Summer safety tips from MVMA!

Summer Pet Safety tips

Keeping Your Pets Safe in Summer Water

Water can add a fun dimension to summer play with your pets, but be sure to remember these tips so that water play is safe and fun for your pets, you and your family.

Warning about toxic blue-green algae-The algae gathers on the […]

Fear Aggression in Dogs from Dr. Sophia Yin

Most dogs who bite, do so out of fear—a fear that develops commonly due to lack of socialization. What do you do if your dog’s fear has progressed to the point where he bites? Here’s my article with advice to clients’ questions and my tips for dealing with dogs that bite. Have you ever had […]

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats – recall alert!

Georgia company recalling pet treats

A Georgia-based company is recalling some packages of dog treats due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., said it is recalling packages of chicken treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date […]

Seek emergency veterinary care if you suspect your dog is bloating!

Bloating in dogs is a true emergency and time is crucial. I would contact your nearest animal emergency clinic (that is open). My links page has the websites of the emergency clinics in the Twin Cities area. If you know your dog is bloating – get in the car and drive there, but call the […]

Blue-green algae alert: Be careful with your dogs when swimming or cooling down.

Minnesota’s extended stretch of hot weather has prompted a warning about toxic blue-green algae.

The algae gathers on the surface of the water and is known to kill dogs if they drink enough of it. It can also cause rashes and respiratory problems for people. Be aware of the potential for trouble, and make sure […]