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Porky & Buddy’s Pet Health: A Dog-Friendly Garden

Dear Porky and Buddy,

Well, I just bought my first house and then I went and adopted my first dog, Skippy, and now I am getting ready to put in my first garden. Skippy and I are getting lessons in obedience training and that is going well, but are there precautions I should take when I put the new garden in to make sure it is “dog friendly?” […]

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Buddy & Porky’s Pet Health: A Frantic Dog, Home Alone

Dear Buddy,

I just adopted a new dog, Amelia. She is about nine months old and she is perfect except for one thing. Whenever I leave the house, even for short periods, when I come back it seems that she has been frantic and destructive the whole time. I know I could leave her in a crate and prevent this, but since I work during the day, I would prefer that she have the run of the house if I can just get her to stop this behavior. […]

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Buddy & Porky’s Pet Health: Fighting Cats

Dear Porky, I have two cats, Punch and Judy. Judy is about five and Punch is one. They mostly get along pretty well and I adopted Punch as a companion for Judy when I am at work, but every once in awhile they have a horrible knock down drag out fight. They haven’t hurt each other yet, but it worries me. What should I do? […]

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Porky & Buddy’s Pet Health: How To Help Curb The Pet Population

I have been reading about the statistics on the numbers of cats and dogs that have to be euthanized every year because there is no room for them in shelters and they have no place to go.  Is there anything that I can do as just one person to help solve this problem?  I love my pets and when my cat had kittens I found good homes for them and then had her spayed, but what can I do about all the others? […]

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Buddy & Porky’s Pet Health: Puppy Mills

I keep hearing about puppy mills and how you shouldn’t buy puppies that come from them.  But what is a puppy mill?  Why shouldn’t you buy dogs from them?  How can you tell that a puppy came from a puppy mill?  What if I really want a specific breed, not just a mutt? […]