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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – How To Add A Stray To Your ‘Family’

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There is a stray cat who has been hanging around my house for the past several weeks, well OK, I’ve been feeding her, but I can’t really help myself. I have asked all my neighbors, put up flyers in the usual places, checked the lost and found listings to try to find her owners, but no luck with that. So I am thinking I will get her to a vet and let her move in.

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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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Fulton Man Charged With Burglary, Grand Larceny

On Sunday (March 29), Fulton Police charged Robert H. Kimball III with two counts of burglary in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and two counts of petit larceny. The charges stem from several investigations conducted in early March.

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Hundreds Freezin’ For A Reason Raise Thousands For Special Olympics

An estimated more than 300 people, young and old, subjected themselves to the “Ultimate Polar Shower.” “This really says a lot about our community,” the mayor said. “It’s like 15 degrees and the windchill is even colder and all these people have come out to help support Special Olympics. This is really a great turnout for a great cause!” Due to the hard-packed snow and ice in the harbor – the ‘plunge’ was re-invented as The Ultimate Polar Shower.

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Fulton Firefighters Extinguish Porch Fire

Firefighters were call to a fire under the front porch of 717 Emery Street, Saturday evening (March 28). When unit arrived on the scene flames were visible. The fire was quickly extinguished.

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‘Crinkleroot,’ Critters, Creating Art To Enliven Rice Creek Spring Programs

Story Hour, Sustainable Art and Rice Creek Rambles programs at 11 a.m. on selected Saturdays will celebrate spring at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. Rice Creek will accept registrations through early June for two summer programs: Exploring Nature for children and Conservation Field Studies for teens.

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Clarinetist, Accompanists To Perform Range Of Classical Music

SUNY Oswego faculty member Trevor Jorgensen will present a clarinet recital featuring works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Aram Khachaturian at 7:30 p.m. April 21, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The date represents a change from the original for this event in the schedule for Focus on Faculty, a series presented by the SUNY Oswego music department.

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