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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Here’s Something Interesting

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Something interesting. The ASPCA just announced a new collaboration with the New York City Police Foundation’s Crime Stoppers program. As a result of this initiative, people in New York City can now easily provide anonymous tips about suspected animal cruelty crimes in the city’s five boroughs. Crime Stoppers even offers rewards of up to $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – ‘Pushing Kittens Out The Door’

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I am thinking about adopting a kitten, as my 18-year-old “Bumpkus” passed away last winter and there is a huge hole in my house that used to be filled with purrs (and fur). I just read that the Oswego County Humane Society is running a “Special” on kitten adoptions – you can adopt two kittens for $100 instead of the usual $200 that it would cost for the adoption fees. But do you think it is a good idea to adopt two kittens at once? Or is the Humane Society just trying to push kittens out the door with this special?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Beware Of The Sago Palm

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We received an email from the ASPCA this morning and decided to pass it along to you in its entirety. It’s something that we did not know about a plant that you can buy here in Oswego County now, the Sago Palm. It’s a nice looking plant, but, unfortunately, deadly to pets. Here is what the ASPCA has to say:

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Keeping Dogs Safe This Summer

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It’s getting into the dog days of summer. We know our readers would never leave their dog(s) in a car because they are aware of the dangers of overheating and death. They know that cracking the windows does not prevent deadly heat buildup inside a car and that even on a relatively mild 70 degree day, the inside of a car will quickly reach 90 degrees. But do you know what to do if you see someone else’s dog alone in a car on a hot day?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – You Can Help Protect Animals

No kidding around this week. This is serious and we need your help. The New York State Senate just passed a bill sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy intended to prevent those who abuse animals from committing similar acts in the future. “Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims, and yet under current law repeat offenders only face misdemeanor charges,” Murphy said.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Is Vegan Diet Good For Cats?

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I have just decided to switch from a mostly vegetarian diet to a strict vegan diet. So that is fine for me, but what about my best friend, Oscar, my ten-year-old cat? Do you think it’s hypocritical for me to take this step for me but keep feeding him regular cat food which has a lot of meat in it? Is it even possible to switch him to a vegan diet, too?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Dealing With Your Cat’s Litter Box Avoidance Issues

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My eight-year-old tabby, Sid Vicious (it’s a long story. He’s really a sweetie pie), has suddenly started peeing outside the litter box. Not every time, but often enough that it’s becoming a problem. What should I do?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What About Cats In Cars?

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Last week you talked about dogs in cars and that was all well and good, but what about cats in cars? I would love to take my cat, Bernie, to Florida with me in the winter, but if I even put him in the car for a few minutes to take him to the vet he howls the whole time as if I was torturing him. If there a way to get him to enjoy or at least tolerate car trips.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Keeping Dogs Safe In Vehicles

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Now that it’s almost summer, I wonder if you could say something about all the dogs I see riding in the back of pickup trucks. Sure, it looks like they are having a good time, but it can’t be safe. Is it even legal?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Keeping Pets Safe In The Garden

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I am an enthusiastic gardener, but also a pet lover and I worry all the time that the “stuff” I use in my garden, even though I try to use mostly organic products and controls, might harm them. But they are always outside with me and roaming around and investigating every new smell and I just worry. Do you have any advice?

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Chamber Chief Cites Collaboration

In his tenure, he has seen much positive action and collaboration, he said at a recent Common Council meeting. “It has been one of the most positive experiences I’ve had in my life. The job has many challenges. My opportunity to work with the mayor and the council, city chamberlain and DPW, and just about every department has been a great experience of collaboration and partnership,” he said.

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Few Team Slots Remain For Aug. 15 Swing 4 Service Golf Classic, Registration Deadline Is Aug. 13

A few open slots remain for teams to play in this year’s Swing 4 Service Golf Tourney, said Jerry Stanard, tourney co-chair. Deadline for registration is Aug. 13 and the registration fee is $340 per team.

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Celebrating US Coast Guard’s Birthday and National Lighthouse Day

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will be offering a special program on August 2, at 2:30 p.m. Both the U.S. Coast Guard birthday and National Lighthouse Day fall very close together on August 4 and 7, respectively. For the last several years, the Maritime Museum has celebrated with a lecture and gathering to honor those that had served and currently serve in the USCG.

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Oswego Kartway’s Triple Crown Continues Friday Night with the ‘Battle at the Bullring’

Oswego Kartway’s Triple Crown will continue Friday night with the running of the annual ‘Battle at the Bullring’ presented by RJ Kart Sales and Service. The Kartway’s Triple Crown is comprised of the ‘King of the Kartway’, which took place on July 10, tomorrow’s ‘Battle at the Bullring’, and the Oswego Kartway Classic which will take place during the Speedway’s Budweiser Classic Week on September 3.

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Donald F. Bressler, 94

Donald F. Bressler, 94, a resident of East Utica Street, Oswego, passed away Tuesday July 28, 2015, at home.

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