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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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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – More Info On Ticks, Lyme Disease

A couple of weeks ago, you wrote about removing ticks and mentioned that, among other things, the little buggers can transmit Lyme disease. What were you thinking??? I have enough things to worry about, without that added to my list. My dog, Bubba, has had ticks. Not a lot, but some. Is it possible that he has the disease?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What’s Up With All The Black Cats?

I was wasting time on the internet the other day. I was supposed to be researching an article. But you know how one thing leads to another and somehow I ended up looking at the Oswego County Humane Society’s adoptable cats. They have a lot of really beautiful cats, but I did notice that many of their older cats are black or mostly black. Why is that? Are there a lot of black cats in our area?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Do Dogs Have Emotions?

Yesterday, I was talking to my brother about my new adopted dog, Enola, a black lab mix and I told him that she always appears to be smiling and that I thought she was very happy in her new home. You have to know that my brother is sort of a scientific know it all and he started to lecture me about anthropomorphism and how dogs don’t feel human emotions like happiness, blah, blah, blah.

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OCO craft and vendor fair scheduled

Oswego County Opportunities will host a craft and vendor fair to raise funds for its upcoming Family Fun Day. If you are interested in reserving a space, please contact Stephanie Meeker at (315) 342-7532 ext.124 or via email at smeeker@oco.org

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Mexico Men’s VFW Auxiliary’s Steak Bake Planned

The Mexico Men’s VFW Auxiliary wishes to invite you to its annual steak bake. It will be held August 17 at the VFW field, Route 3 North, in Mexico. The men’s auxiliary is a community-based group with more than 100 members that help with Mexico VFW Post 369 and veterans.

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Pathfinder Bank to Sponsor the Oswego County SAFE Fair

The VOW Foundation announces Pathfinder Bank as a silver sponsor for the first Oswego County Substance Awareness Family Education Fair to be held on Aug. 16 at the Mexico VFW. With a partner like Pathfinder Bank, as a silver sponsor, local community events are made possible.

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Oswego Schools Encourage Student Registration

Anyone who has recently moved into the Oswego City School District or has had a change of address is asked to register their child or children as soon as possible. Class lists are taking shape and it is critical that students who are going to be enrolled in the district are properly registered.

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