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Astronomer Richard Walker
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Explore the cosmos with Flint's planetary pundit Richard Walker from Longway Planetarium and consider the impacts of Polar Vortexes on family pets with animal activist Angela Alexander-Roth on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday January 9 beginning at 3 p

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The White House: Peter Souza
The White House: Peter Souza
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White House Introduces the Newest Obama — An Adorable Pooch Named Sunny [VIDEO]

In a very official statement, the White House has welcomed the newest member of the first family: Sunny.

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See How You Can Help Genesee County Animal Shelter Win Free Dog Food For A Year

The Genesee County Animal Shelter is in the running to win a year's worth of free dog food through an online competition sponsored by Pedigree. If you have a minute, I'm sure that they and a lot of hungry dogs would appreciate your support!

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Can Having a Pet Make You Healthier and Help Your Finances? — Dollars and Sense

Thanks to the faltering economy, many Americans are opting not to take on the expense of pet ownership — but could they actually be doing themselves more harm than good?

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Do Pet Owners’ Have Healthier Hearts?

Having a pet has been found to lower stress levels. Now, a new study finds for those living with chronic disease having a furry friend improves heart health.

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David Paul Morris, Getty Images
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Getting a Flu Shot? Don’t Forget Your Dog — Health Check [VIDEO]

It’s cold and flu season again. While that means many people will be getting flu shots, there’s one member of the family you may not realize needs one too: your dog.

The H3N8 virus, identified in 2004 and commonly known as “dog flu,” has sickened thousands of dogs in 38 states. Currently there are outbreaks in the New York metropolitan area and near San Antonio, Texas, with other states like Pennsylvania and Colorado reporting epidemics throughout the year, as well.

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Dog Can Smell When 3-Year-Old’s Blood Sugar Is Too Low [VIDEO]

Ruby isn’t one of those dogs that can just roll over or fetch — this four-legged doctor can actually detect when his owner’s blood sugar is too high or too low.

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Danielle Bauer, Flickr
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Missing Colorado Cat Shows Up Five Years Later in New York City

If she could talk, this calico cat named Willow would have some stories to tell.

Five years ago, the feline left the Squire home in Broomfield, Colorado when a contractor neglected to close a door. After there were no responses to the “lost cat” posters the Squires put up around the neighborhood, the family figured their pet had been eaten by the coyotes that are prevalent in the area.

Then, yesterday, the Squires got a very surprising phone call. Calico, who was mircochipped as a kitten, had been brought to an animal rescue shelter in New York City after a man spotted her wandering a Manhattan street.

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San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of All Pets

A proposal to ban all pets sales in San Francisco is being considered by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

According to those who have proposed the ban, the rational behind it is twofold. It would encourage San Franciscans to adopt animals from shelters and rescue organization, and it would put an end to what animal rights activists claim are inhumane conditions in puppy mills and kitten factories.

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