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Anna
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Anna
Anna
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Pearl, JA: How can we help? Customer: My mom was mislead
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Anna
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Joan
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Anna
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I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out
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Anna
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Anna
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We have very recently adopted 3 red eared sliders, one male,
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