Pets

  • October 8, 2019

    In July 2018, Annette Hakala began fostering a sweet, female pit bull mix who was full of surprises—four, to be exact. Within days, Hakala was ushering puppies into the world. Firstborn Barley quickly captured Hakala’s heart, but was lethargic, had little appetite, and struggled to keep up with his siblings. A trip to the vet revealed he had a severe heart murmur.

  • October 2, 2019

    In recent years, do-it-yourself cat owners, pet companies, and cat-friendly contractors have begun creating patios for their furry feline friends, which keep cats safe while letting them enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature.

  • October 2, 2019

    As the anti-vaccination movement gains momentum around the country, pets are finding themselves caught in the crosshairs. 

  • July 10, 2019

    Pet retail chains are starting to recall bulk pig ears—commonly given to dogs as treats—in 33 states after an outbreak of salmonella in pet owners. 

  • June 26, 2019

    Summer is the season of fireworks and thunderstorms. The sporadic and unexpected sounds can scare your pets. They can also make dogs, in particular, feel threatened or trapped. Kristi Flynn, DVM, is an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine says that there are a few key things to keep in mind when helping your pet through those loud and scary booms.

  • March 26, 2019

    After becoming slightly tangled in her leash on a walk, Raven began losing control over her hind legs. Her owner, Sadie Ward, began bringing Raven in to the Veterinary Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services.