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Quality of Life visits

This post was guest-written by one of our very own MN Pets doctors, Dr. Meredith Lum. Deciding when to say good-bye to an animal companion can be an extremely difficult undertaking. Our pets become some of the most important beings … Continue reading

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What pets teach us about…Commitment.

In 2007, James Bowen was a drug addict, attempting to recover, living in halfway housing, and trying desperately to make ends meet by busking on the London Streets. He had struggled with homelessness and heroin addiction for many years, and … Continue reading

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What our pets teach us about…Loyalty

Roselle was a special girl. She was of course pretty (is there any dog that isn’t?), and she was of course the sweetest girl that ever was. Roselle was a lab, after all. She had a heart of gold, and … Continue reading

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Phantom Sounds

The jingling of a collar on a wiggly, happy body. The scrape and click of excited little claws on a hardwood floor. The low, soft rumble of a kitty who could not be more content. These sounds are the music … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths of In-Home Pet Euthanasia

One of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner is when we realize we must say goodbye. It is such a heartbreaking decision to make, and thinking about taking that final trip to the veterinary clinic can be … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths of Pet Cremation

Factual information about pet cremation is often hard to come by. Many misconceptions, incorrect notions, myths, and flat out falsehoods are sometimes circulated, further muddying an already confusing, delicate topic. It is our hope that we can help clear up … Continue reading

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Regrets

  We had to say goodbye to my girl when she was 14. We had her since she was one, and she was every bit a family member as I was. Her name was Maddy, and she was a big, … Continue reading

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Only a dog

A colleague recently shared a story with me, one from her days working in a veterinary clinic. A man had come in during a shift that she worked. He was a big, older guy, burly, wearing overalls. He most likely … Continue reading

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Exercise for Senior Dogs

As your dog ages, he or she will naturally become less energetic, and your long runs or the leap to catch a Frisbee may become too strenuous. But that doesn’t mean that elderly dogs don’t need exercise! Daily, gentle exercise … 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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