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Making sure your pet is a cancer survivor

When a family member is sick, the whole family is affected. And when the family member happens to be the family pet, it is not much easier.

Like humans, pets can suffer everything from common colds to cancer. You know when your pet has the sniffles, but how would you know that your pet has cancer, and how would you treat it?

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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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How to set up a fish tank

Owning a fish tank is a fun and entertaining experience for people of all ages. When it comes to aquariums, there are many different options in size, type and cost that are determined by the amount and kind of fish you want to keep.

Choosing your fish

First, decide which types of fish you are interested in keeping in your fish tank. You should research to find the fish you like that are similar in size, temperament and care requirements.

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Thunderstorms, fireworks: A tough time of year for pets

I hope that all the readers of the HUB had a wonderful Fourth of July. This column is for those among us who didn’t enjoy the holiday — this is a very tough time of year for dogs that have fireworks and/or thunderstorm anxiety.

This anxiety can range from mild to intense; some dogs become very fearful and destructive and these anxieties can interfere with their (and their owners’) quality of life.

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Some ways you can go green with your pet

THANK YOU — It doesn’t take much to make Fido happy, like a recyclable denim ball you can make or get at places like Dog & Co. ( PHOTO: shopdogandco.com)
THANK YOU — It doesn’t take much to make Fido happy, like a recyclable denim ball you can make or get at places like Dog & Co. ( PHOTO: shopdogandco.com)

The push to go green has reached every aspect of our daily lives. Millions of Americans are now recycling, composting and buying organic to reduce their carbon footprint. Naturally, this interest extends to pets, too, so owners can protect the environment as well as their pet’s health.

Here are some easy ways to go green with your cat or dog.

 

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Finding The Perfect Low-Maintenance Pet

A RISING INTERNET STAR – Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog and rising Internet star behind the popular Twitter account @Hedgehogdays. (PHOTO: twistedsifter.com)

Pets can be a fun and joyful addition to any family, although it can be very tricky to figure out the best pet for you and your lifestyle. Whether you are busy, live in a small space, have allergies that make having a pet difficult, or simply want a low-maintenance pet, here are some suggestions for pets that are fun, make great companions and are easy to care for.

Aquarium fish have a much higher survival rate than fish that live in a fishbowl, yet do not require much more attention or different care. There can be a higher initial cost for the setup of an aquarium, but once it is properly set up, the only requirements of the owner are regular feeding and cleaning of the tank. And if you have a good, working filter, cleaning only has to happen about once every month. An additional benefit of having a well-maintained aquarium of fish is that it can be decorative in your home, doubling as a centerpiece or conversation starter when you have guests. Continue reading Finding The Perfect Low-Maintenance Pet

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