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10 Tips for a Healthy Fish Tank

For those of us who want a pet, but cannot commit to a cat or a dog, there are other pets in the sea. Fish are great for owners who don't have a lot of time to care for an animal, for people who don't have a lot of space for a companion and for families with children that pester for a pet. They are low maintenance, tranquil,…

15 Ways To Help Animals

Animal lovers know that adoptions save lives. But what if you love animals and are allergic or simply cannot take anymore in at the moment? Here are 15 other ways you can help animals: ...

Pet and animal lovers gathered together last weekend to enjoy the 23rd Annual America's Family Pet Expo at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Over three days, a slew of animals and people congregated together to form a salute to some of Hollywood's most talented pets. RELATED: Play the Who's Cutest game! Uggie, the famous Jack Russell Terrier from "The Artist," was a delight, posing for photographs with fans and performing cute tricks. The dogs from the "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" films also made an appearance,...

Forget catnip for your cat. Put away that ball of yarn. And for your dog, ditch the sticks and rubber rings. They are all so yesterday. The latest diversions for the animal in your life run the gamut from pet strollers to sports classes for your pooch's inner Olympian. Here's help deciding whether any of the new trends belong in Fido or Fluffy's life...and in yours. Digital Distraction You have to work late -- again -- and your pets are not pleased. Can you keep them amused by popping a DVD into your player and setting the timer? CATDVD ($20; www.catdvd.com) shows birds flying, squirrels frolicking, and mice cavorting, all to outdoor sounds and other familiar noises that entrepreneur David...

As you may have noticed, lately we're giving a little attention to not so common-but-loved-nonetheless pets. It's not that the cuddlies aren't still at the top of everyone's list -- it's just that sometimes it's important to remember that pets come in many forms. Even though you probably won't meet many at the park the summer, or on a stroll around your neighborhood, fans of the Bearded Dragon are friendly bunch who are proud of their unusual pets and are eager to share helpful information. I first learned about this creature-as-pet at the Philadelphia Repticon Expo in February from a young woman who cradled her newly purchased pet in her arms like someone else would swaddle a kitten. When...

Know Your Animal Omens And Superstitions

Beware: It's March 15th, so you better watch your back. Today's a date heaped with superstitions thanks to Julius Cesar. Way back in 44 BC, the emperor refused to stay home on the Ides of March and, as a result, met an untimely death. But foreboding omens are not only reserved for ancient poobahs; plenty of animals have…