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    Animal Island: Dog doesn't get along with other canines

    Q: My 5-year-old Maltipoo is sweet and lovable, but when she sees another dog, she starts growling and whining. She barks at all breeds, from Yorkies to Great Danes. I would appreciate your advice on what to do when this happens and why she acts this way.

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    Talking Dog: Training and treats can stop leash pulling

    Question: I have taught my dog Brutus to walk on a leash without pulling, which he does perfectly, but only on the way home from the park where he gets to run every day. On the way to the park, he pulls so hard that he retches, and I can hardly control him. I've put a harness on him so he doesn'...

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    Pet Vet: Dealing with an itchy problem

    Skin problems, particularly itchy skin problems, can be quite frustrating to deal with, both as a caretaker trying to help our companion, and as a veterinarian with the same goal.

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    Not-so-grumpy cat looks for love at SLO shelter

    Sugar Bear is a 13-year-old Persian who arrived at the SLO County Animal Services shelter with his coat extensively matted, requiring a very close shave. This left him with a soft, cotton-like coat and no more mats pulling painfully on his skin.

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    How to care for your pet without breaking the bank

    It's a shame furry friends can't pay for themselves. Though wagging tails after a long day at work may make pet ownership seem worthwhile, a happy pup won't stop those bills from rolling in at the end of the month. Thankfully, quick and easy ways exist for dog owners to cut down on costs.

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    Pet Vet: Rabbits can show aggression, especially males

    Andrea writes in concerning her 18-month-old male Netherland Dwarf rabbit that has suddenly become aggressive, especially when approached in his cage. Andrea has heard that neutering him might help this aggressive behavior and wants to know if, at 18 months of age, he might be too old for that procedure...

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    Dog lovers nationwide unite for ill pitbull Sheba

    The precarious medical condition of Sheba has improved - along with the finances of a Chicago animal rescue group - thanks to a lot of dog lovers who were captivated by her story.

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    Animals get social at SLO’s pet events

    Among the upcoming events are a dog park social in Paso Robles, Dog Splash Days in Templeton and a horse show in SLO.

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    Summer means more pets at local animal shelters

    Friday is the Fourth of July and pet owners should take precautions to keep their furry friends safe. Loud fireworks and firecrackers can startle even the calmest of pets. Keep your pets indoors if possible, and remember to have ID tags on them in case they become lost.

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    Pups invited to bask in the golden sun at Laguna Lake Park on July 6

    Goldens in the Park will be from noon to 4 p.m. on July 6 at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. All golden retrievers, along with other breeds of dogs, and their owners are welcome.

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