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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – ‘Pushing Kittens Out The Door’

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I am thinking about adopting a kitten, as my 18-year-old “Bumpkus” passed away last winter and there is a huge hole in my house that used to be filled with purrs (and fur). I just read that the Oswego County Humane Society is running a “Special” on kitten adoptions – you can adopt two kittens for $100 instead of the usual $200 that it would cost for the adoption fees. But do you think it is a good idea to adopt two kittens at once? Or is the Humane Society just trying to push kittens out the door with this special?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Beware Of The Sago Palm

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We received an email from the ASPCA this morning and decided to pass it along to you in its entirety. It’s something that we did not know about a plant that you can buy here in Oswego County now, the Sago Palm. It’s a nice looking plant, but, unfortunately, deadly to pets. Here is what the ASPCA has to say:

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Keeping Dogs Safe This Summer

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It’s getting into the dog days of summer. We know our readers would never leave their dog(s) in a car because they are aware of the dangers of overheating and death. They know that cracking the windows does not prevent deadly heat buildup inside a car and that even on a relatively mild 70 degree day, the inside of a car will quickly reach 90 degrees. But do you know what to do if you see someone else’s dog alone in a car on a hot day?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – You Can Help Protect Animals

No kidding around this week. This is serious and we need your help. The New York State Senate just passed a bill sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy intended to prevent those who abuse animals from committing similar acts in the future. “Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims, and yet under current law repeat offenders only face misdemeanor charges,” Murphy said.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Is Vegan Diet Good For Cats?

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I have just decided to switch from a mostly vegetarian diet to a strict vegan diet. So that is fine for me, but what about my best friend, Oscar, my ten-year-old cat? Do you think it’s hypocritical for me to take this step for me but keep feeding him regular cat food which has a lot of meat in it? Is it even possible to switch him to a vegan diet, too?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Dealing With Your Cat’s Litter Box Avoidance Issues

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My eight-year-old tabby, Sid Vicious (it’s a long story. He’s really a sweetie pie), has suddenly started peeing outside the litter box. Not every time, but often enough that it’s becoming a problem. What should I do?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What About Cats In Cars?

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Last week you talked about dogs in cars and that was all well and good, but what about cats in cars? I would love to take my cat, Bernie, to Florida with me in the winter, but if I even put him in the car for a few minutes to take him to the vet he howls the whole time as if I was torturing him. If there a way to get him to enjoy or at least tolerate car trips.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Keeping Dogs Safe In Vehicles

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Now that it’s almost summer, I wonder if you could say something about all the dogs I see riding in the back of pickup trucks. Sure, it looks like they are having a good time, but it can’t be safe. Is it even legal?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Keeping Pets Safe In The Garden

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I am an enthusiastic gardener, but also a pet lover and I worry all the time that the “stuff” I use in my garden, even though I try to use mostly organic products and controls, might harm them. But they are always outside with me and roaming around and investigating every new smell and I just worry. Do you have any advice?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Should I Shave my Dog?

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I just adopted Marcie, a lab/shepherd mix of some sort. My mom suggested that before it gets really hot I should have her shaved down so her fur is shorter. Is that a good idea? I can’t imagine wearing a fur coat all though the summer.

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Volunteers Will Attack Water Chestnut Plants on Area Waterways

River guides, members of local environmental groups, and other volunteers will gather July 11, at the Pine Grove Boat Launch near Selkirk Shores State Park for a community water chestnut pull on the Salmon River Estuary. On Aug. 1, volunteers Dick and Naneen Drosse will lead a hand pull event on the Oswego River in the Battle Island area.

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Swing 4 Service Golf Classic Returns Aug. 15, Team Slots Still Available

Fulton’s Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary clubs have again partnered with tournament title sponsor Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, for the ‘Swing 4 Service’ Sixth Annual Golf Classic, Aug. 15, at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo.

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Fishing Reports for July 7, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: After being up to 20,000cfs last week, the level has dropped to 13,300cfs … Continue reading


Midway Drive-In Playing Friday, July 10 -Thursday, July 16

A HUGE DOUBLE FEATURE PLAYING FRIDAY JULY 10-THURSDAY JULY 16 see 2 newly released Box Office hits for just $8.00 (ages 12+) children ages 7-11 $3.00 ages 6 and under FREE JURASSIC WORLD (PG-13) ( #1 Movie in the World) … Continue reading


Eileen H. Hoebel, 85

Eileen H. Hoebel, 85, a resident of Oswego, passed away Friday June 26, 2015.

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