Deciding what attributes are best for your family is important because different small animals have their own unique behaviors. For example, hamsters and guinea pigs interact differently with children compared to a gerbil or chinchilla.
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While August 22nd may be the official National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, every day can be a "Take Your Cat the the Vet Day" because even though your cat may look healthy, there are some common health issues that aren’t always easy to see.
ALBANY - "Cats and dogs used for research by colleges and universities will soon be put up for adoption after their work is completed, according to a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo." from Democrat & Chronicle
PAWTUCKET - "The city of Pawtucket is looking to reinstate a “breed specific” ban on pit bulls after a vicious dog panel voted last week to return a pit bull-boxer mix to its owners after it mauled another dog to death in June." from WPRI 12
ROCKFORD - "It's an amendment to the Animal Control Act, where now if your dog or cat bites someone you must take it in for a bite exam within 24 hours after it happens." - from WREX 13
GREENWICH, CT - "The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), an organization comprised of pet industry leaders, animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, and academia, is announcing its support for Canine Care Certified, a new national, voluntary program that sets rigorous, science-based standards for professional breeders." - from Stamford Advocate
WASHINGTON, DC - "...provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to determine that animal dealers and exhibitors are not required to obtain a license under the Act and regulations if the size of the business conducting AWA-related activities is determined to be de minimis by the Secretary." - from Federal Register
LAS VEGAS - "Canine Care Certified, a national, voluntary program that sets rigorous standards for professional breeders, was developed after three years of research at Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science and was peer-reviewed by animal scientists and canine welfare experts from major academic institutions." - from San Antonio Express News
PORTLAND - "The ordinance would prohibit retail sales of dogs and cats, unless they come from an animal care facility or rescue organization." - from Portland Press Herald
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - " The law says any county that has a licensing requirement for dogs must provide at least 45 days notice to dog owners that their license needs renewal. That’s not happening in Hillsborough." - from WFLA News Channel 8