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Keeping Pet Rats - Exotic Pets
Why a Pet Rat? Whenever I mention keeping rats as pets I usually get the same reaction: WHY? People see rats as dirty, disease carrying vermin, so why would anyone ever decide to keep one as a pet? While it's true that wild rats are best left alone, those raised as pets can be wonderful companions. (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 03:21:29 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 07:20:34 GMT)

Expo showcases many new products for pet lovers
There's nothing like the Global Pet Expo, held March 23-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. The American Pet Product Manufacturer's Association and the Pet Industry Distributor's Association attracted 690 companies, from 24 countries. More than 700 new products for pets and pet lovers were rolled out. Here's a small sampling: (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 08:07:57 GMT)

Is Airline Travel Safe For Pets? Pet Carrier Kennel Test and Flight Travel Checklist Offered by DryFur.com
With new laws that took effect as of May 2005, the government requires all major U.S. airlines to report pet travel incidents (death, injury or loss) to the appropriate governmental agency. These reports are then compiled and released to the public monthly by the U.S. Department of Transportation. DryFur.com provides help to pet owners planning their next flight with pet in tow. [PRWEB Apr 1, (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 08:18:14 GMT)

Prevalence and Patterns of Physiologic Muscle Uptake Detected With Whole-Body ^Sup 18^F-FDG PET
By Jackson, Ryan S; Schlarman, Thomas C; Hubble, William L; Osman, Medhat M Recently, the use of ^sup 18^F-FDG PET has progressed rapidly as a standard diagnostic imaging tool in many types of cancer. (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 09:47:18 GMT)

Pet calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4400 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 11:05:33 GMT)

Suspects crash into pet store
A Southwest Side pet store was nearly demolished Friday when two suspected burglars who thought police were in pursuit lost control of their stolen car and crashed into the building. (Sat, 01 Apr 2006 12:26:53 GMT)

Pet calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4400 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 03:51:37 GMT)

Pet fair to offer low-cost services
Free dog obedience training will be available. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 06:26:05 GMT)

Pit Bull Kills Family Pet In San Jose
A pit bull on the loose killed a family pet Saturday in San Jose. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 08:03:14 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 08:09:29 GMT)

Preventive care is easy on wallet, pet's health
Everyone wants a healthy pet. Following a few simple preventive guidelines can help you make sure that your pet stays healthy -- while you save money. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 08:36:01 GMT)

This pet project is a win-win for people, animals
Dogs and cats give so much to humans, and pet owners generally respond in kind. That's clear from the skyrocketing demand for pet toys and pet-care services, and the pride with which owners submit their pets' photos to this paper's "Paws & Claws" pages. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:11:36 GMT)

City declaws pet plan
What's new, pussycat? Well, for starters, Great Falls felines won't have to be licensed or wear leashes when they're out and about. Those concessions are among recent changes to the city's animal ordinance that relax the rules for Great Falls pet owners. (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 11:12:25 GMT)

It's a dog's life: owner dies after pet shot at
A 30-year-old man in Delhi died of shock after his pet dog was shot at by another man who was furious the animal barked at him. - (Sun, 02 Apr 2006 14:43:31 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 05:50:44 GMT)

Service rescues beach vacations from pet bans
"No dogs!" in big red letters is usually the first greeting pet owners receive at a Jersey Shore beach. So forbidden is Fido from setting even one paw on the sand during prime beach season, from May through September, that breaking the law in towns up and down the coast could lead to handcuffs, jail cells and big fines. Not to mention what could happen to Fido. (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 07:34:16 GMT)

Pet Turtles Blamed for Salmonella Infections
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDayNews) -- Pet turtles are a common and often underreported source of Salmonella infection. Six recent cases have been reported in Wisconsin and Wyoming, and these may be just the tip of the iceberg, federal health officials said Thursday. (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 08:23:02 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into New Castle County, Delaware
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in New Castle County, Delaware to provide residents throughout the region with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 33rd FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 550 (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Union County, New Jersey
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Union County, New Jersey to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 36th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 550 cities and towns (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 11:30:00 GMT)

Pet Insurer Hits Out At Poor Kennels
We are seeing rising criticism of the pet industry coming out of the pet insurance sector.. Monday 03 April 2006 (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 12:08:53 GMT)

Fido or Kitty can now enjoy Target’s pricey pet food
According to the Pet Food Institute, a traveling salesman created the world’s first pet food when he made a dog biscuit in 1860 – an invention that, in time, became the 20-pound bag of chow, the can of wet food and all that kibble. (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 12:27:20 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into New Castle County, Delaware
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and mostsophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dogwalking services, today announced it has launched a new location in NewCastle County, Delaware to provide residents throughout the region withunsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 33rd FETCH!Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 550 cities and (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:42:24 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Union County, New Jersey
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and mostsophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dogwalking services, today announced it has launched a new location in UnionCounty, New Jersey to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet careservices. This new franchise marks the 36th FETCH! Pet Care location that,in aggregate, now service over 550 cities and towns throughout (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:42:39 GMT)

Dangerous Glucose-hungry Cervical Tumors Can Be Detected Using PET Scans
Cervical cancers that take up a lot of blood sugar, or glucose, are more resistant to treatment than those that are less glucose-hungry, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers also found that the high glucose-uptake tumors can be identified with PET scans, which are already routinely used to determine tumor size and lymph node involvement (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:05:23 GMT)

Conservative group posts spending on lawmaker pet projects
(Albany, NY - AP) - Five-thousand dollars in taxpayer money for a soap box derby. Fifteen-thousand dollars for Little League. These are just two recent pet projects of New York lawmakers. Another 23,000 or so such projects are being posted online to show where taxpayer money goes. (Mon, 03 Apr 2006 20:48:09 GMT)

Leaders Split Up State Tax Money for Pet Projects
Money to fix up hunting clubs and baseball fields has come from a lump sum divided in secret by the three men who control New York State government. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 05:18:03 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 05:52:41 GMT)

Teen jailed for microwave death of pet budgie
An 18-year-old New Zealander has pleaded guilty to eight charges of burglary and one of cruel treatment of an animal - a pet budgie he stole from a school classroom. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 08:17:00 GMT)

New Zealand teenager gets 9 months for microwaving pet budgie
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A teenager who used a microwave to kill a pet budgie he stole from a school classroom has been sent to prison for nine months. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:49:29 GMT)

Don't Bite On Pet Stocks
A tapped-out consumer scales back on Fido's treats. Value-priced pet stocks could get cheaper still. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 10:33:50 GMT)

Pet Products And Trends From Pet Expo 2006
700 new pet product launches ranging from self washing, toilet bowl-shaped cat litter boxes to tennis ball-launching dog golf-club drivers, were featured at the 2006 Global Pet Expo, the annual U.. Tuesday 04 April 2006 (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 13:54:50 GMT)

Heads up! We need your pet Easter bonnet.
This year, we want you to design an extra special Easter bonnet for the pet in your life. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 17:39:07 GMT)

Brush may see pet park outside limits
Just about a quarter mile out of town, one of Brush's farms is looking to be the home of a pet park. (Tue, 04 Apr 2006 23:42:36 GMT)

Trafford sinks teeth into pet ordinance
It's spring in Trafford, and thoughts are turning toward the dogs ... and cats. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 04:16:38 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 05:38:51 GMT)

Wag your pet tales of excess proudly
Fess up to your pet indulgences. Do you feed them steak and caviar, push them in strollers, call them gushy names? Unburden by e-mail at cbloom@thebeaconjournal.com or write to Pet Confessions, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron OH 44303. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 07:23:49 GMT)

Petcare Software Now Available for Pet Sitters
ORGIT Software Corporation announces Petcare Software as a new software solution for Pet Sitters. [PRWEB Apr 5, 2006] (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 07:44:12 GMT)

Pet Spending at All Time High -- The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Releases 2006 Pet Industry
GREENWICH, Conn.----April 5, 2006--New industry spending figures released by The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association confirm just how much pets are becoming a part of American families. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 13:00:00 GMT)

Commissioners will fine-tune pet ordinance
Hold onto your cats and dogs. It's still up in the air what city commissioners will do with proposed new animal control ordinances after a draft plan sparked plenty of controversy among pet owners. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 15:12:28 GMT)

PETCO Hosts 'Think Adoption First'/National Pet Adoption Days
This Saturday and Sunday, all PETCO stores around the nation are expected to participate in the PETCO's Ninth Annual National Pet Adoption Days. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 17:54:00 GMT)

"Pork" funds teapot museum, arctic games
Lobbying scandals and a staggering federal budget deficit haven't dampened Congress' appetite for questionable pet projects, as lawmakers will spend a record $29 billion on "pork" this year, a watchdog group said on Wednesday. (Wed, 05 Apr 2006 22:08:45 GMT)

Pet owners breathe easy
When Kathleen Calisi read in theObserver that the town’s fire department didn’t have oxygen masks for pets, she knew what she had to do. Calisi made a donation to Best Friends Pet Care, a company that helps furnish firefighters with the live-saving masks. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 05:54:02 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 06:08:12 GMT)

'Late Show' crew looks for stupid pet tricks
"The Late Show with David Letterman" crew is coming to Cincinnati looking for smart pets doing stupid things. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 09:31:40 GMT)

"Pork" funds teapot museum, arctic games
Lobbying scandals and a staggering federal budget deficit haven't dampened Congress' appetite for questionable pet projects, as lawmakers will spend a record $29 billion on "pork" this year, a watchdog group said on Wednesday. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 11:15:55 GMT)

Health Tip: Vaccinate Your Pets
(HealthDay News) -- Many pet owners may forget, or don't think it's important, to vaccinate their pets. But according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, all pets -- even indoor ones -- should get their shots each year. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 13:02:26 GMT)

PETCO Hosts 'Think Adoption First'/National Pet Adoption Days
Over the weekend of April 9&10 all, PETCO stores around the nation are expected to participate in the PETCO's Ninth Annual National Pet Adoption Days. To highlight PETCO's commitment to animal welfare, nearly 2,000 animal welfare organizations will have companion animals available throughout the weekend for adoption at all participating PETCO locations. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 13:32:28 GMT)

Local pet detective returns
ARMED with a bionic ear, night vision goggles and improved transport Westbury's own pet detective is back on the trail for missing cats and dogs. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 13:58:25 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Unveils "Scooplite" Flushable Cat Litter
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- today announced an agreement with a private equity group led by two industry veterans that will bring Pet Ecology's "Scooplite" cat litter and other Pet Ecology products into the mass retailer market in the United States and Canada. "Scooplite" maintains many of the qualities of Pet Ecology's Professional Scientific Cat Litter, specifically that (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 14:20:00 GMT)

Man punished for dumping pet gator
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A man was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to illegally possessing an alligator that was dumped into an urban lake where it has eluded capture for months. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:35:57 GMT)

Family pet killed during County Down burglary
A family pet has been killed during a break-in at a house in County Down in the early hours of this morning. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:42:17 GMT)

The smartest robot pet yet
Refer to "Pleo" as a robotic pet, and its co-inventor, Caleb Chung (of "Furby" fame), will quickly set you straight: Pleo is a designer life-form. (Thu, 06 Apr 2006 17:35:30 GMT)

Moorpark Pet Food Firm Offers Holistic Products
By Alicia Doyle, Ventura County Star, Calif. Apr. 4--After giving her dog another brand of food, Nanette Beck noticed something that made her switch back to what a breeder recommended, Great Life Performance Pet Products. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 03:03:49 GMT)

Pet geese killed
A $600 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest for the killing of three pet geese on a Unity Township farm late last month. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 04:16:28 GMT)

Pet Products
Whether it's a dog, cat, rabbit or hamster, the ultimate homage to your pet is to have its likeness rendered for posterity. Award-winning paperback book-cover artist Renee Grant executes portraits in oil pant based on photos you supply. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 06:11:56 GMT)

So-net M3, Methods Begin Offering PET Examination Reservation Services
Tokyo, Apr 7, 2006 (JCN) - So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network affiliate, has formed a business alliance with Tokyo-based company Methods, and begun offering m3.com PET Reservation, a PET (positron emission tomography) examination service. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 06:27:00 GMT)

don't miss: pet fair
WHAT: We love Pet Fair, don't you? And not just because we're still mad that Mom wouldn't let us have a dog. Now in its 39th year, this "petacular" Orlando tradition lets you check out tiger cubs and other exotic wildlife; dance with your pet; see performing horses from Arabian Nights dinner theater; thrill to the feats of the SuperDogs; enter a pet look-alike or pet costume contest or pet (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 08:20:35 GMT)

don't miss: stupid human and pet tricks
WHAT: Do you or your pet have an amazing talent? Then this is your chance to audition for the Stupid Human and Pet Tricks segment on The Late Show with David Letterman. All you need to do is sign up, step on stage and show 'em your stuff. Producers will videotape all auditions; the best contestants may be contacted for booking on the show. (Pets must be kept on leashes or in cages; no exotic (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 08:20:45 GMT)

Pet of the week
Each Friday the El Paso Times features a pet that needs a home. Each week we spotlight an animal from a different neighborhood shelter. This week's pet is from Friends of Animals, which provides low-cost spay-neuter services for kittens and cats. Kittens and cats are up for adoption too. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 09:07:46 GMT)

Stupid Human and Pet Tricks
Universal CityWalk will host auditions for "Stupid Human and Pet Tricks" for "The Late Show with David Letterman" 4-7 p.m. April 8 at the CityWalk Lagoon Stage. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 13:22:34 GMT)

Pet cats and obesity
One of the problems many pet cats have is obesity and a lack of exercise because by far, cats are going to spend most of their days sleeping. Not only is obesity unhealthy for a cat, it can also cause some diseases, such as diabetes, melodus and pancreatitis. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 14:10:29 GMT)

Oakland Pet Fund Fights Euthanasia in Shelters
The Oakland Pet Fund is an Oakland County nonprofit group. In just 1 year’s time, the dedicated group has garnered the support of L. Brooks Patterson, and has gotten pledges from nearly a dozen animal shelters. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 14:46:46 GMT)

Owner, 85, saved again by pet dog
A pensioner is saved after her pet dog alerts her to a gas leak at their home, a year after he helped her following a fall. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 16:25:21 GMT)

Pet calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4400 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 16:34:43 GMT)

Pet treat maker finds itself in bigger legal doghouse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The maker of top-selling dog treat Greenies is facing more legal trouble from pet owners claiming the teeth-cleaning product hurt or even killed their dogs. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:12:55 GMT)

Pet first aid training is Saturday
LANCASTER — American Red Cross of Fairfield County’s Pet First Aid Training is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at 121 W. Mulberry St., Lancaster. Learn to care for your pet as you would a family member, including CPR. Participants receive a Pet First Aid book. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:42:25 GMT)

Six people shot in Las Vegas pet store
(Las Vegas, Nevada) April 7, 2006 - Six people, including a child, were shot inside of a store in Las Vegas. It happened Thursday evening at a pet shop near the Vegas strip. One of the victims, an adult, was critically injured. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 19:11:16 GMT)

Pet Tales: Ashley the Cat
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- People looking for a good pet can now adopt Ashley, the cat. She is a 1 year old Calico cat. "She is energetic, friendly and sweet," says "Ann Korczyk with the Jacksonville Humane Society. Korczyk recommends that families with small children not adopt Ashley. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 21:07:26 GMT)

Pet treat maker finds itself in bigger legal doghouse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The maker of top-selling dog treat Greenies is facing more legal trouble from pet owners claiming the teeth-cleaning product hurt or even killed their dogs. (Fri, 07 Apr 2006 22:50:43 GMT)

Pet allergies: When you can't dodge the dander
What can you do when your dog or cat is causing your allergy symptoms? Parting with your pet is an option — but there are other solutions. (Sat, 08 Apr 2006 04:42:19 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Sat, 08 Apr 2006 05:50:11 GMT)

Six people shot in Las Vegas pet store
(Las Vegas, Nevada) April 7, 2006 - Six people, including a child, were shot inside of a store in Las Vegas. It happened Thursday evening at a pet shop near the Vegas strip. One of the victims, an adult, was critically injured. (Sat, 08 Apr 2006 08:36:19 GMT)

JOAN MORRIS: JOAN'S WORLD: It's a mystery why lamb can become a pet's peeve
Dear Joan: Somebody once told me that there is an animal that goes crazy when you cook lamb in the house. I believe it is a type of dog, but I can't quite remember. I searched the Internet, but got no answers. Can you help me? I am looking to adopt a new pet. (Sat, 08 Apr 2006 10:19:46 GMT)

What boy doesn’t want a pet monkey?
It’s hard to tell your children no – except when they ask for a pet monkey. “Daddy, can I get a monkey?” “No,” I answered my four-year-old son without even looking up from my newspaper. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 04:08:55 GMT)

State appeals court sets pet dog’s value at $1,309
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — How much could a pet dog be worth? According to a Kansas appeals court, one Yorkshire terrier, at least, is worth about $1,300. The case began two years ago when Sarah Burgess took her terrier Murphy for a shampoo and cut with a Kansas City, Kan. groomer. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 05:19:18 GMT)

Pet Adoption
Find out how you can enjoy the companionship of having a pet in your home and help out one of several Upper Peninsula agencies who are committed to the well being of our furry friends. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 05:24:11 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 05:37:20 GMT)

Court decides pet dog's worth
How much could a pet dog be worth? According to a Kansas appeals court, one Yorkshire terrier is worth about $1,300. The case began two years ago when Sarah Burgess took her tiny terrier, Murphy, for a shampoo and a cut with a Kansas City, Kan., groomer. When Murphy came out limping, Burgess, an athletics director at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, got concerned. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 06:05:23 GMT)

JOAN MORRIS: JOAN'S WORLD: It's a mystery why lamb can become a pet's peeve
Dear Joan: Somebody once told me that there is an animal that goes crazy when you cook lamb in the house. I believe it is a type of dog, but I can't quite remember. I searched the Internet, but got no answers. Can you help me? I am looking to adopt a new pet. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 10:02:29 GMT)

Pet calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Siberian Husky Rescue; Brentwood Petco, 5481 Lone Tree Way; Siberian Huskies. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 10:04:49 GMT)

People in the News
When someone picks up a pet from a shelter, it's not just the animal that gets rescued, Bernadette Peters said. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 17:26:42 GMT)

Pet owners frolic on Web sites that provide greets and treats
Popular pet Web sites are a feel-good place where animals become virtual pals and owners blog about their pets' escapades (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 17:47:50 GMT)

WAGS to hold pet therapy workshop in Nevada in April
Wonderful Animals Giving Support will be hosting a Delta Pet therapy workshop on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop is the first step in a series that leads to certifying a pet for pet therapy work. (Sun, 09 Apr 2006 21:15:33 GMT)

You and your pet are tops
You've got one more day to show us your beaster bonnets! (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 02:20:41 GMT)

What boy doesn’t want a pet monkey?
It’s hard to tell your children no – except when they ask for a pet monkey. “Daddy, can I get a monkey?” “No,” I answered my four-year-old son without even looking up from my newspaper. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 03:25:28 GMT)

Before you buy a pet, better know your rights
Mark and Jana Anello suspected something was wrong from the moment they brought a 4-month-old macaw home from a local pet store. After just one night, during which the bird was coughing, they found the $900 macaw dead in its cage. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 04:30:15 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 05:32:00 GMT)

What boy doesn’t want a pet monkey?
It’s hard to tell your children no – except when they ask for a pet monkey. “Daddy, can I get a monkey?” “No,” I answered my four-year-old son without even looking up from my newspaper. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 07:09:36 GMT)

Buying a pet? Better know your rights
Mark and Jana Anello suspected something was wrong from the moment they brought a 4-month-old macaw home from a local pet store. After just one night, during which the bird was coughing, they found the $900 macaw dead in its cage. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 07:14:56 GMT)

Pet treats seem chop-lickin' good
Has anyone else noticed how weird pet food has become? What finally stopped me in my tracks at the supermarket were the bottles of "Savory... (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 07:20:17 GMT)

Rescue a pet -- it may rescue you back
When someone picks up a pet from a shelter, it's not just the animal that gets rescued, Bernadette Peters said. "They realize that you've saved them, and now they're there to maybe save you or connect with you," the actress said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "They're very, very appreciative of being picked."As the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals turns 140 this week, (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 08:39:51 GMT)

Court Determines Pet Dog's Worth At $1,309
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- How much could a pet dog be worth? According to a Kansas appeals court, one Yorkshire terrier, at least, is worth about $1,300. The case began two years ago when Sarah Burgess took her tiny terrier Murphy for a shampoo and a cut with a Kansas City, Kan. groomer. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 12:42:06 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Continues San Diego Expansion With New Uptown Franchise
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in San Diego, California to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 37th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 600 cities and towns throughout (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 14:33:00 GMT)

Rescue a pet -- it may rescue you back
When someone picks up a pet from a shelter, it's not just the animal that gets rescued, Bernadette Peters said. "They realize that you've saved them, and now they're there to maybe save you or connect with you," the actress said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "They're very, very appreciative of being picked."As the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals turns 140 this week, (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 14:55:34 GMT)

Take your dog shopping at Barking Babes Pet Boutique!
Wow! Or should you say (bow) wow! That's the first word that comes to mind when you step into Haley & Abigail's Barking Babes Pet Boutique in Fenton - Genesee County's "one and only" pet boutique designed specifically for dog clothing and accessories. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:59:28 GMT)

Pet Valu Canada announces intention to privately place new unsecured subordinated debt
Pet Valu, Inc.'s Canadian public subsidiary, Pet Valu Canada Inc. , announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a proposed private placement of a new issue of up to approximately CAD$15,000,000 of unsecured subordinated debentures of Pet Valu Canada to certain existing investors and others. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:14:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Continues San Diego Expansion With New Uptown Franchise
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and mostsophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dogwalking services, today announced it has launched a new location in SanDiego, California to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet careservices. This new franchise marks the 37th FETCH! Pet Care location that,in aggregate, now service over 600 cities and towns throughout (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 18:12:55 GMT)

Monthly meetings to offer grief support for pet loss
The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will offer monthly support meetings beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday for adults who have experienced the loss of a pet, whether due to death or being lost or stolen. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:20:20 GMT)

Pet cemetery back from the dead
A special use permit for a pet cemetery will be resurrected at the Carthage City Council Tuesday. A 5-5 vote at the last council meeting in March denied the authorization of the special use permit for a pet cemetery to be placed on the grounds of the Park Cemetery. (Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:42:45 GMT)

Pet shop reopens after shooting rampage
A family owned pet shop is back open just days after people were shot during a robbery. Police are still looking for two men who burst into Bahnna Birds and Batteries on Thursday. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 02:40:47 GMT)

Couple accused of caging child in pet crate
McALLEN, Texas -- A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing and later binding his... (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:18:49 GMT)

Couple accused of caging child in pet crate
McALLEN, Texas A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing. The couple is also accused of later binding the child's hands and feet to a pole. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:30:28 GMT)

Couple accused of caging child in pet crate
McALLEN, Texas A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:30:43 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 05:54:14 GMT)

Rescue a pet -- it may rescue you back
When someone picks up a pet from a shelter, it's not just the animal that gets rescued, Bernadette Peters said. "They realize that you've saved them, and now they're there to maybe save you or connect with you," the actress said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "They're very, very appreciative of being picked."As the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals turns 140 this week, (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 06:55:02 GMT)

Pet shop reopens after shooting rampage
A family owned pet shop is back open just days after people were shot during a robbery. Police are still looking for two men who burst into Bahnna Birds and Batteries on Thursday. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 07:10:49 GMT)

Pet questions guide juror selection in alleged cat tossing
A jury pool full of pet lovers was questioned Monday in the case of a man accused of tossing five kittens out of a fast-moving car. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 07:16:39 GMT)

PADS Pet Photo Show
The People And Dogs Society (PADS) is offering pet owners the chance to have a favourite personal photo of their pet turned into a professional portrait, painted by animal artist Pauline Gledhill.. Tuesday 11 April 2006 (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 09:38:47 GMT)

The big decision: Which pet is right for you?
Dogs and cats can be so cute. How can anyone resist those big eyes and all that love and attention? But there's more to owning a pet than many people realize. People must take many things into consideration before taking on the responsibility of owning a pet. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 10:38:57 GMT)

First Pet Life, Inc. (OTC: FPLF) Forms Own Pet Insurance Unit
The OTC Report recommends First Pet Life, Inc., which announced they are in the completing stages of negotiations to begin offering its own First Pet Life branded line of pet insurance. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Couple accused of caging child in pet crate 7:48 AM
A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing and later binding his hands and feet to a pole. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 13:16:30 GMT)

Couple accused of caging boy in pet crate 7:48 AM
A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing. The couple is also accused of later binding his hands and feet to a pole. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 19:07:58 GMT)

Couple accused of caging boy in pet crate 7:48 AM
A South Texas couple was jailed on child abuse charges for allegedly placing the woman's 10-year-old son in a pet cage as punishment for stealing. The couple is also accused of later binding his hands and feet to a pole. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 21:32:14 GMT)

Dogs jumped fence to get at family pet
Local pet owner Ian McDonald is warning other animal owners to be careful with their animals, after his dog was attacked in his backyard. Mr McDonald said that two dogs, one of them an American Pitt Bull terrier, the other a Staffie, jumped over his fence in Fitzroy Avenue. (Tue, 11 Apr 2006 22:51:23 GMT)

Essay contest: why they love their pet
A few weeks ago, young pet owners were ask by the folks at Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center to write about why they love their pet. This is the fifth year of the annual essay contest for first through 8th graders. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 02:51:03 GMT)

Pet parade possibly in peril
NORTH AURORA – Dwindling attendance and other factors have led organizers to cancel the North Aurora Pet Parade set for May. But the event still may happen this year as part of the village's summer blowout, North Aurora Days, which will be Aug. 4-6 this year. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 05:48:43 GMT)

Adopting a pet can be a life-altering part of your life
Owning a pet is a great joy and a huge responsibility. Adopting a pet can be an additional joy, because it provides a second chance for a happy life for a deserving animal. Adoption is a big step, however, and ought not be taken lightly. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 06:15:37 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 06:56:41 GMT)

Pet Connection asks for funds
The Pet Connection Humane Society is looking to the city of Bismarck for financial support in an effort to keep the shelter open. The Pet Connection's Dr. Bill Kozel and Shelly Bank approached the city commission at Tuesday's meeting, requesting help with its $15,000 a month deficit. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:14:13 GMT)

Hemp pet food hits the market
A Tasmanian company has obtained the first state or territory licence to use hemp in a pet food product. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:23:00 GMT)

Hemp pet food hits the market
A Tasmanian company has obtained the first state or territory licence to use hemp in a pet food product. Hemp is banned in food for human consumption in Australia, unlike most other western countries. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:41:10 GMT)

New ordinances tighten leash on pet owners, others
VINELAND -- Beginning in May, it would be illegal for pet owners to leave their dogs' solid waste on the sidewalk, or any property not belonging to the pet owner. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 10:13:57 GMT)

“People Food” Versus Pet Food: The Ultimate Guide to Safe Table Scraps for Pets
(PRWEB) April 12, 2006 -- Even though Americans spend over $10 billion a year on pet food, people just can’t help indulging their animals with human food as a “special treat. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet shop reopens after shooting rampage
A family owned pet shop is back open just days after people were shot during a robbery. Police are still looking for two men who burst into Bahnna Birds and Batteries on Thursday. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:57:17 GMT)

Pet first aid class is next month
The American Red Cross is offering a pet first aid class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, in Magruder Hospital's first floor conference center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:38:56 GMT)

Japan bases have handle on abandoned pet problem
Most pet owners on Japan bases either take their pets along on permanent changes of station or find them new homes before they depart, according to base officials. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 15:46:00 GMT)

'Tamagotchi' Web pet game sold 20 mil. copies in 2 years
_ Bandai Co.'s "Tamagotchi" virtual pet-raising video game has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide in two years as of the end of March, the company announced Wednesday. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:11:26 GMT)

Police: Man kills, plans to eat neighbor's pet duck
A pet duck was shot in the head with a BB gun and beheaded by a 37-year-old neighbor, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:54:09 GMT)

BringYourPet.com Helps Pet-Friendly Hotels Reach Niche Market and Create Incremental Revenues
For the millions of pet owners, who prefer to travel with their pets, the hassle of finding places that will accept them is over. The staff at BringYourPet.com (http://www.bringyourpet.com/) does all the scouting around necessary to find the best pet-friendly places in the USA and abroad, thus creating an excellent travel resource for pet owners. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:56:34 GMT)

Little central Aust critter becoming a popular pet
It might not be the Easter bunny but a little critter from central Australia is proving a hit in the Top End. The spinifex hopping mouse has become a popular pet in Katherine. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 03:53:18 GMT)

Pet cats and obesity
One of the problems many pet cats have is obesity and a lack of exercise because by far, cats are going to spend most of their days sleeping. Not only is obesity unhealthy for a cat, it can also cause some diseases, such as diabetes, melodus and pancreatitis. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 05:52:03 GMT)

Pet Connection asks for funds
The Pet Connection Humane Society is looking to the city of Bismarck for financial support in an effort to keep the shelter open. The Pet Connection's Dr. Bill Kozel and Shelly Bank approached the city commission at Tuesday's meeting, requesting help with its $15,000 a month deficit. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 06:14:45 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 06:23:47 GMT)

It's A Pet aFair for Campbell County
FORT THOMAS -- You may not know what to do with a guinea pig if you come across one, but the Fort Thomas Animal Hospital and the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) want you to learn about them and other animals at "It's A Pet aFair." (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:38:45 GMT)

More bark than bite in Jo’burg pet by-laws
THE Johannesburg metro council has approved controversial pet by-laws — with two major changes to the first draft that caused a public outcry. Owners will now not be forced to sterilise their pets and the number of animals that can be kept on a property will be based on the size of the premises. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 11:30:15 GMT)

Still time to confess to spoiling your pet
'Fess up to your pet indulgences. Do you feed them steak and caviar, push them in strollers, call them gushy names? Unburden by e-mail or letter at cbloom@thebeaconjournal.com or Pet Confessions, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44303. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 11:52:40 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Signs National Catalog Distributor, VertiMark, With Over 16,000 Customers
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- today announced an agreement with VertiMark, (www.vertimark.com), a national veterinarian products catalog directed to the professional veterinarian. VertiMark, located in Orange, California, is a 24-hour on-line distributor with semi-annual catalog mailings of all its products and monthly postcard mailings. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:00:00 GMT)

20 pet birds die in fire at West Bend home
A fire thought to have started in the kitchen caused more than $100,000 damage to a northside West Bend home Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the death of 20 pet birds. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:45:08 GMT)

South Africa: More Bark Than Bite in Jo'burg Pet By-Laws
THE Johannesburg metro council has approved controversial pet by-laws - with two major changes to the first draft that caused a public outcry. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:11:36 GMT)

Pet law could help in escape
A pair of different yet closely-related proposed laws may change the way pets are protected in case of a natural disaster or emergency. Louisiana’s Pet Evacuation Bill SB-607 calls for provisions to be made for pets in case of an evacuation. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:35:12 GMT)

Pet therapy for owners
So here's a question. If you pay to have testicle implants for your dog, or psychic readings for your horse, which of you is supposed to feel better? You, or your pet? (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:46:17 GMT)

Everglades suffers invasion of unwanted pet pythons
Florida is wrestling with a slippery problem that begins in the neighbourhood pet shop and ends deep in the wetlands of the Everglades National Park. The culprit is the Burmese python, a not-so-cuddly creature that can grow to be as long as 15ft and thicker than a telegraph pole. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 23:31:11 GMT)

SF Mulls Tax Break For Pet-Friendly Landlords
San Francisco could soon become the most pet friendly city in the country. The city animal welfare commission is taking up the idea of giving landlords who rent to people with pets a tax break. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 01:48:10 GMT)

Tempe shop's like a family pet
Don and Linda Hayes own one of the few independent pet shops in the Valley. They opened Pets Inc. in Tempe in 1981 and expanded three times before moving into 10,000 square feet across the street from the original location. Pets Inc. is at 3201 S. Mill Ave. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 03:59:11 GMT)

For Fort Thomas, It's A Pet aFair
FORT THOMAS -- You may not know what to do with a guinea pig if you come across one, but the Fort Thomas Animal Hospital and the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) want you to learn about them and other animals at "It's A Pet aFair." (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 05:35:25 GMT)

Pet products
Veterinary Ventures Inc. is proud to announce the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain has turned pink to help celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary. A portion of the company's proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 06:09:51 GMT)

New leads sought in pet cow killing
A black, bulky bovine weighing 2,400 pounds, "Dawg" wasn't just a cow to the Saville family. He was sort of a family pet. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 06:27:48 GMT)

Pet of the week
Angie, 1 year old, is a very sweet German shepherd and collie mix. She might be a little shy at first, but she warms up quickly. She is an easy-going girl and likes to be around other dogs. Ask for pet #D133490. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:17:34 GMT)

Three steps to a cleaner pet
It might seem like a dirty chore, but bathing a pet can be easy. One of the first things you need to determine is the appropriate shampoo to use. For a pet with oily skin, use a shampoo medicated especially for that type of skin. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:18:53 GMT)

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