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Pet Vet: Cat scratch fever: Why Beemer is losing his hair

Terry from Modesto takes care of Beemer, a 6-year-old cat that spends most of his time in the house. Terry works from home, spending a lot of time with Beemer, and has noticed over the past couple of weeks that he has developed some hair loss along his back. His skin in the area also feels bumpy when Terry pets Beemer. He is apparently healthy in every other respect with no change in his appetite or activity and he is as playful as ever.

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Penguin love triangle at Shedd Aquarium

At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed.

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Let’s face it: Vets can’t be your bankers

Q: In the past our veterinarian always offered us a payment plan whenever the bill was too high for us to pay all at once. But now that he’s sold his practice, the new management won’t allow payment plans. Our dog Brandy needs surgery for her bladder stone, and we don’t know how we’ll be able to afford it. Do you have any suggestions?

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Westminster Dog Show features new breeds

This year, three breeds are competing for the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: The American Hairless Terrier, Pumi and the Sloughi. Meet people who are showing two of the breeds.

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Westminster Dog Show features new breeds

This year, three breeds are competing for the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: The American Hairless Terrier, Pumi and the Sloughi. Meet people who are showing two of the breeds.
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Westminster Dog Show features new breeds 1:17

Westminster Dog Show features new breeds

Your dog remembers 1:23

Your dog remembers

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Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content)

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