Pets

How to keep dogs content, safe, and loved

Every day a family welcomes a pet into their home. According to Greger Larson, director of the University of Oxford’s palaeogenomic and bi-archaeology research network, dogs, without a doubt, were the first domestic animal. While researchers know they were tamed and used for work, little is known about when dogs moved from primarily providing utility to being pets. Pet industry […]

What to look for on your dog when identifying flea bites

Dogs that are itching themselves are often assumed to have fleas, but dog owners who want to be certain that the cause of their pooches’ pain is fleas can learn to identify flea bites. According to the American Kennel Club, fleas leave tiny, red, raised dots on dogs’ skins. Flea bites tend to be smaller than bites from other insects, […]

Canine and Me Program recently launched by the AKC

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to continue their extensive commitment to education with the launch of the AKC Canine and Me program. This new virtual program was created by the AKC Education department in an effort to create ways to further involve young people in activities […]

Signs your pet may be experiencing pain

Pet owners go to great lengths to treat their animals well. When a pet is ill, the animal may exhibit signs of anxiety and upset. However, sometimes it is not so easy to detect that something is awry with a pet, even if the animal is in pain. Companion animals descend from wild animals and it is important for wild […]

Allergies can affect anyone, including the family dog

According to the American Kennel Club, various types of allergies can affect dogs. Skin allergies and food allergies can be very unpleasant. And just like their owners, dogs may be vulnerable to environmental allergens like dust, pollen and mold. Learning about allergies and how to recognize them in dogs can help pet owners ensure their four-legged friends live as happily […]

Canine heroes honored by the AKC

 The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to honor “Dogtor” Loki and the Go Team Therapy Dogs with the AKC Paw of CourageSM awards. The AKC Paw of Courage shows appreciati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Options to consider when naming your pet

Naming a pet is serious business for many pet owners. Pet owners want to capture their animal’s unique personality, but also have a name that rolls off the tongue and demands attention. According to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, the most popular dog na… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dogs can also be vulnerable to sunburn

 Human beings are accustomed to taking certain measures to protect themselves when spending time in the sun. Applying and reapplying sunscreen, avoiding the outdoors during certain times of the day and drinking plenty of water while outside are … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Protecting yourself and pets from harmful algae blooms

With the intense heat of the past few days, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is asking people to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms on lakes and rivers around the state. Be alert to the possible presence of toxic algae, which can… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jump in pet scams since COVID-19 began

 Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota and North Dakota has seen a recent increase in the number of consumerreported pet scams as scammers take advantage of people who are staying home more and pet shopping online. New data from BBB Scam Trac… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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