Pets

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A Chubby Pet Could Be A Big Problem

Attention dog and cat owners, it’s time to give your four-legged friend a critical once-over. If your pet is looking a little chubby, it could be a big problem.

05/01/2012

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Wis. Police Rescue Pets From Animal Hoarder

Dozens of animals have been removed from a Wisconsin woman’s home.

04/27/2012

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Dog Owner’s Neighbor Resuscitated Pet

A dog owner has a neighbor to thank for resuscitating one of three pets pulled from a house fire in Hastings. Firefighters rescued two dogs and a rabbit from the burning house Monday.

04/24/2012

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Free, Low-Cost Spay And Neuter Surgeries For Mpls. Pets

The City Of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MNSNAP) are offering free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for Minneapolis pets.

04/13/2012

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‘Law Of The Paw’ Kicks Off In Golden Valley

There’s a nationwide effort underway that’s all about saving animals. And it got started right here in the Twin Cities.

04/12/2012

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The Secrets Of Dog Communication

If you’ve ever done it, you know training a dog requires a lot of patience. Communication is a two-way street.

03/29/2012

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Mild Winter Could Mean More Fleas On Your Dog

Dog owners should be aware: Flea trouble is on the rise in the Twin Cities.

02/23/2012

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Minnesota Man Says ‘Hidden’ Traps Are Killing Pets

A Northern Minnesota man is concerned that hunting dogs are becoming the hunted.

01/26/2012

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30 Animals Rescued In Apparent Warroad Hoarding

An animal shelter is pleading for help after rescuing 30 pets found living in rancid conditions in Warroad, Minn.

01/20/2012

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Get Out, Enjoy The Winter With Your Dog In Minn.

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you and Fido can’t find some fun. Check out our five favorite ways to get out and get active with man’s best friend this winter.

01/20/2012

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Humane Society Targeted By Pro-Shelter Campaign

The Humane Society of the United States says it’s under attack by a new group that’s trying to starve it of funding by urging donors to send money to local animal shelters instead.

12/19/2011

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Mrs. Claus Photo Op Helps Keep Animal Rescue Afloat

A financially-strapped animal shelter in Elko New Market earned a reprieve over the weekend, with a little help from Mrs. Claus.

12/05/2011

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With No Funds, Animal Shelter May Need To Close

When Toni Maat opened Windmill Pet and Feed store 20 years ago it was a natural fit.

12/01/2011

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Animal Shelters Across Wis. At Or Near Capacity

Animal shelters across Wisconsin say the economy is also taking a toll on pets.

10/26/2011

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Dos And Don’ts: Dressing Up Your Pets For Halloween

We’re just a week away from Halloween and many people will be “Trick or Treating” this weekend. But it’s not just for humans anymore.

10/24/2011

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WCCO Doggies Play Dress Up

You may have noticed lately that few more wagging tails are in costume when you open your door for trick-o-treaters. Pet costumes are growing in popularity each year and WCCO pets got in on the act.

10/20/2011

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Good Question: What Exotic Animals Are Legal In MN?

After the owner of an Ohio exotic animal park threw open the cages of more than 50 animals and then killed himself, authorities said they had to kill nearly all of them to protect the neighborhood. They are animals that most of us will only see in a zoo, but what kind of exotic animals are legal to have in Minnesota?

10/20/2011

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Additive Found In Gum Could Be Harmful To Your Dog

An additive in chewing gum can keep cavities away, but it can also make your dog sick to the point they have seizures — or even die.

09/20/2011

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Wis. Man Accused Of Slapping Boys Over Missing Frog

A 26-year-old Sheboygan man is charged with slapping two young boys for letting his pet frog escape briefly.

07/25/2011

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Eagan: Keep Pets Indoors, Coyotes Are About

We’re often reminded to keep an eye on our pets, but after two cats were recently killed by coyotes, Eagan residents are being told to just keep their pets inside.

07/22/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Brainerd

The Brainerd Lakes Area is rich in history and up-north natural beauty, making it a popular vacation destination for both play and relaxation.

06/24/2011

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Guide To The Minnesota Zoo

We’re the kind of family that makes at least one trek to each of the zoos in the Twin Cities every year. We love both the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo, each for different reasons. When we’re in the mood for a more intimate day that involves less time and considerably less walking, we head to Como. And when we’re craving the full-blown, walk until you drop, all day experience, we head to the Minnesota Zoo!

06/18/2011

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Keep Your Pet Safe In Hot Weather

Dogs may look happy with their tongues hanging out of their mouths, but don’t let the grin fool you- excessive panting or drooling is actually a sign of heat stroke. Our four-legged friends are as susceptible to heat stroke, dehydration and even sunburn as we are, and proper precautions should be followed to keep Fido safe.

06/07/2011

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Minnesota Memorial Weekend Family Fun Guide

Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? A drag race at Brainerd International Speedway, special guided tour at the Mill City Museum, and spending time in Grand Marais are just a few of the highlights Minnesota has to offer.

05/27/2011

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