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Pet Products Warehouse Burns In Lewisburg
Firefighters battled a blaze at a Lewisburg pet products plant for hours Friday morning. | | The fire began just before 11 p.m. Thursday at Ace Bayou Pet Products located at 520 West Church Street. | | The building is a storage facility for a company that makes pet products and houses materials to make pet furniture such as plastic foam, cardboard and carpet. | | The materials kept the fire... ... (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:09:34 GMT)

Mountain lion kills pet dog
DUARTE - An attack by a mountain lion that killed a homeowner's dog and wounded his other pet was "terrible" but not a public threat, state fish and game officials said Thursday. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 03:26:23 GMT)

Fifi, Fido will rest in peace at new pet cemetery
Pet owners grieving the death of a four-footed friend will have a new place to keep the human/fuzzy-face bond alive when the Wisconsin Humane Society opens Lorraine's Garden, a final resting place for animal companions. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:21:47 GMT)

$800 Puppy Stolen From Colchester Pet Store
Surveillance video at the Noah's Ark pet store captured a little girl leaving the store with an 11-week-old miniature schnauzer. But police think she committed the crime for two men who were with her. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:53:17 GMT)

Police Investigating Pet Theft
Colchester police are investigating the theft of an 11-week-old mini schnauzer puppy from the Noah's Ark Pet Center. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 05:41:03 GMT)

Pet Savers Helps Relocate Cat
A microchip and our website, 9wsyr.com are getting praise for reuniting one family with a lost pet, and leading to the adoption of another one. We have the story of... (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 05:58:59 GMT)

Mountain lion kills pet dog
DUARTE - An attack by a mountain lion that killed a homeowner's dog and wounded his other pet was "terrible" but not a public threat, state fish and game officials said Thursday. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 06:11:22 GMT)

Pet calendar
Angels of Animals Pet Adoption Night -- 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, Petco-Clifton, Route 3 west, Clifton. Cats and kittens available. Pet crafts for sale. Adoption fee includes vaccinations, deworming, FIV and FeLV testing, spay/neutering. Adoption fee $120, 973-471-0622 or petfinder.org/shelters/NJ430.html. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 10:07:19 GMT)

Ready for a pet?
For some, the holidays aren't the time for a new animal. At this time of year, many people's thoughts turn to getting a pet. What better time to answer the kids' wishes for a furry friend, right? (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 10:39:33 GMT)

New pet books worth a howl
Publishers have been busy cranking out a handsome crop of charmingly photographed/illustrated pet books and calendars for the holidays. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 14:44:18 GMT)

Mountain lion kills pet dog
DUARTE - An attack by a mountain lion that killed a homeowner's dog and wounded his other pet was "terrible" but not a public threat, state fish and game officials said Thursday. (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 17:43:08 GMT)

Deliver2Mac adds Pet Doc
New through the Deliver2Mac download service is Pet Doc, a veterinary sim in which gamers start a business and treat any number of different animals, ranging in size from guinea pigs and rabbits to dogs and horses. As treatment progresses, accommodations must be built for different species, and each animal requires feeding, clean-up and playtime. ... (Sat, 01 Dec 2007 19:14:17 GMT)

Pet dog killed in fire that guts shelter's van
LeROY — Plans by a local animal shelter to participate in Bloomington’s Christmas parade and bring about 15 dogs to a pet store for possible adoption turned tragic Saturday as fire destroyed the shelter’s bus and claimed the life of a family pet. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 06:14:38 GMT)

Pet photoswith Santa ...
Pet photos with Santa PetSmart, 5465 Dressler Road N.W., Jackson Township, works with four local pet charities to offer pet pictures with Santa on the first three weekends of December. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 06:37:10 GMT)

Pit your pet's trick against the rest
Think your furry friend has what it takes to be southern Idaho'sPet Trick Premier? Let features writer Melissa Davlin be the judge. Whether your pet's trick is impressive, silly or just plain stupid, we want to see. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 07:22:12 GMT)

Council could add bite to pet rules
Two proposed revisions to Modesto's animal control ordinances could give pet owners a new reason to say "bad dog." (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 10:25:08 GMT)

Loving Baby Capuchin Monkey Ready to a pet loving Home
Princess is 9 months old, small pet that remains small. Home trained, has current vets and shots, aquainted with kids, adults and household pets. Will come along with her diapers, cage, toys and cltohings. Ready to go. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:50:25 GMT)

Major Recall of Pet Food
An Ontario-based company is recalling pet food sold throughout North America under scores of brands. Find out more here. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:14:51 GMT)

Making your own pet food
The recent pet food recall has many pet owners looking for other options. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:16:11 GMT)

Pet food recall expands
The recall affecting pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical has expanded to include some dog biscuits. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:17:05 GMT)

Pet food alternatives for worried owners
In the wake of the pet food recall, pet owners are looking for alternatives. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:22:36 GMT)

Loving Baby Capuchin Monkey Ready to a pet loving Home
Princess is 9 months old, small pet that remains small. Home trained, has current vets and shots, acquainted with kids, adults and household pets. Will come along with her diapers, cage, toys and clothing’s. Ready to go. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:23:18 GMT)

Do homework before giving pet as gift, advocates urge
Every week, thousands of dogs and cats become homeless after pet owners abandon the animals at shelters. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 15:55:23 GMT)

Cutest Other Pet: It's Seemore!
He was young. He weighed under a pound. His wacky tuft of wild hair hadn't grown out. And it was cold and icky at the Main Street firehall. Seemore, a lionhead rabbit, wasn't a good candidate for winning the Pet Superstars Cutest Other Pet category . . . yet. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 17:36:22 GMT)

Pet dog killed in fire that guts shelter's van
LeROY — Plans by a local animal shelter to participate in Bloomington’s Christmas parade and bring about 15 dogs to a pet store for possible adoption turned tragic Saturday as fire destroyed the shelter’s bus and claimed the life of a family pet. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 19:00:38 GMT)

Mountain lion kills pet dog
DUARTE - An attack by a mountain lion that killed a homeowner's dog and wounded his other pet was "terrible" but not a public threat, state fish and game officials said Thursday. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 20:43:11 GMT)

Pet shop owner says no to armed robber
A man carrying a loaded firearm left empty handed from a pet shop in San Gwann after the female owner of the outlet refused to hand over any money despite the weapon. (Sun, 02 Dec 2007 23:53:56 GMT)

New invention designed to keep owners, pet medicine separate
Associated Press - December 2, 2007 8:25 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis woman has patented an invention designed to keep track of pet medicines and keep them separate from owners'... (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 01:32:41 GMT)

Pet Night with Santa
He's making a list and checking it twice, but kids aren't the only ones who like to visit Santa Claus, pets do too. Great Northern Mall hosted its annual Pet Night with Santa on Sunday. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 02:35:42 GMT)

Santa Visits Pets and Pet Lovers at Elkhart County Humane Society
(WSBT) Pet lovers got together to enjoy some holiday cheer Sunday. The Humane Society of Elkhart County hosted its annual Christmas open house Friday afternoon. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 02:39:07 GMT)

Help seniors adopt a pet
The Humane Society of the U.S. and the Home Instead Senior Care have developed a list of things to think about if you are considering giving a senior a pet. Here are the recommendations: (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 05:24:55 GMT)

Pit your pet's trick against the rest
Think your furry friend has what it takes to be southern Idaho'sPet Trick Premier? Let features writer Melissa Davlin be the judge. Whether your pet's trick is impressive, silly or just plain stupid, we want to see. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 06:22:13 GMT)

Contaminated pet food from China caused the deaths of more than 300 cats and dogs
A new survey has revealed that contaminated pet food imported from China may have killed more than 300 dogs and cats early this year. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 10:45:37 GMT)

Luvoo International, Inc. Is Proud to Announce the Approval for Franchising Its Mobile Pet Grooming Business Operated ...
Luvoo International, Inc., the parent company of Wag My Tail, Inc., a pet grooming franchisor, a pet grooming school, pet grooming, and mobile pet grooming, www.wagmytail.com, received its approval for its mobile pet grooming franchising from the State of California. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 11:05:00 GMT)

Eastman Sells Latin American PET Polymers Production Facilities to ALFA
KINGSPORT, Tenn.----Eastman Chemical Company today announced it has completed the sale of its PET polymers business related to its manufacturing sites in Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina, to ALFA, S.A.B. de C.V. , a Mexican industrial company. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Vsurance Offers New Insurance Product To Protect New Pet Owners And Retailers
Vsurance, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUR) a leading provider of pet health insurance, announced that the Company will provide insurance for new pet owners designed to mitigate the risk that comes with purchasing a new pet. [click link for full article] (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:04:49 GMT)

Memphis Inventor Keeps Pet and Human Medicines Seperate
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHBQ FOX13 myfoxmemphis.com) – -- A Memphis woman has patented an invention designed to keep track of pet medicines and keep them separate from owners' pills. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:42:56 GMT)

New invention designed to keep owners, pet medicine separate
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis woman has patented an invention designed to keep track of pet medicines and keep them separate from owners' pills. Deborah Parks of Collierville named her invention Bentley's (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 15:33:03 GMT)

Attention animal lovers: Times, News to host pet expo May 2-4
The Bay City Times and Saginaw News are joining forces to produce a Pet & Family Expo next spring. Pet lovers will find entertainment, eduction, exhibits, demonstrations and product give-aways when they gather May 2-4 at the Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St. in downtown Saginaw. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 16:54:22 GMT)

Pet shop kittens die days after purchase
A Charlottetown woman is upset two kittens she bought from a downtown pet store became sick and died only days after she brought them home. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 17:34:57 GMT)

PET imaging helps lung cancer staging
Canadian scientists have discovered positron emission tomography can be a useful diagnostic tool that aids in more accurate lung cancer staging. TA study -- conducted by Cancer Care Ontario and led by Dr. Yee Ung -- evaluated PET imaging in the diagnosis ... (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 18:45:58 GMT)

Leader of the pack: Zoey is top dog in pet calendar voting
HERKIMER - The Evening Telegram's 2008 Pet Calendar Contest has come to an end and Zoey has been designated “Pet of the Year.” Zoey, a dog owned by Becky and Rick Kubecka of Ilion, received 3,690 votes to win the contest, which saw over 36,000 votes cast. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 18:53:12 GMT)

Cold Weather Pet Care
Nobody wants their pet to become a statistic, and although it`s warmer than it was last week, it is December, and the inevitable cold is bound to grip the region once again. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:45:49 GMT)

Giving a Pet as a Gift
'Tis the season to run around and pick up gift's for loved ones. You may consider buying a pet for a gift, but this year the animal shelter is asking... (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 20:38:55 GMT)

Calif. pet store manager smuggled endangered turtles into U.S.
A 29-year-old pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and lying about it on U.S. Customs documents. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 21:08:33 GMT)

Calif. pet store manager smuggled endangered turtles into U.S.
Associated Press - December 3, 2007 4:34 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 29-year-old San Francisco pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and... (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 21:44:08 GMT)

Calif. pet store manager smuggled endangered turtles into U.S.
A 29-year-old San Francisco pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and lying about it on U.S. Customs documents. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:00:23 GMT)

Calif. pet store manager smuggled endangered turtles into U.S.
A 29-year-old San Francisco pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and lying about it on U.S. Customs documents. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:04:57 GMT)

Pet Perishes in House Fire
Rockford, IL- A family pet dies after an early morning house fire in Rockford. It happened at 1:30 at 1014 Kishwaukee Street. The fire was on the second floor. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:16:45 GMT)

Pet Saver coupon book sales benefit homeless pets
For $20 a book, animal lovers can stock up on stuffing stuffers in the form of Pet Saver coupon collections. The books are crammed with more than a thousand dollars’ worth in free goods and $8,000 in additional savings. Recoup the cost of a book with just a coupon or two. (Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:27:35 GMT)

Pet store manager smuggled endangered turtles into U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO - A 29-year-old pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and lying about it on U.S. Customs documents. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 04:33:40 GMT)

Nine Ways to Grow Your Pet-Sitting Business
Growing a pet-sitting business to keep up with the demand for the service is a matter of translating that love for pets into a timely service that's top-of-mind for today's pet owners. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Nine Ways to Grow Your Pet-Sitting Business
Growing a pet-sitting business to keep up with the demand for the service is a matter of translating that love for pets into a timely service that's top-of-mind for today's pet owners. (PRWeb Dec 4, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/WmV0YS1TcXVhLUNvdXAtU3VtbS1UaGlyLVplcm8= (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:41:06 GMT)

Information is available on Chinese-made pet toys
Dear Action Line : Is there any information about pet toy safety? Our dog's squeaky vinyl toys, their other toys and rawhide chews were made in China. -- T.E., Tulsa. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:58:50 GMT)

Pet pictures with Santa
CLARK — THE FRIENDS OF the Linden Animal Shelter will be sponsoring pictures with Santa at the Animal Crackers pet store at the Clarkton Shopping Plaza on Raritan Road in Clark on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Santa's wonderland will welcome pets for their pictures with the jolly old man elf elf for a donation to the shelter. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 09:13:26 GMT)

Pets Are 'Members of the Family' and Two-Thirds of Pet Owners Buy Their Pets Holiday Presents
ROCHESTER, N.Y.----Whether it's a Persian or a Papillion, Fido or Fluffy, pet owners believe their pets are members of their family. Almost nine in ten pet owners say their pet is a member of their family with just seven percent saying no. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:00:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care and Bark Busters Sign Landmark Joint Marketing Agreement
Two leaders in pet services, FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, and Bark Busters Home Dog Training, the world's largest and most trusted dog training company, today announced they have entered into a first-of-its-kind joint marketing agreement within the pet industry, uniting the two largest ... (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Online Games Developer Mind Candy Launches Moshi Monsters - a Virtual World of Adoptable Pet Monsters
Mind Candy, the online games company best known for developing the ground-breaking, global treasure hunt Perplex City, announces a dynamic new virtual pet, gaming and networking community for children. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

A Pet's World to Participate in the Tokyo Project
A Pet's World has been selected to participate in The Pet Fashion Week Tokyo Project in Japan January 2008. Over 40,000 people are expected to view the runway shows held over a two day period. [PR.com - December 04, 2007] (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:25:33 GMT)

Best Friends to Build Luxury Pet Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
Best Friends Pet Care Inc. has signed an agreement to build and operate a full-service, luxury pet "resort" at Walt Disney World Resort. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 15:53:00 GMT)

Online Games Developer Mind Candy Launches Moshi Monsters - a Virtual World of Adoptable Pet Monsters
Mind Candy, the online games company best known for developing the ground-breaking, global treasure hunt Perplex City, announces a dynamic new virtual pet, gaming and networking community for children. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:02:03 GMT)

Husky hits PET record
Hot runner and injection molding machine manufacturer, and PET preform moldmaker, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton, ON) reports its orders for preform molds and systems increased more than 13% in fiscal 2007 and were the highest in company history. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:11:08 GMT)

Calif. Pet Store Manager Smuggled Endangered Turtles Into U.S.
A 29-year-old San Francisco pet store manager has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles from Asia and Australia and lying about it on U.S. Customs documents. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:22:27 GMT)

Red Cross offers pet first aid class
The Dodge County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a Pet First Aid & Safety class at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at the dow... (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:51:12 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet CEO Buys Shares
The chairman and chief executive of Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, bought 1.015 million shares of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 18:34:06 GMT)

Pet photos with Santa offered at mall
On Saturday and Sunday, Stones River Mall is hosting its annual Pet Night and inviting owners to bring their cats and dogs for a photo session with Santa. After all, what’s a holiday photo without the furry members of the family? (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 22:01:37 GMT)

If your pet shreds toys, consider buying organic
AKRON, Ohio — Carol Wine had a rude awakening to the dangers of pet toys — not that she was unaware of the debacle that has become Chinese manufacturing. (Tue, 04 Dec 2007 23:46:40 GMT)

Two sessions left for pet photos with Santa
If you want a picture of your pet with Santa Claus, now is the time. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:44:03 GMT)

Disney promises to pamper your pet on next visit
Walt Disney World is going after pet owners who might feel better about vacationing at the resort if they know their dogs will be coddled with bedtime stories or their cats treated to snacks such as tuna on Ritz crackers. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:11:55 GMT)

Man admits hitting pet with two-by-four
Anger, not saving another pet's life, led a city man to bash his dog's head in with a two-by-four before stabbing it twice, a court heard yesterday. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:27:23 GMT)

Zoning board gives Westmoreland girl 30 days to shoo pet chickens
IRWIN, Pa. - A Westmoreland County girl must get rid of her pet rooster and eight other chickens because a zoning board says they are not pets. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:06:20 GMT)

Extreme Pampering For Your Pet In Pompano Beach
Pampering guests in South Florida is nothing new, but now that luxury treatment is being extended to your favorite pet. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:11:05 GMT)

Pet Owners Pay for Lavish Funerals
Americans are spending record amounts of money on their pets including the latest trend: a full-service funeral. The first pet-only funeral home opened three years ago. But traditional funeral homes are branching out to offer services for dogs, cats, horses and more. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:58:21 GMT)

Pet Owners Pay for Lavish Funerals
Americans are spending record amounts of money on their pets including the latest trend: a full-service funeral. The first pet-only funeral home opened three years ago. But traditional funeral homes are branching out to offer services for dogs, cats, horses and more. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:01:48 GMT)

DES students taught pet ownership
The Pet Assistance and Welfare Services has been paying a visit to Dandan Elementary School to teach its students how to care for pets. “It was really nice of them to come and visit us at no charge at all,” DES principal Jonas Barcinas said. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:04:25 GMT)

Who’s the grinch who stole a velveteen rabbit? Beloved Scituate store pet missing, believed stolen
SCITUATE - It’s a Christmas storybook nightmare, but employees at the Fitts Mill pet supply shop in Scituate hope their Velveteen Rabbit story winds up having a happy ending. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:15:16 GMT)

Don't forget to license your pet
With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season the Lincoln County Animal Shelter would like to remind everyone of the importance of animal licensing. The purchase of a Lincoln County license includes a tag engraved with your pet's personal identification number. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:11:43 GMT)

Heading abroad? Pack your pet
Planning a last-minute trip abroad to celebrate the new year? You still have time to get your pet a passport. Planning a trip with pets is like planning a trip with kids — it's all about the details. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:41:54 GMT)

Pet of the week
This week�fs pet of the week is Prissy. She belongs to Anita Walton of Trumann. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:56:59 GMT)

Two Pet Peeves
I'm writing to get my two cents in on two pet peeves. The first is campaign signs that don't get taken down by the same campaign workers who thought it was worthwhile to put them up. In North Chattanooga you still pass hundreds of Berke signs along the roadside. (Wed, 05 Dec 2007 22:41:07 GMT)

3 charged in Puerto Rico pet massacre
A Puerto Rican judge has charged the owner and two employees of a city contractor with animal cruelty after the company allegedly took pets from a public housing project and hurled them off a bridge. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 01:19:08 GMT)

Two sessions left for pet photos with Santa
If you want a picture of your pet with Santa Claus, now is the time. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:21:57 GMT)

Pit your pet's trick against the rest
Think your furry friend has what it takes to be southern Idaho's Pet Trick Premier? Let features writer Melissa Davlin be the judge. Whether your pet's trick is impressive, silly or just plain stupid, we want to see. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:23:48 GMT)

Two sessions left for pet photos with Santa
If you want a picture of your pet with Santa Claus, now is the time. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:50:35 GMT)

Pet portraits becoming big business, artists say, especially around holidays
For centuries, fine commissioned portraits were reserved for royalty. These days, there's a new royalty: our pets. Pets are big business. Last year, we spent $38.5 billion on our pets, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association in Greenwich, Conn. This year, the expenditure is expected to reach $40.8 billion. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 08:49:58 GMT)

Pet pictures with Santa offered at Central Mall.
Children aren't the only ones who can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus this Christmas season. From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, pet owners can bring their animals to the fountain area at the Central Mall to have a picture taken alongside Santa. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 11:11:07 GMT)

Pet Photos With Santa
The Taylor-Jones Humane Society will be have it's annual "Pet Photos With Santa" December 15th and 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petsmart. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:18:03 GMT)

Seek God to heal grief over pet's death
A reader writes: "A couple of months ago we lost our pet cocker spaniel, who had been part of our family for over a dozen years. My sister repeatedly makes fun of us for taking it so hard (she's never had any pets), and it's causing a lot of anger and conflict between us. What can I say to her?" (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:42:03 GMT)

Kirkland vet clinic runs pet ambulance
If a pet owner calls the Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland with a desperately sick animal the clinic can send an ambulance. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 17:49:11 GMT)

PET And Bioluminescent Imaging Aid Evaluation Of Stem Cells' Potential For New Ways To Treat Disease
Using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with bioluminescence-the light produced by a chemical reaction within an organism-researchers are starting to understand the behavior of transplanted or implanted stem cells that may one day be used to develop new treatments for disease (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 18:01:04 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 19:27:10 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This 1-year-old female border collie mix is available for adoption at the Fort Leavenworth 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. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 19:45:42 GMT)

Inspect your pet's toys
Carol Wine of Akron, Ohio, recently had a rude awakening to the dangers of pet toys. It's a subject worth reviewing as the holidays approach. (Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:47:52 GMT)

Billy Graham: Grieving for dead pet understandable
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: A couple of months ago we lost our pet cocker spaniel, who had been part of our family for more than a dozen years. My sister makes fun of us for taking it so hard (she has never had any pets), and it’s causing a lot of anger and conflict between us. What can I say to her? — E.M. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 04:37:00 GMT)

Two sessions left for pet photos with Santa
If you want a picture of your pet with Santa Claus, now is the time. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 08:17:35 GMT)

Pet first-aid class offered
To help area residents get more familiar with pets and their needs in case of an emergency, the Montana State University Billings Outreach Program is offering class on Pet first aid. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:42:11 GMT)

Call to take up pet insurance
People hardly give a second thought to insuring their homes, cars, themselves and families, but regularly forget their pets. That omission can often prove disastrous if the animal gets sick, and not just financially for the pet owner. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 10:55:34 GMT)

Searching For Xmas Pet Products - A Snapshot
To online pet store owners, packing and posting off orders of pet Christmas stockings, dog toys, seasonal cat treats and the rest, may feel like quite enough to do - but if you want to make the most of the season, now is also the time to update your search engine keywords.. Tuesday 04 December 2007 (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 11:30:26 GMT)

Another pet dog falls victim to wolf pack
A wolf pack that has been commuting between North Pole and Two Rivers for the past month, eating pet dogs as it goes, has apparently struck again, this time at Mile 16.5 Chena Hot Springs Road. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:08:12 GMT)

Holiday pet adoption policy gets cautious thumbs-up
In the past, Fredericton's Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals has discouraged December adoptions, arguing that bringing a pet home is a big decision and not a last-minute Christmas present. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:17:03 GMT)

Panel OKs pet disposal business
TURLOCK -- Between a frame shop and furniture store, downtown is getting a pet crematorium, a place where man's best friend is reduced to ashes. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:24:47 GMT)

Pet dog dies as arsonists attack Armagh home
An Ulster woman whose pet dog was killed in what she believes was an arson attack on her home said today that she may never return to live in the area. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 13:23:32 GMT)

FRANCE: Fragile glass situation leads Castel to PET
Castel Group has said it will look to bottle its wines in PET if the price of glass continues to rise next year. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 14:06:14 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet CEO Buys Shares
The chairman and chief executive of Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, bought 204,080 shares of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 22:14:10 GMT)

Pet first-aid class offered
To help area residents get more familiar with pets and their needs in case of an emergency, the Montana State University Billings Outreach Program is offering class on Pet first aid. (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 22:22:36 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 02:22:19 GMT)

Pet adoption to be held at Home Away From Home
A pet adoption will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Home Away From Home Rescue, located at 2405 Lakeview Drive in Florence. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 04:59:51 GMT)

Cruelty Charges Against Pet Store Owner Dropped
Prosecutors have dropped felony animal-cruelty charges brought against a local pet store owner. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 05:02:51 GMT)

Find right kennel for your pet now
1/83/8 If you plan to board your pet during the holidays, don't wait until the last minute to find a kennel. Give yourself time to check the business out. Placing your pet in the wrong care could be costly or, even worse, harm your animal. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 05:37:18 GMT)

Pet photos to be taken today
Pet owners can get photos taken of their pet with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Muskogee Petco store, 938 W. Shawnee Bypass. The photos will be $6.95, which includes a frame. Five dollars from each photo will be donated to a local animal welfare organization. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 06:43:10 GMT)

Pet Vet: Consider 12 days of pet giving
This time of year has many people acting out the popular song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." I thought it might be a good time for some advice to the pet-loving givers who might be participating in this event. ... (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:37:38 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:53:16 GMT)

Families urged to take up pet insurance
People hardly give a second thought to insuring their homes, cars, themselves and families, but regularly forget their pets. That omission can often prove disastrous if the animal gets sick, and not just financially for the pet owner. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 12:06:26 GMT)

Pet adoptions to be held
PET ADOPTION: Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (TAAG) holds pet adoptions Saturdays at the PetsMart on Airport Road in Arden. Call 966-3166 for more information on pet adoptions or to become a foster family. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 12:10:32 GMT)

Giving a pet should be done before or after chaotic Christmas Day
A kitten or puppy may be the only thing on your child's Christmas list, but don't be too hasty - giving a pet requires thoughtful preparation, experts say. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 14:23:09 GMT)

Cruelty Charges Against Pet Store Owner Dropped
Prosecutors have dropped felony animal-cruelty charges brought against a local pet store owner. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 16:29:46 GMT)

Pet events
Angels of Animals Pet Photos with Santa -- 5 - 9 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 14, Petco, Route 3 west, Clifton. Angels of Animals will sponsor pet photos with Santa. Everyone is invited to take a festive photo with or without their pets. A holiday bake sale and crafts will also be available. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 17:17:52 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 17:39:18 GMT)

lst Dog Walk Summit tackles pet owners’ responsibilities
MANILA, Philippines -- A German shepherd tied to a tree in a pet-friendly campus looks harmless as he sits calmly in the shade. But when a child comes by and pets him, he ends up with a bite in the hand. (Sat, 08 Dec 2007 19:13:40 GMT)

Stray pet fees get dander up
Municipal officials preparing their 2008 budgets share a pet peeve-- the skyrocketing cost of their contracts with the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 05:10:43 GMT)

Safety of pet products has some buyers worried
If you think moms, dads and assorted grandparents are in a dither over Mattel's recall of 9 million Chinese-made toys, consider the paranoia of "pet parents." Back in the spring, dog and cat food contaminated with melamine imported from China led to more than 100 brand recalls that continue even now. ... (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 05:14:49 GMT)

Pet calendar
WHAT: Feline Fix Program. WHO: Pet Helpers. WHERE: Advanced Animal Care, Mount Pleasant. WHEN: Today. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 05:15:50 GMT)

Pet contest reset
People will do anything for their pets, as The News Herald’s sister paper, the Northwest Florida Daily News, found out this week when its computer experts uncovered evidence some votes cast for finalists in the paper’s “Best Pet” contest had been manipulated electronically. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 06:10:13 GMT)

Pet Superstars: Vote for Best Trick
Which pet should be in the movies? Our judges have chosen the 10 finalists in the Best Trick category -- the final instalment -- of our Pet Superstars contest. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:06:22 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 10:53:23 GMT)

Evaluation Of Stem Cells' Potential For New Ways To Treat Disease - Aided By PET And Bioluminescent Imaging
Using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with bioluminescence - the light produced by a chemical reaction within an organism - researchers are starting to understand the behavior of transplanted or implanted stem cells that may one day be used to develop new treatments for disease. [click link for full article] (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 15:02:42 GMT)

Local Humane Societies say Think Twice Before Giving a Pet as A Gift
Animal Shelters are asking people to think before they give the gift that keeps on living. Many people think giving a pet is great idea for a holiday gift, but many of these animals end up back in shelters. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 17:56:14 GMT)

Pet gifts fly off store shelves
U.S. pet owners spare no expense when it comes to Christmas favors for their furry friends. (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 22:53:43 GMT)

Pet gifts fly off store shelves
U.S. pet owners spare no expense when it comes to Christmas favors for their furry friends. For many, no longer does giving Fido a rawhide bone or throwing their kitty a catnip-stuffed animal do the trick, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Sunday. For E... (Sun, 09 Dec 2007 23:15:21 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Ohio's Greater Toledo Area
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in the Greater Toledo area to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 130th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 9,400 active clients ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Florida's Southeast Broward County
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Florida's Southeast Broward County region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 129th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Texas' Valley Ranch-Las Colinas Region
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Texas' Valley Ranch-Las Colinas region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 131st FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 9,400 ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Stolen puppy returned to Watertown pet store
WATERTOWN --George, an 8-week-old shar pei, was stolen Tuesday from The Puppy Patch on Main Street, but was returned Wednesday to the pet shop's owner, Pam Colaninno. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 13:52:16 GMT)

Healthful pet food is a natural
Animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick uses a new radio show to tout "green" pet care. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:18:59 GMT)

Masterbatches let molders color PET for prescription bottles.
Ampacet 681725-PT and 681726-PT amber masterbatches transmit 3.6 and 0.7% light, respectively, and meet strict lightfastness, UV protection, clarity, color, extractability, and other requirements set for pharmaceutical bottles. Both grades comply with USP Section 661 for volatiles extraction. They are built around Formula X(TM) PET technology, which eliminates need for predrying and reduces ... (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:20:24 GMT)

Save your pet-- Dont feed it chocolate
London, Dec 10 : Here is a piece of life-saving advice-- 'Dont feed your dog chocolate, it can kill the pet.' (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 16:04:38 GMT)

Pet food drive to benefit Greenville Meals on Wheels Animal Companions
GREENVILLE - Banyan Senior Living has announced that its flagship community, The Cascades at Verdae, will hold a pet food drive for Meals on Wheels of Greenville's Animal Companion program. Donations of unopened cat and dog food can be dropped off anytime between now and Dec. 20 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays; and noon-4 p.m. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:17:27 GMT)

Lions to sign pet calendars at Cheli's in Dearborn tonight
Detroit Lions' players who participated in the 2008 Detroit Lions Pet Calendar will be signing calendars at Cheli's Chili Bar in Dearborn (21918 Michigan Ave) on Monday from 6:00-9:00 PM. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:40:31 GMT)

Exotic Pet Monkey Returns To Owner's Custody
Armani, an exotic pet monkey that authorities seized from a Rockville woman in May, will be home for Christmas. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:20:44 GMT)

Exotic pet monkey to return to owner's custody Posted at 3:35 p.m.
ROCKVILLE - Armani, an exotic pet monkey that authorities seized from a Rockville woman in May, will be home for Christmas. A Montgomery County judge on Monday overruled a county animal board, which had found that the seizure of the monkey was appropriate. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:45:47 GMT)

Got holiday photos of your pet?
We want to see them! We plan to include Christmas photos of pets in an upcoming issue of Big Fun on the Bayou. So send your favorite holiday photos of your furry friends to the following e-mail address: laura.mcknight@houmatoday.com . Include your full name, the city or town in which you live and the name of the pet. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:05:16 GMT)

Reunion with missing pet is a dream come true
It is a reunion that one pet owner hoped for, but was not expecting. A long lost dog is back in the arms of his loving family. Buster, a Boston terrier, has been missing since 2006. This week he was picked up as a stray and turned into the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus. (Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:32:00 GMT)

Paul's Pet: Snickers
This week's pet is Snickers -- a true mix breed. This tri-colored dog weighs between 10 to 15 pounds. He's very loving and he'll make a great pet. To claim Snickers, go to the Hamilton Humane Society. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:37:52 GMT)

Holiday Pet Safety
Some holiday items that can be toxic for your pet. Rebecca Graves and her cat Lily are the perfect match. "I didn`t know something like this could happen with a plant," says pet owner Rebecca Graves. "I didn`t know how toxic it could be." (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:14:35 GMT)

Rep: There’s potential in pet business
PENANG should explore pet-related industries which have good potential, said Pulau Be-tong assemblyman Muhamad Farid Saad. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 04:13:10 GMT)

City puts pet stores on short leash
Windsor pet stores are now on a shorter leash. City council voted Monday night to implement a series of tighter controls on pet shops -- but stopped short of a controversial motion to ban them from selling cats and dogs. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 04:17:07 GMT)

Exotic pet monkey to return to owner's custody Posted at 3:35 p.m.
ROCKVILLE - Armani, an exotic pet monkey that authorities seized from a Rockville woman in May, will be home for Christmas. A Montgomery County judge on Monday overruled a county animal board, which had found that the seizure of the monkey was appropriate. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 05:14:54 GMT)

Don't put your pet in wrong hands over holidays
If you plan to board your pet during the holidays, don't wait until the last minute to find a kennel. Give yourself time to check the business out. Placing your pet under the wrong care could be costly or harm your animal. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 06:40:58 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Truffle wants a little tenderness
Ouch, ouch, ouch. I was hit by a car. A sweet young lady rescued me and brought me to the emergency vet, where they found out my hip was shattered. Save-A-Pet, once again, didn't hesitate: they took me in and paid for the delicate surgery. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:18:04 GMT)

Baltika starts delivering beer in PET bottles to Germany
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 11 (Interfax) - Russia's Baltika Breweries (RTS: PKBA) has started delivering beer to Germany in PET bottles, the company said in a statement. (Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:24:04 GMT)

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