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Pet-Friendly Shelter Ready To Go
You now have an option for your pet this hurricane season. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:32:22 GMT)

Pet store to fill vacant Tower Records building in Campbell
A Pet Food Express store is likely to be the next tenant to fill the vacant Tower Records building on Bascom Avenue in Campbell. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:36:14 GMT)

Hot dog: Another Pet Idol winner announced
The dog must have eaten the results. After the 2007 Pet Idol contest winners were announced Sunday in the Winona Daily News, some readers noticed their pet’s vote tallies hadn’t changed much. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 04:30:54 GMT)

Jefferson man accused of bilking pet groomer
Sandy Fitzgerald wanted to expand her pet grooming shop in Jef ferson. She bought a bigger building, mapped out more services and put a familiar face in charge of the $125,000 construction project -- customer Fred Parisi. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 05:15:06 GMT)

The Gilded Paw Online Pet Boutique Expects Sales of Pet Travel Gear and Warm Weather Accessories to Rise as Summer ...
The classy pet boutique stocks up on a variety of summer apparel, accessories and pet safety equipment in preparation for what could be its busiest season yet. (PRWeb Jun 1, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/WmV0YS1IYWxmLUluc2UtU2luZy1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 07:05:26 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, 01 Jun 2007 07:58:12 GMT)

Siemens Demonstrates World's First System Capable Of Simultaneous Imaging Of The Brain By MRI And PET
In what could prove to be a turning point in diagnosis and therapy for millions of patients suffering from neurological diseases, stroke and cancer, Siemens Medical Solutions showed results of a prototype for the world's first fully-functioning imaging system capable of performing simultaneously Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). [click link for full article] (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 08:16:16 GMT)

Pet Project
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month! Every week in June, the SPCA will feature a very special feline in Pet Project. This week is Mimi. Just before Christmas 2006, Mimi was hit by a car. She had surgery to repair a fractured jaw and an injured eye. She may look a little funny, but she is as sweet as can be. Won't you please consider adopting such a precious girl? Call or e-mail the SPCA for more ... (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 09:32:30 GMT)

Pet dogs 'killing wild animals'
A wildlife charity says pet dogs should be kept on the lead by their owners to prevent them killing wild animals. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 11:33:03 GMT)

VCA Antech Closes Healthy Pet Purchase
Animal health care provider VCA Antech Inc. on Friday completed its $152.9 million acquisition of Healthy Pet Corp. and amended its senior credit facility. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:34:49 GMT)

VCA Antech, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Healthy Pet Corp. And Amends Its Senior Credit Facility
VCA Antech, Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF), a leading animal healthcare company in the United States, completed its acquisition of Healthy Pet Corp. ("Healthy Pet") today. VCA Antech, Inc. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:18:01 GMT)

VCA Antech closes on Healthy Pet
VCA Antech closed on its $153 million purchase of Healthy Pet Corp. on Friday. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:42:09 GMT)

Pet Insurance Claims Will Rise This Summer
The warmer summer weather is likely to see a rise in the number of road traffic accidents involving pets and an increase in pet insurance claims, says pet insurer Tesco Personal Finance.. Monday 28 May 2007 (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:50:13 GMT)

Latest Pet Name Trends
Always of interest to pet product manufacturers is the latest batch of favourite UK pet names.. Friday 01 June 2007 (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:50:53 GMT)

Chemical that led to pet food recall used by US company for animal feed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The same industrial chemical that led to a massive pet food recall was used in animal feed ingredients made by a U.S. company, health officials said Wednesday. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 17:10:47 GMT)

Pet Dog Bites Aliamanu Infant
A 7-month-old Aliamanu boy was hospitalized on Thursday after an attack by a family pet. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 18:21:01 GMT)

Pet Dog Bites Aliamanu Infant
The Hawaiian Humane Society takes away an Aliamanu family's pet dog after it bites an infant on the face, according to police. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 18:34:12 GMT)

Lost & Found Pet Resources
It can be devastating and often frustrating when a pet is lost. Where do you start looking? Who do you call? The links below will help guide you in finding your pet. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 20:47:31 GMT)

Local to take over at Coastside pet store
Kibbles 'n Gifts, a longtime resource for Coastside pet owners, will have a new owner - but that's about as much change as customers can expect. "It just seemed like a really great opportunity when I heard it was for sale," said Christa Livingstone of El Granada. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 21:47:29 GMT)

Pet food probe keeps local officials busy
Many tons of contaminated wheat gluten sit untouched in an Allegheny County warehouse, too dangerous for pet food, too valuable to throw out. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 22:02:26 GMT)

Pet subjects
Celia Haddon answers your pet-related queries. (Fri, 01 Jun 2007 23:10:35 GMT)

Hot dog: Another Pet Idol winner announced
The dog must have eaten the results. After the 2007 Pet Idol contest winners were announced Sunday in the Winona Daily News, some readers noticed their pet’s vote tallies hadn’t changed much. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 04:09:49 GMT)

Judge Seethes Over Direct Contact of Represented Parties in Pet Food Case
A federal judge got growling mad at a pet food manufacturer whose insurance adjuster had discussions with plaintiffs suing over allegedly contaminated products, although they were represented by attorneys. U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman ordered Menu Foods to stop the contacts and to identify the lawyers who may have said they were proper. The judge was incensed that the calls were made despite ... (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 04:10:33 GMT)

Groups to hold pet adoptions in McKinney this Saturday
Two pet adoption organizations will have animals available this Saturday in McKinney. New Beginnings Cat Rescue will hold adoptions Saturday at “Reigning Cats & Dogs” 107 N. Kentucky St. in downtown McKinney. Many kittens rescued from Collin County Animal Shelter will be available for adoption. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 06:57:02 GMT)

Pet Care Important For Summer Safety
Summer brings pets and owners outside into backyards, parks and trails across Pennsylvania. In order to be safe, the Department of Agriculture is reminding pet owners to have their pets licensed and vaccinated for rabies. "Vaccination is important for pets and their owners," said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. [click link for full article] (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 07:17:09 GMT)

PET PARADE
Want to have some fun Sunday? Then visit the 13th annual pet parade sponsored by Umbrino Construction Co. at Point Pleasant's annual Street Fair. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 08:35:20 GMT)

Pet Calendar
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton Farmers Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: ARF; Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord; cats only. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 10:25:05 GMT)

Pet Cruelty Bill Signed Into Law
As of Friday, anyone who tortures, mutilates or poisons a pet animal could face up to five years in prison. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 11:31:09 GMT)

Pet owners turn to specialty bakeries in wake of recall
Not long ago, the idea of buying fresh-baked kibble still warm from the bakery oven likely sounded ridiculous to local pet owners. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 13:59:06 GMT)

Chemical that led to pet food recall used by US company for animal feed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The same industrial chemical that led to a massive pet food recall was used in animal feed ingredients made by a U.S. company, health officials said Wednesday. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 14:40:49 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 18:10:46 GMT)

Recalled Pet Foods
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association is complying a list of all recalled pet foods related to the wheat gluten contamination. Click HERE for the latest affected products and other helpful information for pet owners. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 19:27:30 GMT)

Pet Food: Second Tainted Ingredient Found
PORTLAND - The industrial chemical that led to a nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog foods has been found to contaminate a second pet food ingredient. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 19:31:18 GMT)

Local to take over at Coastside pet store
Kibbles 'n Gifts, a longtime resource for Coastside pet owners, will have a new owner - but that's about as much change as customers can expect. "It just seemed like a really great opportunity when I heard it was for sale," said Christa Livingstone of El Granada. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 22:07:18 GMT)

Pricey tag for designer pet pussycat
An exotic cat with the looks of a mini-leopard and a whopping $A25,400 price tag has joined a crowded designer pet market that also features hypoallergenic kittens. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 06:54:29 GMT)

Woman sees pet mauled to death
A terrified woman watches as her pet dog is mauled to death by another dog in Cumbria. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:18:27 GMT)

Grocers Among Defendants in Class Action Tied to Tainted Pet Food
MAY 16, 2007 -- MIAMI, Fla. - On the heels of a national uproar over a prolonged, widely spread pet food recall, a nationwide class action lawsuit was filed against major pet food brands and retailers. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:20:16 GMT)

Democrats hide pet projects from voters
After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:20:36 GMT)

Heartbreak as council lose dead pet
IT'S HEARTBREAKING enough to lose a family pet. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:30:08 GMT)

Dems hide pet projects from voters
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - After promising sunshine, clouds appear to be moving in as House Democrats draw up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the last minute. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 12:20:47 GMT)

Pet Net's Fur Ball fundraiser set
Pet Network's annual Fur Ball is here and this year's event promises to be as delightful as in years past. The event will be held Friday, June 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Chateau in Incline Village. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:14:44 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 14:43:20 GMT)

Dems hide pet projects from voters
After promising sunshine, clouds appear to be moving in as House Democrats draw up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the... (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 15:55:52 GMT)

House keeps pet projects from scrutiny
After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 16:36:44 GMT)

Pet Projects Hidden In New Spending Bills
House Democrats are drawing up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the last minute. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 19:57:16 GMT)

Dems Hide Pet Projects From Voters
CAPITOL HILL -- After promising sunshine, clouds appear to be moving in as House Democrats draw up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the last minute. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 19:59:22 GMT)

Pet Projects Hidden In New Spending Bills
House Democrats are drawing up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the last minute. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 20:03:11 GMT)

Grocers Among Defendants in Class Action Tied to Tainted Pet Food
MAY 16, 2007 -- MIAMI, Fla. - On the heels of a national uproar over a prolonged, widely spread pet food recall, a nationwide class action lawsuit was filed against major pet food brands and retailers. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 21:23:14 GMT)

Local to take over at Coastside pet store
Kibbles 'n Gifts, a longtime resource for Coastside pet owners, will have a new owner - but that's about as much change as customers can expect. "It just seemed like a really great opportunity when I heard it was for sale," said Christa Livingstone of El Granada. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 21:37:21 GMT)

House keeps pet projects from scrutiny
After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year. (Sun, 03 Jun 2007 22:07:27 GMT)

Woman, grandchildren safe after attack by family pet
DOVER -- Often described as man's best friend, when a family's pet German shepherd suddenly and viciously turned on a woman and her two grandchildren last week, they found that man's best friend can sometimes also be his worst enemy. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 01:03:32 GMT)

An Affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP Acquires the European PET Resins Business of Wellman, Inc.
LONDON----Sun European Partners, LLP , the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc. , today announced that one of its affiliates has acquired the PET Resins European business of Wellman, Inc. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:00:00 GMT)

Judge Seethes Over Direct Contact of Represented Parties in Pet Food Case
A federal judge got growling mad at a pet food manufacturer whose insurance adjuster had discussions with plaintiffs suing over allegedly contaminated products, although they were represented by attorneys. U.S. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:01:37 GMT)

RUTH TO THE RESCUE: Get your pet prepared to travel
Planning a summer vacation and want to take your pet? Some vacations are now more pet-friendly. Call before you book to see if your destination is pet-friendly. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:10:23 GMT)

Journal's Pet Idol contest winners announced
From animal shelter survivors to pampered pets, the Rapid City Journal’s Second Annual Pet Idol has announced its top vote-getters. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:53:42 GMT)

Grocers Among Defendants in Class Action Tied to Tainted Pet Food
MAY 16, 2007 -- MIAMI, Fla. - On the heels of a national uproar over a prolonged, widely spread pet food recall, a nationwide class action lawsuit was filed against major pet food brands and retailers. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 08:05:16 GMT)

Embrace Introduces New, "No Surprises" Pet Insurance
Incredible advances in veterinary medicine and higher expectations of veterinarians by doting 'pet parents' have spawned new treatments for pet diseases and injuries that might have previously been fatal. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 10:00:00 GMT)

Dems hide pet projects from voters
WASHINGTON (AP) - After promising sunshine, clouds appear to be moving in as House Democrats draw up next year's spending plans under orders from the top to keep pet projects out until the last minute. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 10:35:08 GMT)

Pet Fest raises more than $70K
STRATHAM — The annual N.H. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Pet Fest and Paws Walk has always been important to Lisa Dennison, but the animal shelter's executive director said this Sunday's fund-raiser was particularly special. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 11:21:07 GMT)

Embrace Introduces New, "No Surprises" Pet Insurance
Incredible advances in veterinarymedicine and higher expectations of veterinarians by doting 'pet parents'have spawned new treatments for pet diseases and injuries that might havepreviously been fatal. But they can cost thousands of dollars. As a result,millions of dog and cat owners often face a horrible dilemma: eitherstruggle to pay a huge vet bill or reluctantly euthanize a loved pet. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:14:05 GMT)

Man crushed by pet food machine
A pet food factory engineer was killed as he tried to clear a blockage in a canning machine, an inquest hears. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:48:44 GMT)

Wellman sells PET Resins business
Wellman Inc. has sold its PET Resins business in Europe to an affiliate of Sun European Partners. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:06:41 GMT)

Emergency pet food drive underway for shelter
COSHOCTON — Due to the recent confiscation of 33 dogs from a local puppy-mill, the Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is sponsoring an emergency Pet Food Drive to help assist the shelter until the case is taken to court. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:42:06 GMT)

What's Going On In The Body? Advanced Time-of-flight PET Takes A Superior 'Look'
Moving from computer simulation to patient images, researchers are now demonstrating the benefits that time-of-flight/PET imaging can provide for cancer patients. The result? Superior images and shorter patient scan times for starters, according to a new study. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 17:03:51 GMT)

Local to take over at Coastside pet store
Kibbles 'n Gifts, a longtime resource for Coastside pet owners, will have a new owner - but that's about as much change as customers can expect. "It just seemed like a really great opportunity when I heard it was for sale," said Christa Livingstone of El Granada. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:07:21 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:54:16 GMT)

PET/CT Should Be 'First-step' Test For Patients With Crohn's Disease
The molecular imaging power of PET/CT is invaluable in noninvasively monitoring Crohn's disease -- a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that mainly affects young people, according to a new study. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 21:03:21 GMT)

A First: Simultaneous PET/MR Images Of The Brain Debut, Increase Molecular Imaging Capabilities
The world's first PET/MR images of the human brain--taken simultaneously by positron emission tomography imaging and magnetic resonance recently debuted. (Mon, 04 Jun 2007 21:03:50 GMT)

City Council votes to allow commercial pet boarding kennels
The City Council voted Monday to allow previously banned commercial pet boarding kennels within the city limits. The council unanimously approved the ordinance, which will go into effect with the mayor’s approval in a little over two weeks. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 02:03:55 GMT)

Pet-food scandal ignites blogosphere
Animal lovers frustrated with the limitations of the news media have mobilized into a national network of bloggers to share news about the foods that may have killed thousands of pets across the country. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 03:44:27 GMT)

Pet-owning bloggers mobilize on food front
The online mobilization of a nationwide community of animal lovers may have begun with the Pet Connection, a longtime pet-care website run by writer Gina Spadafori and veterinarian Marty Becker, who together write a syndicated column that runs in 65 newspapers nationwide. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 03:52:30 GMT)

Is your pet a hot dog?
Like owner like pet. Keep your pets cool by knowing the signs and practicing common sense. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 05:11:59 GMT)

City Council votes to allow commercial pet boarding kennels
The City Council voted Monday to allow previously banned commercial pet boarding kennels within the city limits. The council unanimously approved the ordinance, which will go into effect with the mayor’s approval in a little over two weeks. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 05:50:27 GMT)

Board may close down pet cemetery
The pet cemetery at McDowell Dam recreation area again dominated discussion at the Burleigh County Water Resource District board meeting. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:06:19 GMT)

SPCA raises money at annual Pet Fest
STRATHAM — The annual N.H. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Pet Fest and Paws Walk has always been important to Lisa Dennison, but the animal shelter's executive director said this Sunday's fund-raiser was particularly special. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:12:49 GMT)

Spay-neuter clinic key to trimming pet population, organizers claim
A free spay-neuter clinic in Great Falls this weekend will help control the Great Falls area's pet population, according to Gloria LaMott, volunteer coordinator for a spay-neuter pet-care event at Montana ExpoPark this weekend. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 11:12:39 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:39:18 GMT)

DOGSWELL (R) Revolutionizes the Natural Pet Treat Industry Once Again With the Introduction of VEGGIE LIFE(TM) , a New ...
In October 2004, DOGSWELL®, a leader in the natural pet treat industry, became the first company to supplement pure chicken breast jerky for dogs. In May 2007, DOGSWELL® launched Biscuits with Benefits(TM), one of the first dog biscuits made from all-natural chicken breast infused with healthy supplements. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:57:00 GMT)

DOGSWELL (R) Revolutionizes the Natural Pet Treat Industry Once Again With the Introduction of VEGGIE LIFE(TM) , a New ...
Biscuits with Benefits(TM) have become a healthytreat alternative for health-conscious pet owners. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 17:17:57 GMT)

Local to take over at Coastside pet store
Kibbles 'n Gifts, a longtime resource for Coastside pet owners, will have a new owner - but that's about as much change as customers can expect. "It just seemed like a really great opportunity when I heard it was for sale," said Christa Livingstone of El Granada. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:02:47 GMT)

Local Red Cross offering Pet First Aid course
KIRKSVILLE - For the first time in Kirksville, the American Red Cross will offer a pet first aid course Saturday in the Kirksville Community Room at 315 S. Franklin. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:08:39 GMT)

Woman, grandchildren safe after attack by family pet
DOVER -- Often described as man's best friend, when a family's pet German shepherd suddenly and viciously turned on a woman and her two grandchildren last week, they found that man's best friend can sometimes also be his worst enemy. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:03:02 GMT)

What's Going On In The Body? Advanced Time-of-Flight PET Takes A Superior 'Look'
Moving from computer simulation to patient images, researchers are now demonstrating the benefits that time-of-flight (TOF)/PET (positron emission tomography) imaging can provide for cancer patients. [click link for full article] (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:04:36 GMT)

Pet program to help people battle depression
The majority of pet owners find their pets are extremely important when they are sad, lonely or depressed, research has shown. So, it's no surprise antidepressant maker Eli Lilly and Co. today is touting its sponsorship of Support Partners: Canine Companions. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:27:33 GMT)

'Humanization' Top Trend Fueling Growth in $43 Billion Global Pet Food Market
Humanization is the #1 trend fueling growth in the $43 billion global pet food market, according to Global Pet Food Industry Outlook, a new report from Packaged Facts and Petfood Industry magazine. Outpacing all other trends by at least 10 percentage points, treating pets like family outranked packaging convenience and special ingredient foods which are also heavily impacting the market. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:32:06 GMT)

Meet "Chester" our "Pet of the Week"!
Send us your best pet photos! We'll include them in our online gallery and possibly use them in The Reminder. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:34:58 GMT)

'Humanization' Top Trend Fueling Growth in Global Pet Food Market
NEW YORK -- Humanization is the No. 1 trend fueling growth in the $43 billion global pet food market, according to Global Pet Food Industry Outlook, a new report from Packaged Facts and Petfood Industry magazine. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 20:58:30 GMT)

Convenient Travel and On-the-Go Products Help Boost Pet Supplies Market to $11 Billion by 2009
Pet travel, home assistance and on-the-go products, playing on the convenience and emotional needs of pet owners, are expected to assume an expanding role in the continuing growth of the overall pet supply market, which is projected to surpass $11 billion by 2009, according to Pet Travel and Convenience Products, a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 21:45:39 GMT)

Pet Saver offering vouchers
SPOKANE, Wash.- During the summer area animal shelters often experience a spike in the numbers of animals they take in. Pet Savers says during the summer months families tend to forget about having their pets spayed and neutered. (Tue, 05 Jun 2007 23:25:10 GMT)

PET/CT Use Now Includes Effectively Diagnosing Graft Infections
Removing infected vascular grafts in patients involves a complex surgical procedure with high risks. Molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) effectively diagnoses and differentiates infection, noted Israeli researchers at the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals. [click link for ... (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:15:08 GMT)

Local lab finds pet food contaminated with painkiller
You just thought your pet food was safe. Poison has been found in pet food just months after another scare. A Houston doctor says he's uncovered pet food contaminated with pain medication. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:31:52 GMT)

Pet projects
Pet Projects: Can the San Francisco SPCA overcome recent setbacks and regain its position as a leader in the national no-kill movement? (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:39:06 GMT)

Possible pet-napping ring in Southern Hills
One woman's desperate search for her missing dog may've uncovered a possible pet-napping ring in Shreveport's Southern Hills area. Carol Hemingway says she's heard from several neighbors who have also lost their small dogs in the last couple of weeks. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 02:42:42 GMT)

Authorities say LA woman found living with about 120 pet rats
Dozens of pet rats and other animals were seized from the home of an 81-year-old woman, who was later treated at a hospital for what appeared to be bites, authorities said Tuesday. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 03:52:36 GMT)

Board may close down pet cemetery
The pet cemetery at McDowell Dam recreation area again dominated discussion at the Burleigh County Water Resource District board meeting. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 05:06:31 GMT)

PET/CT best for monitoring Crohn's disease
The molecular imaging power of PET/CT is invaluable in noninvasively monitoring Crohn's disease,a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that mainly affects young people, according to a study released by Belgian scientists at the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:45:11 GMT)

Thai Pet Food Exporters Warn To Beware Of Melamine Contamination
BANGKOK, June 6 (Bernama) -- The Commerce Ministry has warned pet food exporters to beware of possible contamination of melamine in their products shipped to the United States. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:47:20 GMT)

Brazen coyote attacks alarming pet owners, even in Biltmore area
When a coyote snatched up the little bichon frise while on a walk with its owner, residents in the Biltmore area united to demand that something be done about the more frequent and brazen attacks on people and their pets.{v} Coyote attacks a pet dog (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 09:08:00 GMT)

SAN FRANCISCO / Daly moves to cut Newsom pet projects / He'd swap $37 million in mayor's programs for ones he favors
San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly fired the first salvo Tuesday in the battle over next year's $6.06 billion city budget. Daly introduced a proposal to cut funding for several of Mayor Gavin Newsom's pet projects and instead pay for affordable... (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 10:53:51 GMT)

Calif. woman found with 120 pet rats
Officers seized more than 100 pet rats, dozens of rabbits and other animals including several birds from the home of an 81-year-old woman, who was later treated at a hospital for what appeared to be bites, authorities said. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:17:06 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Warns on 3Q Profit
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, on Wednesday warned it expects fiscal third-quarter and full-year earnings to come in below Wall Street's estimates. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:24:36 GMT)

Calif. Woman Found With 120 Pet Rats
» Calif. Woman Found With 120 Pet Rats « Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:32:23 GMT)

Wellman sells PET resins business
Shrewsbury, NJ (Charlotte Business Journal) -- Wellman Inc. has sold its PET Resins business in Europe to an affiliate of Sun European Partners. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 13:25:15 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Colorado's Metro Northwest Denver Region
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 inColorado's Metro Northwest Denver region to provide area residents withunsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 79th FETCH!Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 cities ... (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:44:46 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Arizona's Chandler-Gilbert Region
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 inArizona's Chandler-Gilbert region to provide area residents withunsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 82nd FETCH!Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 cities andtowns ... (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:45:17 GMT)

Texas Lab Finds Another Hazard In Pet Food
A Texas laboratory has found another potential hazard in pet food. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:40:04 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Washington's Downtown Seattle and Bellevue Regions
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 inWashington's Downtown Seattle - Bellevue region to provide area residentswith unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 83rdFETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 1,100 ... (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:43:45 GMT)

Texas Lab Finds Another Hazard In Pet Food
A Texas laboratory finds another potential hazard in pet food. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:46:25 GMT)

New Pet food recall
Tonight -- we have another pet food recall to tell you about. Doane pet care is recalling 55 pound bags of it's Ol'Roy complete nutrition dog food. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 20:37:37 GMT)

Calif. woman found with 120 pet rats
Officers seized more than 100 pet rats, dozens of rabbits and other animals including several birds from the home of an 81-year-old woman, who was later treated at a hospital for what appeared to be bites, authorities said. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:23:38 GMT)

Lab Finds Poison in Pet Food Samples
Now even more concern for pet lovers - a Texas lab has found toxic levels of poison in dozens of pet food samples. Doctors with Expertox say they've found Acetaminophen or Cyanuric acid in the samples and experts say the contaminants could be lethal for pets. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 01:01:36 GMT)

Md. Woman Fights To Get Pet Monkey Back Home
An unusual battle continued Wednesday night for a Maryland woman fighting to get her pet monkey back. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 02:35:00 GMT)

Pit bulls attack SoCal woman, kill her pet poodle
Two pit bulls attacked a 75-year-old woman walking her poodle Wednesday, injuring her and killing her pet, authorities said. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 03:43:19 GMT)

Pit bulls attack SoCal woman, kill her pet poodle
TUSTIN, Calif. Two pit bulls attacked a 75-year-old woman walking her poodle Wednesday, injuring her and killing her pet, authorities said. Police captured one of the pit bulls soon after the 6:30 a.m. attack in a residential neighborhood, but the other ran away despite being shot with a Taser gun. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 03:43:29 GMT)

Women's 120 'pet rats' confiscated
Los Angeles officials have confiscated over 120 pet rats and 35 other animals from an 81-year-old woman. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 03:46:20 GMT)

Atwoods, SPCA, Purina to partner for pet adoption day
Atwoods will partner with Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Nestle Purina Pet Care to hold a pet adoption event 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 23 at the store, 5400 W. Garriott. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 04:20:05 GMT)

Doane Pet Food Recall
Pet food recalled from a manufacturer in Virginia. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 05:05:41 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Lady Bug, a 5-year-old Welsh corgi/shepherd mix, who is just as cute as can be. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 06:12:41 GMT)

With a Monkey in the Middle, Pet Owner Disputes Use of Law
Elyse Gazewitz continued her fight last night to free her monkey, Armani, from the custody of Montgomery County authorities, arguing that she was not allowed to find her pet a temporary home before he was deemed illegal and seized. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:25:55 GMT)

Pet owners banned for 10 years
AN Armadale couple convicted of animal cruelty have been banned from owning a pet for the next 10 years. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 08:00:00 GMT)

Some Ol' Roy dry pet food is recalled
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of 55-pound bonus bags of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food.The Doane Pet Care Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., initiated the recall after FDA testing detected salmonella contamination in the product. Officials stressed the action isn't related to pet food recalls involving tainted Chinese vegetable proteins.The recalled Ol' Roy ... (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:10:55 GMT)

Perfect pet just waiting for you
PARK HILLS — The perfect family pet could be just a phone call away at the Park Hills Pound. The local pound has a beautiful female Border Collie that is very friendly. This one loves attention and would make a great family pet. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:26:50 GMT)

Pet Food Recall: Food Many Contain Salmonella
Another pet food recall is issued because of possibly containing Salmonella. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:46:48 GMT)

Ol' Roy Come Back Home: More Pet Food Recalled
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of 55-pound bonus bags of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. The Doane Pet Care Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., initiated the recall after FDA testing detected salmonella contamination in the product. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:48:42 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Dips on Downgrade
Shares of Central Garden & Pet. Co. declined Thursday, shortly after the pet, lawn and garden products company warned that fiscal third-quarter and full-year earnings will miss Wall Street expectations and an analyst downgraded the stock. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 14:59:51 GMT)

Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care
THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT scans can help doctors detect more sites of disease in women with recurrent ovarian cancer, identify those patients whose cancer is likely to progress, and influence doctors' management of most patients. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:01:40 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Release New DVD
Veteran synth-poppers the Pet Shop Boys go the way of Picasso with their latest DVD Pet Shop Boys: Cubism In Concert , out July 24 on Rhino. The DVD was filmed at a November 14, 2006 show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional and features songs spanning the band's 25-year-long career. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:16:17 GMT)

Pet owners unleash anger, information
Ben Huh launched his Web site in February with the modest goal of helping Seattle-area residents find dog parks and pet stores. Then came the March 16 recall of 60 million containers of pet food after reports of illnesses and deaths. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:42:39 GMT)

Doane Pet Care announces recall
Doane Pet Care, a Brentwood-based company and part of the Mars chain of companies, announced Thursday a voluntary recall on a specific single-lot of 55-pound bonus bags of "Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition" dry dog food. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 19:43:49 GMT)

Man charged with shooting beloved pet goose
MARYSVILLE, Calif. A man accused of fatally shooting a beloved pet goose named Wee Wee faces three misdemeanor charges. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 21:06:56 GMT)

Man charged with shooting beloved pet goose
A man accused of fatally shooting a beloved pet goose named Wee Wee faces three misdemeanor charges. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 21:07:56 GMT)

Game show host neuters his last pet
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After 35 years on "The Price Is Right," Bob Barker has signed off. After getting a standing ovation from fans in his studio audience, Barker taped his last episode. He ended with a low-key thank you and his usual plug for controlling the pet population. (Thu, 07 Jun 2007 21:20:03 GMT)

PET accurately identifies esophageal cancer patients' positive responses to chemotherapy
Early metabolic imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) accurately identifies patients responding to chemotherapy for esophageal cancer, noted German researchers at the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 01:19:37 GMT)

'Pet Vet 3D' lets kids help heal sick African animals
How cool would it be to work as a veterinarian in a national wildlife park in Africa and have a zebra as a patient? You can, if you play Viva-Media's new simulation Pet Vet 3D: Wild Animal Hospital.Pet Vet 3D: Wild Animal Hospital is an easy vet simulation game, which makes it a good fit for children ages 7 to 14 who are interested in animals. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 04:51:59 GMT)

Ol' Roy Come Back Home: More Pet Food Recalled
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of 55-pound bonus bags of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. The Doane Pet Care Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., initiated the recall after FDA testing detected salmonella contamination in the product. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 05:04:03 GMT)

Charges filed in killing of pet goose in Yuba
A 48-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed a pet goose named Wee Wee is scheduled to be arraigned June 26 in Yuba County Superior Court. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 06:55:27 GMT)

New drug in pet foods
CENTRAL JERSEY — WITH REPORTS THAT acetaminophen has been found in brands of cat and dog food not included on the Menu Foods recall list, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today reminded pet parents that vigilance is the key to keeping their pets safe and healthy — coupled with a strong dose of common sense. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 08:24:56 GMT)

Ol'Roy Complete Nutrition Dry Dog Food Recalled in Select Stores by Doane Pet Care
Doane Pet Care is recalling a specific single lot of 55 pound bonus bags of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:57:54 GMT)

Pet Owners Unleash Anger, Information
By Abigail Goldman Ben Huh launched his Web site in February with the modest goal of helping Seattle-area residents find dog parks and pet stores. In the first month, Itchmo.com -- named in honor of his dog's constant demands to be scratched -- registered just 350 hits. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 12:14:04 GMT)

PET Scans ID Esophageal Cancers Benefiting From Chemo
FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Positron emission tomography (PET) accurately identifies positive metabolic responses to chemotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer and helps doctors tailor treatment, says a German study. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 16:01:34 GMT)

Japan's Pampered Pet Set
The country's human population may be on a downward spiral, but pet ownership is up, along with businesses to coddle the little critters (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 16:06:59 GMT)

Man charged with shooting pet goose
A man accused of fatally shooting a beloved pet goose named Wee Wee faces three misdemeanor charges. The Yuba County District Attorney's office charged David Gregory Davis, 48, of Marysville, with hunting without a license, waste of game and overlimit of geese for shooting the Canada goose out of season. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 16:33:26 GMT)

Chicago pet rehab teaches old dogs new tricks
Lucy, a black Labrador retriever, goes through rehabilitation with physical therapist Tiffany Johnson at the Integrative Pet Care facility in Chicago in April 2007. Getting an old dog to learn new tricks poses unique challenges, but at this Chicago clinic an underwater treadmill, acupuncture and trampoline are giving ageing or injured pets a fresh leash on life. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 17:00:45 GMT)

PET Scans ID Esophageal Cancers Benefiting From Chemo
Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Positron emission tomography (PET) accurately identifies positive metabolic responses to chemotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer and helps doctors tailor treatment, says a German study. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 17:05:23 GMT)

June is National Pet Adoption Month
The month of June is National Pet Adoption Month. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 18:19:25 GMT)

Man Charged With Shooting Pet Goose
MARYSVILLE, Calif. - A man accused of fatally shooting a beloved pet goose named Wee Wee faces three misdemeanor charges. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:09:38 GMT)

Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care
Title: Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care Category: Health News Created: 6/8/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/8/2007 (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:38:51 GMT)

Pet subjects
Celia Haddon answers your pet-related queries. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:51:08 GMT)

Wiregrass Oxygen Pet Masks
Area fire departments are fighting to save pets lives with a one-of-a kind oxygen mask. Pet oxygen masks are already in place and saving lives in cities like Daleville, Enterprise, and Level Plains. (Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:54:31 GMT)

Pet show at Courtyard Village
KEWANEE — Courtyard Village residents and the 2- to 5-years-olds from New Horizons Learning and Day Care Center enjoyed a pet show on Tuesday. Private owners, Courtyard employees nd the Henry County Humane Society were happy to show off their talented animals. (Sat, 09 Jun 2007 01:52:39 GMT)

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