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Pets

Pet of the week: Coda

Coda is 2-year-old German shepherd mix that would make a great addition to a family. Visit All About Animals in Macon to see about adopting him.

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Kindness and resolve save another animal in need

When Bill and Bertha Sheffield discovered an injured golden retriever mix near Interstate 16, they reached out for help. When they saw it again still in dire circumstances, they pushed harder and the dog was rescued and is improving in a home full of love.

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Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

I think a lot of people realize that veterinary medicine can present challenges different from those in human medicine. Certainly, our companions have some similar physiology and structures to our own, however the main challenge is that veterinary medicine patients are not as communicative as humans are with their physicians. I have seldom had a patient "tell me where it hurts."

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Pet Vet: Diabetes complicates Schnauzer's need for surgery

Macintosh is a 10-year-old Schnauzer that has diabetes. His caretaker Paula has been treating him with an injection of insulin twice daily for the past 16 months and he has been doing quite well. Paula checks Mac's blood sugar level three to four times weekly and he appears to be well regulated. Recently, Mac has developed a mass along the top of his back just behind his shoulders. When Paula first noticed the mass, it was raised and about the size of pea. It now has grown to about one-inch in diameter and has become reddened in color. Paula is understandably concerned about this mass and wants to have it removed but is also very concerned with the increased risk of infection associated with diabetes and surgery.

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Pet of the week: Midnight

Midnight is a sweet adult male who just wants to be loved. He likes to be carried around and is a pretty laid-back guy. He can be adopted at Kitty City Cat Rescue.

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Pet of the week: Gatsby

Gatsby is a young, loving Chihuahua mix who would be an affectionate and loyal companion to a loving family that gave him a home to call his own. You can adopt him from Houston County Humane Society.

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Pet of the week: Rocky

Rocky is house and crate trained and very smart. He’s a 4-year-old Catahoula, boxer and pitbull mix male available for adoption at Critical Care for Animal Angels.

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Winston the Battle Buddy

Winston is a dog who went from wandering the streets with little hope to becoming a search and rescue dog for Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility, an organization in Hahira, Georgia for veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Pet of the week: Ginger

Ginger is a beautiful liver brown boxer mix with four white socks who survived on the streets and is now looking for a loving home. Contact Sav A Pet if you’d like to adopt her.

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Those eyes say it all

German shepherd in terrible shape goes to Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare, where thanks to a rescue group and a family with big hearts, now has a bright future.

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Weekend wanderers cause heartbreak

When people go on a trip and leave their pets in the care of others, the animals sometimes go missing. To prevent a tragedy, make sure the person you choose to look after your pet is responsible and be sure to have some kind of identification on your dog or cat.

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Make Easter safe for pets

There are several dangers to your pet that arise come Easter time. Remember to keep chocolate, the fake grass from baskets and actual Easter eggs themselves away from your pets.

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Thinking about getting a dog?

If you’re looking to add a dog to your family, you might consider an older dog instead of a puppy, says AC Pup. There’s some great one that can be adopted at Sav A Pet.