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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What Can Be Done For Unattended Chained Dog?

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My neighbor down the road has a big dog that looks like some kind of shepherd mix. He keeps him tied out beside his house ALL the time. That means 24/7. He has a dog house and he goes in there when it’s really awful out but mostly he just sits there in the yard. I called the dog control officer for my town and she said there is nothing she can do as long as the dog house is adequate and it is.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – The Dangers of Antifreeze

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My neighbor got all upset with me yesterday because he saw me putting antifreeze in my car in my driveway and a little bit spilled on the ground and I didn’t have time to clean it up as I was late for work. He started yelling at me about antifreeze killing pets. The upshot was that I cleaned it up to make him stop and I was late for work. Why would an animal lick up antifreeze? Is he just a nut bucket?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Some Adoption Policies Don’t Make Sense

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I am so annoyed I can hardly think straight. I went to a shelter to adopt a puppy this morning and found that they had two puppies up for adoption, brothers. So, I thought what the heck, I’ll adopt both of them! But when I told this to the adoption person she said they have a policy against adopting more that one sibling puppy at a time! That seemed so stupid to me that I just left!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Helping Homeless Cats

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Here it is November with snow and a smallish cat just showed up on my back porch a few days ago. I think she is sheltering under the porch, but when I go out to try to approach her and coax her inside she takes off into the woods and I don’t see her again for hours. I have been leaving food and water for her and it is gone every morning. I would let her in and take care of her in a heartbeat. How can I help her survive outside in this weather?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Can A Cat Be A Companion For A Dog?

I have a wonderful black lab named Barney, about nine months old, and I think he needs a friend. I work during the day and play with him a lot in the morning and when I get home, but he is alone during the day. The problem is that my landlord will only allow one dog, so I am thinking maybe I should get him a cat to play with. Do you think that’s a good idea?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Beware Of Pet Store Claims

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I was in a pet store the other day, They had the most gorgeous Golden Retriever puppies for sale, about 7 weeks old. I know that a lot of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills and I would not support that, so I asked and the owner assured me that all of her puppies come from local breeders and if I bought one, she would give me the paperwork. What do you think?

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – A Word About Halloween

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We are sorry to be grumpy, but Halloween is coming up and we know that a lot of you really love to dress up and eat lots of candy and put candles in pumpkins and string orange lights and that kind of thing. Here’s the grumpy part. Most pets sort of hate it. Sure they like finding candy in weird places and trying to scarf it up before you can catch them, but then they get sick from all those sweets and you have vomit in strange colors all over your carpet.

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A Pleasant Fall Gives Way To Mild Start of Winter

This fall was slightly warmer than average. And, even though we received more snowfall than normal, it was drier as well. The warmth will linger into the first days of winter and may result in a green Christmas.

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‘It Is amazing what you have accomplished!’

As the year draws to a close, and as director of CNY Arts Center, I get to reflect on all that has happened in a year that ended on an upswing! I am humbled and grateful more than I can express for the passion and encouraging participation of this community. It’s my privilege to acknowledge the heart and commitment of an army of volunteers who continue to show up!

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Kiplinger’s Names SUNY Oswego A 2015 Best Value College

SUNY Oswego has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

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Holiday History Shop Extended to Dec. 24

The shop features item from the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Fort Ontario, Richardson-Bates House Museum, Oswego Railroad Museum, Scriba Historical Society and more. The hours are noon – 5 p.m. from now until Christmas Eve with the exception of Sunday when the shop is closed. The shop offers souvenirs and memorabilia from museums and historical societies from around the county.

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Second Live Love Life Blood Drive in Honor of Cooper Levine

The Live Love Life blood drive in honor of Cooper Levine will be held for the second time on December 30. This year’s event is slated for the Oswego Elks Lodge at 132 W. Fifth St., Oswego, from noon to 6 pm. More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

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