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Until we meet again

I thought it was “goodbye” when you took your last, soft breath. You’d fought a long, good fight, and it was time to rest. I knew I needed to give you peace, even if it meant relinquishing mine. I knew … Continue reading

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Making Meaning Out of Loss

The death of a beloved pet changes your life forever. As grief scholars Nancy Hooyman and Betty Kramer write in Living Through Loss, losing a loved one – whether animal or human – can challenge some of our deepest-held beliefs, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Planning Ahead

There is no doubt that the hardest part of loving a pet is the inevitable goodbye at the end of their beautiful, but far-too-short lives. When faced with the death of a pet, the options and decisions can feel overwhelming … Continue reading

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The Year of Loss

2020 has been difficult enough. From the covid-19 pandemic, to the historic fires here and on the other side of the world, to extreme social and political unrest, to economic instability, this year feels like it has been filled with … Continue reading

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Clay Paw Print Alternatives

During the current COVID-19 crisis, MN Pets will continue to take significant precautions during home visits to reduce the potential risk of transmission and exposure. These precautions are crucial in keeping the doctor and her family, you and your family, … Continue reading

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We’re still here

Our world feels so scary right now. There are so many uncertainties, so many worries, and a constant deluge of terrifying information. We can hardly manage to find a routine amidst the fear and the fog of the unknown. Even … Continue reading

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MN Pets COVID-19 Plan & Precautions

Updated 2/12/21 To our MN Pets community, We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota carefully. While we know that this is a stressful time for our entire global community, we also recognize the very personal heartbreak you … Continue reading

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Pets teaching us about love

  What does love look like? A dozen roses? A box of chocolates? Diamonds? Maybe. But I think it can also look a bit….furrier. Maybe slobbery. And it barks, or purrs. Or both. And maybe it covers your clothing in … Continue reading

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We Had So Many Plans

“I should have had 10 more years with him.” “She should have had a long life.” “We had so many plans.” Pet owners are all aware that they face having to say “goodbye” at some point. If they are lucky, … Continue reading

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The Guilt of an Unready Heart

I was talking to my dad recently. He is one of the biggest animal lovers I know. He has had animals his entire life. But he and my mom don’t currently have any pets at all. Our family dog Maddy … Continue reading

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