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 if everything in our personal lives remains steady, what is going on outside and in our communities has thrown our world completely off kilter, has upended anything that once seemed normal, and has left us feeling anxious, confused, and helpless.
So what happens when we throw a sick pet in the mix? What happens when, at this tumultuous time, our sweet family pet suddenly becomes ill, or passes away? How can we possibly manage our fear, our worry, our financial concerns, AND our grief?
It can all feel so overwhelming. In some moments, it may feel like more than we can bear.
Before all of this happened, we might have felt like we had some semblance of control over our lives. But now, control is a comical word. Impossible. A myth. There is no controlling anything right now. And that makes us feel so very helpless.
We promised our pet we would always be there for them, always do what was best. Always love and care for them no matter what. But now we’re afraid we might not be able to keep that promise. Our sweet pets have no idea what is going on in the world, and unfortunately, they, too, have no control over what is going on in their bodies. They are doing their best, just like we are. But if things go wrong now, we don’t know what we will do.
The veterinarians, vet techs, and animal medical professionals here in Minnesota are doing their best, too. As much as they are able, clinics are still providing their essential services to families in need. Though the appointments might look a little bit different, veterinary professionals are doing everything they can to still provide your family and your beloved pet the help you need in the safest way possible.
In home end-of-life services for pets are still in operation, too. In the state of MN, veterinary care is still deemed an essential service, and we at MN Pets are still seeing as many visits as we can, and as safely as is within our control. We are doing all we can to still be able to provide a loving, gentle goodbye for your precious pet. Though we, too, have had to alter our protocol to do what we can to keep our doctors and the families we see safe, we are still committed to serving families and pets as long as is allowed.
We’re all facing this uncertainty together. We don’t know what the future holds. And having to navigate this scary time with the added worry of a sick pet makes it even more overwhelming. But we want you to know that you are not alone. We see and hear your worry. We see and hear your concerns. We see and hear your tremendous love for your pet, and we know how much you are striving to do just what is best. We are here to help you through this. As long as we can, we will commit to walking through this uncertain time with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any and all questions and concerns.
We are with you through this. We’ll all get through this together.
You can find more information on the precautions MN Pets is taking during the COVID-19 outbreak here: https://www.mnpets.com/blog/mn-pets-covid-19-plans-precautions