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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Brush Cats’ Teeth … With Caution

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I love your column and read it every week! I have four cats and recently took one of them to the vet. She said his back teeth looked very dirty and need to be cleaned. I have scheduled his surgery (yes, it is considered surgery because he needs to be anesthetized), and I know that his teeth would have been in much better shape if I had just brushed them.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Outliving The Furry Members Of Our Family

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My cat, Sophie, is 16 years old and I suspect that I don’t have much longer to spend with her. No disease or anything that I know of, but she just seems to be slowing down. She has always been a little cranky but seems to be much more mellow now. What can I do to make her last years the best years possible?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Why Do Dogs React Differently To Snow?

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I have two dogs. One of them, Amanda, loves to go out in the winter, no matter how cold and she runs around happily in the snow until I call her in. She is a mutt of some sort with short hair, so it’s not like she’s a natural winter dog. The other one, Gertie, is a little poodle mix and she acts like snow feels like hot burning coals. I can hardly get her to go out to do her business and then she zips right back to the house.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Don’t Let Your Pets Get Obese

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I just got back from the vet’s office where I took my dog Betsy and my cat Boomer for their annual check up and boy am I mad! She got all grouchy with me and told me they are FAT. Well she used the word obese, like that would be more polite somehow. I just go by the recommendation on their dog and cat food packages and they only get a few treats per day. She wants me to cut that down by a quarter and cut out all treats. They’ll starve. What do you think?

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Are Your Pets Ready For Holidays?

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This is the time of year that we usually issue warnings about all the horrible things that can happen to your pets over the holidays. If it’s not poinsettias to worry about (which it is not) then it’s mistletoe (which it is) or chocolate, or grapes or tinsel (yes to all). But you can just go online to any reputable animal welfare site, we like the ASPCA, and read all those depressing and dire warnings. We’re not saying you shouldn’t read up about them. We’re just saying, let’s have fun instead!

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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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RIT Downs Lady Laker Lax Squad

The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology 11-9 on the road Wednesday afternoon. This marks the first loss of the season for the Lakers as the team falls to 1-1 on the season.

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CNY ARTS Center To Hold 6×6 Art Party

The CNY ARTS Center artists’ meet-up group is kicking off its spring season with a 6×6 art party on March 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the ARTs in the HeART Studio, 47 S. First St. Attendees will create art in various media in a 6×6 format to support the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

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Leighton School Students Participate in Battle of the Books

Thirty-two Leighton Elementary School students participated in the Battle of the Books program recently, coordinated by the school’s librarian Deb McHugh. Battle of the Books is a reading motivation and comprehension competition that encourages students to read more and to explore different genres. Using a modified version of Alaska’s Battle of the Books Program, this year a total of 10 books were chosen for students ranging from a graphic novel, to non-fiction, to fantasy.

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Oswego Cinema 7     3/5/2015 – 3/5/2015

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Perdida Now Available At Oswego Library

Want to enjoy Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but prefer to read in Spanish? Wait no longer! The Oswego Public Library has placed a copy of Perdida in the new item shelf — under 468 FLYN as we have shelved all our books in Spanish at this number.

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