all or some of their beloved pet’s cremated ashes into their garden soil.  Memorializing their pet by nourishing their plants, or perhaps planting a specific tree or bush in their pet’s … Continue reading

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