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4 Investigation: Jesse's Pet Shop
A new twist on a 4 INVESTIGATION that has stretched for more than two years. Monday morning, Jesse Vasquez, the owner of Jesse's Pet Shop, was suppose to go before a State District Judge. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:15:29 GMT)

Stolen Dogs and Broken Hearts: Learn How to Protect Your Pet This Valentine's Day
pet theft. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:39:35 GMT)

Sixty-Seven Percent of China Pet Product Manufacturers Plan to Raise Prices in 2007 -- Higher Raw Material Costs Cited
Sixty-seven percent of China's pet product manufacturers plan to raise export prices in 2007, according to Global Sources' China Sourcing Report: Pet Products (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 09:26:00 GMT)

LAZY PET LOVERS SAY: HELLO, POLLY
It's a pet lover's dream: A bird that you don't have to clean up after or worry about flying out the window. All it takes is four AA batteries. Expected to be one of the hottest toys of the fall, Squawkers McCaw, a $70 robotic bird from Hasbro... (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:30:09 GMT)

Pet store catches fire; 9 animals die
DOTHAN (AP) — A Monday morning fire forced the evacuation of a Dothan pet store and the death of nine animals, but just a few hours later the store was open again for business. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:31:40 GMT)

Pet duck to bunk at Gatorland
The staff will help find a new home for Chucky, whose owner is forced to give up the feathered pal. Chucky, the pet duck who is not welcome in Poinciana, moved into temporary quarters at Gatorland on Monday while the park's staff helped the bird's owner sort through numerous offers to adopt him. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:57:07 GMT)

New 2007 Penthouse Pet of the Year is Announced
On February 3, 2007, Penthouse Magazine announced Heather Vandeven as their new 2007 Pet of the Year at the Penthouse Goin' Deep Super Party in Miami. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:00:00 GMT)

New 2007 Penthouse Pet of the Year is Announced
On February 3, 2007, Penthouse Magazine announced Heather Vandeven as their new 2007 Pet of the Year at the Penthouse Goin' Deep Super Party in Miami. Vandeven, who was 'keyed' onstage by Penthouse Media Group principal owner, Marc H. Bell; was the magazine's January 2006 Pet of the Month and one of twelve finalists vying for the title. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:24:06 GMT)

Humane Society “Pet Expo” This Weekend
If you've been thinking about getting a pet, now is the time to do it. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:28:44 GMT)

ANIMAL LOVER'S PET SQUIRREL DIES
ANIMAL-LOVER Steve Edgington fought back tears as he revealed how his beloved pet squirrel Secret died after a tragic accident. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:43:20 GMT)

Paul's Pet of the Week: Mason
This week's pet is Mason. He's a black Chihuahua mix possibly with some Pinscher. Mason is friendly and full grown. He's ready to go to a new home. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:16:31 GMT)

Pet Warehouse to expand, debut new name
Pet Warehouse, with five locations in Springfield and one in Joplin, will open a seventh store in the area in late March or early April, according to co-owner and Vice President JR Keller. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:27:46 GMT)

Pet photo gallery online for viewing
We asked for pet photos, and Clarksville-Montgomery County area residents sent them in droves. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:28:57 GMT)

US pet lovers warned off 'Wild Kitty Cat Food'
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer warning urging cat lovers not to buy, or use, Wild Kitty Cat Food after investigators discovered traces of Salmonella in the pet food. (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:12:01 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated To Fire Station
Jacksonville fire stations now have new tools to help pets when they need to be saved from a heated situation. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:40:03 GMT)

JFRD Receives Pet Oxygen Masks
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- All rescue personnel in Duval County will be better equipped to help our furry friends. They are getting pet oxygen masks. Monday, Volunteer Jacksonville donated 50 sets of the masks to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 05:11:51 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated To Fire Station
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville fire stations now have new tools to help pets when they need to be saved from a heated situation. The new tools are pet oxygen masks. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 05:24:14 GMT)

Comcast To Offer Pet Adoptions On Demand
Have trouble getting off your couch to get exercise? A pet could help motivate you, and you can get a pet with the push of a button. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 05:31:00 GMT)

PET Scans For Decision-Making In Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Single-Institution Evaluation
UroToday.com- While PET scans with flourodeoxyglucose have been embraced as a staging tool in a wide variety of oncologic subspecialties, the role of PET scanning in directing the therapy of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) remains unclear. Here, Dilhuydy and colleagues examine their limited experience with this imaging modality in directing therapy for patients with mRCC. ... (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 08:05:25 GMT)

Pet salon makes it a special Valentine's Day for dogs
Mumbai, Feb 14: If you thought mushy gifts, sweet nothings and exclusive bashes were meant only for you and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, a pet saloon here has decided to challenge the concept by playing cupid to your pet. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:54:53 GMT)

Web offers you chance to find a date for you and your pet
Many pet owners will admit they've occasionally showered more attention on their dog or cat than on a spouse or someone they've dated. After all, pets provide unconditional love. They are a part of the family, with their own habits, routines and wardrobes. Some even share bed space. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:15:38 GMT)

South Africa: Gauteng Launches R1.4 Million Pet-Care Campaign
The Gauteng provincial government launched a R1.4 million pet-care campaign today, to immunise and treat sick animals for diseases potentially dangerous to humans. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:40:31 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Announces Pet Industry Executive Joins Its Sales and Marketing Team
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- today announced that the Company has added another seasoned pet products sales manager to the team. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 14:00:00 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, 14 Feb 2007 17:26:24 GMT)

Stingrays Team Up wtih Pet Helpers
N. Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays announced today their partnership with Pet Helpers in conjunction with the "Dog Days of Winter" promotion. Pet Helpers will be in attendance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 18th as the Stingrays take on the Florida Everblades at 4 p.m. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:41:09 GMT)

Abused and neglected cat abandoned at pet store
DENVER – A severely underweight, abused cat was abandoned at a pet store and a veterinarian is unsure whether the cat will survive. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:28:41 GMT)

Pet Health
The Humane Society of the U.S. provides numerous links to various animal care and protection sites as well as providing information on pet issues and news. (Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:40:33 GMT)

Prevent Pet Theft
On Valentine's Day people who love their pets got a reminder about pet theft. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 01:08:54 GMT)

Professional Pet Sitter Gains Edge in Animal Care after Napps Annual Conference
Deedra Thompson of Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc. Participates in Premier Pet Industry Event (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:00:00 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Bear, an 18-month-old Pomeranian pup. How can you not fall in love with a face like that! (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:33:07 GMT)

Professional Pet Sitter Gains Edge in Animal Care after Napps Annual Conference
Deedra Thompson of Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc. Participates in Premier Pet Industry Event (PRWeb Feb 15, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/chachingpr.php/UGlnZy1TaW5nLUhhbGYtSG9yci1NYWduLVplcm8= (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:27:12 GMT)

New Eukanuba Customized Pet Nutrition Helps Bring Out the Magnificence in Your Dog
It comes as no surprise to pet owners: different dogs have different needs. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Courier News Online - WESTFIELD: Bring food donations on pet adoption day
Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption is sponsoring a Pet Adoption Day 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at 740 South Ave. W., Westfield. Volunteers will be on hand with adoption forms and to accept donations of dog and cat food which is desperately needed. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:17:14 GMT)

PetSmart to Acquire 19 Super Pet Stores in Eastern Canada
PetSmart, Inc., North America's largest specialty pet retailer, plans to acquire 19 Super Pet retail stores in 17 Eastern Canadian communities. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 21:05:00 GMT)

PetSmart buys 19 Super Pet stores, including four in Ottawa
Specialty pet retailer PetSmart Inc. is acquiring 19 Super Pet retail stores in eastern Canada, including four stores in the Ottawa area. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:10:25 GMT)

PetSmart to Buy 19 Canadian Pet Stores
Pet products retailer PetSmart Inc. said Thursday it will buy 19 retail stores from a Canada-based private pet company. Financial terms of the deal with Super Pet were not disclosed. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:42:36 GMT)

PetSmart to Buy 19 Canadian Pet Stores
Pet products retailer PetSmart Inc. said Thursday it will buy 19 retail stores from a Canada-based private pet company. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:47:32 GMT)

PetSmart to buy 19 Canadian pet stores
Financial terms of the deal with Super Pet were not disclosed. The deal, subject to standard closing conditions and certain regulatory approvals, is expected to close within 60 days after a definitive agreement is signed. (Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:48:01 GMT)

PetSmart to Acquire 19 Super Pet Stores in Eastern Canada
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM), North America'slargest specialty pet retailer, plans to acquire 19 Super Pet retail storesin 17 Eastern Canadian communities. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:08:15 GMT)

Polyplex says PET market looking brighter
Polyplex (Thailand) Plc sees clear signs of an upturn in the global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) business cycle, based on three quarters of steadily improving results, said general manager Manish Gupta. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 03:12:39 GMT)

Snake, fish, rats die in unheated pet store
A Jessamine County woman was in custody yesterday, facing 97 counts of animal cruelty, after she allegedly left animals at an abandoned pet store with no heat. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 08:24:36 GMT)

Vet permit for pet shop owner OK'd
Clinic will open at store after year-long struggle with city officials. LONG BEACH - A pet-shop owner won an uphill battle Thursday - with a helping hand from his supporters - as the city's Planning Commission approved a permit for a veterinary clinic at his store. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:48:31 GMT)

February is Pet Dental Health Month
February is Pet Dental Health month, and the American Kennel Club wants pet owners to know that if their animal is older than three and hasn't had regular teeth cleanings, there is a 75 percent chance the pet has dental disease. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:14:18 GMT)

Pet projects put on a leash?
TRENTON -- A top Republican Thursday called on Gov. Jon S. Corzine to get tough and quash the ability of lawmakers to quietly slip unreviewed pet projects into the state budget at the last minute. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 12:34:23 GMT)

SSPCA blames hysteria as pet is abandoned
ANIMAL rescue workers are searching for the owners of a "sweet-natured" family pet who was found tied to railings and left overnight. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 12:44:37 GMT)

Pet shop owner must pay fines
A CRUEL pet shop owner who stored dead puppies and kittens in a freezer has failed in her attempts to get out of paying £200,000 in fines and court costs. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:36:39 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. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:15:39 GMT)

Local News Super Pet changes hands
Thunder Bay's Super Pet store has a new owner. Arizona based PetSmart has announced the acquisition of 19 Super Pet stores in Ontario and Alberta. They will now join the 33 PetSmart stores the company operates in Canada. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 18:25:02 GMT)

Burlington Super Pet to change owners
PetSmart is supersizing its Canadian holdings with a planned purchase of 19 Super Pet stores. An agreement in principle to buy the stores, including one in Burlington and another in Oakville, was revealed earlier this week. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 19:02:40 GMT)

Smoke kills pet bird in $50,000 house fire
Firefighters responded early this morning to a fire that damaged a home in north Columbia and killed a pet bird, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 19:59:27 GMT)

Pet Pals: Basic Commands
Dog Trainer Annie Zeck stopped by to give some tips on teaching puppies basic commands. More ... Pet Pals: Arthritis Veterinarian Dr. Brian Hunter tells us how to spot and prevent arthritis in our four legged friends. (Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:36:36 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. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 02:19:59 GMT)

Student Turns Project, Passion Into Pet Shop
HUDSON - A 17-year-old entrepreneur has parlayed his fondness for reptiles into a pet shop that has its grand opening today. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 03:53:38 GMT)

Well-behaved dogs invited to pet therapy classes
Dogs that are well-behaved, are at least 1 year old and that have owners who want to make a difference may be registered for pet therapy classes. Pet therapy dogs are known to help patients become less anxious about procedures. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 07:17:28 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.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 11:21:00 GMT)

Pet Talk-Feb. 15, 2007
It's February, it's cold, and it's deadline for pet-license renewal. Oh, happy day! I assume all of you either already have or are in the process of acquiring your 2007 pet license through the city, township or borough. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 22:26:47 GMT)

Pet Expo: A Cat That Plays Guitar
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- This weekend, it's all about the dogs and cats. Some would call it a two-day pet party -- the annual "Pet Expo." It's taking place at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Watch Eden Kendell's report in the video clip above including a cat that plays guitar. (Sat, 17 Feb 2007 23:11:41 GMT)

Pet Connection: Fly away home
With all the pets I've had in my life, you'd think I'd have seen just about everything. And for the most part, that's true. But there's one thing I haven't dealt with because I've been both careful and lucky. (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 05:45:56 GMT)

Eagle Scout comes through for pet-rescue organization
Man's best friend may be a dog, but Mitchell Howard, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout, is a dog's best friend. Mitchell, a senior at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, donated two truckloads of necessities and creature comforts - in addition to $300 cash - to animals as his Eagle Scout Project. (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:02:15 GMT)

Pet care doesn't end at death for US consumers
NEW YORK: For many owners, a pet is more than just an animal, with the thought of little Fido's ashes being thrown into a landfill too much to bear and fuelling a surge in demand for pet urns. (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 13:11:53 GMT)

Features - Pet of the Week: It's More Fun with the Whole Family
Niko, Leo and Samba contribute stability, comfort, fur and mischief to Lia Mandelbaum’s family. “Animals are so sensitive to now,” said Mandelbaum, psychology student. “I feel like when I see my cat, it grounds me, it helps me live in the moment. It’s soothing, and it helps you think more clearly.” (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 17:42:05 GMT)

Bandai's Human Player virtual "pet"
We've seen some virtual pets over the years, but we're not entirely sure what to make of the virtual pet. Do you mate them and create strange new breeds? (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 18:15:07 GMT)

Bandai's Human Player virtual "pet"
We've seen some virtual pets over the years, but we're not entirely sure what to make of the virtual pet. Do you mate them and create strange new breeds? (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 18:15:07 GMT)

Bandai's Human Player virtual "pet"
We've seen some virtual pets over the years, but we're not entirely sure what to make of the virtual pet. Do you mate them and create strange new breeds? (Sun, 18 Feb 2007 18:15:07 GMT)

Introducing the NHRegister.com Pet Slideshow
We know you love your pets; now is your chance to show them off! Simply e-mail your pet photos to lwrubel@nhregister.com . Please be sure to include your name, your pet's name, where you live, as well as a caption to go along with your photo. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 00:01:40 GMT)

Pet Store Theft
TWO SNAKES WERE STOLEN IN JOHNSON CITY FROM A LOCAL PET STORE. IT HAPPENED AROUND MID-NIGHT AT THE PET STORE ON 2608 WEST MARKET STREET. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 03:17:29 GMT)

Purebreds Passe As Likes Of 'Puggles' Woo Pet Owners
They used to be called mutts, but now mixed-breed dogs fetch high prices. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 03:22:55 GMT)

Be prepared for your pet's unplanned events
Emergencies, by definition, are unplanned events, hence the reason for a contingency plan. From my perspective, as a veterinarian when developing such a plan, I encourage pet owners to consider their four-legged buddy's needs. Who will provide them food and water? (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:04:05 GMT)

A match made in pet heaven
Many pet owners will admit they've occasionally showered more attention on their dog or cat than on a spouse or someone they've dated. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:18:52 GMT)

Pet finders unleashed
Feb. 19 (UNION-TRIBUNE): It's 11 a.m. in Oceanside and Annalisa Berns, pet detective, is searching for a missing Jack Russell terrier. Berns and her partner, Landa Coldiron, already have picked up several items with rubber gloves and sealed them in bags marked “evidence.” (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:36:01 GMT)

Expo transforms fairgrounds into pet paradise
Pet owners and pooches paraded the Jacksonville Fairgrounds this weekend in celebration of pampered pets everywhere. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:20:38 GMT)

Pet dog savaged in horrific bull terrier attack
A PET dog suffered horrific injuries after it was savaged by two bull terriers. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:25:21 GMT)

10 Ways to Keep your Pet Safe This Winter
1. Take special care with Antifreeze. Buy antifreeze that does not contain ethylene glycol. Antifreeze is very toxic due to this chemical component. It is sweet and tasty to pets, and lethal even in small quantities. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:17:55 GMT)

Beatrice cat out-sasses competition for Pet Idol win
Sassy is a winner a Pet Idol winner to be exact.Sassy, a black and white very curious cat, owned by Stefanie and Scott Lloyd of Beatrice, is the winner of the Daily Sun s second annual Pet Idol contest. Over the past few weeks, Sassy competed against 57 pets, and their owners, for the top prize and the title of Beatrice s Pet Idol. Sassy took top honors after surviving three rounds of voting and ... (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:43:19 GMT)

ELDERLY WOMAN'S PET DOG STOLEN
A heartless thief stole an elderly woman's pet dog by offering to take it for a walk . (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:05:04 GMT)

Group to present education program on pet spaying, neutering
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) in Springfield will soon start its first public spaying and neutering education program in the Ozarks. The campaign starts Feb. 27 and will run for six months, SNAP announced this week. The effort coincides with Spay Day USA, a national public awareness event. SNAP said it hoped to dispel several myths, including that a pet cannot be sterilized before 6 ... (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:25:05 GMT)

Educational opportunities for pet owners
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Metro Animal Services (MAS) has teamed up with the Louisville Free Public Library to offer a variety of classes for pet owners. Classes will be offered at a different library branch each month. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:41:24 GMT)

'Be responsible pet owners': health official
HEALTH officer Rodel Agbulos advised residents of Zamboanga City to practice responsible pet ownership to help them minimize, if not eradicate, dog bite cases in Zamboanga City. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:03:24 GMT)

Polyplex Says PET Market Looking Brighter
By Bangkok Post, Thailand Feb. 16--Polyplex (Thailand) Plc sees clear signs of an upturn in the global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) business cycle, based on three quarters of steadily improving results, said general manager Manish Gupta. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:20:01 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. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:46:01 GMT)

Popular Russian pet market the source of latest bird flu outbreak
Russian veterinary officials have closed down a popular pet market in Moscow after the recent outbreaks of the deadly bird flu were all traced back to the market. (Mon, 19 Feb 2007 19:55:03 GMT)

Pet store owner mourns theft of rare snake
QUEENSBURY -- Bindi Sue the snake was stolen from her cage at The Pet Zone at Aviation Mall Saturday, and Ted Bell is worried the baby snake, a Dumeril's Boa, will never reach her 7-foot-long prime if her captors don't give her proper care. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:12:35 GMT)

Bird-flu link shuts down pet market
MOSCOW'S best-known pet market was in quarantine yesterday after health officials confirmed a strain of H5N1, potentially lethal to humans, was responsible for five bird-flu outbreaks around the Russian capital. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:42:42 GMT)

Pet Pampering: Not a Trend, but a Lifestyle
Much has been made of recent trends to pamper pets in human like ways, but pet spas such as SundayColors. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Pet store owner mourns theft of rare snake
QUEENSBURY -- Bindi Sue the snake was stolen from her cage at The Pet Zone at Aviation Mall Saturday, and Ted Bell is worried the baby snake, a Dumeril's Boa, will never reach her 7-foot-long prime if her captors don't give her proper care. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 07:55:34 GMT)

Pet Pampering: Not a Trend, but a Lifestyle
Much has been made of recent trends to pamper pets in human like ways, but pet spas such as SundayColors.com believe that such pampering is neither novel nor part of a passing fad. Admittedly, Fifi may not know the difference between her shea butter skin and dander repair or vaseline, but she will immediately sense the warmth with which her owner tends to her coat with such lavish attention. ... (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:32:50 GMT)

Washoe County allows bobcat as pet
An 18-pound bobcat named Katrina officially is permitted as a pet in Washoe County. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 09:49:00 GMT)

Pet killed in unprovoked pit bull attack
An Evansville woman opened the door for a visitor, but the wrong one came inside. A pit bull on the loose ran into Betty Sirkel's home and mauled her pet dog, Snow to death. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 11:18:46 GMT)

SAN FRANCISCO / Pet products stand out at gift fair / Annual event lets retailers see what might leap off shelves
It was at the San Francisco International Gift Fair that the Pet Rock was discovered in the mid-1970s, and later the Cabbage Patch Kid. Now 54 years old, the fair -- which opened Saturday and ends Wednesday - is an institution for the kinds of... (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:02:20 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Launches 'Go Fetch!' Four-Legged Fitness Service Now Available Throughout Its National Franchise ...
With one out of every four dogs and cats in the western world reportedly obese, Fido and Felix are battling a health crisis of their own. With this in mind, FETCH! Pet Care (www.fetchpetcare.com), America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched "Go Fetch!" -- the company's newest service ... (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Video: Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products Introduces Sergeant's Gold(R) Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs
Sergeant's Pet Care Products introduces Sergeant's Gold® Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs, a fast-acting flea and tick control product formulated to kill fleas in as little as one hour, ticks in three hours, and control re-infestation for up to nine weeks. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Expands Down Under -- Announces New Distribution in Australia & New Zealand
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. -- www.petecology.com -- today announced receipt of its first order from VCA (Veterinary Companies of Australia PTY LTD.), a major veterinary and pet products distributor based in Kings Park, New South Wales. VCA markets pet health products in Australia and New Zealand and is a major force in the $5 Billion pet industry in this part of the world. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

PET IDOL 2007
THE Observer has teamed up with Sussex Pets to bring you our fantastic Pet Idol competition. (20/02/2007 14:48:35) (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:55:22 GMT)

Washoe County allows bobcat as pet
RENO, Nev. An 18-pound bobcat is now officially a pet in Antelope Valley. The county Animal Control Board ordered the bobcat named Katrina spayed and issued an exotic pet permit last week.Animal Control Supervisor Mitch Schneider says the cat has been raised as a pet since it was five weeks old. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 15:05:58 GMT)

Pet Expert
Rumford Pet Center is located at 865 Warren Ave. East Providence Rhode Island. Rumford Pet Center has been helping people find the best pet for over 68 years. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 16:49:15 GMT)

Paul's Pet: Moe
Our featured pet of the week is Moe. He's a full grown, black and tan Chihuahua mix. Moe likes to sit in your lap and he's very calm. To claim Moe, go to the Chattanooga Hamilton County Humane Society at 214 North Highland Park Avenue. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:01:31 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into South Denver, Colorado
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 theSouth Denver region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet careservices. This new franchise marks the 63rd FETCH! Pet Care location that,in aggregate, now service almost 1,000 cities and towns throughout ... (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:41:35 GMT)

Pet store moving into ex-Renninger Home Center
MILL HALL — This spring, a long-vacant building will come alive again with a pet and feed store and other business opportunities. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:05:51 GMT)

Founder Of Ogden Pet Food Company Dies
Jack Behnken, a Pennsylvania native who started a pet food company in Utah, has died. He was 80. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:05:00 GMT)

Klöckner, ALBA pen deal for PET bottle recycling
Film and sheet processor Klöckner Pentaplast (Montabaur, Germany) and trash-collection firm ALBA (Berlin, Germany) have agreed to jointly invest in an integrated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle-recycling pilot project to be located at Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany. (Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:52:25 GMT)

Virus kills pet rabbits
PET rabbits are being killed around Warrnambool by myxomatosis as the virus spreads because of warmer weather. One veterinarian practice has recorded several cases of the deadly virus in the past couple of weeks and is expecting to see more. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:50:45 GMT)

Unruly Pet Owner Delays New York Jetblue Flight To Florida
As JetBlue Airways' operations returned to normal, one overprotective pet owner caused her own delay. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:53:54 GMT)

Pet Owners Worried Over Electrocution Risks
The story of a 60-pound lab mix dog who was electrocuted in Grant Park had dog owners throughout the city astonished, and wondering how they could protect their own pets. CBS 2's Joanie Lum reports. VIDEO: Watch How You Can Protect Your Pet (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:17:00 GMT)

Snake stolen from mall pet store
After a snake was stolen from The Pet Zone in Aviation Mall this past weekend, owner Ted Bell said he was really surprised. Bell said, "I just don't understand how anyone could be that brazen, just to steal an animal like that. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:34:52 GMT)

Snake stolen from mall pet store
After a snake was stolen from The Pet Zone in Aviation Mall this past weekend, owner Ted Bell said he was really surprised. Bell said, "I just don't understand how anyone could be that brazen, just to steal an animal like that. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:41:06 GMT)

Rabies clinic, pet adopt-a-thon Saturday
A local non-profit organization is teaming up with the Henry County Animal Shelter to provide a low-cost rabies clinic while promoting pet adoption in Henry County. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 03:32:57 GMT)

Basic pet skills offered to Tucson children
Basic pet care skills will be offered in a workshop designed specifically for children. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will host an educational event titled Pet Care & Protection 101 with the intent to teach its young participants about pet safety in Tucson’s desert environment. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 03:38:42 GMT)

A Mistaken Adoption at a Valley Pet Store
Petco, the well-known pet chain, is trying to find a dog it mistakenly adopted out. A dog got out of a car and was taken to a Petco store in Ahwatukee. ... (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 05:10:45 GMT)

La Seda to acquire San Roque PET plant from Eastman Chemical for 50 mln eur
In a statement, the company said the acquisition will permit La Seda to increase its PET capacity by 175,000 tons a year to a total of around 1 mln tons a year. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:15:16 GMT)

Utah pet-food company exec dies of cancer
OGDEN - Jack Behnken, a Pennsylvania native who started a pet-food company in Utah, has died. He was 80. American Nutrition Inc. makes food for cats and dogs under labels such as Atta Boy and Atta Cat. Behnken, president and chief executive, died of cancer Sunday, just weeks after it was diagnosed, a son said. He started American Nutrition in 1972 - Animal Nutrition at the time - ... (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:11:26 GMT)

Volunteers, dogs sought for pet therapy training
Well-behaved dogs who are at least 1 year old, good with people and capable of making a difference in someone's hospital experience are encouraged to attend pet therapy classes at West Valley Medical Center. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:18:14 GMT)

Pet store owner mourns theft of rare snake
QUEENSBURY -- Bindi Sue the snake was stolen from her cage at The Pet Zone at Aviation Mall Saturday, and Ted Bell is worried the baby snake, a Dumeril's Boa, will never reach her 7-foot-long prime if her captors don't give her proper care. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:39:33 GMT)

Tips for pet owners
HOLYOKE - Fire Department Chief David A. LaFond offers some midwinter tips to people to keep their pets safe. Do not leave your pet outdoors when temperatures drop below freezing. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:12:13 GMT)

Pittsfield clarifies pet laws
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Pittsfield clarifgies its pet enforcement rules. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:09:51 GMT)

A N.J. bid to make pet projects public
It has been going on for years, and both Democrats and Republicans have done it. Quietly stuffing money for pet projects - from a town flagpole to sidewalks to a hometown hospital - into the state budget at the last minute is a long-held tradition for the ruling party in Trenton. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:31:10 GMT)

DogFriendly.com Releases Its 2007 Report Card on U.S. Pet Travel
DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com), a publisher of dog travel guide books and web guides, today announced grades for the various categories of dog travel. DogFriendly.com graded lodging, campgrounds, airlines, trains, buses, parks, beaches, restaurants, stores, attractions and pet-sitters. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:17:00 GMT)

Red Cross teaches "pet parents" first aid for animals
Whether your pet is a pooch or it purrs, handling health problems can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:54:49 GMT)

More pet photos online
We asked for more pet photos, and Clarksville area residents delivered. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:13:58 GMT)

Girl watches pet mauled to death
A girl of nine is left traumatised after watching two dogs maul the family pet to death. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:43:38 GMT)

Photo gallery: Readers' pet photos
Our newest gallery, Readers' pet photos, is online. Click the link at right to view it. Click here to submit your photos for next week's gallery. Please use “Pets” in the subject line. (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:15:31 GMT)

DogFriendly.com Releases Its 2007 Report Card on U.S. Pet Travel
DogFriendly.com(http://www.dogfriendly.com), a publisher of dog travel guide books and webguides, today announced grades for the various categories of dog travel.DogFriendly.com graded lodging, campgrounds, airlines, trains, buses,parks, beaches, restaurants, stores, attractions and pet-sitters. Thehighest marks were earned by hotels, off-leash parks and campgrounds. Areaswith room for ... (Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:48:58 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, 21 Feb 2007 19:15:08 GMT)

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet
If you've ever lost a pet you love, then you know how painful it is. Dogs and cats are much more than pets. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 03:00:00 GMT)

Lyons: Pet taxes, ghoulish news, moving along
How much does your pet pay in taxes? That’s what I thought. That mutt has been freeloading since he used to wet the rug. Only people pay taxes. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:09:22 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Bruno, a 1-year-old Chow Chow mix pup, who has lots of puppy pep and play to share. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:17:30 GMT)

No Pet Left Behind: In Case of Emergency, Man's Best Friends Are Protected
Arlington County's latest homeland security weapon is a mobile trailer that will stand ready to whisk off to any emergency and give stressed-out evacuees all the comforts of home: fresh water, medicine and plenty of . . . kitty litter. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:32:42 GMT)

JPI(TM) Showcases New Oral Care Treats, Apparel and Toys for 2007 at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida
MALIBU, Calif.----JPI, the pet products division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. , will reveal its 2007 line-up of toys, treats, apparel and accessories based on the beloved brands American Kennel Club®, Cat Fanciers' Association, Disney® and Snoop Dogg, as well as an Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda version of its award-winning White Bites oral care treats, at the 2007 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, February ... (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:00:00 GMT)

Photo gallery: Readers' pet photos
Our newest gallery, Readers' pet photos, is online. Click the link at right to view it. Click here to submit your photos for next week's gallery. Please use “Pets” in the subject line. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:47:53 GMT)

Arlington Unveils Emergency Pet Shelter
The mobile emergency pet shelter can be moved to a specific location where pets would be sheltered if their owners are evacuated from their homes. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:52:39 GMT)

Pet Ohana - Off-target cat urine could be payback
Question: Our cat has recently taken to urinating outside his litter box. Why would this happen? Answer: Urinating in inappropriate places is a leading reason why families give up their pet cats. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:36:05 GMT)

New Dolce Vita(TM) Traveler(TM) Pet Products Let Your Dog Travel in Warmth and Comfort
It's hard to watch a sad pair of eyes follow you as you head to your car, so more pet owners are taking their four-legged friends along for the ride. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Dogs' owners sought after man, pet attacked
A local animal shelter is asking for the public's help in finding the owner of two scarred pit bulls after one of the pits attacked a man and his pet dog in York City on Tuesday. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 18:05:37 GMT)

Carter County pet laws could change
Rules about controlling your pet could change soon in one part of the Tri-Cities. Carter County’s Animal Control Board is working on a new ordinance. It could be a while before we see a plan take effect. The Animal Control Board drew up a plan to present to county commissioners but it died. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 22:01:19 GMT)

Family Loses Home, Pet In Fire
A two-alarm blaze engulfs a family home in the East County Thursday, destroying the house and claiming the life of a pet. (Thu, 22 Feb 2007 22:27:16 GMT)

Pet Expo
Orlando, FL -- The Pet Expo at the Orlando Convention center is for industry insiders only. But FOX 35 has a pass to show you all the pet pampering products. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 01:16:02 GMT)

Saluda lands pet-food distribution center
SALUDA — Natural Balance Pet Foods plans to use an existing 75,000 square-foot building in Saluda County for its newest distribution center. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 05:08:40 GMT)

County shelters offer pet insurance
SAN DIEGO ---- County officials plan to hold a news conference today to let people know that residents who adopt dogs and cats from county animal shelters can get pet insurance for 1. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 05:56:08 GMT)

Uncle Matty: Not providing proper training for your pet a doggone shame
Uncle Matty can't believe that anyone would want to live with a pet problem rather than fix it. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 06:17:44 GMT)

Lyons: Pet taxes, ghoulish news, moving along
How much does your pet pay in taxes? That’s what I thought. That mutt has been freeloading since he used to wet the rug. Only people pay taxes. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 06:56:15 GMT)

PET OF THE WEEK
Meet Juliette, a 1 1/2-year-old, shorthaired tabby brought to the HSSA from another shelter where she had no luck finding a human companion. She is very sociable with adults and has been well-behaved indoors. Juliette needs a quiet home without dogs or young children and would probably do best as an only pet. Meet this charming gal or one of her deserving buddies at the Humane Society of Southern ... (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:31:07 GMT)

Pet Lounge Unleashes New Website for Pet Themed Mobile Content
Petlounge.net is the first to deliver pet entertainment and lifestyle news--directly to your phone. (PRWeb Feb 23, 2007) (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:03:46 GMT)

Dave’s Pet Food Strikes a Blow for Independents
Rebel pet food retailers recruited in quest to revolutionize the pet food industry. For the first time ever, Dave’s Pet Food has proposed a win-win opportunity for independent pet food retailers — build a national brand AND reap the rewards of their efforts. In an unprecedented call to action, Dave’s Pet Food is rebating qualified retailers 40% of its net profits. [PR.com - February 23, 2007] (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:12:52 GMT)

Pet population control
Population control Next week, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be giving free certificates to pet owners needing assistance or an incentive... (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:19:04 GMT)

Pet Tales: I've loved animals since birth
My life has always been filled with animals. My first pet was a white, long-hair cat named Little Sh--, a name conveniently changed to L.S. when I was born. I had numerous dogs, cats, turtles, fish, rats, rabbits and horses throughout my childhood. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:32:10 GMT)

Pet calendar
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. Call 313-222-2144; e-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 313-222-5985, or write Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, 48226. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:41:50 GMT)

Still time to submit pet photos
There's still time for pet owners who think they have the picture-perfect pet to enter the fourth annual Asbury Park Press Battle of the Pet Photographers Contest. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 09:58:41 GMT)

Dogs' owner sought after man, pet attacked
A local animal shelter is asking for the public's help in finding the owner of two pit bulls after one of the animals attacked a man and his pet dog in York City on Tuesday. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:54:07 GMT)

The Longevity of your Pet Could be Affected by its Diet More than any Other Factor
What are we really feeding our pets? What pet manufacturers don't want us to know. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:53:00 GMT)

The Longevity of your Pet Could be Affected by its Diet More than any Other Factor
What are we really feeding our pets? What pet manufacturers don't want us to know. (PRWeb Feb 23, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/SW5zZS1TdW1tLU1hZ24tSG9yci1NYWduLVplcm8= (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 19:17:17 GMT)

The raw truth about pet food
Experts: Uncooked meat a bad idea. When it comes to feeding their dogs, Rachel Carter and Tom Wellman swear by BARF. The perhaps-unfortunate acronym stands for the "bones and raw food" diet gaining popularity among some pet owners, even though most veterinarians and academics bark at the idea. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 20:13:33 GMT)

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