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The Amazing Pets Show: Branson production offers year-round fun at Grand Country Music Hall | Entertainment

While many Branson shows are taking some time off in the coming weeks, one show is offering guests an amazing time year round.

The Amazing Pets Show at Grand County Country Music Hall is providing winter visitors the chance to catch their show every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. for the next couple of months. 

Just as the title of the show suggests, audiences in attendance will be treated to some amazing pets, including dogs, cats and even a couple of colorful birds. While any child watching the show will probably tell you afterward that the pets are the

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Texas has most reported pets with COVID-19 in the country

While it is rare, COVID-19 can spread to pets. Health officials say protecting your animals like you would humans can help keep them from getting the virus.

Texas currently has the most reported cases of pets with the COVID-19 virus, according to a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most pet cases worldwide happens after close contact with people who have COVID-19. 

Based on CDC research, it appears that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.

The risk of animals spreading COVID-19

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Slug killer will be banned across the country because of risks to hedgehogs and birds, ministers announce

The pellets are toxic to wildlife - Getty
The pellets are toxic to wildlife – Getty

A popular and lethal slug pellet is being banned by ministers after campaigners warned it could pose fatal to garden predators such as toads and hedgehogs.

Metaldehyde is a very effective slug poison, which often smells like sweet molasses but kills the gastropods which eat it.

Not only does this reduce the prey for the animals which eat slugs and snails – including hedgehogs and toads – it can build up to toxic levels in these animals, as well as pets and birds, if eaten.

Wildlife campaigners have pushed for a ban

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