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How to protect your pet from the dog flu

With the highly contagious dog flu in South Carolina, some boarding facilities are beginning to ban dogs that have not been vaccinated. Veterinarian Marikay Campbell, of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital, describes on Wednesday the vaccination process and things dog owners can to to lessen the chances their pet will catch the flu.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Tigger

Tigger, age 3 to 4, is a recent transfer from Utah. Tigger was found near St. George, stuck in a coyote trap. He was nursed back to health at a shelter, and neutered and healed when he was adopted to a woman with children. He did well with her kids, and the woman loved him, but they had to return him to the shelter when her circumstances changed.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Maxx

Maxx, 10 months, is a sable and white Shepherd mix. Maxx was recently surrendered to the shelter when his owner’s travel schedule changed. He is a little unsure in his new surroundings but it likely to warm up. He’s house-trained and knows “sit,” “stay” and “lie down.” He still needs to work on leash manners, but has a good start. He gets along with most dogs and loves to be around his people. We have noticed that he reacts strongly to small dogs when passing by them, so there is a concern with small dogs, cats and other small animals. The shelter requires a meet and greet with any other dogs in the home, prior to adoption. Maxx is still a pup, so will need a family that can help him burn off energy. Once he gets his zoomies out, he settles down and is calm and gentle. He enjoys playing with toys and is treat-motivated. He’s neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Jeremiah

Jeremiah, 1, is an 8-pound neutered male Siamese mix with a seal-point coat and bright blue eyes. Jeremiah is initially cautious when he meets people, but he opens up quickly due to his sweet disposition. Jeremiah is particular about who gets to hold him, but he loves to rub up against people and snuggle on the couch. He lives for food, so treats may also be a way to his heart. He will need to go to a home with no other cats. Jeremiah prefers a calm, quiet environment where he can kick back and relax.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Dexter

Dexter, 3, has to be one of the happiest dogs we’ve ever had. His little feet tap dance the second we walk into his room. He can barely contain his excitement when we approach his kennel, and his beautiful baby eyes look at us as if to say, “Come here. Can I tell you a secret? I love you already.” When Dexter enters the play yard, it’s time for zoomies. He will pause long enough for some back scratches and a full body hug or two, then he’s back at play bowing, tap dancing and zooming himself all around the place. You can’t see him in action and not smile. Actually, you can’t even meet him without smiling.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Hatch

Hatch, 3, is a male Shepherd mix who came to us as a stray. He weighs 53 pounds. We think he is house-trained. He has nice leash manners and reacts only slightly to dogs when passing by them indoors and out, and he seems to get along with other dogs. He is active and energetic, yet has a calm and gentle demeanor as well. Hatch is a happy, friendly and playful boy. He likes you to chase him when he plays.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Tu-Tone

Tu-Tone, 5, is a 9-pound neutered male Chihuahua mix. He is a handsome fellow with unique gray, cream and black coloring. And he is as charming as he is good-looking. Tu-Tone is happiest around people and enjoys being held and cuddled. For him, dozing off on a warm lap sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. He is also quite adventurous and playful. Watch him take the lead on the leash, and he will show his rather fearless spirit as he explores the world around him. Tu-Tone gets along well with other little dogs, although he doesn’t tolerate rough play. He would do best in a family with older, responsible children or with seniors who can take him out for plenty of walks.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Sarah

Sarah, 3, is a delightful, petite cuddler. She’ll initiate play, get a little scared, then come back for more; with the right family, her confidence should increase.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Charlie

Charlie is a 7-pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix who was found wandering as a stray. He’s friendly, sweet, affectionate. He has a strong preference for women and has shown to be very protective of them towards men. He was returned from an adoption for that very reason.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Silver

Silver, 2, is a neutered male domestic shorthair with handsome gray tiger stripes and bright green eyes. He loves to be the center of attention. He is friendly and will come to the front of his kennel to say hello. He likes to flop onto his back while you pet him and will purr loudly the entire time. He enjoys head and rump scratches and likes to bat at his feather toys and string. He doesn’t mind being held and will even nuzzle up closer. He opens up quickly to strangers.

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How to protect your pet from the dog flu

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