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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Can A Cat Be A Companion For A Dog?

I have a wonderful black lab named Barney, about nine months old, and I think he needs a friend. I work during the day and play with him a lot in the morning and when I get home, but he is alone during the day. The problem is that my landlord will only allow one dog, so I am thinking maybe I should get him a cat to play with. Do you think that’s a good idea?

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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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Dancing Princesses at Granby Elementary

Dancing princesses flooded the Granby Elementary auditorium at the Halloween Party sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Group the night before Halloween. Disney Princess Elsa from the movie “Frozen” seemed to be a popular costume choice among the youngsters in Granby.

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Neil’s late goal lifts Oswego State men’s ice hockey team

Kenny Neil’s goal in the final minute of regulation lifted the Oswego State men’s ice hockey team over host Buffalo State 4-3 on Friday night at the Ice Arena. The Lakers erased a three-goal deficit in the second period and Neil’s second goal of the contest secured the victory in the team’s SUNYAC and regular season opener.

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Woman’s ice hockey falls in opener

The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team fell 2-0 to Castleton State College on the road in its season-opener. Oswego goes to 0-1-0 on the early season. The Lakers were neck-and-neck with the Spartans through one period, ending the first 20 minutes in 0-0 tie.

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Oswego County Bar Association Reviews of Judicial Candidates

The Oswego County Bar Association recently voted to approve the report of the Judicial Screening Committee that found both candidates for Oswego County Family Court, to wit: James K. Eby and Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman, to be “Recommended as Qualified” for the position.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Wine Trail A treat For The Taste Buds

John and I like to break up our road trips by stopping at new places. On our way to visit family in Ohio, we had a wonderful stay at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Yes, there is more than one Geneva-on-the-Lake. The one in Ohio is part of Geneva State Park where there is picnicking, camping, cabins, boating, trails, swimming, fishing and more. The lodge is a beautiful resort with rooms that have great views of Lake Erie. The first day we were there it was rainy and the lake was kicking up but the next morning the water calmed, the sun came out, and it was beautiful.

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