Weird Pet Behaviors Explained

Weird Pet Behaviors Explained
Have you ever seen a cat get the zoomies and wondered what in the world is going on?  Or perhaps you’ve seen a dog eating grass, or worse yet, something weird or downright disgusting.  For pet owners, these behaviors can be confusing and even a little off-putting. Steve got together with pet expert Susan Frank to learn why our pets do such...

Adding a Second Dog to the Family

Adding a Second Dog to the Family
If you’re thinking of adding a second dog to your family, it can be one of the mose rewarding experiences watching them interact, but it can be challenging too at times.  The host of Raising Your Paws podcast presented by Nutrisource Pet Foods, Susan Frank, gives some helpful tips to making this addition successful. For more information...

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital: Meet Rocket

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital: Meet Rocket
If you are a dog owner, then you know what unconditional love is.  Dogs are very intuitive and often know what you need, when you need it.  That’s why service dogs in hospitals are so important.  Just before the pandemic, Rocket joined the team at the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital. Kelli chats with Rocket’s owner, Anna Dressel...

Ruff Start Rescue

Ruff Start Rescue
The huge winter storm that hit the state of Texas not only affected the people of the state, but the pets too.  One Minnesota organization, Ruff Start Rescue, is working hard to find safe homes for the animals in need.  Azure Davis, Ruff Start Rescue’s founder explains how you can help.

Feline Facts and Food

Feline Facts and Food
Did you know that cats are believed to be the only mammals that don’t taste sweetness?  Also, that their peripheral vision is much better than humans, and that they can jump up to six times their length?  Susan from Nutrisource Pet Food has more feline facts and some info on feeding them.

Winter Pet Care

Winter Pet Care
While your furry friends may be better equipped to handle the colder temps, there are still some things we need to consider when keeping your dog safe in winter weather.  The host of Raising your Paws podcast presented by Nutrisource Pet Foods, Susan Frank, has some tips. Nutrisource Pet Food is a local, 3-generation family owned Minnesota...

Exercising Your Pet in Winter

Exercising Your Pet in Winter
With the colder weather, it’s a little harder to exercise our pets.  Susan Frank, the host of Raising Your Paws podcast presented by Nutrisource Pet Foods, shares a different way you can wear your pet out. Nutrisource Pet Food is a local three-generation family owned business from Minnesota.  NutriSource has a new treat manufacturing...

Pets and Holidays

Pets and Holidays
There are a lot of fun parts of having a puppy join in on the holiday festivities, but it can also be a dangerous time for them too.  Susan Frank, host of Raising Your Paws podcast presented by Nutrisource Pet Foods, has some pet safety tips to pass on. Related: The Pet Poison Helpline 855-213-6680 Nutrisource Pet Treats

Advice for New Dog Owners

Advice for New Dog Owners
Both Steve and Kelli recently added furry babies to their families.  Steve welcomed a soft coated wheaten terrior named Rex and Kelli added Penny the miniature poodle to her mix.  We call in the expert, Katie K9 to answer some of those puppy questions.

Secondhand Hope

Secondhand Hope
2020 has been a stressful year to say the least.  Local animal rescue Secondhand Hounds is trying to alleviate some of that stress with their dogs.  They bring their calmest, best behaved dogs to visit assisted living and care facilities to offer comfort and companionship to residents.  The program is called, “Secondhand Hope.” Give...

Pumpkin Treats for Dogs & Cats

Pumpkin Treats for Dogs & Cats
Susan Frank with NutriSource shows how to make pumpkin treats for your dogs that they will love and are good for them too. PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 18 – 25 minutes TOTAL TIME:  30 minutes Ingredients 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats. (not the instant, quick, cooking kind). Reserve a little of the oat flour in a dish for...

Products for Your Pooch

Products for Your Pooch
Producer Lisa Adams, also known among her peers as “Dog Mom”, shows us some products she thinks you need to have for your own dog. Products Featured From: Lucy & Co Dog Threads The Foggy Dog Pure and Good

NutriSource Pet Food: Socializing Your Puppy 

NutriSource Pet Food: Socializing Your Puppy 
Adding a puppy to your household is both rewarding and exhausting.  Along with training your puppy it’s important to make sure they’re socializing well, and of course, getting good nutrition.  Kelli chats with Susan Frank, the host of Raising Your Paws podcast. Related: Nutrisource Pet Food

Pet Adoption Advice with NutriSource

Pet Adoption Advice with NutriSource
Elizabeth got some advice on pet adoption from our friends at NutriSource. Here are two things to do with newly adopted pets from Raising Your Paws. If you have had an adopted dog or cat for a while, and are having some behavior or training problems, there is an organization that can help. They have training programs for dogs, cats and...

Secondhand Hounds

Secondhand Hounds
Due to the pandemic, more people than ever have stepped up and adopted pets during this time.  Kelli talked to the founder of animal rescue Secondhand Hounds about the increase and how their social media accounts has helped them adopt out hundreds of pets. If you’re interested in learning more about adopting from Secondhand Hounds, click...

Practicing Pet Safety

Practicing Pet Safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 1,000 home fires each year are started by family pets. Practicing simple safety tips can make a big impact in protecting your family and your pet. Household Tips Keep alarms current:Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms must be replaced after 10 years. In addition to testing...

Dog Grooming at Home

Dog Grooming at Home
Pet adoptions are on the rise across the country.  With dog ownership, comes dog grooming and that could be a little tricky these days. Julie McMullen, the general manager from Bubbly Paws joins us with some tricks that will make grooming at home a bit easier.

Pet Health

Pet Health
Vet healthcare is considered an essential service and pet clinics are still open. However, the visits are looking a lot different these days.  Dr. Jen Seidl, a vet from Grand Avenue Veterinary Center explains how they’re treating their furry patients.