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  • PETS

    Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

    You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets - from Haiti.

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    Pets of the Week for Aug. 16, 2014

    Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal...

  • PETS

    Christine McFadden: Solving the mystery of little SugarCube’s illness

    She was all white, an itty-bitty poodle and absolutely miserable.

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    Pet Vet: Lab's problem may begin with his hips

    Alan writes in about his 3-year old Labrador retriever named Scout who has been having trouble jumping up into his seat in Alan's truck and, at times, trouble getting up after lying down for a while. Alan has heard about big dogs having problems with their hips and wants to know if Scout might have...

  • OLD TRAINER

    Old Trainer: Yes, you can really teach an old dog new tricks

    Old dogs learn faster – and remember longer – than young dogs because their brains are more developed and used to learning. The only limitation is they have less energy to apply to learning as they age.

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    Pets of the Week, Aug. 9, 2014

    Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal...

  • OLD TRAINER

    Old Trainer: Dogs offer you unconditional love

    I love your column, but I was shocked when you said you like your dogs more than people.

  • PETS

    Christine McFadden: Close association with vets an eye-opener

    So you think it would be nice to have a veterinarian in the family? Close association with a veterinarian would bring you to your senses.

  • PETS

    Pets of the Week, Aug. 2, 2014

    Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal...

  • PETS

    Pets of the Week, July 26, 2014

    Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal...

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