Author Archives: Rebecca McComas, DVM

MN Pets Service Area

 MN Pets Service Area MN Pets’ service area includes most of the outlying suburbs and the extended parts of the seven county Twin Cities communities. Our doctors also travel to much of western WI. Additionally, we have availability in the … Continue reading

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What is a Clay Print?

Memorial objects are an important way for you to stay connected with the memory of your pet.  They provide comfort during the time of grieving and can take many forms.  You may find comfort from a lock of hair you … Continue reading

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A Letter for Your Child’s Teacher About Pet Loss

Losing a pet can be a very difficult experience for children, depending on the circumstances of the loss.  If your family has recently lost a pet, it may be beneficial to let others know that your child has lost their furry friend.  … Continue reading

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‘Quality of Life’ Photo Journal for Your Aging Pet

As a veterinarian who works with pet owners making end of life decisions for their beloved pet, I am often witness to how difficult those decisions can be. I remember a visit I made to a home a few years … Continue reading

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Sorting Through the Memories

One of the best things about being a veterinarian who works with pets at the end of life is that I get to be with pet owners at that important time as well. I went to school for a lot … Continue reading

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Knowing “When”

“How will we know when it’s time?” It is one of the questions we most often hear as we talk with our clients. You may have recently received news of a difficult diagnosis for your pet, maybe cancer or kidney … Continue reading

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MN Pets is Different

A few years ago, I faced terminal diseases with each of our family’s two rescued beagles. We chose to experience the euthanasia of Hiro and Asia at home. Losing our pets was so difficult but being at home made it … Continue reading

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Medications We Use

We hear lots of questions about the medications we use.  Below is a simple explanation of our medications and why our doctors believe they are a good choice.  All the medications we use are specifically designed for veterinary medicine. Sedative … Continue reading

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A Day Too Late

“I tell all my puppy adopters, one day too early is so much better than one day too late.” Sage advice from a recent client’s mother who was joining us for the appointment of her grown daughter’s beloved cat.  Mom … Continue reading

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Featured on TV News

We were pleased to be recently featured on a television news program about our services.  In the story you can hear from one of our recent clients as she describes her journey of saying goodbye to her beloved dog.  Like … Continue reading

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