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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help! I Adopted A FIV Positive Kitty

I took in a stray cat last winter. He had been hanging around my back porch looking pathetic and it got to one of those 10 below nights. The next thing I knew he was in my bed with me. He was thin but seemed to be in pretty good shape and had been neutered. So, now that I have gotten very fond of Mr. Slim, I found out that he is FIV positive!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help, My Puppy Chews My Jimmy Choos

I just adopted Barney, a nine-month-old black lab. We have been going to training classes and he is dong very well. He is house trained and really just a perfect companion and I am so happy to have him in my life. But there is one thing. Several times in the last month I have come home from work to find that he has destroyed the heel of one of my shoes.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Top 10 Categories Of Pet Poisoning Calls

Time to get on your party clothes! It’s National Poison Prevention Week! Seriously, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center has compiled a list of the top 10 categories of pet poisoning that they get calls about. Read through it and think about what you can do to make your home safer for your pets  (and probably your people, too)!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Don’t Give Pets Human Meds

My dog, Sheba, has been limping a little for the past few days and I was reading on the internet that I should try just giving her some pain medication on my own to see if she gets over it before I spend a lot of money taking her to the vet. I do that when she throws up, which she does every once in a while. I give her Pepto-Bismol and it seems to settle her stomach. Do you think this is OK

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – The Coming of ‘Mud Season’

Help!  I don’t mean to sound shallow and I really really love all my pets, but I dread the coming of spring, otherwise known as the “mud season.”  No matter how hard I try, I just cannot keep them from constantly tracking mud into the house and all over the carpets and it is so frustrating.  Do you have any practical suggestions?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – free to good home isn’t always ‘free’

My next door neighbor came home with a new puppy a few weeks ago that she had gotten from a “free to good home” ad. I use the word “free” advisedly because a week after the puppy arrived he was at the veterinary hospital with parvo and almost didn’t make it. Now $2,300 later, he is home and I guess OK. But, should I be worried?  My kids were playing with him and I have my own (fully vaccinated) dog.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What’s the real dope on catnip?

I was talking to a friend about my plans for a new garden this spring which I want to make safe and enjoyable by my cats, Tom, Dick, and Harry. (It is how I get through January and February without going nuts.) Anyway, I mentioned that I planned to include a big patch of catnip and she launched into a long and angry lecture about how I should not do that because it is a “drug” that makes cats “high” and is not good for them.

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Oswego County’s 44th Annual Earth Week is Growing Strong

earth day 44 years__2014Earth Week, organized by the Oswego County Environmental Management Council, will take place from April 25 to May 4. The Environmental Management Council has organized events citizens can participate in during the week. The EMC also highly encourages citizens to host environmental cleanup events of their own.

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OCO’s Retro Bowl raises funds to fight hunger

The results are in: Oswego County Opportunities’ 2014 Retro Bowl was a huge success! Preliminary results show that the fund raiser brought in nearly $22,000 to help OCO address hunger needs through its more than 30 programs and services.

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Carpenter graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Morgan L. Carpenter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Andrew Francis Inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

The Honor Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon is pleased to announce that Andrew Francis of Fulton was recently inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon Chapter at Nazareth College.

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Oswego Kartway Racing Season Takes Green Flag on Friday

Despite wintry conditions expected in the middle portions of this week, the Kartway track crew and personnel are hard at work preparing the Kartway facility and racing surface for the Friday night lid lifter.

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