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State improves heartworm diagnosis ranking, but still third-highest in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — There’s good and bad news for Mississippi’s pets. The good news is the Magnolia State has slightly improved its position in the battle against one of the deadliest diseases threatening dogs and cats. The bad news, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which conducts a nationwide incidence survey every three years, Mississippi only dropped from second ...

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Will new ordinance have dog lovers howling?

Numerous cases of pet hoarding and cruelty to animals have been in headlines of late, and one city has decided to take a stand on the issue. It is likely, however, to have dog lovers howling. The city of Meridian has adopted a new ordinance limiting dog ownership to three animals per household. The Meridian Star reports that Councilman Randy ...

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Study finds Mississippians love dogs; cats not so much

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Mississippi ranks sixth for dog ownership with 45.2 percent of households owning a dog. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Mississippi made the bottom 10 list of pet owners, ranking 42nd with ...

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