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Columnist Jessie Veeder reflects on having to take a backseat to her family's pack of dogs. "Why?" she asks. "Because heaven absolutely forbid, we ask the dog to move. Nope. No one say a thing about it."
Dozens of costumed pets and kids paraded down Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes as part of the 86th Northwest Water Carnival on July 16. Dogs also showed-off their skills to junior royalty judges at the subsequent pet show in City Park.
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The 4-year-old English Setter won best of the sport group — a first for a female of her breed.
Dr. Katie Wolf heard about the veterinarian job opening at Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic in Park River, North Dakota, from her grandfather, Agweek reader Robert “Bob” Wolf.
Just because an animal is outdoors doesn’t mean it’s not loved and cared for or doesn’t have a home. It’s common for the animals of Red Lake to adopt families instead of the other way around. While off the reservation these animals would be considered stray or feral, here they’re family.
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.

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More than 50 attendees in their 'derby' finest gathered at the Holiday Inn Lakefront in Detroit Lakes on May 7 for the Bonnets and Bowties fundraiser hosted by the Marshmallow Animal Shelter.
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.
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.

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