Author Archives: MN Pets

Emergency Veterinary Clinics 

If your pet needs help after-hours, there are several emergency clinics in the Twin Cities metro area. The map below is interactive. Find the clinic closest to you and click on the paw print to view the phone number, address, … Continue reading

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Pet Loss and Grief Support Resources

Pet Loss Support Groups Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota **Currently offering Virtual Meetings ** Pet Loss Support Group – meets the 4th Tues of every month, 7-8:30pm, free of charge. Oakdale, MN Call 651-501-3759, ext 3005 to register … Continue reading

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MN Pets Grief Support Email Series

Grief support email series Losing a beloved companion can be the most painful thing we endure in life.  Many people report that losing a dear animal friend is more difficult that losing their human friend or family member.  It is … Continue reading

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Scheduling with MN Pets

Step 1: Choose your service MN Pets is here to assist with gentle euthanasia for your pet in the comfort of your home. Our team of experienced and compassionate veterinarians are able to help 7 days a week. If your … 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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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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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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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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