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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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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What Can Be Done About Petting-Induced Aggression?

I just adopted a new cat, Marvella, (no I did not choose that name, but she’s three and she seems to know it) and she seems very loving and friendly except for one thing. She will jump on my lap and act really affectionate and I will pet her and then suddenly she will hiss and try to bite me and jump down like she is really mad at me.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Is Smoking Bad For Pets?

I’m a smoker. Not a lot, but maybe half a pack per day and mostly outdoors. My best friend has been nagging me for years and years to quit, but I just really like to smoke and I figure, it’s just affecting my health, which is good. But now she is trying a new tack by making me feel guilty about the effects of smoking on my cats. Is she right?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Remember Safety First During the Holidays

The Fourth of July is coming up, our quintessential American celebration and the official start to summer. But remember this, pets don’t have calendars. For them a human party is just one more opportunity to meet new people and beg for food. While they are fiercely loyal to you, they don’t have a patriotic bone in their body. So please, play it safe and try to make the holiday just another fun summer day for your pets.

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SUNY Oswego health information, engineering to benefit from High Needs grants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced awards for SUNY’s workforce development programs at 37 colleges and universities, including $85,800 toward Oswego’s planned interdisciplinary graduate degree in informatics and a $62,600 continuation award for engineering.

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United Baptist Church of Scriba Coffeehouse Presents Lost and Found

The United Baptist Church of Scriba, located at 5111 State Route 104E, will have a Coffeehouse on September 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. The band Lost and Found will be playing its unique blend of Christian contemporary hits from today and yesterday.

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Cleveland Historical Society Presents Discussion about Rail History Sept. 18

Come to the Cleveland Historical Society on September 18 to hear “From the Beach to the Lake,” a discussion about railroad history with author John Taibi. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the society in the former St. James Episcopal Church, 7 North St., Cleveland. The event is free and open to the public.

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This Month, A Major Milestone For Fort Drum

This month, our region is celebrating a major anniversary. It was three decades ago when then Congressman David Martin made the announcement that Fort Drum had been selected as the new home of the 10th Light Infantry Division. What followed was a period of significant growth, including a $1.3 billion dollar investment used to construct 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roadway and more than 4,000 sets of family housing units.

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Oswego Council Looks To Quiet River Sirens

The sirens Brookfield Renewable Power uses to warn anglers of dangerous situations in the Oswego River have been causing problems for those living in the Port City for years. The Common Council is searching for a way to give residents some relief without compromising safety of the fishermen

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