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How to keep pets safe in winter weather

A warm coat, a cozy spot to sleep and limited time spent outdoors can keep pets safe during winter.  The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. More...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:51 PM

ASPCA announces 2017 Humane Awards winners

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced the 2017 Humane Awards recipients. They will be honored at the upcoming Humane Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 16, in New York City. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

Paws to read at the Virginia Public Library

A crowd of middle school kids are talking and laughing in the Children’s Room of the Virginia Public Library. More...

Posted 10/19/2017 10:41 PM

Hat Trick has honor of lead dog on the bridge walk

VIRGINIA – The first public ceremonial walk over the new Hwy. 53 bridge on Saturday, Sept. 30, was led by a most unlikely mascot. More...

Posted 10/5/2017 11:15 PM

Help reduce overpopulation by spaying or neutering

Companion animal overpopulation is a problem that continues to tax the resources of communities throughout North America. Each year, millions of animals are euthanized in animal shelters because there are simply not enough people to adopt them.  More...

Posted 9/28/2017 10:59 PM

Relief fund established to aid victims of recent hurricanes

AKC Reunite and Assisi Animal Health are pleased to announce a challenge grant to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and their pets. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 10:54 PM

Blastomycosis: An issue for pets and people

I am not a veterinarian, and certainly not an expert on blastomycosis (blasto), but I have experience with the fungal infection since we have had two dogs that have suffered through it.  More...

Posted 9/7/2017 10:55 PM

Colorado law addresses hot car dangers

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) applauded Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for signing a bill that will provide new protection to prevent heat-related deaths in a vehicle. The law went into effect on August 9.  More...

Posted 8/24/2017 11:47 PM

Tips for raising a healthy and happy kitten

New pets can make life at home more exciting. Cats are popular pets because of their curiosity, playfulness and size, which make them great pets in private homes and apartments big and small.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 10:51 PM

Fun, music, dogs and a BBQ in the park

Last year’s BBQ in the Park was a fun for the whole family, with great food and great music. Photos by Marcus Bustamante.   More...

Posted 8/3/2017 09:26 PM

Daily walks are beneficial to the health of our dogs

Dog owners with fencedin backyards may think their furry friends are getting all they need during their nightly exercise sessions in the backyard. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 09:59 PM

Want healtier kids? Getting a pet can be of great benefit

Pets can contribute to cognitive, physical and emotional wellness in children.  If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 10:12 PM

Quirky fun facts about companion animals

Think you know everything there is to know about your favorite furry, finned or feathered friend? Chances are there are some interesting facts that even the most ardent animal-lover may be surprised to learn.  More...

Posted 7/13/2017 10:24 PM

Providing tender loving care for senior dogs

Senior dogs require some modifications in care so they can continue to enjoy a high quality of life.  More...

Posted 7/6/2017 10:10 PM

Dogs sniff out their surroundings with a keen sense of smell

A profound sense of smell is one of the many interesting characteristics about dogs. Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucus to help keep them moist and enable them to absorb scents. More...

Posted 6/29/2017 11:07 PM

Some reasons why dogs chase their tails

According to the pet adoption service Petfinder, dogs chase their tails for various reasons. Some dogs may be curious about the appendage or have a predatory instinct, while others may chase their tails just to get some exercise.  More...

Posted 6/29/2017 11:07 PM

Police K-9 trials in Hermantown June 25 – 27

HERMANTOWN – The Hermantown Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office are co-hosting the 2017 USPCA—Region 18 K-9 Trials. Trials are held annually throughout the state. More...

Posted 6/22/2017 10:45 PM

Be aware of pet vaccination side effects

Certain vaccinations for companion animals are recommended or required depending on where the pet will be living. Just like immunizations administered to humans, pet vaccinations are designed to help pets develop immunities to certain diseases.  More...

Posted 6/15/2017 10:50 PM

Make water safety a priority for your dog

Dogs have solidified their places in many families. Nowadays, more and more dogs accompany their pet parents on trips to the store, vacations and various recreational pursuits - including trips to the beach or the backyard pool.  More...

Posted 6/8/2017 10:09 PM

Plan ahead to make traveling with a pet easier

Traveling with pets has become much more commonplace than it used to be. Rather than leaving cats and dogs home or in the care of others, many pet owners now take their favorite companions on the road.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 10:07 PM

Get ‘Tick’ed-off in May: Lyme Disease Awareness Month

The most common sign of Lyme disease in dogs include any of the following: lethargy, limping, swollen joints, fever, and not eating. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 10:28 PM

Paws & Claws holding rummage sale fundraiser June 10

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Paws & Claws Koochiching County will be holding a rummage sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 10, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The rummage sale will be held at 2310 2nd Ave. E. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 10:28 PM

Labrador retriever is most popular breed for 26th year

The Labrador retriever does it again! More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Kallie shares photos of furry felines

EDITOR’S NOTE: The cats in these photos spent time at Borderland Humane Society in International Falls, but have since found their forever homes. “Please   More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Bonner Eye Clinic employees donate to Grand Itasca

DULUTH – The College of St. Scholastics on Friday celebrated accreditation of its new physician assistant (PA) program.  The designation was awarded by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Essentia Health welcomes nurse practitioner in I’Falls

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Nurse practitioner Jennifer Hansen has joined the family medicine department at the Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic in International Falls.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

St. Luke’s is first in area to offer clot-busting tool for stroke patients

DULUTH – St. Luke’s is doing something no other health system in the region is doing. It is offering a new clot-busting tool to stroke patients called an endovascular thrombectomy.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Pet obesity becoming a significant problem

Many pet owners would never intentionally harm their companion animals. In fact, pet owners often go above and beyond to ensure their animals are well cared for and content. More...

Posted 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

Brushing your dog’s teeth is important for overall health

Daily brushing doesn’t guarantee that your dog will never have dental problems, but it can prevent the majority of them. When it comes to oral care, a little prevention goes a long way. More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

October is American Humane’s adopt-a-dog Month

Be a hero to dogs young and old at your local shelter

Each October, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the nation’s leading first responder for animals in need, encourages animal lovers to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group in hono More...

Posted 10/12/2017 10:47 PM

ASPCA helps animals displaced by Hurricane Irma

In response to Hurricane Irma, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has been on the ground in Florida and South Carolina assisting local authorities with relocation, field rescue, and emergency sheltering for more t More...

Posted 9/28/2017 10:59 PM

Dangers lurking in backpacks: How to keep your pet safe

Each fall, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) sees an increase in pets getting into specific foods and medications. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 10:54 PM

There’s nothing like the special companionship of a pet

Why do we have pets? Love, comfort, companionship? As far as I’m concerned, it’s all of the above – plus more.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 10:49 PM

Care and treatment for dogs with arthritis

Does your dog have arthritis? More...

Posted 8/31/2017 10:27 PM

Sales of books benefit animal shelters

The dog really did that? From dogs who chew shoes to dogs who mend relationships— from crazy canines who crack us up, to intuitive ones who act like therapists. More...

Posted 8/24/2017 11:47 PM

Madison meets Bitsy: Two peas in a pod

Paige and Matt Bisbee, owners of Black Beaver Creek Farm & Kennel in Gheen, MN, where they breed dachshunds (doxies), found themselves in a bit of a dilemma several months ago. More...

Posted 8/10/2017 09:02 PM

Learn the facts and symptoms of feline leukemia

Sharing one’s life with a companion animal can be a testament to a person’s capacity to love and offer affection. Millions of people welcome cats into their homes, enjoying their playful antics and cheeky personalities. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 09:59 PM

“Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease

Does your sweet pet have sour breath? More...

Posted 7/20/2017 10:12 PM

How to determine if owning a pet is for you

Buying or adopting a pet is a big decision that requires careful consideration of a host of factors. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 10:24 PM

Cats meow to show their love

Animal verbalize in many different ways to communicate. One thing cat owners may notice is that cats have a tendency to meow as a form of speaking with humans. More...

Posted 7/6/2017 10:10 PM

Making tough end-of-life choices for beloved pets

End-of-life decisions are not something many pet owners think about when welcoming new pets into their homes. More...

Posted 6/29/2017 11:07 PM

Online puppy scams nip hopeful pet owners

Warmer temperatures often spur would-be pet owners to action. Many, looking for puppies, turn to the internet and type in the dog breed they’re looking for, starting their search for the right pet that way.  More...

Posted 6/22/2017 10:45 PM

Foods that cats and dogs should never eat

Nutritious diets are essential to long-term pet health. More...

Posted 6/15/2017 10:50 PM

Providing special care for your senior pet

Senior dogs require some modifications in care so they can continue to enjoy a high quality of life.  Dogs mature at faster rates than human beings. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 10:09 PM

How to help protect your pet from tick borne diseases

2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick seasons in recent history. Tick borne diseases are a threat to humans and pets. Tick-borne diseases are transmitted when a tick attaches itself to a host and begins feeding on blood. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 10:28 PM

New Arrowhead Hunting Retriever Club to host hunt test

MOUNTAIN IRON – Calling all hunters, dog enthusiasts, and sportsmen alike, our community has a new club: the Arrowhead Hunting Retriever Club!  More...

Posted 5/25/2017 10:28 PM

Military dog now reunited with former Air Force handler

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, proudly reunited United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Adam Wylie and his former More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Bonner Eye Clinic employees donate to Grand Itasca

Grand Itasca Foundation recently received a $145 gift from Bonner Eye Clinic employees for the “Close to Home” capital campaign for cancer care at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Orthopaedic Associates surgeon’s specialty to benefit injured athletes at Ely and Hibbing clinics

DULUTH – Dr. Samuel Harms, one of Orthopaedic Associates’ board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, is now board-certified in the sub-specialty of sports medicine. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

Fairview Range announces three new staff additions

HIBBING – Fairview Range welcomes Heather Larson, CNP, Nicole Granberg, CNP, and Jackie Haigh, CNS, to its medical staff.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 09:52 PM

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