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How to tell when it’s time to take your dog to the dentist

Caring for your dog's teeth is not only an important part of grooming and keeping up appearances, it is an integral part of keeping her healthy on a greater scale. You should brush your dog's teeth regularly to keep her mouth and teeth in good condition. However, sometimes the dental care required goes beyond your own capabilities.

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Joan Morris: Is it safe to feed fish to cats?

Dear Joan: I've never fed my cats any fish-based pet foods due to advice from a vet over 30 years ago. Too much ash for the male cat's urinary tract, etc. The manufacture of pet food has changed since then, but when researching via the internet I find conflicting information. What is your advice?

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Pet of the week at the SPCA: Talulah the Torbie

Meet Talulah! This gorgeous lady has the most beautiful markings in her long, soft coat. She is halfway between a tortoise shell and a tabby, also known as a torbie. She is affectionate and curious and will often come right up to her cat condo door to say hello as you walk by. She enjoys being brushed and has a great purr. Come meet Talulah the Torbie today.

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How to prepare for hitting the trail with your dog

Hiking is a great way to take advantage of the cool fall weather and beautiful foliage. Most dog owners can agree that no one makes a more willing and eager hiking buddy than your dog. Going for hikes with your four-legged friend is a great way for you both to get some exercise while enjoying all that the season has to offer. The American Kennel Club offers tips on what to bring along when you and your dog hit the trails together.

You won’t want to miss this week’s featured adoptable pets

All of these animals are available for adoption through Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento.