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    Animal Island: Human shampoo no fix for itchy dog

    Q: My 5-year-old Westie has redness on her paws and she is always chewing on them. Her skin is so flaky and her fur actually feels greasy sometimes, and she is always itching.

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    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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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Lucy the cat

    Lucy is an eight-and-a-half-year-old, spayed female, cream, grey and white, domestic shorthair cat. Lucy excels as an affectionate lap cat. Lucy has happily lived with other cats, dogs and children of all ages. She is a house cat that is litter-box trained. Lucy is currently overweight and will ...

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: a golden retriever

    Marley, 3, is a beautiful golden Labrador retriever. She is a large dog weighing 60 pounds. She is a sweet tempered and walks great on a leash. This loving dog enjoys her time outside with people or in a play group with other dogs her size.

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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...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: A Lab mix

    Pippa, 3, is a spayed female, black, Labrador retriever mix. Pippa is house-trained, crate-trained, and loves to ride along in the car for adventures with her people. She does well with other dogs. Her previous owner reports that she responds well when called off-leash. Pippa has a medium-high energy...

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: an Australian cattle dog mix

    Skid Boot, 2-1/2, is a neutered Australian cattle dog mix. He came to the shelter as a stray, but has quickly become a favorite among staff and volunteers. He is smart as a whip and looks to his human for direction.

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Tigger the domestic shorthair

    Tigger, 9, is a neutered male, orange and white, domestic shorthair cat.

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: Piper the borde collie

    Piper, 4, is the ultimate border collie. This girl has a passion and drive for the ball or Frisbee. Her recall is great and she drops it at your feet for you to throw again and again. It is advised that she meet any potential new dog mates to make sure that they start off on the right foot. Piper...

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: Gunny the Lab mix

    Gunny, 1-1/2, is likely a Lab/black mouth cur mix. He is smart and ready to learn. The first thing you may notice is he was born with a front foot deformity, which poses no risk to his health. Gunny would benefit from a gentle hand and a bit of patience in training him. He gets so overjoyed to meet...

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