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  • PETS

    Animal Island: Teaching a wandering parrot to stay on his perch

    Q: Last year I took in an adult African grey parrot. His owner told me the bird was 25 years old. I also have another grey parrot and a Senegal parrot. The new guy is very tame, and I was very happy when they all got along. My question is, why won't the new bird sit still? I have a couple of big...

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    Purr-fect image: How to take better photos of your cat

    When David Sutton explains the fine points of photographing a cat, you listen. One of the most skilled pet and portrait photographers in the business, he's had his work exhibited around the world, and he has a steady stream of four-legged clients visiting his Evanston, Ill., studio. (Take a peek...

  • PETS

    Christine McFadden: Coughing dogs need quick treatment

    If your dog is coughing, consult your veterinarian early on. Stakes can be very high with a dog that coughs. Determining just what is causing it and how best to treat it requires some careful detective work. But once the cause is determined, your veterinarian can help you decided on the best way...

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    Pet Vet: With rabbits, it's all in the way they're fed

    Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as companion pets and deservedly so. These fabulous creatures are highly intelligent, interactive animals that can live indoors and out and are quite adept at teaching their caretakers how they want to live their lives. That last remark is a bit "tongue-...

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    Pets of the Week (10/11/14)

    Pets of the Week (10/11/14)

  • OLD TRAINER

    The Old Trainer: Let your dog be a dog, sniffing and all

    Dogs glean more information from sniffing than a human can learn about another human in a week of conversation. With one sniff, a dog can determine health, age, sex, mood, attitude, diet, and a dozen other useful bits of information.

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    Pets of the Week, Oct. 4, 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 3p.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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    Christine McFadden: Products to help make fleas flee

    Fleas Part Two: Is Zero Tolerance Possible?

  • OLD TRAINER

    The Old Trainer: Rambunctious boxer needs some leash manners

    DEAR OLD TRAINER: My 2-year-old boxer, Annie, obeys all her commands except when we walk on the park trails. She is strong and pulls on the leash all the time. I switched to an expandable leash like you recommend, but she still tires me out. I am about to give up and quit walking her. What can I...

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    Christine McFadden: The common flea and zero tolerance measures

    The flea has been with us for centuries. A small wing-less creature, it can safely be described as a parasite to most of us, if we accept the definition of parasite to be an organism that exploits or lives off another organism while contributing nothing to its well-being.

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