Serving 1.5 Hour Radius of Minneapolis St Paul including St Cloud
- Dr. Gail Larson, Dr. Doug LeMay, and Dr. Kristin Tennessen are typically available 7 days a week
- Private Home Euthanasia with Relaxing Sedation $300
- Clay Paw Print & Fur Clipping Free
- Body Transport, Cremation, Nothing Saved $100-$150
- Body Transport, Cremation, Ashes Saved $300-$350
Call Pet Loss At Home Minnesota
- Our smart 800# immediately connects you with our most available mobile veterinarian in your local area
- Have your 5 digit postal mailing zip code ready (for example 55447)
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How To Prepare For A Home Visit:
- A home visit usually lasts 60 minutes.
- The goodbye setting can involve friends, family, neighbors, Skype, FaceTime, other pets, candles, quiet music, dim lighting, flowers, photos, telling stories, sharing fond memories, kleenex and towels/soft blankets/pillows. Most home visits take place inside the home on the floor, couch, or bed or in the yard on blankets. We can meet at a beach or park as well.
- The process begins with paperwork and payment. It’s best to get this out of the way first while everyone is more put together. Cash or check (written out to the vet’s name) are preferred. Credit card is available.
- The second step is sedation by injection using the smallest needle possible in the most comfortable under the skin location. Most pets do well and hold still for this administration. Some squirm a little and some vocalize from the feeling of liquid going under the skin. Some pets are extremely grouchy, more reactive, more sensitive, more difficult to work with because their disease makes their body extra-sensitive to minor pain. A food distraction (tub of ice cream, peanut butter, bowl of chicken cubes) can work very well here for some dogs and even cats (milk, tuna). If you are worried about your pet’s sensitive state, chronic pain overload or unstable medical condition, we can discuss that.
- Once your pet is comfortably and peacefully under anesthesia, a back leg vein is used to do the final overdose. You and your family can be by your pet’s head. The vet will stay by your pet’s tail.
- The vet can gently transport your pet’s body for you and arrange for cremation service. Their vehicle has a large padded bed in the back. A stretcher or basket will be used to gracefully lift the covered body out to the vehicle. There are two options for cremation: group/communal/no ashes saved OR private/individual/yes ashes saved/returned to you. Return usually takes 1-2 weeks via personal delivery or shipping. Rush cremation/return can be arranged. You can also attend/view the cremation.
- A clay paw print (or several) can be made for you at the home visit. This keepsake is free and optional.
- Please set aside two large bath towels and a blanket or bed sheet that the vet can keep. Also have a box of kleenex, food distraction, and payment ready.
Local Author has written a Pet Loss Support Book: http://www.goodgriefpetloss.com
About the Author
Sid Korpi has combined her decades of varied professional experience—as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain—with her lifelong devotion to the animal companions who have blessed and shared her life in creating Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Surviving a “tsunami of loss” in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart’s healing. She felt compelled to share these things with others who suffer—often in isolation—from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets.
Her book, Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss, has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Reader Views 2010 Reviewers Choice Award in the Inspiration/Spirituality category, an Independent Publishers Book Award—IPPY Award and the 2011 Green Book Award in the Animals/Pets category, and was named the “Best Book of the Year 2010 in the Self-Help Category” by the Premier Book Awards.
She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Anthony Kaczor and their seven animal friends/family members: Ambrose, Blanche, Oliver and Keely (Westies); Xander (cat); and Atticus and Scout (finches).
About the Book
The pain of losing a beloved animal companion is unlike any other. However, because our society on the whole discounts our grief as frivolous since we’ve “merely lost an animal,” too many of us feel we must keep silent in our anguish or be labeled somehow defective. Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss ends the misperception that we must suffer in solitary confinement and thus prolong, or stay permanently stuck in, our grief.
The book melds the author’s personal perspectives and astounding stories with those of professionals (such as veterinarians, animal communicators, and religious leaders) and other animal lovers the world over to help you make your pet-grieving process as positive as possible.
Reading this book will teach you:
How to emotionally prepare for a pet’s euthanasia—understanding when it’s time;
How to take care of yourself while around people who just don’t understand your pain;
How to view death not as an ending, but (as animals see it) a natural transformation;
How to memorialize and celebrate your pet’s life; and
How to move on after your loss and love again.