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Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

I think a lot of people realize that veterinary medicine can present challenges different from those in human medicine. Certainly, our companions have some similar physiology and structures to our own, however the main challenge is that veterinary medicine patients are not as communicative as humans are with their physicians. I have seldom had a patient "tell me where it hurts."

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How to protect your pet from the dog flu

With the highly contagious dog flu in parts of the U.S., some boarding facilities are beginning to ban dogs that have not been vaccinated. Veterinarian Marikay Campbell, of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in South Carolina, describes the vaccination process and things dog owners can do to lessen the chances their pet will catch the flu. (Courtesy of Jay Karr/Island Packet)

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Pals adoption event Saturday at PetSmart

Pals Animal Rescue is kicking off summer adoptions with a special event Saturday, June 3, at PetSmart, 3615 N. Rock Road. Foster parents will bring 17 dogs, and as many cats as there is space for, to PetSmart from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for potential adopters to meet.

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Adopt a pet (May 20, 2017)

Willow is one of four St. Bernard-mix puppies available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. At 4 months old, Willow is your typical growing puppy. Yes, she can get into trouble, but she then calms down and is as sweet as can be. She is a work in progress and will be a wonderful family companion. It’s unknown how big she will get, but she will be at least 60 to 70 pounds.

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Two weeks after losing a leg, this lab is learning to swim

Joey, a black Lab that recently underwent a leg amputation, began a rehabilitation assignment on Thursday at Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation. The facility offers an endless pool that offers animals like Joey the ability to regain strength and health. Joey was a stray taken in by Stacie Lim of Newton.

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Adopt a pet (April 15, 2017)

Kobie, a male terrier mix, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. Kobie is a delightful little boy. He is very loving, great with other dogs and people, and is house- and crate-trained. He is always happy to see his foster parents when they come home. He doesn’t bark much and is very gentle when getting his treats. He is learning simple commands and does well on a leash.

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How to protect your pet from the dog flu

With the highly contagious dog flu in parts of the U.S., some boarding facilities are beginning to ban dogs that have not been vaccinated. Veterinarian Marikay Campbell, of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in South Carolina, describes the vaccination process and things dog owners can do to lessen the chances their pet will catch the flu. (Courtesy of Jay Karr/Island Packet)
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How to protect your pet from the dog flu

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You've heard of cockatoos but what about cocka-tools?

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Two weeks after losing a leg, this lab is learning to swim

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New to the sport, a girl and her dog are making a splash

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