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MPCA: Keep Your Pets Away From Algae-Filled Waters

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising pet owners to be cautious around lakes and slow-moving streams after the death of a dog in Sherburne County last weekend. The MPCA says Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake, were enjoying their Sunday when their dog, Copper, became ill after fetching a tennis ball from the lake.

06/26/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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Tips To Make Your Outdoor Space Safe For Your Pet

Getting outside with your dog is one of the best ways to keep both of you active and fit. But there can be dangers outside for your furry best friend — even in your own backyard.

06/18/2014

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Pet Blog: Spotlight On Mike Binkley’s Dog ‘Coach’

The first thing you may notice about Mike Binkley, besides the journalist gravitas that constantly radiates from him, is his striking blue eyes. The same can be said for Coach, his 5 ½-year-old dog. “Because of his blue eyes, people often react to him as if he’s an exotic breed,” Binkley said, “but he’s a good old American mutt.”

06/13/2014

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Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your Sleep

This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

06/05/2014

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Wis. Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Humane Society

A Wisconsin woman is accused of taking matters into her own hands to be reunited with her beloved pets. Lee Ann Shore was arrested of breaking into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis. to get cats that were seized from her earlier this month.

05/27/2014

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Pet Blog: Beer With Your Buddy

On a sunny spring Saturday, what’s better than getting together with some pals and enjoying a cold brew on your favorite bar’s patio? If you’re a dog owner, you may feel some guilt (or even some separation anxiety) from leaving your four-legged friend in the kennel as you gallivant around town.

05/17/2014

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Pet Blog: Watching Your Pet While Away

Most people can’t take their pets to work with them. There are exceptions, of course, like K-9 handlers, pet groomers, dog sitters, vapid socialites. But for the rest of us, those six to 10 hours away from home can be stressful, especially for the pets. WCCO recently did a story on a Burnsville-based company that created a wall-mounted camera/video/motion-sensor device called PetChatz, which can even remotely dispense treats.

05/07/2014

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None Hurt And Pets Escape West Metro House Fire

A cat and a dog managed to get out of an otherwise unoccupied house that caught fire in the west metro Wednesday morning, officials say.

04/30/2014

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BBB Warns Of Fake Dog Breeder Scams

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning people about a rise in scams involving dogs. The agency has cited three breeders after they didn’t have any dogs to give people who paid for them.

04/21/2014

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Dog With Unique Deformity Steals Hearts, Looking For Home

Azur Davis, founder of central Minnesota’s “Ruff Start Rescue,” has helped save more than 1.700 animals. But Davis says there’s just something about Cupid, a 3-month-old hound dog with deformed front legs. “He walks with the front paws completely bent in,” Davis said. “We know that there’s a hard case that’s going to need a lot of vet care.” The overtly affectionate puppy was first found in a central Minnesota ditch.

03/01/2014

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MN Company Invents Video Chat For Pets

A Minnesota company has created a way for pet owners to stay in touch with their furry friends. “PetChatz” was created by Burnsville-based Anser Innovation. It’s essentially a video-phone for pets.

01/31/2014

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5 Ways To Spice Up Valentine’s Day This Year

Spice up your plans with these five ways to ignite the fire in your relationship this Valentine’s Day

01/19/2014

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Wis. Warns Against Giving Pets As Presents

The Wisconsin state veterinarian is encouraging people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season. Dr. Yvonna Bellay says giving a pet as a gift is a serious commitment and should never be a surprise. She is issuing her warning as shoppers prepare to hit stores in a big way on Friday.

11/28/2013

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How Chuck & Don’s Pet Stores Became The Cat’s Meow

Two Minnesota guys took their love for man’s best friends and turned it into a successful company. Chuck and Don’s is still expanding, more than 20 years after opening their first store. Most businesses cater to people, but this one has to also keep up with everyone’s beloved pets.

11/21/2013

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