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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Beware of Puppy Mills

I was out shopping a few days ago with my granddaughters who are nuts (in a good way) about animals. So, on a whim really, I took them into a pet store to see the puppies for sale. I would never actually buy a puppy from a pet store because I know about the problem of puppy mills, but I thought it would be fun for them. Boy, was I wrong!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help! I Adopted A FIV Positive Kitty

I took in a stray cat last winter. He had been hanging around my back porch looking pathetic and it got to one of those 10 below nights. The next thing I knew he was in my bed with me. He was thin but seemed to be in pretty good shape and had been neutered. So, now that I have gotten very fond of Mr. Slim, I found out that he is FIV positive!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help, My Puppy Chews My Jimmy Choos

I just adopted Barney, a nine-month-old black lab. We have been going to training classes and he is dong very well. He is house trained and really just a perfect companion and I am so happy to have him in my life. But there is one thing. Several times in the last month I have come home from work to find that he has destroyed the heel of one of my shoes.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Top 10 Categories Of Pet Poisoning Calls

Time to get on your party clothes! It’s National Poison Prevention Week! Seriously, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center has compiled a list of the top 10 categories of pet poisoning that they get calls about. Read through it and think about what you can do to make your home safer for your pets  (and probably your people, too)!

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Don’t Give Pets Human Meds

My dog, Sheba, has been limping a little for the past few days and I was reading on the internet that I should try just giving her some pain medication on my own to see if she gets over it before I spend a lot of money taking her to the vet. I do that when she throws up, which she does every once in a while. I give her Pepto-Bismol and it seems to settle her stomach. Do you think this is OK

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – The Coming of ‘Mud Season’

Help!  I don’t mean to sound shallow and I really really love all my pets, but I dread the coming of spring, otherwise known as the “mud season.”  No matter how hard I try, I just cannot keep them from constantly tracking mud into the house and all over the carpets and it is so frustrating.  Do you have any practical suggestions?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – free to good home isn’t always ‘free’

My next door neighbor came home with a new puppy a few weeks ago that she had gotten from a “free to good home” ad. I use the word “free” advisedly because a week after the puppy arrived he was at the veterinary hospital with parvo and almost didn’t make it. Now $2,300 later, he is home and I guess OK. But, should I be worried?  My kids were playing with him and I have my own (fully vaccinated) dog.

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Crash Claims Life Of Altmar Woman

At about 3:37 a.m. today (April 24), members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, NOCA Ambulance, Altmar Fire Department and Williamstown Fire Department responded to State Route 13 in the town of Albion, near Austin Road, for a single-car motor vehicle crash. The driver reportedly died at the scene.

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Overnight Package at Quality Inn, Suites Riverfront will be awarded at Bundle of Bucks Event

The overnight package will be one of the featured door prizes at the raffle drawing event on May 31. In addition to the many prize giveaways, the “Bundle of Bucks” Raffle drawing will pay cash prizes totaling up to $25,000 when all tickets are sold.

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Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 04/24/2014

From the files of OCSD

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May Events Announced at SUNY Oswego

The following events and activities are planned at SUNY Oswego in the coming weeks:

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Time For A Parade in Fulton

The 33rd Annual Fulton Service Clubs’ Memorial Day Salute Parade is scheduled for May 24 at 10 a.m. The parade theme this year is “Showing Gratitude To Our Veterans.”

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