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8:45 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Dog Flu

I don't feel so good!
Credit Laertes/John Hurd

If you have had the flu, you know how bad you feel.  You also know it can easily turn into something more serious (such as pneumonia) if you don't take care of yourself.  Canine influenza can be just as dangerous for your dog - maybe even more so because your pet probably has no natural immunity to it!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 12, 2013

Weight Loss Program

Chunky Cat
Credit M. Norton

Being overweight is just as bad for your pet as it is for you, and for all the same reasons - it puts a strain on an animal's joints, heart and liver; it increases the risk of diabetes and other diseases; and it shortens an animal's life.  A chubby pet may be more cuddly, but a trim pet will probably be healthier and live longer.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 5, 2013

New Year's Resolution - Spay/Neuter

Credit Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation

Parade, pets - who could resist?  The Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation is hoping everyone takes notice and gets the message to adopt a homeless pet, and to have all pets spayed or neutered!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Happy (Safe) New Year!

Credit Crismatos

One year ends, another begins - time to celebrate!  Just make sure your best friend is safe and protected so you can both enjoy the new year together.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 22, 2012

The Animals at the Manger

The Nativity

There may be a reason why we humans like to include our animal friends in the Christmas celebration.  After all, they were included from the very beginning!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Gifts for Pet People

Christmas surprise!

Want a great idea for a gift for your favorite pet lover?  No problem!  Most pet people are easy to shop for.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Hanukkah Safety for Pets

Happy Hanukkah
Credit Shoshanah

Pet owners love to share the holidays with their animal companions, but we have to be careful.  Some of our holiday traditions may not be pet-friendly!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Christmas Travel and Pets

Travels with Sebastian
Credit Susan Katherine Rits

If you're traveling during the holidays, one of the first decisions is what to do with your pet.  You can take it with you, board it, or have someone come to your home to care for it.  Once you decide what's best for you and your best friend, you can relax knowing both of you will have a good holiday.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Deck The Halls!

Credit Ben Garney

'Tis the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly and lots of other pretty things that we enjoy; but our pets may see the decorations as potential toys. 

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Sharing Thanksgiving With Our Pets?

Something smells good!
Credit Robyn Fleming

A lot of us really enjoy the Thanksgiving tradition of good food shared with our loved ones, but this holiday maybe we shouldn't share quite so much with our four-footed family members.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Saving the Rottweilers

Dawrky

Owning a dog brings with it responsibility, both to the animal and to your community - especially when it comes to larger breeds, like Rottweilers.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat October 13, 2012

Come Home to APR

I'm so glad you're home!
Mindy Norton

Coming home means having a sense of belonging that lets you know you're in the right place.  And what could be more right for a radio listener than Alabama Public Radio?

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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat October 6, 2012

October Is Adopt-a-Dog Month!

Don Bergquist

Adopting a dog from an animal shelter is an opportunity to save a pet's life and improve your own.

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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Hero Dog Awards - Vote Now!

Hero Dog Awards
American Humane Association

Time is running out to vote for your favorite finalist to win the Americah Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Award!

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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 22, 2012

World Rabies Day 2012

WorldRabiesDay.org Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Even though rabies is 100% preventable, the sad fact is that every ten minutes someone somewhere in the world dies from rabies.  The Global Alliance for Rabies Control hopes to change with its awareness campaign, the annual World Rabies Day.

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