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Alba Therapeutics Corp.'s Newest Drug Trial Will Test Pet Dogs Suffering From Bowel Disorder
By Karen Buckelew The patients in Alba Therapeutics Corp.'s newest drug trial will be a little different than the usual pharmaceutical testing subjects - being more prone to barking, and having a penchant for games of fetch. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:13:21 GMT)

Pet briefs
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:37:58 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:59:01 GMT)

Speedzapper Visits With Pet Owners
We've seen the loss and the sorrow in a pet owner's eyes. "They took somebody I love... somebody that was part of the family." We've heard the stories and the claims of speeders ruining lives. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 08:12:16 GMT)

Pet spot
Nov 1, 2006 — A LONG-HAIRED CALICO CAT WAS LOST around Oct. 11 from Kenyon Drive in the Red Lion area. Pooh is a spayed, declawed female with white-tipped paws and white fur under her neck and belly. She is 5 years old and very shy. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 12:29:38 GMT)

Pet show raises more than $3,000 for Humane Society
Pets racked in awards and the humane society racked in funds all for a good cause. The Suwannee Valley Humane Society held its 21st Annual Pet Show Oct. 20 at the Suwannee County Coliseum, an event shelter volunteers say is the best show yet. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 13:49:16 GMT)

Coping with the Death of Your Pet
Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 14:45:36 GMT)

Pet emus attacked in Smithfield Twp.
Two beloved pet birds are dead after what their owner said was an attack by three dogs this morning. One emu was killed in its pen. Another escaped but eventually ran onto Interstate 80 and was killed by a vehicle, said Jill Shukaitis, owner of the birds. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 16:06:38 GMT)

Be a Responsible Pet Owner
Pet overpopulation is a serious problem in the Inland Northwest and across the country. At Spokane.net we are teaming up with local animal shelters to help do our part to resolve that problem. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 17:12:52 GMT)

be your own PET
The laws of music journalism state that when a precociously good new band comes along, one must harp on the members' ages. So, okay, blah blah blah, the four members of be your own PET, from Nashville, are all teenagers, the oldest just barely legal. Great — now that's out of the way. Rock ... (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 20:12:55 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This 4-month-old male mixed-breed puppy is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 20:45:04 GMT)

Holiday Pet Photos
The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society will hold its annual holiday pet photos at Vetcare, 619 West Parker Road, Jonesboro. Our photographer this year will be Jerry Unger. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 20:56:55 GMT)

Whose pet will be Council Bluffs' Pet Idol?
Click here to find out more about voting for your favorite pet. First round voting ends Monday, Nov. 13. (Wed, 01 Nov 2006 21:41:14 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys, Citizen Cope & Cat-a-Tac
Pet Shop Boys - It's more than fair to compliment the Pet Shop Boys for their original live show, which was possibly the brightest and silliest spectacular to ever play the Paramount Theatre. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 04:49:58 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 06:28:47 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Petunia, a 4-year-old English bulldog mix with a friendly personality. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 07:31:23 GMT)

Veterinary Pet Insurance Kicks Off Second Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Veterinary Pet Insurance launched Pet Cancer Awareness Month in November 2006 to call attention to the nation's number one killer of dogs and cats. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Microchip warning after family pet is put down
A CAT owner has warned of the importance of microchipping after her pet was mistaken for a stray and put down. Nosheen Rehman, 40, of Dryden Crescent, Stevenage, discovered her cat Sophie had been put to sleep after being taken to a vets' by a stranger. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 11:50:51 GMT)

Pet Shop Burglary
Around the 5th of February, 2006, someone broke into the "Tropical Treasures" pet store in the 3200 block of of Macon Road. The thieves took several items including two maltese puppies, a ball python and a red tail boa constrictor. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 12:13:50 GMT)

Coping with the Death of Your Pet
Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 12:35:16 GMT)

Choosing a Pet Sitter
Just because someone lists themselves as a "petsitter" it does not mean that he or she will give your fuzzy friend the best care. This article will show you how to know if you are leaving your pet in good hands. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 12:44:12 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Announce Fall Tour
They've got the ear of Thurston Moore, and now, Nashville cool kids Be Your Own Pet have their sights set on the ears of America and a bit of Canada on their upcoming tour. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 13:56:54 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Announces New Distribution Agreement in Hawaii
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- Pet Ecology today announced the confirmation of its agreement with Pets Pacifica to distribute Scientific Professional Cat Litter with Early Warning Indicator for FLUTD to retailers in the Hawaiian islands. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

Iams Pet Food Brand to Sponsor TNT Movie Franchise
Procter & Gamble's Iams pet-food brand will be the first sponsor of TNT's Dramatic Difference Movie, a new franchise that will feature profiles of community organizations. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 16:49:32 GMT)

Pet Tales chat transcript, 11/02/2006
Linda Wilson Fuoco: Welcome to the Post-Gazette pet chat. We can talk about anything you want, but any thoughts on the three beagles that were shot and killed while out hunting with their owner? The man arrested said he shot them because they were chasing deer. Is this legal? Moral? (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:08:13 GMT)

Predicting PET Imaging's Future: Diagnosing And Treating Diseases ASAP
Imagine a new world of detecting and diagnosing diseases sooner -- even before any symptoms are present. Consider the possibility of receiving individualized, targeted molecular, cellular or genetic medical treatment as soon as possible and of undergoing scanning that can quickly tell your doctor whether your treatment is working. Continued advances in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:52:21 GMT)

Irmo pet store catches fire
A pet store in Irmo near Bush River Road and I-20 caught fire Thursday morning. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 19:18:37 GMT)

Pet Store Catches Fire, Some Animals Killed
Irmo Fire officials are investigating a blaze at a local pet store; it's not clear how many animals were killed. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 21:00:57 GMT)

Discovery Buys Pet Web Sites
Looking to boost its Web assets, Discovery Communications agreed to acquire pet Web sites Petfinder.com ( www.petfinder.com ) and PetsIncredible.com ( www.petsincredible.com ) in separate transactions that one source valued at $35 million. (Thu, 02 Nov 2006 22:20:43 GMT)

Pet Cemetery
They provide constant companionship, joy and unconditional love; that is why it can be so hard when your pet-companion passes away. Sandra Mitchell has a unique cemetery that offers owners more than just a place to grieve. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 01:36:22 GMT)

Wilson revives "Pet Sounds" in stunning LA gig
Let's not dally: There simply aren't enough superlatives to describe Brian Wilson's performance Wednesday night at Royce Hall. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 04:36:48 GMT)

Pet shop fire results in loss of animals
All the birds and some of the reptiles were killed in a Thursday morning fire at an Irmo pet store. Fire officials, with the help of employees of Aquarium and Pet Shop Inc., were able to save some of the animals, including a 10-foot Burmese python, other reptiles and prairie dogs. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 05:32:20 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 06:14:59 GMT)

Pet Valu reports early repayment of CAD$15 million debenture debt
MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - In accordance with a previously announced objective to reduce interest expense and financial leverage, Pet Valu Canada Inc. (TSX stock symbol: PVC) prepaid today the entire principal amount owing under a 12.5% secured subordinated debenture held by Penfund Mezzanine Limited Partnership II (the "Debenture"), otherwise due on September 30, 2009. The total amount repaid (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 06:50:58 GMT)

Pet shop fire results in loss of animals
All the birds and some of the reptiles were killed in a Thursday morning fire at an Irmo pet store. Fire officials, with the help of employees of Aquarium and Pet Shop Inc., were able to save some of the animals, including a 10-foot Burmese python, other reptiles and prairie dogs. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 07:01:48 GMT)

A Family Pet Is Slaughtered, Hunters Remain On The Loose
MILILANI (KHNL) - Porky was a pet pig who had a starring role in a local commercial. Now Honolulu Police are searching for hunters who slaughtered him. We caution you some of the images in this story are disturbing. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 07:04:20 GMT)

Family pet killed in blaze at Lake in the Hills home
LAKE IN THE HILLS – No one was injured, but a family pet was killed in a fire that gutted a split-level, two-story home Thursday. “I don’t know what we are going to do now,” Dorothy Kniesel said while firefighters put out the fire at her 1506 Clayton Marsh Drive home. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 07:15:44 GMT)

Security Guard Arrested After Shooting Family Pet
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A security guard accused of gunning down a family pet has been charged with four misdemeanors. Mathias Acholi, of Arlington, is accused of shooting a seven-year-old boxer named "Socks" Saturday night at a Fredericksburg apartment complex. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 12:11:02 GMT)

Security guard arrested after shooting family pet
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. A security guard accused of gunning down a family pet has been charged with four misdemeanors. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 13:07:16 GMT)

Security Guard Allegedly Shoots Family Pet
Police charge a security guard with four misdemeanors he allegedly shoots a family pet. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 14:44:15 GMT)

Eastman Introduces The Next Generation Of PET
Eastman Chemical Company, a producer of PET for packaging, introduces the next generation of PET resins. Named ParaStar, these innovative resins offer enhanced bottle clarity, product purity, production and supply chain efficiencies, as well as significant environmental benefits (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 14:53:23 GMT)

PET RESCUE: BEWARE DODGY DOG DEALERS
DOG rescue staff have hit out at a callous pet owner whose dog was found dumped in the road. Staff at Dogs Trust West Calder’s rehoming centre were horrified to find the terrier cross breed abandoned at the roadside near their base last weekend. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:43:20 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This male kitten is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 18:11:19 GMT)

Pet adoption drive starts on Monday
The Iberia Humane Society will host the IAMS Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive Monday through Jan. 2. The drive is an effort by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in combination with 2,000 animal shelters around the country. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 18:34:02 GMT)

Notes From the Exotic Pet Universe
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose. (By Jeff Stratton) (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 21:56:08 GMT)

Who Gets the Family Pet in a Divorce?
A divorce can be a very trying time for a family, deciding who gets the house, the car or the kids. But what about Spot the dog? Deciding who gets the family pet can make a divorce more complicated. (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 23:06:42 GMT)

Pet calendar
GENERAL ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT SALE: New and gently used pet items. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. Animal Humane Society, 845 N. Meadow Lane, Golden Valley. 763-522-4325. PET NUTRITION BOOT CAMP: 7 p.m. Wed. Eden Prairie Central Middle School, 8025 School Rd., Eden Prairie. $18. 952-975-6940. POSING PAWS WITH SANTA CLAUS: To benefit the Minnesota Valley Humane Society. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Sun. Valley (Fri, 03 Nov 2006 23:06:51 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 06:43:39 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 06:54:06 GMT)

Dawg Jawg to feature pet contests
Folks looking for a family- and pet-friendly activity this weekend may want to consider the 17th Almost Annual Dawg Jawg. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 08:03:08 GMT)

An All Natural pet food site
A new pet food store in Edwardsville sells five brands of dog and cat food that are free of artificial colors or preservatives. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 09:19:51 GMT)

A pet for life
Most people put more thought into buying a new car than they do into adopting a pet. Adding a dog to your life is a big decision and you must act with your head, as well as your heart, before making a 12- to 15-year commitment. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 11:11:05 GMT)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: ARF; Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Clayton; cats. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 11:13:19 GMT)

Humane Society seeks to recoup costs in pet drop-offs
The Humane Society of Berks County Inc. today will begin charging a fee or demanding community service from anyone turning over a pet to the agency at 1801 N. 11th St. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:35:59 GMT)

Family pines for pet Ziggy's return
A TERRITORY couple who gave their beloved pet dog away after it killed one of their cats desperately wants the staffy cross back. (Sat, 04 Nov 2006 14:32:02 GMT)

Pet adoption drive starts on Monday
The Iberia Humane Society will host the IAMS Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive Monday through Jan. 2. The drive is an effort by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in combination with 2,000 animal shelters around the country. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 02:19:59 GMT)

Round two of Pet Idol begins
The second round of voting in The Times and Democrat’s Pet Idol contest begins today. Today’s Pet Idol special section includes a voting form and the pictures of the top 50 vote-getters. Round Two voting will take place from Nov. 5-15. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 05:21:00 GMT)

Pet store pups may be trouble
WITH THE HOLIDAYS looming, when your kids clamor for a pet, think twice. First, it's unwise to present pets in the midst of holiday excitement. They deserve full attention. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 05:56:44 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 06:21:09 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 07:27:52 GMT)

Pets, pet owners mingle at annual Valparaiso expo
If you're thinking of getting a dog or getting something for a dog or just like being around dogs, the fourth annual Holiday Pet Expo in Valparaiso is for you. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 07:39:15 GMT)

PET PEEVES
The Pet Shop Boys -- singer-lyricist Neil Tennant and keyboard player-composer Chris Lowe -- are renowned for their intelligent songwriting. The Boys, who will appear Tuesday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, combine arch lyrics that never talk down to the... (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:34:40 GMT)

Pet personalities as varied as people's
Dr. Michael Fox / Pet Doctor Q: We humans learn at an early age that we will later become adult, middle-aged and elderly. What do dogs understand about aging? About death? About pain and illness? In these matters, are some breeds different from others? (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:35:36 GMT)

Pet adoption center to open
Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue will open an adoption center at 4259 Culver Road, next to Pet Adoption Network. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 10:45:42 GMT)

Pet project: Expo helps Humane Society
Jackson animal lovers got a treat Saturday when the first Paws & Claws Expo came to the Jackson County Fair Events Center. The event featured a variety of pet-supply vendors, K-9 police demonstrations, contests and games for the whole family -- sorry, Spot, humans only. (Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:19:32 GMT)

Pet Adoption Center Desperately Needs Support
The Pet Adoption Center is an alternative shelter for pets to stay until they are adopted. But their boiler system must be replaced within two weeks, or they will lose the animals and the center. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:57:35 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 05:58:11 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 06:19:30 GMT)

New biz dresses up your pet
Now people can pimp their pets as well as their rides. Debra Glenn has launched a home-based business selling bling -- aka jewelry -- for pets and people. Cheepers Enterprises, named for the pet lovebirds Glenn breeds, also offers a variety of pet clothes. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 07:31:37 GMT)

"LA Style" Pet and People Fashion Show at LA's Canine Hot Spot- SKYBARK
November 11th will benefit Forte Animal Rescue. Additional fun stuff to drool about includes a hot pet and people fashion show with Disco Lulu for the pups and Decent Denim for our peeps, a phenomenal psychic who will be giving free readings; a dynamic dog behaviorist will be on hand to give complimentary consultations; and a professional pet photographer will be creating stunning portraits of (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 08:33:55 GMT)

10. ''It's a Sin,'' Pet Shop Boys
I am neither British nor Catholic, so much of the Pet Shop Boys' oeuvre makes little to no sense to me; still, there's really nothing to object to in this song, and that's up to and including the sort of evil-wizard-unleashed-upon-the-airwaves nature of the thunderclaps. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 11:14:50 GMT)

PET resin improves clarity, cuts energy costs says manufacturer
06/11/2006 - A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is designed to offer better bottle clarity along with reduced production costs, its manufacturer claims. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 12:12:46 GMT)

Exotic pet missing in Marion Co. after windstorm
DONALD, Ore. – A Marion County woman’s exotic cat is missing after strong wind tore off part of the pet’s cage Sunday night. Azize is a three-year-old African serval who got loose about 10 p.m. Sunday. His owner, Crystal, has had the cat since it was a bottle-fed kitten. (Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:51:55 GMT)

Choosing a Pet Sitter
Just because someone lists themselves as a "petsitter" it does not mean that he or she will give your fuzzy friend the best care. This article will show you how to know if you are leaving your pet in good hands. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 00:53:47 GMT)

Coping with the Death of Your Pet
Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 01:24:34 GMT)

Pet owners, get ready to pounce on this year's gifts for your dog or cat
Retailers want you to add Muffy and Spike to your Christmas present list. Pets this year can expect to see cashmere sweaters, 18-karat-gold bowls and Swarovski crystal collars under the tree with their names on them. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 03:51:46 GMT)

Pet tortoise stolen
A 68-year-old grandmother has spoken of her devastation after thieves stole the pet tortoise she has looked after for 60 years. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:38:54 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 05:00:05 GMT)

Pet peeves
Michelle Frederick, a veterinary technician at Brentwood Animal Hospital, answers your pet cold questions. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 06:45:47 GMT)

Pet store is fined for animal cruelty
A pet store has been sentenced for animal cruelty, and prosecutors revealed an investigation into more accusations of mistreatment. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 07:25:39 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 07:51:13 GMT)

Pet Pampering Launches New Web Site, Offers Pet Sitting Services and Pet Products
Pet Pampering has been in existence for two years now and recently met with so much success its owners Sue Huss and Diane Sharlow have decided to share their knowledge on the Internet in the form of a new Web site that provides information on kennel alternatives and unique gift ideas for dogs and cats. The Web site, www.petpampering.net, launched Oct. 1 and has been online for only a few shorts (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 08:30:58 GMT)

PET-CT & Cyclotron Facility At Putrajaya Hospital Launched
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) -- Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid Tuesday opened the PET-CT and Cyclotron Facility at Putrajaya Hospital here, marking the first phase of the formation of the National Cancer Institute. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 08:38:42 GMT)

Spanish Market for Pet Health Care Increased Between 2000-2005 at an Average Annual Rate of 3.5%
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Datamonitor's new report: Pet Health Care in Spain to 2010 to their offering. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 09:00:00 GMT)

Urbanhound Introduces Comprehensive Pet Health Insurance Guide
Responding to the surging costs of veterinary care, Urbanhound: The City Dog's Ultimate Survival Guide today announced the publication of the Urbanhound Pet Insurance Guide, a new, indispensable guide to pet health insurance. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 12:55:00 GMT)

Choosing a Small Pet; Keeping Kitties Healthy
Q: We want to get a small pet for our 10-year-old son. We cannot decide which would be better, a guinea pig, a hamster or a rat. Any suggestions? A: No matter which you choose, you'll have a good time. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 18:01:16 GMT)

West Jordan pet store fined for animal cruelty
Posted: 11:46 AM- A West Jordan pet store has been fined for cruelty to animals and failing to display a business license. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 19:05:36 GMT)

'I Love My Pet' Exhibit on Display in Gallery West
The I Love My Pet photo exhibition, on display in Gallery West through December 9, features photography of the favorite pets of students, faculty and staff. (Tue, 07 Nov 2006 20:09:00 GMT)

Readers, tell us your pet peeves
What's your pet peeve when it comes to customer service? What absolutely sends you over the top? The Times-Dispatch wants to know. We're also looking for customer champions and the best and worst examples of customer service. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:18:49 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys To Perform On Dancing With The Stars
Pet Shop Boys, the duo who first achieved success in the United States during the mid-1980s with such hits as Always on My Mind, take the stage on Dancing with the Stars the Results Show, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m.,... (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 05:25:49 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 07:01:25 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 07:51:22 GMT)

Whole lotta cryin' whennumber's up on pet picks
Here is the last thing numbers players want to hear, especially if they want to bet on their pet digits: Sorry, but that number is closed out. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 09:17:36 GMT)

M&G Seeks Financial Partners for its Italian PET Packaging Business
The M&G Group today announced that it has given mandate to Rothschild to assist M&G in finding financial partners for its downstream PET packaging activities in Italy. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 11:40:00 GMT)

P&g's Eukanuba Pet Food Brand Launches European Websites Through Underwired
Digital agency Underwired has created the first of several European websites for Procter & Gamble Pet Care's premium pet food brand, Eukanuba ... (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 13:01:38 GMT)

Pet photo fundraiser to benefit K-9 unit
CenterPoint MarketPlace will hold a pet photo fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 to benefit the Portage County Sheriffs Department Canine Unit. Many different photo package options are available and are printed on sight. Santa is located in the Center Court of the mall. Scout, the K-9 for the Portage County Sheriffs Department, will be on hand with his handler Deputy Chad Weinberger. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:38:58 GMT)

Pet Talk: Pets need to be winterized
Cold weather is tough on pets. The following tips will provide your pet with a better quality of life through the winter months: 1. Update all vaccinations. Increased stress of cold weather lowers the resistance to disease. Your pet needs more than just a rabies vaccination. (Wed, 08 Nov 2006 18:13:26 GMT)

How Churchill's nurse cared for him (and the pet budgie) in his final years
A notebook kept by Sir Winston Churchill's nurse has revealed a regimented routine in his final years which included her looking after his pet budgerigar. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 02:14:28 GMT)

Readers, tell us your pet peeves
What's your pet peeve when it comes to customer service? What absolutely sends you over the top? The Times-Dispatch wants to know. We're also looking for customer champions and the best and worst examples of customer service. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 04:40:22 GMT)

Pet shower
These days most pet owners see their pets as kids. Most women (and some men, too) have been to baby and wedding showers, but what about people who have kids of the furry and four-legged variety? (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 05:05:35 GMT)

Tips for selecting a pet
•Do you keep a perfectly neat home? How much St. Bernard slobber are you willing to tolerate? •Consider the comfort of those who will interact with the pet. A large dog, even if friendly and gentle, can overwhelm a 4-year-old, while a greyhound or other sprinter is a poor match for a senior. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 05:12:00 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 07:06:56 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Jesse is a 5-month-old St. Bernard mix with a big heart. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 07:33:57 GMT)

Pet detective gave couple hope in finding missing dog
After searching and searching for their missing dog, a Lawrence couple called a pet detective. No, it wasn’t Ace Ventura, but a woman from Oklahoma and her pack of canines. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 08:07:36 GMT)

For the Pet Lover in Your Life - Induct Their Pet Into the National Pet Hall of Honor
The National Pet Hall of Honor recognizes and celebrates our pet friends with a framed certificate of induction into the Pet Hall of Honor and their own web page with photos and story. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 09:55:00 GMT)

Pet charity in need of People's Millions
STAFF at a neglected pet cemetery in Redbridge are urging people to pick up the phone and help them secure a £50,000 windfall. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:20:55 GMT)

Hairball humor gets old fast in this pet project
Jack Schultz, the local who wrote, directed, scored and stars in "While You Were Out," the new screwball comedy now playing at the Riverfront Playhouse, seems like one of the few die-hard pet lovers who doesn't want to make you gag. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:36:49 GMT)

Forget mints on the pillow, try a pet goldfish
When you're staying at a hotel, would you like a pet goldfish to keep you company? Or perhaps warm cookies at bedtime to help lull you to sleep? (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 11:50:09 GMT)

Tips for selecting a pet
•Do you keep a perfectly neat home? How much St. Bernard slobber are you willing to tolerate? •Consider the comfort of those who will interact with the pet. A large dog, even if friendly and gentle, can overwhelm a 4-year-old, while a greyhound or other sprinter is a poor match for a senior. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 16:45:50 GMT)

Car Stolen With Pet Inside
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It's bad enough a Michigan family's car was stolen in the Delmar Loop area of the St. Louis suburb University City. But the family pet was in the backseat. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 17:48:49 GMT)

Public Comment Sought On Arts, Tax Exemption And Pet Ordinances
If you think Newtown should have greater support for the arts, that veterans should enjoy greater local tax benefits, or if you have ever stepped in a mess left by someone else's pet, the Legislative Council wants to hear about it. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 18:54:56 GMT)

Pet Talk: Pets need to be winterized
Cold weather is tough on pets. The following tips will provide your pet with a better quality of life through the winter months: 1. Update all vaccinations. Increased stress of cold weather lowers the resistance to disease. Your pet needs more than just a rabies vaccination. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 19:42:46 GMT)

Las Vegas Dog is Semi-Finalist in 'My Pet, My Pal' Contest
Las Vegas dog named Jackpot was selected from over 2,000 other dogs in the polls and is now a semi-finalist in the national "My Pet, My Pal" Contest (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 21:17:41 GMT)

Pet Valu reports 2006 third quarter earnings per share of $0.25 (c$0.28)
Pet Valu, Inc. announced today unaudited third quarter results for fiscal 2006. On a consolidated basis, net income was $2,126,000 or $0.25 per share as compared to $1,420,000 or $0.19 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2005. (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 21:32:00 GMT)

6NEWS Investigators:  Online pet pharmacies
Medicine for pets can cost as much as medicine for humans. In an effort to save money, some pet owners are turning to online pet pharmacies. But are they safe? (Thu, 09 Nov 2006 21:37:28 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 05:43:10 GMT)

Plan calls for raising pet licensing fees: Proposals will be heard Tuesday
Pet licensing fees in La Crosse would rise under a plan introduced Thursday that would help pay for animal control duties to remain with the Coulee Region Humane Society. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 06:03:31 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 07:08:42 GMT)

Pet owners turning to day care
One of the hottest trends in the pet industry has been luxury boarding and doggy day care. J.P. Brewer owns and operates a boarding and day care facility, and had some comments on why it has become so popular. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:30:53 GMT)

Service delivers pet chow to doorstep
You can tell something isn't right the minute you walk into the living room. There are cans of pet food everywhere, some half opened. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:38:19 GMT)

Area pet store adopts county animal shelter
ALGONQUIN – Four Legs Pets, Inc., has adopted the McHenry Animal Control for this year’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. The pet store, at 1435 W. Algonquin Road, is collecting toys, treats, leashes, collars, towels, rugs, beds, newspapers and bleach until the end of the week. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 12:01:54 GMT)

Software provides process control for wet and dry pet foods.
Utilizing Multivariate Optical Computing(TM) technology to perform spectroscopy, SpectrInline Processware(TM) Pet v1.5 is installed directly in process line and provides real-time measurement of concentration of compounds such as levels of moisture, fat, and proteins. Manufacturing applications of process control software include blending, mixing monitoring, drying monitoring, material (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 13:55:28 GMT)

Makaha man to be charged in stabbing pet pig to death
Trapped by several hunting dogs in a garage, between a washer and dryer, the 300-plus pound pig squealed in fear before a Makaha man allegedly ignored pleas from the pet's owner and stabbed it to death, witnesses told police. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:35:36 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Present at JP Morgan Small/Mid Cap Conference on November 14, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today that management will present to investors at the JP Morgan Small/Mid Cap Conference in Boston on November 14, 2006. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:44:00 GMT)

Pet Adoption Center opens at Northwest Mall
Several public and private entities have partnered to open a Pet Adoption Center at a Houston-area mall. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 21:43:20 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This adult male mixed-breed dog is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Fri, 10 Nov 2006 22:27:22 GMT)

Tips to help you find your lost pet
Having a family pet disappear with no trace can be very upsetting. Sometimes they get distracted, follow their noses and forget how to get back home. Dogs that are confined with no exercise or attention have nothing to do but think of a way to escape their boredom. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 01:12:23 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 06:43:01 GMT)

Choosing a Pet Sitter
Just because someone lists themselves as a "petsitter" it does not mean that he or she will give your fuzzy friend the best care. This article will show you how to know if you are leaving your pet in good hands. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:13:34 GMT)

A Mililani Family Welcomes Home Their New Pet Pig
KAHALU'U (KHNL) - Michelle Buck walks her pet pig almost every morning. She found him when he was a baby, at only two and a half pounds. Her daughter Curry came up with his name, Leonardo DiPiggio. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:18:56 GMT)

Poacher Arrested In Pet Pig Death
(KHNL) - Police arrest a man for killing a Mililani pet pig named Porky. This is a story you saw first on KHNL News 8 late last month. The suspect turned himself in at the Wahiawa police station last night. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:19:06 GMT)

Area pet store adopts county animal shelter
ALGONQUIN – Four Legs Pets, Inc., has adopted the McHenry Animal Control for this year’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. The pet store, at 1435 W. Algonquin Road, is collecting toys, treats, leashes, collars, towels, rugs, beds, newspapers and bleach until the end of the week. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:19:10 GMT)

Killing of Pet Gives Hunters A Bad Name Says Group
HONOLULU (KHNL) - A group of pig hunters are speaking out against the brutal attack of a Mililani family's pet pig. Members of the Pig Hunter's Association of O'ahu say the incident involving "Porky," the family pet, was not hunting. Instead, they say it was poaching. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:29:49 GMT)

Kids can learn to pet rabbits
GARDINER — Martha Cheo, director of education at Phillies Bridge Farm, will bring Bunny, her angora rabbit, to the Gardiner town hall at 11 a.m. Sunday to teach children ages 7 and older how to pet and comb the rabbit, and then to spin the fur into yarn with hand- held drop spindles. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 08:11:53 GMT)

Pet day care owners plan to move nixed
DANVILLE — Local pet owners may soon find themselves out of the doghouse. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 10:43:38 GMT)

Killing of pet pig leads to felony charge
Police charged a 28-year-old man yesterday with felony theft of livestock after he allegedly killed a pet pig named Porky who was featured in an Island Air commercial. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 12:36:51 GMT)

Felony charge in killing of pet pig
A 28-year-old Makaha man was charged with felony livestock theft yesterday after he allegedly stalked and killed a family's pet pig on a lychee farm in Mililani. (Sat, 11 Nov 2006 12:50:36 GMT)

Readers, tell us your pet peeves
What's your pet peeve when it comes to customer service? What absolutely sends you over the top? The Times-Dispatch wants to know. We're also looking for customer champions and the best and worst examples of customer service. (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 04:19:40 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 05:43:19 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 06:17:26 GMT)

O'Neil's life, pet project celebrated
O'Neil's life, pet project celebrated (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 06:34:34 GMT)

Choosing when to say goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy
IT'S THE question every pet lover dreads, the one for which there's often no easy answer: "When is the right time to say goodbye?" We may have terrible emotional stress to sort through when life (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 15:58:45 GMT)

O'Neil's life, pet project celebrated
O'Neil's life, pet project celebrated (Sun, 12 Nov 2006 20:10:35 GMT)

Readers, tell us your pet peeves
What's your pet peeve when it comes to customer service? What sends you over the top? The Times-Dispatch wants to know. We're also looking for customer champions and the best and worst examples of customer service. (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 01:17:59 GMT)

Tubby tabby slims to collar prize
An Aberdeenshire cat sheds a third of her weight to be named Scotland's best pet slimmer. (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 01:50:53 GMT)

Strict Chinese regulations could cost pet owners their best friend
China already is famous for its one-child policy, which Beijing says has curbed population growth that could stop the nation from growing rich. Now, in the Year of the Dog, the Chinese capital is enforcing a one-dog policy. The goal: to curb a pet boom. Waving banners and screaming, "Stop the slaughter!" more than 200 young Chinese, fearful that their animals will be killed, gathered in Beijing (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 02:09:31 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 05:45:11 GMT)

Pet briefs
Many dogs are currently available for adoption at South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 W. End Ave. Heaven to Betsy's Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has pets for adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Pet Supplies Plus, 946 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 06:35:16 GMT)

Mrs. Mobile Pet Grooming
What: A pet grooming service that comes to the customer's home. Pets - dogs, cats and other critters, too - get one-on-one attention in a specially outfitted van. Grooming includes bath and a hair trim if needed, a nail trimming, an ear cleaning and for dogs that need it, anal gland expressing. (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 08:41:43 GMT)

Thinking Systems Releases Enhanced PET-CT Functions for Its ThinkingPACS(TM)
Thinking Systems Corporation, recognized as one of the nation's most innovative medical imaging software developers and for its broad product portfolio that supports the spectrum of modalities, today announced the release of its new version of its flagship ThinkingPACS with enhanced support for PET-CT fusion. (Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

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