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A peacock for a pet?
PORT BYRON, Illinios -- When you think of people's pets...you think of dogs, cats, fish...maybe even a bird. But one Port Byron couple has a pet bird that's anything but traditional...and it's got the town talking. (Fri, 09 May 2008 02:41:56 GMT)

Does it Work: The FURminator pet brush
This week, ABC7 morning anchors Eric Weisfeld and Nancy Alvarez are tackling problems for pet owners. Thursday night it was all about shedding. Nancy set out to find if a popular anti-shedding tool really works. (Fri, 09 May 2008 03:16:20 GMT)

Willoughby zoning decision appealed by pet-sales store
All potential proceedings against the owners of a Willoughby pet-sales store have been put on hold pending an appeal hearing, according to a city memo issued Wednesday. (Fri, 09 May 2008 05:06:47 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Fri, 09 May 2008 06:10:40 GMT)

Pet crematory wins variance
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional-use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Fri, 09 May 2008 06:14:39 GMT)

Electronic door opens only for your pet
Pet doors are great -- except when they let raccoons or burglars in. (Fri, 09 May 2008 08:16:33 GMT)

Pet crematory wins variance
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional-use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Fri, 09 May 2008 08:29:48 GMT)

09:37 (BST), 09/05/2008 My Monster Pet Press Release PROVIDED BY GAMES PRESS —GAMEVIL USA, the LA-based mobile games ...
—GAMEVIL USA, the LA-based mobile games publisher, announced today the launch of My Monster Pet, a new pet simulation game where you raise your very own virtual monster and watch it grow into 12 unique forms depending on how you take care of it. (Fri, 09 May 2008 09:10:35 GMT)

Tester measures intrinsic viscosity of PET polymers.
Eliminating environmental hazard of handling and disposal of toxic solvents, Davenport(TM) PETPlus determines IV of moisture-sensitive PET polymers as well as degradation factor, and provides mean and standard deviation for each batch. Instrument is supplied with integral nitrogen regulation valve for pressure adjustment when testing different materials. Able to store up to 600 test results, ... (Fri, 09 May 2008 12:37:19 GMT)

South Shore pet store owner denies puppy mill rumors
A new pet store in town is causing concern among more than 900 South Shore animal advocates. (Fri, 09 May 2008 13:07:18 GMT)

Today's Pet
AMARILLO -- Every week we show you a pet in need of a home. Today's Pet is Jordan. Jordan's a four year old rat- terrier. The Humane Society says he gets along with all of the other dogs in his kennel, and he's great with kids. (Fri, 09 May 2008 13:24:20 GMT)

Pet First Aid class offered through Red Cross
The American Red Cross is offering a Pet First Aid course which covers emergency care procedures for cats and dogs. The four-hour course features components of first aid and offers step-by-step directions for topics from giving medication to administering CPR and rescue breathing. Participants learn to detect signals when something is wrong and respond appropriately. The next Pet First Aid class ... (Fri, 09 May 2008 16:24:09 GMT)

Humane Society opens 'Pet Food Pantry'
In recent weeks, all dogs and cats housed at Gulf Coast Humane Society have transitioned to a consistent diet of Purina ONE brand Pet Food products... (Fri, 09 May 2008 16:45:50 GMT)

'People foods' that can kill your pet
Think it can't hurt to share your snacks with your pet? Think again. From chocolate to raisins, here's what not to feed Fido — even if he begs. (Fri, 09 May 2008 21:46:37 GMT)

Parvo pops up throughout Arizona; how to protect your pet
Parvovirus cases are popping up all over the state and that has veterinarians warning pet owners to make sure their pet's shots are up to date. Parvo is a virus that can cause intestinal problems and it can be deadly. (Fri, 09 May 2008 21:59:37 GMT)

Pet day care establishment up for discussion at OMB hearing May 28
Marcy McLean will have town hall on her side when she defends her pet day-care business at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing later this month. The municipality will send legal representation and have its planning staff appear at an OMB hearing May 28 at town hall to defend council’s [...] (Fri, 09 May 2008 22:56:54 GMT)

One Person's Nightmare, Another's Pet
The exotic pet business is booming in the United States, but buyer beware. (Fri, 09 May 2008 23:05:47 GMT)

Pet pig escapes
It was captured on Lakewood Lane. Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 at 10:23 p.m. CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP -- A pet pig that escaped from its owner in Chocolay Township has been captured. The pig, named Zeuss, escaped from a home on Green Bay Street Friday afternoon and was found wandering on Lakewood Lane. (Sat, 10 May 2008 02:36:36 GMT)

'Pet crematorium' complaint leads to Pentagon change
Military cremation procedures have been changed after a soldier complained that his buddy's remains were taken to what appeared to be a "pet crematorium," the Pentagon announced Friday. (Sat, 10 May 2008 04:20:55 GMT)

Pet corner
Pet corner | news-press.com | The News-Press (Sat, 10 May 2008 05:19:13 GMT)

Pet crematory wins variance
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional-use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Sat, 10 May 2008 05:27:39 GMT)

Publish your pet's photo in Humane Society calendar
The Kansas Humane Society is taking reservations through Thursday for its 2009 "Pets and Their People" calendar. Publishing your pet's photograph in the calendar helps provide funds for the Kansas Humane Society and the 16,000 pets it cares for every year. Pages still available range in price from $95 to $600 and include a free calendar along with an invitation to the annual Preview Party. ... (Sat, 10 May 2008 06:13:28 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Sat, 10 May 2008 06:15:20 GMT)

Family reeling after longtime pet found dead, missing spleen
The mystery involving Peanut hasn't been solved entirely, but investigators are pretty sure they know how the pet died. When neighbors discov-ered Debbie Zorrozua's dog on her front lawn along 85th Avenue earlier this week, the 10-year-old dachshund mix was missing its spleen. (Sat, 10 May 2008 07:03:01 GMT)

Pet crematory wins variance
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional-use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Sat, 10 May 2008 07:27:52 GMT)

Get jazzed up for the Hawaii Pet Expo
"Pets Jazz Up Your Life" is the theme of the Hawaii Pet Expo, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. (Sat, 10 May 2008 11:15:37 GMT)

Pet Idol
Well we have all seen American Idol, now 13abc and the Toledo Blade are teaming up to bring you Pet Ido (Sat, 10 May 2008 12:01:26 GMT)

Pentagon bans use of pet crematories
The Pentagon has ended the practice of cremating the remains of soldiers killed in Iraq at a Delaware facility that also cremated pets, sources say.The U.S. military banned the use of pet crematories for human remains of soldiers, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The newspaper said Defense Secretary Robert Gates made the decision after an Army officer who attended the cremation of a fallen ... (Sat, 10 May 2008 17:31:24 GMT)

South Shore pet store owner denies puppy mill rumors
A new pet store in town is causing concern among more than 900 South Shore animal advocates. (Sat, 10 May 2008 17:51:58 GMT)

bThe Pet of the Week:/b Wilbur is a spring-sniffin coon hound
a hrefhttp://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID/20080508/VIDEO0607/80508188 targetnewClick here to see the Pet of the Week in action./a Also, check out our important Pet Tip of the Week on dog transportation safety. (Sat, 10 May 2008 22:49:49 GMT)

Pet calendar
What: Meet and Greet. Who: Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue. When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Where: Pluff Mud Pet Supply, 1039 S.C. Highway 41, Suite 300, Mount Pleasant. (Sun, 11 May 2008 04:11:35 GMT)

Pet crematory in Hopewell Township granted conditional use request
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Sun, 11 May 2008 05:15:59 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Sun, 11 May 2008 06:08:01 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week (Sun, 11 May 2008 06:12:18 GMT)

Advice for allergic pet owners
With the onset of spring comes the onslaught of seasonal allergies such as hay fever and those associated with various forms of pollen. These allergies tend to only be present at certain times of the year like spring or fall. Unfortunately for those allergic to their pet, or more specifically their pet's dander, the allergy is present all year long. Most people are well aware of their allergy. ... (Sun, 11 May 2008 07:14:17 GMT)

Spring has arrived, and so have pet dangers
You bet it has! So that your pet stays healthy during the warmer months ahead, I will address a couple of concerns that need to be tended to immediately. (Sun, 11 May 2008 08:03:36 GMT)

Expo offers everything your pet needs
Animal lovers from across the Southland went to the Pet Expo on Saturday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem Ave. More than 80 exhibitors and pet activities were available for guests. Everything from doggy day care to final resting places for the pooch was at the expo. (Sun, 11 May 2008 09:19:32 GMT)

Pet dog mauls toddler
A MOTHER'S Day dog attack has left a Melbourne toddler in hospital with serious injuries, after the family pet pounced on him. (Sun, 11 May 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

bThe Pet of the Week:/b Wilbur is a spring-sniffin coon hound
a hrefhttp://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID/20080508/VIDEO0607/80508188 targetnewClick here to see the Pet of the Week in action./a Also, check out our important Pet Tip of the Week on dog transportation safety. (Sun, 11 May 2008 14:29:52 GMT)

Slash gets rid of pet snakes for son's sake
London, May 11: Former Guns 'N Roses guitarist Slash gave up his collection of 80 pet snakes because he felt they may prove dangerous for his son. (Sun, 11 May 2008 14:57:27 GMT)

Oponents of Dothan's Pet Ordinance Talk
Concerned pet owners held a meeting to discuss disputing options for the new Dothan pet ordinance at the Golden Corral in Dothan. (Sun, 11 May 2008 15:33:56 GMT)

Pet dog's death turns into a bone of contention
Death of a pet dog became a bone of contention between two men who ended up lodging cases against each other. (Sun, 11 May 2008 22:13:43 GMT)

Pet Fest is Sunday at Buttonwood Park
Pet Fest is Sunday at Buttonwood Park (Mon, 12 May 2008 02:52:01 GMT)

Inside Wichita's Pet E.R.
Inside Wichita's Pet E.R. Wichita's 24-hour Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital is often busiest at night. Behind the exam room door, a team of doctors deal with life and death decisions when minutes matter most. They allowed our cameras in to see what happens inside the Pet ER. (Mon, 12 May 2008 03:40:09 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Mon, 12 May 2008 06:05:14 GMT)

Pet store owner changes stock after food recall
WAYNESBORO — When one of Brian Bosserman's customers accused the co-owner of All About Pets of trying to kill his cat to "make a buck" in the wake of a major pet food recall last year, Bosserman decided then and there that things would have to change. (Mon, 12 May 2008 06:59:34 GMT)

Pet owners in tough spot after foreclosures
Animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country are facing increases in their intake of abandoned and surrendered pets as the economy continues to struggle and family and individual pet-owners lose their homes to foreclosures -- and Fort Collins is no exception. (Mon, 12 May 2008 07:34:45 GMT)

Patient, pet bird coo via Web cam
The last time Randy Cohn was hospitalized for weeks of chemotherapy, his pet bird, Radar, plucked himself nearly bare. (Mon, 12 May 2008 07:46:45 GMT)

Psychic pet detective helps rescue Jack Russell
Missing Marmite the Jack Russell was back home safe and well yesterday - after a pyschic pet detective pinpointed where he had been trapped for a week. (Mon, 12 May 2008 09:26:16 GMT)

Pet crematory in Hopewell Township granted conditional use request
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Mon, 12 May 2008 09:30:57 GMT)

Tahoe pet store owner denies puppy mill rumors
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE A new pet store here is causing concern among more than 900 South Shore animal advocates. (Mon, 12 May 2008 11:06:18 GMT)

Veterinary Pet Insurance Poll Reveals Many Consider Pets Appropriate at Weddings
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something chewed? According to a recent poll by Veterinary Pet Insurance , the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, the latest trend in wedding ceremonies is pets. (Mon, 12 May 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Tahoe pet store owner denies puppy mill rumors
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE A new pet store here is causing concern among more than 900 South Shore animal advocates. (Mon, 12 May 2008 13:32:56 GMT)

Nano Pet Products, LLC Adds California Retailer and Distributor in Response to Increasing Popularity of Its ...
Nano Pet Products, LLC, a Wilton, Connecticut-based company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology, has added a major new retailer, Pet Food Express, based in San Leandro, Ca., and a prominent new distributor, United Pacific Pet, based in Fontana, Ca., to meet consumer demand on the West Coast for the company's revolutionary new ... (Mon, 12 May 2008 20:03:00 GMT)

101 Thing You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet
The ASPCA has a complete list of food, plants and other household objects that may harm your pet. (Mon, 12 May 2008 22:07:09 GMT)

3 lawsuits filed against West Knoxville pet spa
6 News has learned three families, so far, have filed lawsuits against a West Knoxville Pet Spa they claim killed their dogs. (Mon, 12 May 2008 22:27:22 GMT)

Hidden Pet Dangers
When you bring a pet into your home you make them part of your family and just like you want for your family, you hope to keep them safe. But there are things you may not know about inside your home that could harm your dog or cat. (Mon, 12 May 2008 22:52:26 GMT)

Thieves Nab Puppy From Pet Store
MARSHALLS CREEK, MONROE COUNTY- Police in the Poconos are looking for a puppy thief and the criminal was caught on camera. A group of men walked into the Animal House Pet Center in Marshalls Creek Sunday afternoon. Two of them distracted the clerk while one snuck into the puppy cages. (Mon, 12 May 2008 23:23:01 GMT)

Pet crematory in Hopewell Township granted conditional use request
A pet crematory proposed in rural Hopewell Township passed its first test Monday night when supervisors granted a conditional use request to establish the business in an agricultural zoning district. (Tue, 13 May 2008 05:38:55 GMT)

Judge orders mediation in pet store suit
BAR HARBOR – Lisa DeMuro, owner of the Walkin’ the Dog pet store, denies improperly using proprietary information and engaging in unfair competition as Wendy Scott, owner of Bark Harbor, has alleged in a lawsuit. (Tue, 13 May 2008 06:53:20 GMT)

Heacham birthday boy pines for missing pet
FOURTH birthday celebrations for Heacham youngster William McGrath were spoiled on Saturday when his pet dog Oscar got out as groceries were being delivered to his home. (13/05/2008 08:00:00) (Tue, 13 May 2008 07:15:19 GMT)

Creating a Greener Lawn and Garden with Organic Products - Kid- and Pet-Friendly
From hybrid cars to organic clothing, consumers are greening their lifestyles in a variety of ways, starting right in their own backyard. Nature's Touch, a brand of natural, organic and organic-based fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides, has expanded its line of kid- and pet-friendly products to include organic-based fertilizers for vegetables, flowers and plants. (Tue, 13 May 2008 09:14:00 GMT)

Pet Sterilization Grows Controversial
For some pet owners, spaying or neutering their animals is no longer a choice - it's the law. (Tue, 13 May 2008 18:05:24 GMT)

Wal-Mart's recession-time pet project
In this tough selling environment, Wal-Mart's business is quite literally going to the dogs. And to a few cats as well. (Tue, 13 May 2008 18:43:36 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks available in Affton Fire District
The Affton Fire Protection District recently received a donation of pet oxygen masks with the help of a firefighters union and the Dog Scouts of America. (Tue, 13 May 2008 19:24:17 GMT)

Do you look like your pet?
Do you happen to look like your pet? (Wed, 14 May 2008 00:42:49 GMT)

Coyote Attacks Family Pet
Homeowners in one North County neighborhood are on guard after a coyote attacked a family pet, and then came back for more. (Wed, 14 May 2008 01:59:44 GMT)

Home Pet Hazards
Your home could be toxic to your pet. The DC based "Environmental Working Group" tested 57 cats and dogs for 70 toxic chemicals, and the results are astounding. (Wed, 14 May 2008 03:36:06 GMT)

Pet Idol returns
Pet Idol is back for a third year. Dogs and cats have made up the majority of the entrants the past few years, but we’ve had photos of horses, hamsters, iguanas and pot-bellied pigs as well. (Wed, 14 May 2008 04:51:06 GMT)

Inflation Gnaws at Pet Food Companies
Pet food bags are getting smaller and prices are up as companies try to maintain profits in the face of soaring commodity prices (Wed, 14 May 2008 04:57:25 GMT)

Pet Idol returns
Pet Idol is back for a third year. Dogs and cats have made up the majority of the entrants the past few years, but we’ve had photos of horses, hamsters, iguanas and pot-bellied pigs as well. (Wed, 14 May 2008 07:05:55 GMT)

Pet parents urged to spay, neuter
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is urging all pet parents to spay and neuter their animals. (Wed, 14 May 2008 08:24:00 GMT)

Vets to FDA: Pet-food labels should list info on calories
Future pet-food labels that indicate the number of calories per serving could help obese animals, a veterinarians association recommended... (Wed, 14 May 2008 09:23:46 GMT)

Vets urge listing calories on pet food
By QUEENIE WONG Pet food labels that indicate the number of calories per serving could help obese animals shed the extra pounds, a veterinarians' association recommended to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. "Pet owners do not always know how much to feed. They may not realize the high number of calories associated with some of the pet food they are giving their pets," said John ... (Wed, 14 May 2008 10:00:45 GMT)

Inflation Gnaws at Pet Food Companies
Pet owners, get ready for sticker shock. Retailers and manufacturers are hiking pet food prices, and the cost of kibble is expected to climb even higher in coming months. At PetSmart (NasdaqGS:PETM - News), the nation's largest pet-store chain, the cost of Hill's Science Diet dog chow is up about $2 a bag, to $36 this year, says Michael Sapp, vice-president of dog and cat consumables. Sapp ... (Wed, 14 May 2008 12:08:42 GMT)

Annual WCAHS Pet Walk will be held on May 17
The 12th annual Washburn County Area Humane Society’s Pet Walk, “Steps for Pets,” will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. (Wed, 14 May 2008 12:55:36 GMT)

Owners' right to kill pet is revisited
State Superior Court to rehear case of Carbon woman convicted in death of her dog. The entire state Superior Court will hear rearguments in a Carbon County case in which two of its judges ruled this year that state law allows a person to kill a healthy pet. (Wed, 14 May 2008 13:25:05 GMT)

Disgraced South Korean scientist establishes firm specializing in cloning pet animals
Disgraced South Korean stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk has set up a bio-technology firm specializing in cloning pet animals, a scientist close to Hwang said Wednesday. (Wed, 14 May 2008 13:41:00 GMT)

Pet spa, boutique among latest licensees
A new pet spa and boutique is among the latest businesses licensed in Surprise. See the latest list of licensees and incorporations. (Wed, 14 May 2008 15:28:36 GMT)

Appeal of Pet's lyrics wasn't quite Universal
It's been more than 35 years since comedian George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" performance in Milwaukee famously upheld freedom of speech rights, and still Nashville punks Be Your Own Pet can't get lyrics like "Eating pizza is really great/So is destroying everything you hate!" past the suits at Universal because they're — get this — too violent. (Wed, 14 May 2008 15:30:37 GMT)

Picking a Pet Food
Grocery stores, private pet food vendors and veterinarians all seem to have different advice and opinions when it comes to selecting safe and nutritious products. News 19's Molly Nichols talked to all three about if there's really a difference between what the doctor sells... and what the store offers for half the price. (Wed, 14 May 2008 19:38:49 GMT)

Senior's pet rabbit stolen from backyard
Nicholas Gyore can hardly speak about Bunno without crying. Gyore is heartbroken after Bunno, his pet short-haired Dutch rabbit, was stolen yesterday from his back yard on Darcel Ave. (Wed, 14 May 2008 21:02:21 GMT)

Cougar kills pet alpaca
A cougar sighted around Eatonville for the past few months killed a pet alpaca over the weekend, according to state fish and wildlife officers. (Wed, 14 May 2008 21:26:01 GMT)

Pyrethrin chemicals in pet shampoo may increase autism risk
Chemicals found in pet shampoos may be linked to a raised risk of autism, a study of how environmental factors influence the developmental disorder has suggested. (Wed, 14 May 2008 23:20:34 GMT)

Farm bill full of pet causes backed by individual lawmakers
A good farm bill wouldn't be complete without a little pork. Individual lawmakers, mostly senators, slipped several dozen "earmarks," or pet causes, into the $290 billion bill that have at best tentative connections to the tilling of the land. (Wed, 14 May 2008 23:28:13 GMT)

Pet DRx Reports 2008 First Quarter Revenue up 67% to $17.8 Million
Pet DRx, Inc. (OTCBB: PDXC), a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2008. (Thu, 15 May 2008 01:26:26 GMT)

Man Steals Puppy From Pet Store
SAN ANTONIO -- A northwest side pet store was the target of a $2,200 puppy theft Wednesday evening. Store employees said a man agreed to buy a French bulldog puppy from the Pets-R-Us store on the 7900 block of Culebra Road , but when the manager went to get some paperwork, the man ran out the front door. (Thu, 15 May 2008 02:51:53 GMT)

Petland offers Adopt-A-Pet program to find pets homes
ROUND LAKE BEACH – Petland of Round Lake Beach wants to let people know that it has a way to help homeless animals in the community through its Adopt-A-Pet program. (Thu, 15 May 2008 04:22:29 GMT)

Pet DRx Reports 2008 First Quarter Revenue up 67% to $17.8 Million  
15/05/2008 01:04:00 Business Wire Pet DRx, Inc. (OTCBB: PDXC), a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2008. (Thu, 15 May 2008 04:26:59 GMT)

Disgraced expert seeks funding for pet cloning firm: scientist
South Korea's disgraced cloning expert Hwang Woo-Suk is seeking foreign investors for his new pet cloning business, a scientist close to him said Thursday. (Thu, 15 May 2008 04:48:38 GMT)

More pet custody issues in divorces
Divorce proceedings often include emotional disagreements over custody of children. But since the 1990s, as pet ownership has increased, legal observers have noticed that issues of pet custody are being dealt with more often in divorce settlements. (Thu, 15 May 2008 04:55:03 GMT)

Dog stolen from pet store
A West Side pet store has been ripped off again. (Thu, 15 May 2008 06:31:31 GMT)

Cougar kills pet alpaca in the Eatonville area
A cougar sighted around Eatonville for the past few months made its first known killing when it pounced on a pet alpaca over the weekend... (Thu, 15 May 2008 07:44:21 GMT)

Diagnostic Accuracy May Not Be Improved By PET Imaging In Early Head And Neck Cancer
Positron emission tomography with a radioactive tracer (18F-FDG PET) may not improve the detection of small metastases in patients with head and neck cancer who have no clinical evidence of disease in neighboring lymph nodes, according to a meta-analysis published online May 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Thu, 15 May 2008 08:11:12 GMT)

Restroom peephole alleged at pet store
A former township police officer was arrested Tuesday night after being accused of creating a peephole in the door of an employee bathroom at the Route 9 pet shop he owns. (Thu, 15 May 2008 08:47:20 GMT)

Group plans clinic for low cost pet sterilization
Supporters want to reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia. (Thu, 15 May 2008 10:16:28 GMT)

ANIMAL RESCUE: Pet vaccine clinic offered
Animal Rescue will sponsor a pet vaccine clinic 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shrewsbury Township maintenance building, 12341 Susquehanna Trail South, Hametown. (Thu, 15 May 2008 10:45:06 GMT)

Pet cremains turned into gemstones, crystals
ANDERSON, Texas -- More and more pet owners are opting to have their pets cremated. Although ashes may be scattered or kept as a memorial, technology has given pet owners new options,... (Thu, 15 May 2008 15:35:44 GMT)

Grandmother dies after being hit by train while trying to save her pet dog
A woman was hit by a train and killed when she tried to save her pet dog from the tracks. Christina Woodman, 45, was bending down by the track and calling out to the dog when she was killed. (Thu, 15 May 2008 16:11:35 GMT)

Pet Oxygen Masks to Help Save Pet's Lives
The City of Headland introduced pet oxygen masks to area officials Thursday morning. (Thu, 15 May 2008 18:36:09 GMT)

With pet cremation, Fido can come back as a flower
More and more pet owners are opting to have their pets cremated. Although ashes may be scattered or kept as a memorial, technology has given pet owners new options, such as processing some of the cremains into a gemstone, crystal or, ultimately, a flower. (Thu, 15 May 2008 19:32:07 GMT)

Pet Insurance On The Rise
Pets are often part of the family and more pet owners are getting pet insurance for their furry friends -- to cover those unexpected trips to the veterinarian. (Thu, 15 May 2008 20:46:32 GMT)

Submit your pet photos for the gallery
Submit photographs of your beloved pets -- whether they have four or two legs (or no legs) or are feathered or furry -- for our pet photo gallery. p a hrefhttp://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/sectioncategoryPluckGalleryPhotoplckPhotoID0d94ad16-62c2-4fa4-9e44-3a0a6ae68f38plckGalleryID05f0e7b6-b6c4-4489-af56-14c02a04b681plckGalleryID05f0e7b6-b6c4-4489-af56-14c02a04b681targetnewClick here ... (Thu, 15 May 2008 20:56:59 GMT)

New salmonella outbreak linked to pet food; how to stay healthy
At least 70 cases of salmonella poisoning are being linked to pet food. Nineteen states have reported the cases; most are in the northeast. There are no confirmed cases in Arizona. (Thu, 15 May 2008 21:13:07 GMT)

Sexy Pet Personals Promote Program
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A racy promotional campaign with the theme: "Your Pet Is An Animal," is being used to push "safe sex" to help eliminate animal overpopulation. (Thu, 15 May 2008 21:19:39 GMT)

Common household items could harm your pet
LITTLETON – If you have a dog or a cat you know that some of the most disgusting things can make their way into your pet's mouth. (Thu, 15 May 2008 22:16:17 GMT)

Finding the Right Pet For You
Thinking about getting a pet? You should first take a "pet personality test." Sounds far-fetched, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a "Meet Your Match" program. It's actually a test for you to take to make the right pet choice. (Thu, 15 May 2008 22:51:16 GMT)

Keeping kids away from pet food
There is a new warning about pet food and children. (Fri, 16 May 2008 02:14:50 GMT)

Dog stolen from pet store
A West Side pet store has been ripped off again. (Fri, 16 May 2008 02:18:05 GMT)

Parvo Scare At Mobile Pet Store
One woman is upset over the death of her pet pooch, just two days after taking him home. She says the Mobile pet store where she purchased the puppy, is to blame. more (Fri, 16 May 2008 02:48:18 GMT)

Brothers headed to court over pet shop ownership
MOUNT PLEASANT — A bitter dispute between the two brothers who own Havahart Pets is headed to court and could even mean the end of the independent pet store. (Fri, 16 May 2008 05:07:21 GMT)

NBC11: Unlicensed Pet Groomers In Doghouse With Clientele
NBC11's Vicky Nguyen reports that pet groomers in Califonia don't have to be licensed -- and some Bay Area pet owners have learned the hard way. (Fri, 16 May 2008 06:25:13 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet flirts with greatness
When Nashville's Be Your Own Pet played a show in Louisville a few years ago, their parents had to attend because they were all still in high school. The sheer joy on stage that night was pure high school. BYOP's second album, "Get Awkward," finds them all around age 20 — but growing older hasn't slowed them. (Fri, 16 May 2008 08:31:50 GMT)

Health Tip: Preparing Your Pet for Baby
(HealthDay News) -- Bringing a new baby into your home where your family pet is already settled can be an adjustment for your furry family members. (Fri, 16 May 2008 13:02:02 GMT)

Pet cremains turned into gemstones, crystals
ANDERSON, Texas—More and more pet owners are opting to have their pets cremated. Although ashes may be scattered or kept as a memorial, technology has given pet owners new options, such as processing some of the cremains into a gemstone, crystal or, ultimately, a flower. (Fri, 16 May 2008 13:08:51 GMT)

Petland offers Adopt-A-Pet program to find pets homes
ROUND LAKE BEACH – Petland of Round Lake Beach wants to let people know that it has a way to help homeless animals in the community through its Adopt-A-Pet program. (Fri, 16 May 2008 14:21:48 GMT)

A Personality Test for Your Pet
Don't leave love to chance; give a potential pet a personality test. (Fri, 16 May 2008 15:05:52 GMT)

Scott denies counterclaims in pet shops dispute
BAR HARBOR —Wendy Scott, owner of the Bark Harbor pet supply store, has formally denied key assertions made by Lisa DeMuro, who owns the Walkin’ the Dog store, in her response to Ms. Scott’s lawsuit accusing Ms. DeMuro of engaging in unfair competition. (Fri, 16 May 2008 15:33:21 GMT)

Inflation Gnaws at Pet Food Companies
Pet owners, get ready for sticker shock. Retailers and manufacturers are hiking pet food prices, and the cost of kibble is expected to climb even higher in coming months. (Fri, 16 May 2008 16:32:09 GMT)

Pet Funeral Home Caters To Bereaved Owners
Coleen Ellis got into the pet funeral service business after the death of her terrier-schnauzer five years ago. (Fri, 16 May 2008 20:06:24 GMT)

Pet vaccinations Saturday morning at Santa Clarita Park
By Signal Staff Posted: May 16, 2008 4:22 p.m. The city of Santa Clarita, along with the county, is hosting the annual Pet Vaccination Clinic Saturday morning at Santa Clarita Park. (Fri, 16 May 2008 20:34:10 GMT)

Pet Calendar
GENERAL PET FAIR: Pet pageant and parade, informational sessions and vendors. Pets must be on leashes. 8-11 a.m. today. Lions Park, 1103 Adams St., Shakopee. Free. 952-496-5037. (Fri, 16 May 2008 22:21:17 GMT)

Emergency Pet Shelter
Man's best friend was also impacted by Saturday's tornados. Jim German was reunited with his dog bo today. German's home in Newton County was destroyed and he lost bo in the confusion. Luckily the Missouri Humane Society had set up an emergency pet shelter. They have been collecting animals. (Fri, 16 May 2008 23:49:01 GMT)

Bay Area Pet Owners Deal With Higher Food Prices
Cats and dogs don't normally have anything in common. But their owners are dealing with the rising cost of pet food. (Sat, 17 May 2008 02:19:08 GMT)

Adopt a Pet and Save a Life This Weekend
Some beautiful pets who have gotten a rough start in life are hoping you can be their new best friend. There are some of beautiful dogs and puppies that will be available for adoption this Sunday afternoon at Pet Smart on Johnston Street. (Sat, 17 May 2008 03:05:07 GMT)

Capuchin monkey wins Perfect Pet contest
HUNTINGTON -- The Herald-Dispatch's Perfect Pet contest received plenty of entries, but online voters made it clear the winner wasn't going to be a house cat or man's best friend. The award goes to Zeke, a Black Cap Capuchin monkey. He and his owner, Robin Leadman, live just off of W.Va. 10 in Huntington. The 3-year-old, Leadman said, is a part of the family. (Sat, 17 May 2008 03:07:16 GMT)

COPY-Adopt a Pet and Save a Life This Weekend
Some beautiful pets who have gotten a rough start in life are hoping you can be their new best friend. There are some of beautiful dogs and puppies that will be available for adoption this Sunday afternoon at Pet Smart on Johnston Street. (Sat, 17 May 2008 04:50:08 GMT)

Electrical overload blamed for fire at area pet store
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Authorities are saying an electrical overload led to a fire Friday at a pet store in Pittsburg. A small fire broke out at 9:10 a.m. in an aquarium light fixture at Claw Paws, 1314 E. Fourth St., according to Capt. Jim Radell with the Pittsburg Fire Department. (Sat, 17 May 2008 05:19:25 GMT)

Pet Connection: Oh, baby – gates are great for pets, too
The homeliness of a baby gate – typically stark and functional in white plastic or metal – was always something you could live with in the short term. And when used for its original purpose of keeping toddlers from getting into trouble, the short term was all you asked for, anyway. Morgan Ong / Universal Press Syndicate An attractive wood pet door, displayed by Brad White of Midnight ... (Sat, 17 May 2008 07:16:27 GMT)

When going green, don't forget to reduce your pet's carbon paw print, too
Today the phrase "green pet" no longer refers to your average turtle or frog. (Sat, 17 May 2008 07:26:19 GMT)

Goldston: Adopted pet proves to be a lifesaver
Robin Allen had no plans to adopt a pet when a co-worker's wife brought "a 22-pound bundle of energy" to Technical Equipment Sales in Fremont in October. (Sat, 17 May 2008 08:46:00 GMT)

Pet Vet: Cats scratch, snuggle ways into our lives
Cats! Cats! Cats! You could have one or you could have 20. They are sometimes your best pet, and sometimes your worst nightmare. You never own a cat. It owns you. ... (Sat, 17 May 2008 09:36:18 GMT)

Pet blessing scheduled
Last year, cats, dogs, lizards, snakes and spiders got the attention. This year, the pet blessing service May 25 at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine is again to be held outdoors so that even large animals such as horses can attend. The ceremony will be at 3 p.m., after Sunday services, at the church, 422 Church St. For more information, go to www.firstmethodistgrapevine.org or ... (Sat, 17 May 2008 09:58:42 GMT)

City, county host pet vaccination
By Signal Staff Posted: May 17, 2008 1:23 a.m. The city of Santa Clarita, along with the county, is hosting the annual Pet Vaccination Clinic today from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Santa Clarita Park. (Sat, 17 May 2008 12:04:50 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food
By Jen Christensen Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 9:28 a.m. Two dozens toddlers get sick after handling tainted pet food. Now experts are recommending keeping dog food out of reach of children. The kids were mainly in the Northeast because the contamination allegedly happened in Pennsylvania. (Mon, 19 May 2008 14:40:40 GMT)

Pet Only Funeral Home Opens in Florida
(Pinnellas Park, FL) -- Do you feel like your pet is part of the family? There's a new business in Florida that will help you lay them to rest just like a family member. (Mon, 19 May 2008 16:04:58 GMT)

50 parakeets stolen from pet store
SPRINGFIELD - Call it the case of the purloined parakeets. Police are seeking the public's help in solving last night's theft of some 50 parakeets from Dave's Soda and Pet City at 1330 Carew St. (Mon, 19 May 2008 19:10:46 GMT)

Health Tip: Preparing Your Pet for Baby
Title: Health Tip: Preparing Your Pet for Baby Category: Health News Created: 5/17/2008 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/19/2008 (Mon, 19 May 2008 19:31:38 GMT)

Details Could Be Released Soon In Paradise Pet Hospital Fire
Officials could release details this week of their investigation into a fire at Paradise Pet Hospital back in March. 16 dogs and cats died in the fire. Firefighters say it looked like the fire started in the attic. (Tue, 20 May 2008 01:35:01 GMT)

Scott denies counterclaims in pet shops dispute
BAR HARBOR —Wendy Scott, owner of the Bark Harbor pet supply store, has formally denied key assertions made by Lisa DeMuro, who owns the Walkin’ the Dog store, in her response to Ms. Scott’s lawsuit accusing Ms. DeMuro of engaging in unfair competition. (Tue, 20 May 2008 06:08:17 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks available in Affton Fire District
The Affton Fire Protection District recently received a donation of pet oxygen masks with the help of a firefighters union and the Dog Scouts of America. (Tue, 20 May 2008 06:09:02 GMT)

Cooper the Yorkie wins Cutie Patootie Pet contest
The winner of The Daily Iberian’s 2008 Cutie Patootie Pet Pageant is Cooper, a teacup Yorkie owned by Pam Darden and Rose Migues of Jeanerette. Cooper, who will be 2-years-old in June, was voted the cutest pet in the Teche Area with 500 ballots cast. (Tue, 20 May 2008 10:43:33 GMT)

Thief grabs about 50 parakeets from pet store
Police in Springfield are looking for a bird thief who smashed the window of a pet store and made off with about 50 parakeets. (Tue, 20 May 2008 12:51:47 GMT)

Pet owner turns dead cat into black diamond ring!
London, May 20 : A British woman left distressed over the death of her pet cat has turned him into a one-third-of-a-carat black diamond with the help of a U.S. firm. (Tue, 20 May 2008 13:27:39 GMT)

Thief grabs about 50 parakeets from pet store
SPRINGFIELD - Police in Springfield are looking for a bird thief who smashed the window of a pet store and made off with about 50 parakeets. The break-in occurred Sunday... (Tue, 20 May 2008 14:01:32 GMT)

Burglar bolts with birds from pet shop
Police in Springfield are looking for a bird thief who smashed the window of a pet store and made off with about 50 parakeets. The break-in occurred Sunday night at Dave's Soda & Pet City.  Witnesses told police the man smashed through the front window of the store, grabbed two cages full of the birds, loaded them into a small blue car and drove off. (Tue, 20 May 2008 14:08:17 GMT)

Pet therapy gives hospital patients a lift
Pet therapy volunteers say animals can take patients' minds off their hospital stay and remind them of home. (Tue, 20 May 2008 14:39:51 GMT)

Pete and Mac's mark Arlington as new territory for pet resort
A new upscale resort will soon break ground in Tarrant County and it’s not only pet-friendly — it’s pet-only. (Tue, 20 May 2008 15:47:18 GMT)

Reference to pet dog Shah Rukh was in "good humour": Aamir
Noted Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Tuesday said the reference of his pet dog 'Shah Rukh' on the blog was in "good humour" and was not intended to hurt anybody's sentiments. (Tue, 20 May 2008 16:42:40 GMT)

Morris Animal Foundation Searches for America's Best Vet With 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(SM)' Contest
If you think your veterinarian is the best in America, nominate him or her for the second annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet Contest. The national short-essay contest honors America's veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening the bond we have with our pets. (Tue, 20 May 2008 17:14:00 GMT)

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