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  • Watch out for these easily overlooked pet health issues

    Watch out for these easily overlooked pet health issues

    We’ve covered some of the important pet health maintenance issues most likely to be overlooked or undervalued by well-meaning owners: dental health and weight management. This time, we’ll examine intestinal parasites, feline heartworm disease and hypertension. Worms, worms, worms Roundworms, tapeworms,...

  • Sinking your teeth into pets' dental health

    Sinking your teeth into pets' dental health

    Last issue, we dived into a great question for cat and dog owners: What are the most overlooked yet important aspects of maintaining the good health of our pets? Weight control topped that list, but dental health is a close second. When we check our patients’ teeth on their annual examinations,...

  • Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets

    Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets

    Read about local pets, or share your own story. We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut. For more information, email pets@baltsun.com and be sure to put "Collared" in the subject line.

  • How to curb pets' weight gain

    How to curb pets' weight gain

    Q: What do you think are the health-maintenance things most likely to be overlooked by pet owners — and why do they matter? A: Some people only take their cars in for service when something stops working. The result can be an eye-popping bill for a big-ticket breakdown that could have been avoided...

  • Big breaks: Tecla Walton, owner and training director of Tecla's K-9 Academy

    Big breaks: Tecla Walton, owner and training director of Tecla's K-9 Academy

    Tecla Walton has always been an educator. She began by teaching music to children but found the No Child Left Behind Act left her trying “to motivate the unmotivatable,” and spending more time on paperwork than teaching. So in 2007 she returned to her first passion — training dogs. Then came a...

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  • DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    The Howard County man thought he was driving to meet an underage girl, bringing bedding and pillows in his SUV and a gift-wrapped box of earrings. Instead, James Cicala learned 15-year-old "Sydney" was a man, an undercover detective. The 55-year-old from Columbia was sentenced Thursday to seven...

  • Columbia's Symphony of Lights to make 'bigger, brighter' return this year

    Columbia's Symphony of Lights to make 'bigger, brighter' return this year

    Symphony of Lights will return bigger, better and brighter this holiday season, organizers said, following a year-long hiatus to refurbish the original light displays and make way for ongoing construction at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. Benefiting Howard County General Hospital, the drive-through...

  • Wilde Lake grad Shawn Frederick returns to Columbia as Hammond High coach, teacher

    Wilde Lake grad Shawn Frederick returns to Columbia as Hammond High coach, teacher

    Assisting a student with a cognitive impairment as she struggled mightily with a biology concept, Shawn Frederick could sense the girl's frustration was nearing a tipping point. "I had explained it to her 10 or 15 different ways," recalled Frederick, who is a first-time Howard County special education...

  • Erase Hate Through Art message continues with 'Rocky Horror'

    Erase Hate Through Art message continues with 'Rocky Horror'

    In 2012, teens attending a 14-year-old girl's birthday party in North Laurel were stunned when they learned that her best friend's neighbor — a racially mixed and overweight teen who was into art, theater and music — had committed suicide. According to Grant Myers, president of How Do You Like...

  • Wilde Lake Middle prepares for new building

    Wilde Lake Middle prepares for new building

    Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia will have two first days of school this year. One Aug. 29, and the other in January in a brand new building. Opening in 1969, with renovations in 1975 and 1996, the current school was due for a overhaul. The new Wilde Lake Middle School will be a net zero energy...

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