Retired Veterinarian Now Spends His Days Helping Disabled DogsAfter a long, successful career as a veterinarian, Dr. Lincoln Parkes retired 27 years ago — or so he claims. At age 90, he now spends eight to 10 hours a day building carts that transform disabled dogs.
Record Year For Roseville Wildlife Rehabilitation CenterPeople around Minnesota and Wisconsin brought in nearly 12,000 mammals, birds and reptiles in need of medical care. That represents a jump of over 30 percent from the 9,119 cared for in 2014.
Veterinarian Offers Tips On Protecting Our Dogs In The ColdWith subzero temperatures, it's important to make sure you're taking care of your four-legged friends. Jean Geske is a veterinarian at the Bloomington pet hospital. She says putting a sweater or socks on your dog is a good idea.
Midwest Show Dog Badly Burned Giving Birth At Vet'sWhat was supposed to be a happy moment turned tragic for a champion Minnesota show dog. After giving birth to a litter of puppies, the Great Dane left the vet badly burned.
4 Your Pets: Protecting Pets From Summer's Dog Days
Rural Vet Clinic In Peril After FireA western Minnesota town is rallying behind a veterinarian after she lost nearly everything in a fire. Back in June, a fire destroyed the Appleton Veterinary Clinic. A puppy was trapped inside and also died. Veterinarian Rachel Bakeberg also lost thousands of dollars in medical equipment.
How To Budget For Canine Medical CareYou'll find a dog in nearly one out of every three Minnesota homes. Their wagging tails can warm a person's heart, but the costs of being a dog owner can also do a number on their bank account.
Local Vet Says The Time Is Now To Protect Your Pets From Heart Worm And TicsEven if your dog doesn't run through the woods, or in fields, they can still get bitten by mosquitos or tics. Dr. Jean Geske is the Medical Director at VCA Bloomington Veterinary Hospital.
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.
Wildlife Rehab Center Sees Big Increase In PatientsThe Twin Cities may be an urban environment, but wildlife still surrounds the area. Living in close quarters can sometimes cause injuries to animals, and that's where the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center steps in - a non-profit that’s having one of its busiest years ever. For more than 30 years, it's been the healing sanctuary for sick and injured animals from all over Minnesota. Veterinarian Renee Schott says the center takes in a variety of animals.
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.
Dog Falls 5 Stories & Survives Thanks To U Of M TechnologyA Twin Cities dog owner calls her best friend a "miracle." Once a runner, it's now amazing 3-year-old Gauge can even walk.
Vet Talks On How To Keep Dogs Cool In Extreme HeatIn the dog days of summer, veterinarians have a message they want to get out.
Cancer Gene Found In Dogs Could Help Humans Doctors at the University of Minnesota have found a similarity in dog and human bone cancer that could help human patients fight their disease more effectively.
Twin Cities Vet Accused Of Practicing Without LicenseA Twin Cities pet guru is in trouble with the law for his work as a holistic veterinarian. Eric Weisman faces 58 counts, all stemming from a 2003 court injunction where he was told to stop treating animals.