We’ve all heard about the dog days of summer, when lake water starts to look like only your dog would swim in it. But it turns out there is a real threat to swimming dogs that is invisible. The Giardia parasite can be swallowed by dogs while they are swimming and playing in the water. If your dog has diarrhea after being in a lake or a river, visit your vet right away.
The sights and sounds of playful puppies are once again inside Thunder Owl Kennels in Prior Lake.
The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 130 dogs were seized earlier this month is charged with misdemeanor animal neglect. The Cass County prosecutor’s office said Monday it filed a nine-count criminal complaint against 60-year-old Deborah Rowell. The complaint says when officers executed a search warrant at Rowell’s kennel in Pine River on July 16, they found improper enclosures, inadequate ventilation, improper dog houses and inadequate shade and water.
Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.
Authorities have seized more than 130 dogs and puppies after executing a search warrant in northern Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office executed the search warrant Tuesday in the City of Pine River.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.
Animal experts said the best way to control over population is to spay and neuter our pets. But not everyone has access to affordable vet care, so a Twin Cities program is helping to fix that problem.
A man runs 25 mph on a treadmill….is it enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?
Graphic video of police in California shooting a dog. We’ll discuss the story today, check out the video. Remember, the end of the video is graphic.
The Smack Down has gone to the Dogs!
Are the puppies cute enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?
Dog owners have a lot to look forward to in the Twin Cities this weekend. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is serving as host to the annual Pet-a-Palooza festivities. It’s a huge event for pets on Saturday in the Twin Cities metro.
The American Heart Association just published a scientific statement saying there are cardiovascular benefits to owning a pet, and that they may reduce the risk of heart disease. We spoke with a doctor about this, and he was skeptical, He explained that this is an observational study.
Authorities said at least six horses and nine dogs were seized from their owner in south central Minnesota Wednesday night after it was determined they were suffering from neglect. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office had been out to the home on the 24000 block of County State Aid Highway 14 in Darwin, which is in Meeker County just west of Dassel, on a report that some horses had gotten loose.
Service dogs can do a lot of things — including alerting diabetics when their blood sugar is low. Dog trainers from North America and Europe are in the Twin Cities to learn about dogs like Grace.