SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's most populous county banned the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, joining a growing number of cities around the country in a step designed to reduce the number of pets born in inhumane conditions.
It's true: Mice actually sing, especially when they're looking for mates. That's not anything new. But unlike birdsong, mouse-song is much too high-pitched for humans to hear. So no, it's not exactly Cinderella-esque. But it is shockingly intricate.
In 2011, Evan Smith left a career in which he had to make difficult, uneasy decisions. "As a Medicaid gatekeeper, I kind of held a lot in my hands negotiating prices and making approvals, and knew one day it could be my own mom's case. It hit home." Now Smith ends his evenings with the peaceful knowledge he's helped people and their pets.
Angela shares an apartment with her 6-year-old cat Andy. Andy has spent all his life indoors. Recently, Angela has noticed small amounts of blood in his stool. The stool is otherwise normal. It does not seem to show blood on every bowel movement but it has become increasingly prevalent. His diet consists of Science Diet Feline Maintenance in a dry form with occasional wet food of the same brand.
The Country Critters will be hopping away into the sunset after 22 years. The 4-H rabbit club is dissolving and will celebrate its legacy with current and former members at a potluck banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. The club has about 16 members and claims to be one of the longest existing rabbit clubs in Clark County.
Ferrets continue to increase in popularity as companion animals in California and elsewhere. This despite their status as illegal pets in California (and a few others states or cities). The logic as to their illegal status has escaped me, having worked to change this status over the past many years to no avail.
LOS ANGELES -- You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity. Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: collars that can check for a fever, monitor pulse and respiration, and even indicate if your pet is in pain.