Hawaii Pet Expo offers demos, puppies
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Hawaii Pet Expo offers demos, puppies

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2016

    Lani, a 7 month old Corgi, looks up at judge Christine Grisell while competing in the Herding Breed division of the Hawaiian Kennel Club’s Annual Puppy Match with her owner, Collin Akemoto, at last year’s Hawaii Pet Expo.

Celebrate your furred, finned and feathered friends on the final day of Hawaii Pet Expo 2017, with demonstrations, displays, vendors and pet-care sessions. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.

You can even bring your pet friend, if in good health, leashed and under owner control at all times.

Need more convincing to go? One word: puppies.

The Hawaiian Kennel Club’s Puppy Match will start at noon, following a “Sit Means Sit” off-leash training demonstration at 10:30 a.m.

If you’re more of a cat person, a Parade of Cats and discussion of feline breeds hosted by Aloha Cat Fanciers will convene at 11 a.m., with Cat Fanciers of Hawaii sponsoring a household cat show from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., both events in meeting rooms 5 and 6.

Other events today include a talk on pet dental care at noon by Dr. Pauline Koreyasu of Kakaako Pet Hospital.

The Hawaii Pet Expo is presented by the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association to encourage responsible pet ownership. Free pet-care advice will be dispensed at the group’s Ask-a-Vet booth, where you’ll also find a display on hazards in the home and how to keep pets safe.

Although admission is free, donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted at the door on behalf of the Hawaii Foodbank.

The two-day Pet Expo is a wrapup to National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week.

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