Author Archives: Lindsay Niemi

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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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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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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What life is like now

When your pet dies, everything changes. Your morning routine, your shopping lists, the space in your bed. The void that creeps into your life and the hole you can’t seem to fill in your heart is your new normal. When will … Continue reading

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What to do before a MN Pets appointment

You’ve scheduled the appointment for a MN Pets veterinarian to come to your home to help your pet, but aren’t quite sure what to do with your remaining time together. We have found that the time in between scheduling the … 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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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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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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Cremation Transportation Services

  When a beloved pet passes away at home, it can be comforting to know your options. Choosing MN Pets for the care of your dear pet’s body means a respectful, compassionate experience every step of the way. One of … Continue reading

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