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Happy National Pet Week!

Time flies fast and furry-ously when you’re having fun. So don’t let National Pet Week go by without a little extra celebration. Break out the ‘nip. Break in a new scratching post. Brake for squirrels. And do your part to keep all pets and animals safe and healthy.

National Pet Week was jointly founded in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

The theme for 2010 is “Pets and People—Healthy Together,” encouraging exercise for people and pets alike. (Did you know that 57% of cats in the United States are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention?)

So how do you get a cat to exercise more than her right to sleep? has some good tips.

And, as always, share your secrets right here. We love hearing from you any week of the year!