Wendy Stevens is president of parrothelp.com, which launched in 2010 and has been helping these beautiful birds ever since. Read more about Meet the Plymouth-based Organization Helping to Save Pet Parrots
Some people aren’t suited to own rabbits, and this is where the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society offers support to adopters and takes the rabbits if the adoptions don’t work. Read more about Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society Saves Lovable Pets
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with all kinds of friends and family, including the furry ones! Chuck and Dons of Plymouth East gives a few suggestions on how to properly care for your pet this holiday season.
Many typical dishes served at a Thanksgiving feast are not suitable for dogs and cats which is why it is important to keep them occupied while you enjoy your own food. Provide them with an interactive toy or chew to keep them busy. Chuck and Don’s has a large and rotating variety of toys in stock. Read more about How to take care of your furry friend during the holidays
Sara Williams, a veterinarian and veterinary acupuncturist at NW Animal Hospital, didn’t expect much when she performed acupuncture for the first time on a dog with acute back pain. When she did, however, she found that the dog was able to move more easily and use its back legs more efficiently. She knew she was onto something and has never turned back in her holistic pursuits.
Read more about Holistic Healing for Our Furry Friends
Consider these factors when making your decision.
As exciting as the decision of getting a pet seems, it can also be intimidating with the ever increasing variety of pets and services available. Here’s what Carissa Williamson, DVM, veterinarian at Oakwood Pet Clinic, recommends potential pet owner consider before committing to a furry friend.
People considering a pet should determine the type based on whether they have “the right environment.” Housing sizes should be kept compatible with sizes of the pets, Williamson says. Read more about Am I Ready to be a Pet Owner?
Investing in classes benefits pets and their owners.
Training builds positive behaviors while creating a trusting bond with your dog. This can help foster a special relationship throughout your years together. Here are some classes available in the area: Read more about The Importance of Dog Training
Josh Kruse was living in Iowa when his college friend Nick Netley asked him to move to Minnesota and open up a dog daycare and boarding facility with him. Netley had been taking his own dog to Camp Bow Wow in Burnsville, and although the friendly staff and great service kept him and his pup happy, the long drive was beginning to wear on them both. Read more about Doggy Day Care at Camp Bow Wow
Watching her grandson play with the family dog inspired Anna Garcia Hyland to write a simple, educational book to help children learn the responsibilities of owning a dog. The first in an ongoing series of books to help guide children and their families through bringing a dog into the house, “It’s important for every member of the family to know their responsibilities,” Hyland says. “Learning that starts young.” Read more about Doggie Duty