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    Who's a good boy? Florida dog helps detect owner's seizures

    ORLANDO - When 53-year-old Lori Eagen starts having a seizure, her golden retriever can sense it.

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    Midwest dog flu has some vets requiring vaccinations

    ST. LOUIS - Some St. Louis area kennel owners will start requiring dogs to get a flu vaccine after a recent outbreak in Chicago has sickened hundreds of canines.

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    Florida dog owners warned about deadly Bufo toads

    It's Bufo toad season in Florida, and pet owners are being cautioned to keep an eye out for the toxic toads, which can kill dogs within minutes.

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    Pelicans in rehab find healing and friendship

    He is big, broad-shouldered and chivalrous. She is petite and painfully shy. Once strangers in a strange land, a wounded wing and a shotgun blast have brought them together.

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    Pet Vet: Is local drinking water safe for dogs?

    A reader has a question about drinking water for her dog, Lacey. Lacey is 9 months old and of mixed breed descent. Erin knows of caretakers who only use bottled water for their companions, fearing potential problems from tap water. Is tap water safe for Lacey? If not, what makes it unsafe?

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    Pets and pills don't mix: Top 10 medications vets get called about

    A medication that does one thing for people does not necessarily do the same for our pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things can differ.

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    Ada County pet of the week: Callie the sweet senior dog

    Callie, 10, is a spayed pit bull terrier mix. Be prepared for this gentle, sweet and affectionate dog to steal your heart. Callie loves to play with tennis balls. Like many senior dogs, Callie has a delightfully mellow attitude and only asks for a family to lavish her with affection and spoil her...

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    Canyon County pet of the week: Sunny the spaniel mix

    Sunny, 10 months, is a springer spaniel or Brittany blend who is looking for a new home. Coming to the West Valley Humane Society as a stray, not much is known about him but someone has put some training and time into Sunny. He knows his basic commands, is great on the lead, and is good with other...

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    Canyon County Pet of the week: Mason Jarr the Chihuahua

    Mason Jarr, 8, is a sweet little senior lap Chihuahua who is looking for a home. Coming to the West Valley Humane Society as a stray, his background is unknown. Mason is good with other dogs, leash trained, very quiet and loves cheese and turkey. Mason has his manners in place, so someone spent ...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Jackson the hound

    Jackson, 3 1/2, is a neutered red and white hound and Australian cattle dog mix. A happy hound dog, Jackson is a sweet guy that hasn't had the easiest life. He was rescued from an unsafe situation. He's looking for a dedicated, loving home to show him the good life from here on out. At 91 pounds...

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