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Adopt a pet (Feb. 13, 2016)

Chloe, a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, is available for adoption from Kansas K-9 ResQ. An exceptionally sweet little girl, she loves to play chase with other dogs and is so fast that few dogs can catch her. After playing, she loves to snuggle and melts in your lap. Chloe is house- and crate-trained. She loves other dogs but will chase cats. She is looking for a home with another active dog to play with. She loves children, but because of her small size, she will not be adopted to a home with very small children.

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Pet Vet: Pug's missing hair, itchy skin could be mange from mites

Hadley is a 6-month-old pug dog with a skin problem. His caretakers, Forest and Sherry, have had him since he was 8 weeks old and noticed recently that he is developing patches of missing hair on his body, some of which show reddened skin. Hadley seems otherwise unaffected although Sherry reports he does seem itchy. He has been treated with a flea preventative and, according to Forest and Sherry, he has no fleas.

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Animal Island: Baby gate may keep dog from marking territory

Q: We recently obtained a 15-month-old rescue dog, a Shiba Inu mix, who likes to mark the bottom carpeted stair that leads to our finished basement each time we leave the house. His new trainer believes he is insecure and has suggested placing his own pet bed in the area he uses for his indoor toilet. It worked one time. He continues to leg-lift there. How do we stop this annoying habit?

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