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AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Volunteers are key to pulling together the annual Woofstock event in Linden Hills.  The energy they put into the community event helps it run smoothly.
Positive energy meets canine energy
I think about energy a lot. I wonder: How much energy does it take to bark!? I mean, it kind of looks like it would take a lot of energy, if I were to suddenly yell that loud and urgently. . . I …
Hercules, an Olde English Bulldogge, had his tail cut off by a breeder at a young age before he joined the Peter family.
Dogs don’t need cosmetic surgery
I’ve had three family dogs that I can remember in my lifetime. Hunter was a yellow Labrador, Hercules an Olde English Bulldogge, and now, Smokey, our German Shepherd mix. When I was growing up, …
Madison Weissenborn holds three-month-old Llasa prior to a free adoption day event on Dec. 9, 2022 meant to clear out the shelter before Christmas.  Weissenborn is the volunteer and community partnership coordinator at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.  (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen)
Not the pound you think you know
The Minneapolis city animal control facility isn’t the grim place many picture.“For a long time, this place would have been called a pound with all the negative aspects that …
The Team Larry House Band performed at Woofstock on Saturday September 10, 2022 hosted at Sheridan Ave S & W 43rd St.
Teaming up for good
It was sunny and 70 degrees for the 17th Annual Linden Hills Woofstock, and the pooches were not to be disappointed. Nor were the fans of The Disappointments, the latest teenage rock group coming …
Volunteer Gail Frethem plays with Tupelo at the shelter. (Photo by Penny Fuller)
FELINES FIND 'FUREVER' HOMES
Longtime Feline Rescue volunteer Nancy Miller writes monthly newsletters and works as a shift lead. “I love this work because I see first-hand the difference that volunteering makes in the …

A Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Fun Summer

It’s important to take steps to ensure your pet stays cool, happy and healthy all summer long.
by Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM, Chief Veterinarian at Petco (NAPSI)—Longer, warmer days often mean pets and pet parents are spending more time together outside. Whether you’re hosting a …

7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety

(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Little seed, big problem – keep an eye out for foxtail seed pods that can harm your pet this summer
Across much of the United States, spring is in full force. With warmer weather, people are taking their furry family members out on longer walks and spending more time outside. Alongside blooming flowers and trees, your pet might run into a small, unassuming grass seed pod known as a foxtail. …
America's 10 Most Amazing Shelter Dog Makeovers Unleashed
(BPT) - May marks National Pet Month, and it's a time to celebrate the love and companionship our furry friends bring into our lives; however, let's not forget about the dogs still awaiting their …
3 expert tips to manage your puppy's dental health
(BPT) - Every new puppy owner has a camera roll full of pictures, but don't let that sweet puppy smile fool you — good dental health requires a plan.By the age of three years, most dogs will …
Kitten season is out of control. Are warmer winters to blame?
Grist reports that outdoor kitten counts are booming, which is bad news for shelters and wildlife.
What makes a Westminster Best in Show winner, based on a century of data
Stacker used data from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the American Kennel Club to explore trends in Best in Show winners.
How to Support Your Pet's Health During Summer
(Family Features) Part of supporting your pet throughout the year is understanding the specific risks that come with changing weather and special seasonal events. Supporting pets this summer can be easier with these tips.
How to turn your passion for pets into action
(BPT) - Are you passionate about pets? Whether you have a beloved animal of your own or simply appreciate all the joy pets bring to our lives, there are many ways you can turn that passion into …
A few simple steps can help keep your dog healthy and happy as he ages.
A Dog Trainer’s Top Tips to Support Pets Through Life Stages
by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP (NAPSI)—Many people found comfort in their animals during the pandemic, whether they already had a pet, newly adopted, or helped care for a family member’s pet. …
Could sharing a bedroom with your pets be keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?
Sleeping with your dog in the same room could be negatively affecting your sleep quality, according to my team’s recently published research in Scientific Reports. …

When is it safe—and legal—to leave your dog in the car?

Way.com helps dog owners understand when it's legal to leave their furry friends in cars unattended.

How to pick the best toy for dogs based on 5 personality types

eTailPet consulted authorities like the American Kennel Club, The Humane Society, and vet practices to help you decide which toys to buy based on your pup's personality.
Podcasts about pets

Dog talk ... and more

Every dog lover's resource for keeping yourself & your best friend happy, healthy and long living - naturally. Listen in to Dr. Peter Dobias weekly to find out how both you and your furry friend …

Talkin' pets, with vets

Two Vets Talk Pets podcast

Veterinarians, Drs Lewis Kirkham and Robbie Anderton, provide an informative, light-hearted chat about the health of your pet. It includes veterinary, behaviour and training advice for pet owners, …

Purrr-fectly enjoyable

In these cat podcasts, learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your hosts Michelle Fern & Tom Dock. In this cat podcast, each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, …