Picking Your New Pet

dog trainer offers advice on selecting pet, breeder

Selecting a pet for your family is a major life decision. And as with any major life decision, it warrants some planning, family discussion, and thoughtfulness. Here’s a quick guide to get you on your way ...

How Tiny Chips Save Lives

microchipping is quick, easy, and invaluable if fido runs away

At the Eau Claire County Humane Association, we microchip and register every single cat and dog that gets adopted. We also scan every single stray cat and dog that comes in with a microchip scanner ...

Lending a Hand to Help a Paw

Many organizations throughout the community donate food and money to feed people in need of a helping hand. What many donors don’t realize is that these people frequently have pets ...

Harley Rose: The Dog on a Hog

motorcycle loving pooch rides to Sturgis, stars in YouTube vids

Dogs. There’s a reason why we call them man’s best friend. Dogs provide unconditional love and companionship. Sometimes they even enter your life and change you for the better ...

5 Things You Should Know About Reptile Keepers

dispelling myths about cold-blooded critters and the people who love them

When I tell someone, “I own snakes and lizards,” I get very confused looks, as if the person doesn’t understand what I’m saying ...

Menomonie Will Allow Pooches in Parks

Bringing your canine critter to Menomonie’s city parks is now OK – as long as that doggo is on a leash. The Menomonie City Council recently voted ...

Acupuncture for Your Pet?

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

New Digs for Cats

Eau Claire Humane Association upgrades its feline facilities

The Eau Claire County Humane Association recently remodeled the hangout area for the 15 cats that it currently fosters. A local foundation funded the extreme makeover, which was completed in March, with an $8,000 grant. The space, known as the cat colony room ...

Pets From the Past

new exhibit looks at victorian-era pets of Menomonie

Kittens lighting a cannon. Rabbits on leashes. Popular Internet memes? New social media sensations? Nope. These are images featured in the “Turn of the Century Pets” exhibit at the historic Wilson Place Mansion in Menomonie ...

So Hoppy Together

rabbits are America's third most-popular pet. longtime bunny lover Jennifer Hoffman tells us why.

Jennifer Hoffman has been in love with rabbits ever since she got one as a pet while stationed in Hawaii with the Army 17 years ago. Seeking a small household companion that wasn’t a cat (she’s allergic), she found a bunny in a pet store. “It was love at first sight,” she explains. Her first rabbit ...

Veterinary Visitors

voyaging vet service comes right to pet owners' doors

When pet owners need to get shots or other medical treatments for Fido or Fluffy, their options are usually limited to squeezing angry, anxious furballs into carriers and listening to them howl and yowl all the way to the veterinary office and back. The experience can be unpleasant for animals and humans alike. But what if – like the fabled ...

Doggone Better

the canine components of Mayo’s Paws Force help stressed patients, family members, and caregivers

Bella and Teddy, two little white fido furballs of fun, and their owners have experienced firsthand the benefits of pet therapy – for patient, pet, and volunteer – at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. More pets and volunteers are needed now that Mayo’s Paws Force program is expanding to Mayo’s Barron, Bloomer, Menomonie ...

29th Annual Fido & Friends Fun Run

34 photos

The 2015 installment of the annual Fido & Friends Fun Run happened on Saturday, May 16 in Eau Claire's Carson Park. All proceeds go to the Eau Claire County Humane Society.

New Dog Park Coming Soon?

Dogs need exercise too – even in the dog days of summer – and that’s where dog parks come in. Eau Claire’s off-lease recreation area, also known as the Otter Creek Dog Park, provides pooches with nine acres in which to chase their own ...

Top Dogs Turn Your Pup into an All-Star

Flyball – This competitive canine sport includes a 51-foot long course that requires four puppy participants to jump four hurdles, activate a spring-loaded box and catch a tennis ball. When one dog returns to the start/finish line ...

Hot Dogs and Cats

tips for keeping your best friend safe year round

We all love Wisconsin, right? Right? After last winter we may have lost a few Midwesterners to sunnier climes, but most of us have stayed on and are stepping into summer with vigor, and always at our sides for both summer and winter activities ...

Keeping the Bowl Full

pets need food donations too

Pets are known to increase health, happiness, and overall quality of life, so when families find themselves in a financially troubling situation, the last thing they want to do is part ways with Sparky. Lisa Wenholz of Oakwood Hills Animal ...

5 most popular dog and cat names in Eau Claire

We tapped into the City of Eau Claire's pet license statistics for 2013 to determine your neighbor's favorite dog and cat names. To learn more, visit www.eauclairewi.gov and search for “pet licenses.”

Get Your Dog Tagged!

surprisingly few pet owners license their animals –and that’s a problem

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a procrastinator, and paying for my pet licenses is no exception. I had months to send a check to the city of Eau Claire, but as usual I waited until just a few days before the March 31 deadline to schlep down to ...

Pet-sitting Empire

the nation’s second-biggest network for pet-sitters is based here in Eau Claire

Jake and Kelly VandenBush have a pretty neat niche in the pet care industry, and they might just be on the way to making Eau Claire even more famous. They began their business, Pet Sitters Associates in 1998, without the foreknowledge ...

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