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Best Off-Leash Dog Areas In Minnesota

You and your best friend can bask in the Minnesota sun, walk along the grassy park, play a game of fetch or run and romp around and just enjoy each other’s company in these five spectacular off-leash dog parks.

08/10/2013

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Best Dog Walking Services In Minnesota

Look no further in Minnesota for the best dog walkers to help your pooch release pent-up energy, burn a few extra pounds or mark their favorite fire hydrant.

08/09/2013

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If Your Dog Enjoys The Lake, Look For Signs Of Parasites

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.

08/05/2013

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Stolen Siberian Husky Puppies Returned, Suspect Caught

The sights and sounds of playful puppies are once again inside Thunder Owl Kennels in Prior Lake.

07/31/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Neglect

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.

07/29/2013

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What Should You Do If Bitten By A Rabid Animal?

Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.

07/25/2013

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Officers Seize About 130 Dogs & Puppies In Pine River

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.

07/18/2013

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‘Helping Paws’ Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD

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.

07/17/2013

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Twin Cities Program Makes It Affordable To Fix Your Pet

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.

07/09/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-3!

A man runs 25 mph on a treadmill….is it enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?

07/03/2013

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Disturbing Video, Police Shoot Dog

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.

07/02/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-1!

The Smack Down has gone to the Dogs!

07/01/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 6-28!

Are the puppies cute enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?

06/28/2013

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State Fairgrounds Hosting Pet-A-Palooza This Weekend

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.

06/28/2013

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How Dogs Can Be Healthy For Your Heart

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.

06/24/2013

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