USDA Certification Protects Animals - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

USDA Certification Protects Animals

Posted: Updated:

Pet shop owners say before buying a new puppy or kitten you should ask to see the breeder or store's USDA certification.

"They have to have a particular size crate for whatever size dog. You can only have so many in each crate. The food and water is given in a particular way to make sure that it is not getting dirty or anything like that. Vaccinations are kept up to date, and then the amount of dogs that they have for the facility is also regulated," says Kim Leingang, Animal Kingdom.

Certified breeders also have to keep track of their animals' blood lines.

"If there is a congenial problem with a particular dog and it is USDA licensed, then there is a hard copy of that. And then the vet will go back and say you should not be using those because you're having continual problems," says Leingang.

The government makes at least three surprise inspections a year to certified breeders and dealers.

"Every day, every puppy kennel gets cleaned out and sanitized completely. That includes changing the bedding, the newspaper. Then we use a special cleaner to completely sanitize every kennel just in case," says Tonie Jay, Animal Kingdom.

Pet store employees say that can turn into an all day job, but it's what's best for the animals.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Oil Industry Increases Park's Visitors

    Oil Industry Increases Park's Visitors

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:44:39 GMT
    Wet weather doesn't seem to have impacted the number of people who visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past summer, but it appears the oil industry is enhancing visitation.
    Wet weather doesn't seem to have impacted the number of people who visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past summer, but it appears the oil industry is enhancing visitation.
  • Bismarck Schools Host Employee Orientation

    Bismarck Schools Host Employee Orientation

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:43:41 GMT
    Teacher orientation is a common practice before school starts, but Bismarck Public Schools decided to flip tradition on its head by expanding the practice. They are hosting orientation for all district employees before the first day.
    Teacher orientation is a common practice before school starts, but Bismarck Public Schools decided to flip tradition on its head by expanding the practice. They are hosting orientation for all district employees before the first day.
  • Williston Police Lookout for Counterfeit Bills

    Williston Police Lookout for Counterfeit Bills

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:34 GMT
    The Williston Police Department has noticed a recurring trend of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in town.
    The Williston Police Department has noticed a recurring trend of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in town.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Coats for Kids

    Coats for Kids

    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.