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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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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Support Sought For The Animal Emergency Planning Act

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This just in from the ASPCA. The Animal Emergency Planning Act (H.R. 4524), recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, will require facilities such as commercial animal-breeders, zoos and laboratories to create plans for protecting animals in their care during disasters. We need representatives to pledge their support by cosponsoring this bill.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Establishing a ‘pet trust’

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A friend of mine who was in her 70s just passed away unexpectedly and she had two dogs and three cats. Her grown children knew we were friends and they asked me to take in all of her pets. Which I did, I only had one dog of my own, but now my house is pretty crowded as I look for new safe homes for them. In the meantime, I am worried about what my happen to my pets in the same situation. I don’t have any family – not that hers was all that helpful.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help, My Tabby’s Getting Flabby

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Well I just got back from the vet with my two cats, Popeye and Olive. They were in for their annual checkup and guess what? Popeye has put on weight in the past year. He just turned three. He was really skinny when I first adopted him two years ago, but I guess middle age is setting in and while he’s not obese (yet) he has lost his waist.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Should You Take Your Dog To Work?

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I just took a new job where I can take my dog, Tootsie, to work with me. I am so excited, but also just a tiny bit nervous. Tootsie is a great dog, about 7 months old and full of energy. Do you think this is a good idea for her? I hate leaving her home alone, but what if she doesn’t do well in an office environment? What advice do you have?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Teaching Kittens To Play Nice

I just adopted a new kitten, Harry. He is coal black, totally handsome, and was the last of his litter to be adopted. I think he must have been getting bored with no litter mates to play with because he seems to think I am his new litter mate, which I guess I am. The only problem is while I love to play with him, he is a little rough – tying to bite me – not in a mean way but it still hurts and he is only eight weeks old. How can I get him to stop?

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Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Course Offered

Oswego County Traffic Safety Board and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are sponsoring a certification class for new child passenger technicians in November. Students will receive a two-year, national certification, renewable on-line and with community involvement in child passenger safety checks.

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Oswego County Holiday Farmers’ Market Set for December 6

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is pleased to announce the sixth annual Oswego County Holiday Farmers’ Market will be held on December 6 as part of the “Christmas in Mexico” festivities. The community is encouraged to visit the market and find great holiday gifts, decorations and food from local farmers.

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Recognizing Oswego County Seeks Nominations for November Community Champion

For the month of November, Recognizing Oswego County is seeking nominations for a community champion who promotes healthy families in Oswego County by dedicating their time to advocacy and support for senior adults. Nominations are due by November 11 by contacting Brandon Morey at bmorey@oswegocounty.com

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Weather Notebook For October 22, 2014

Cloudy and cool with spotty showers throughout today. High in the lower 50s.

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A preview of tonight’s Fulton boys’ soccer playoff game against Whitesboro

Today’s News: The results from last night’s girls sectional game, and interesting columns about fast foods and nutrition and the effect the media plays on our self-image are all in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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