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Pets
8:45 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Guard Cat

Tabby Prowl
Credit Derek Bridges

Guard dog?  Not in this home - there's a guard cat on duty, defending her human and foiling a would-be burglar!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat July 27, 2013

T-N-R

Feral Cats
Credit Don DeBold (donjd2 - Flickr)

Usually the spay-neuter message is aimed at people who need to have their pets surgically altered.  But often the cats that we see clearly do not have owners.  Volunteers and organizations are using an approach that solves several issues at the same time.


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Freedom for Pets

Patriotic Dog
Credit Randy Son of Robert (Randy Robertson)

What does freedom mean for our pets?  Even for humans, freedom does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want.  For the animals that share our lives, we can give them freedom to enjoy their lives in safety and comfort, as our best friends and loyal companions.  And that's something worth celebrating!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Summer's Heating Up!

Ooh, the grass feels so good on tender feet!
Credit Gareth Williams

A little planning and a little common sense - that's all it takes to keep your pet safe and healthy during the hot summertime!



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Pets
8:45 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Adopt-a-Cat Checklist

Pick me! Pick me!
Credit Gail Frederick (gailf548 - flikr)

More cats and kittens are surrendered to animal shelters during June than during any other month of the year.  Whether you want a kitten or an older cat, you'll find lots to choose from right now at your local animal shelter. 

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Car Safety for Your Pet

Lots of fun, but not good for your pet!
Credit waterboard (flickr)

The wind in your face, your ears blowing back, all those smells coming at once - riding in a car with its head out the window is so much fun for your dog, but such a BAD idea! 

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Pet Allergies (Not Yours - Theirs)

Allergies? What allergies??
Credit Elsie esq. (Les Chatfield)

If your pet is biting at its feet or fur, or scratching its ears, this time of year the problem may be a seasonal allergy.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Safe At Home

Safe inside the fence!
Credit TexasDarkHorse

Keeping an animal as a pet brings with it certain responsibilities.  One of those is to make sure your furry family member is safe and protected.



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Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Cat Show

Cat shows are SO exciting!
Credit Krzysiu Jarzyna

Thinking about getting a cat as a pet?  You need to stop by the cat show, where you can see beautiful representatives of many different breeds and talk to their owners to find out which one would be best for you!




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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Ow! The Cat Bit Me!

Tambako the Jaguar Flickr

Most animals will bite at one time or another, but sometimes it seems like your cat may bite you for no reason at all.  Or, maybe there is a reason...


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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Pets Can Make Babies Healthier

You may think that newborn babies need a clean and sterile environment to be healthy, but newly published studies indicate a house pet can help your infant be healthier.

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Arts & Life
7:45 am
Sat July 21, 2012

Mayor Stubbs

Wikipedia

The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is celebrating fifteen years on the job, which is pretty much his whole life. 

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Pet Training
8:00 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Cat Training

Training a cat?  Okay, maybe your cat won't do parlor tricks but it is possible to teach your cat some basic good behavior.

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Pet Care
10:15 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Cats Vs. Fleas

The battle between cats and fleas turns into a minor skirmish if you use the right product to help your pet fight those bothersome little parasites.

Nobody likes fleas! But if your cat is scratching and biting at its fur lately, you may have a flea problem.

Fleas are pesky little insects that can multiply exponentially. One or two fleas can become millions within just weeks.

Adult fleas do two things - they lay eggs to make babies, and they bite the host animal.

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