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    Pet Vet: Constant cough is hard to diagnose

    Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9 years old, and the guess was he was a mixed breed terrier. His new family has been caring for him for almost four months and he fits in very well in his new digs...

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    Animal Island: How to keep pigeons away from the bird feeder

    Q: We enjoy feeding the wild birds in our yard, and we have all sorts that frequent our feeders, but we now have a flock of pigeons that come twice a day. At first, there were only two, but it seems each day there are twice as many as the day before. They do not sit on the bird feeders but are on...

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: Chapa the miniature pinscher blend

    Chapa, 2, is a friendly and social male miniature pinscher blend. He has done well with other dogs here at the shelter. This boy would be great for a family with children over 5 years of age, just because of his small size. He is leash-trained, knows some basic commands, shows promise of house training...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Tommy the kitten

    Tommy, 3 months, is a neutered male, orange and white, domestic shorthair cat. Tommy is a perfect combination of cuddle bug and playful kitten. He has been raised in a foster home, is litte-box trained and would thrive in a home that gets him an outlet for his kitten energies. Another playful cat...

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    Animal Island: No harm in giving dogs fruits and veggies

    Q: My golden retriever seems to think she is a rabbit as she craves all sorts of fruits and vegetables She never turns down a piece of chicken or bacon, but if she sees us eating melon or even an apple, she goes out of her mind until we give her some.

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    FitBark: Startup by ex-banker creates a fitness tracker for Fido

    KANSAS CITY - Davide Rossi was working as an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness tracker for dogs?

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    'Good boy!': Program pairs service dogs with health care system

    DALLAS - Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix - and highly trained service dog.

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week

    Nebula, 11 months, is a male wirehaired pointing griffon/bearded collie. He is a large dog, weighs 59 pounds, and has a black and a gray short/medium-length coat that won't require much grooming. Nebula is a social dog, good on the lead and pulls ahead because he is so excited to see who or what...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Angel the cat

    Betty, 3, is a spayed female, tan and white pit bull terrier mix.

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Angel the cat

    Angel, 1, is a spayed female, black and orange, domestic shorthair cat. She was found as a stray and is now looking for a new home. Angel loves to play and will make anything into a toy. Stock up on plenty of jiggling toys and mice to keep her busy.

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