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Manatee County Animal Services asks for donations in preparation of kitten season

Manatee County Animal Services is having a kitten shower this Thursday through Saturday.

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Animal Island: See the vet to rid snake of mites

Q: My daughter's corn snake has an infestation of mites and we do not know what to do. We have cleaned out its tank and just keep it on a sheet of newspaper. We rub the snake all over with mineral oil as that is supposed to smother the mites but they crawl right over the oil! On the internet, people have suggested putting a No-Pest Strip in the tank with the snake - but that seems a bit extreme. Can you offer any suggestions?

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Baffled by cat's reaction to catnip

Q: My three cats love it when I sprinkle a little catnip on a sheet of newspaper. They all roll in it and scratch at the area of the rug where I spread it. However, my younger cat actually will shake his head and drool for a while in almost a dazed state. Then he just snaps out of it and walks away from the catnip. The drooling gets me a bit nervous. Am I doing them harm by letting them play with the catnip like this?

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Ellen from Modesto, Cal., is the caretaker for Sassy, a 4-year-old tabby cat that Ellen loves dearly. Ellen is also pregnant and has concerns about being pregnant while living with a cat. Sassy is entirely indoors and Ellen has heard - without much detail - about problems that can occur to babies because of the mother's exposure to cats during their pregnancy. She would like to understand any potential problems and risks.

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Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services

Cindy Skarda, volunteer, leads basic dog obedience training Tuesday mornings at the Manatee County Animal Services Palmetto shelter.
Video by Claire Aronson.
Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services 02:04

Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services

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Bradenton's Wares Creek completed

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Miller Elementary School rallies behind teacher by bringing Christmas in April

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