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    Animal Island: Help me introduce new cat to my pets

    Q: I have three cats and a dog, all neutered males. I recently brought home a very friendly female feral cat (spayed, shots, etc.). She is about 6 or 7 years old. Two of my cats were feral rescues at 5 weeks old who are now 2. The other cat recently moved in about 8 months ago because some neighbors...

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    Talking dog: 'Problem' pooch may stem from owner's misbehavior

    Last month I had a particularly challenging client to work with, and as usual, I'm not describing the dog. More often than not, what we trainers are called out to work on is a "problem dog," a stubborn dog, a dog that just "won't listen." Usually 90 percent of the issue is the miscommunication between...

  • PET TALES

    Bubba gets a second chance, finds a home

    Adoptions of pets from San Luis Obispo County Animal Services that have been featured in the Pet Tales are fairly high. Every once in a while, the featured animal is overlooked. It looked like this was the case with Bubba.

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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.

  • PET TALES

    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.

  • PET TALES

    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.

  • PET TALES

    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.

  • PET TALES

    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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