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Help your pets enjoy growing older

web-pet-graphicRecent headlines about Guinness World Records naming a new “World’s Oldest Cat” has sparked some questions about the longevity of pets.

A 26-year-old feline named Corduroy was named the current record holder. Corduroy was born Aug. 1, 1989. and grew up on a farm in Oregon.

The oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year-cat named Creme Puff (Aug. 3, 1967-Aug. 6, 2005), according to the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records.

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Happy belated Microchip Day!

A LITTLE CHIP’LL DO YA — A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is planted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The animal doesn’t know it’s there, but you do, offering peace of mind should your animal get lost or stolen. (PHOTO: www.vetwest.com.au)
A LITTLE CHIP’LL DO YA — A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is planted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The animal doesn’t know it’s there, but you do, offering peace of mind should your animal get lost or stolen. (PHOTO: www.vetwest.com.au)

August 15th was “Check the Chip Day,” a day set aside to remind people of the importance of micro-chipping their pets.

The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), with support from HomeAgain, designated this day as a reminder for pet owners. The purpose of “Chip Day” is three-fold:

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Canine flu has hit NC; what you need to know

web-dog-flu-colorCanine Influenza has hit North Carolina. The virus was confirmed in a dog from Winston-Salem and in 3 dogs from Asheville.

There have been numerous suspected cases in Greensboro, but as of the NCDA press release on July 17, they have not been confirmed. A suspected case in Raleigh has also been reported.

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Cats and heartworms: Take a shot at this quiz

READY FOR MY CLOSEUP — Too bad cuteness is not a protection against heartworms ... nor is being an indoor cat. (RAY CRISCOE photo)
READY FOR MY CLOSEUP — Too bad cuteness is not a protection against heartworms … nor is being an indoor cat. (RAY CRISCOE photo)

Yes, cats can get heartworm disease also!!  Let’s see if HUB readers do as well on the Feline Heartworm Quiz this month as you did on the Canine Heartworm Quiz last month.

Drum roll, please!

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