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Rod Heit's pet Rocky had two close calls with dogs off their leashes in two days.
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
Loud noises brought about thunderstorms can cause household pet distress.
The slogan has been retired, but What Brown Can Do For You sure paid off for a West Fargo family and their precious dog.

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A devastating wreck 16 years ago left Tammy Hiltner in pain, and daily tasks became progressively harder to do. But one year ago, she met Magnum, 4-year-old black British lab, trained by Can Do Canines in New Hope, Minnesota.
As North Dakota's first fully-certified Fear Free veterinarian clinic, Animal Health Clinic's staff works hard to make their space less frightening for dogs, kitties and other furry friends by offering services like treats-only "happy visits" and pheromone-spiked bandanas and blankets.
The axolotl is sometimes known as the Mexican walking fish, water dog or even water dragon. They’re a breed of water-bound salamanders that are nearly extinct.
The overwork and staffing shortages of the pandemic have affected veterinarians as much as other doctors and nurses, and dealing with the constant moral dilemmas and emotional output was driving many to burn out even before 2020. The mean salary for vets is about $110,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half that of physicians catering to people.
When winter thaws and spring sets in, skunks and other critters come out to explore their world. If you or your dog encounters a skunk and becomes a spray target, the odor can make you tear up and get nauseous. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams looks into why skunk spray is so awful and she offers tips on how to get rid of it.
The society takes in more than 22,000 animals each year, more than every other animal welfare organization and municipal shelter in the Twin Cities combined.

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Tribal leaders say last year alone they took in more than 700 dogs wandering the reservation.
Kira, a rescued dog from Perham, will be featured on 40,000 cans of Busch beer this fall after winning the Busch Bark Bracket, part of the company's "dog brew" series to be sold nationwide.
"I don’t want the roadsides and ditches to be used as garbage receptacles, but places where birds can make their nests, foxes, their lairs and toads, foraging grounds for insects."

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