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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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    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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    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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    Newsmakers | Brunswick County K9 officer Clyde passes away after 5 years of service

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the passing of K9 Officer Clyde. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister Bonnie. Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell.

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    Animal Tales | All about Montana

    My name is Debra and my fiance is Bob. We moved from upstate New York six months ago and now we live in Longs, just a hop, skip and jump from the Myrtle Beach area. Our dog’s name is Montana and he is a shih-tzu, almost 5 years old now.

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    Animal Tales | All about Gracie

    This is Emily Grace Jones, aka Gracie. She is part chihuahua and part teacup poodle. Her favorite things include neighborhood walks and guarding the house. I think Gracie gets a little sweeter every day, if that is possible. I am so glad I found her!

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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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    Animal Tales | All about Bubba

    This is my goldendoodle Bubba. He has his own car, a Buick station wagon, and he also has his own driver, me. We go to play tennis or to Kroger most every day. He has applied for his own driver’s license but he does not read very well so he might be denied.

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    Animal Tales | All about Moose

    Meet Moose, a 2-year-old great dane that lives with my neighbor Mark in Briarwood. Though he weighs around 180 pounds, he leaps six feet in the air when he sees me around the neighborhood. He’s a big dog, but he has great manners and loves treats!

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