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This unique Beaumont Middle School program allows students to get up close and personal with all manner of creatures. Read more

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Smiley Pete's Holiday Pet Photo Contest! We will celebrate the season with your best holiday pet photos. Capture your pet (and their mischief) in festive photos and submit them to Smiley Pete's Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Read more

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[SlideDeck2 id=616418]For some, crossing the state on horseback might inspire visions of early settlers in the 1800s. One look at the modern-day outfit three Kentucky women recently put together for such a journey, however,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - In the February issue of this magazine I introduced readers to a local animal advocacy group, SOAR (www.speakoutandrescue.org), and its efforts to facilitate passage of an ordinance banning the unattended... Read more

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Lexington, KY - It seems that America has gotten a bit of a financial wake-up call, and we are all starting to pull our belts a little tighter. Fortunately, by learning to spend your veterinary dollar wisely, you can... Read more

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Lexington, KY - In October 2006, I wrote an article entitled "Unchain My Heart" which detailed the negative consequences of keeping dogs tethered or chained outside. Since that time there have been laws passed in five... Read more

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by craig blair, DVM | pets ColumnistIt seems that America has gotten a bit of a financial wake-up call, and we are all starting to pull our belts a little tighter. Fortunately, by learning to spend your veterinary dollar wisely,... Read more

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I'm sure that most everyone has heard about the recent increase in rabid animals in central Kentucky. This summer rabies has been confirmed in two bats found in downtown Lexington and three skunks in Nicholasville. As of July 11, there... Read more

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Earlier this year I described several current animal abuse cases in the Bluegrass. Fortunately, our legislators have finally listened to the public outcry. OnApril 28, 2008, Gov. Beshear signed Romeo's Law, which makes dog or... Read more

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Pets, especially dogs and cats, are susceptible to many of the same medical conditions that afflict humans. Advances in diagnosis and treatment are directly related to funds available to fuel research. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies... Read more

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He was the best of toms, he was the worst of toms. America's most popular pet, the domestic cat, has a dirty little secret. While over 90 million cats share our homes, an estimated 60 million are stray or feral and live wild in our neighborhoods,... Read more

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For most pets, the family veterinarian is the only doctor they will need for their entire lives. But, for some pets, their cases, and sometimes their lives are dependent on the knowledge of a veterinary specialist.It has been... Read more

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With the arrival of winter most of us are preparing our homes and yards for cold weather. Covering the grill, disconnecting the water hose, and sealing drafty windows are but a few of the tasks we undertake to winterize our homes. Just... Read more

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The holiday season is the time of year when I set about telling people not to give pets as presents. This year, I'm making a small exception. I'll get to that in a minute. Of course, all the old rules still apply: No surprise gifts to... Read more

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The holiday season is the time of year when I set about telling people not to give pets as presents. This year, I'm making a small exception. I'll get to that in a minute. Of course, all the old rules still apply: No surprise gifts to... Read more

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