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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Beware Of Pet Store Claims

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I was in a pet store the other day, They had the most gorgeous Golden Retriever puppies for sale, about 7 weeks old. I know that a lot of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills and I would not support that, so I asked and the owner assured me that all of her puppies come from local breeders and if I bought one, she would give me the paperwork. What do you think?

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – A Word About Halloween

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We are sorry to be grumpy, but Halloween is coming up and we know that a lot of you really love to dress up and eat lots of candy and put candles in pumpkins and string orange lights and that kind of thing. Here’s the grumpy part. Most pets sort of hate it. Sure they like finding candy in weird places and trying to scarf it up before you can catch them, but then they get sick from all those sweets and you have vomit in strange colors all over your carpet.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Support Sought For The Animal Emergency Planning Act

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This just in from the ASPCA. The Animal Emergency Planning Act (H.R. 4524), recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, will require facilities such as commercial animal-breeders, zoos and laboratories to create plans for protecting animals in their care during disasters. We need representatives to pledge their support by cosponsoring this bill.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Establishing a ‘pet trust’

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A friend of mine who was in her 70s just passed away unexpectedly and she had two dogs and three cats. Her grown children knew we were friends and they asked me to take in all of her pets. Which I did, I only had one dog of my own, but now my house is pretty crowded as I look for new safe homes for them. In the meantime, I am worried about what my happen to my pets in the same situation. I don’t have any family – not that hers was all that helpful.

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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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Fulton Rotary Visits Michaud Nursing Home

The Fulton Noon Rotary Club members recently visited the Michaud Nursing Home. The Rotarians learned about the changes in Medicare and Medicaid and how they effect long- and short-term patients in extended personal care facilities in our state.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Oct. 27

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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Half-Shire Group Hosts Parish Historical Society Nov. 8

The Parish Historical Society will meet at noon Nov. 8, at the Half-Shire Historical Society Museum, County Route 48, Richland. The Half-Shire chefs will serve their famous chicken and stuffing dinner and president Shawn Doyle will present an update on recent developments.

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Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Take In A Haunting – Or Two

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often places with hauntings and Fort Ontario is no exception.

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Mexico Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes

An Oswego County jury today (Oct. 23) convicted Richard M. Switts, 40, of Mexico, of six counts second-degree criminal sexual act (Class D violent felony); two counts of second-degree sexual abuse (Class A Misdemeanor); and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse (Class B misdemeanor).

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