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Animal Island: See the vet to rid snake of mites

Q: My daughter's corn snake has an infestation of mites and we do not know what to do. We have cleaned out its tank and just keep it on a sheet of newspaper. We rub the snake all over with mineral oil as that is supposed to smother the mites but they crawl right over the oil! On the internet, people have suggested putting a No-Pest Strip in the tank with the snake - but that seems a bit extreme. Can you offer any suggestions?

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Baffled by cat's reaction to catnip

Q: My three cats love it when I sprinkle a little catnip on a sheet of newspaper. They all roll in it and scratch at the area of the rug where I spread it. However, my younger cat actually will shake his head and drool for a while in almost a dazed state. Then he just snaps out of it and walks away from the catnip. The drooling gets me a bit nervous. Am I doing them harm by letting them play with the catnip like this?

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Pet Vet: Human exposure to disease in cats is not very likely

Ellen from Modesto, Cal., is the caretaker for Sassy, a 4-year-old tabby cat that Ellen loves dearly. Ellen is also pregnant and has concerns about being pregnant while living with a cat. Sassy is entirely indoors and Ellen has heard - without much detail - about problems that can occur to babies because of the mother's exposure to cats during their pregnancy. She would like to understand any potential problems and risks.

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Adopt a pet (April 9, 2016)

Bunny TNT has seven bunnies looking for forever homes. They have been spayed or neutered and trained to use a litter box. All bunnies come with their own cage and will make great family pets.

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Adopt a pet (March 26)

Mozart the Goofball, a 2-year-old male Labrador retriever mix, 61 pounds, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

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Meet the breeds at Century II

Onlookers had a chance Sunday to check out about two dozen different dog breeds at the Wichita Kennel Club's "Meet the Breeds" event at Century II. (Bryan Horwath/Wichita Eagle)

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Scenes from the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show

The Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, being held through Monday at the Kansas Pavilions in Valley Center, drew more than a thousand dogs and handlers. (Video by Beccy Tanner)
btanner@wichitaeagle.com
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