Author Archives: MN Pets


We’d like to welcome you to MN Pets’ website. If you are new to our site, we are happy you’ve found us.  We’ve designed the site to provide you with important information as you face a difficult choice. We are … Continue reading

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Memorial Stone

It’s our goal at MN Pets to help ease the feeling of loss after one of our visits as much as we can. To provide comfort and to help you remember your pet fondly, our doctors make a small remembrance … 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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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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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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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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