Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup! Ike is starting to feel at home. He likes to help us read the newspaper in the morning. Here are the links for this week:

* CBS Detroit lists the wackiest pet names of the year. Included: Hot Rod Woofington, Hunk Heartbreaker, Taco Salad, and Pizza Guy. Are these names undignified, or doesn’t the dog care what he’s called (as long as you don’t call him late for dinner!)?

*The Miami Herald cautions that dog treadmills should not replace walking your dog outside. I think that, when added to your regular walking and play routine, a dog treadmill can be a plus, and provide extra exercise if used properly.

* Wouldn’t your cat like this living room designed especially for cats‘ needs, including a nifty system of elevated ramps?

* From Buzzfeed, the top 10 cutest pets of the week.

*And this slideshow from CNN, great pictures capturing the Dog Days of Summer.

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