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Pet dog shot as ‘hate campaign’ forces family to flee home
A DOMESTIC pet was shot and badly wounded in a series of intimidating acts that forced a family to flee a housing estate in Limerick. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 02:13:59 GMT)

Fish fight: State hones in on NY man's banned pet
Associated Press - April 1, 2009 12:05 AM ET CLAY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's plans to seize a Syracuse-area man's pet fish are no fish story. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:10:23 GMT)

Pet Scoop: Group provides spay, neuter discounts
For those who are worried that a spay/neuter ordinance would cause a financial burden on some pet owners, the Animal Protection Association offers a solution. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 05:21:57 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 06:29:17 GMT)

Cute USB Pet Rock will rock your Desk
The Pet Rock phenomenon was an unbelievable experiment performed in the 70s by an advertising executive. Now ThinkGeek brings back Pet Rocks by making it an USB Gadget. Simply plug the USB cable into a free port and let the fun begin. The USB Pet Roc... (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:41:22 GMT)

Pet ewe springs triple surprise
Tim, the pet sheep, is entitled to feel a little confewesed because of her very masculine name. But she reminded owners Brenda and John Luckett of her true gender by giving birth to surprise triplets at Lower Wembsworthy, near Hartland. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:02:10 GMT)

Pet bird 'saves' stroke victim
A 72-year-old man has said a cockatiel helped save his life after making a "heck of a noise" when he had a stroke. Night porter Brian Molineaux collapsed at his home in Chelmsford, Essex, before he could feed his 17-year-old pet, called Budgie. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:20:46 GMT)

Fargo zoo takes pet boas, parrots during floods
FARGO (AP) - Pet boa constrictors, parrots and even a rat are making themselves at home at the zoo in Fargo after being displaced by flooding on the Red River. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 09:24:02 GMT)

Central Oregon's favorite pet pal is . . . Flower
Flower, a four-year-old Shih Tzu owned by William and Vicky Sawders of La Pine, garnered the most votes to become Central Oregon's favorite pet in The Bulletin's Pet Pals contest. Flower beat out 11 other finalists, and 216 other entrants in all, from throughout the region representing a wide range of breeds. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 11:01:33 GMT)

Pet DRx Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 1, 2009 -- Pet DRx Corporation , a provider of veterinary primary care and specialized services to companion animals, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2008. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Fish fight: State plans to kill upstate man's banned pet
CLAY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's plans to seize a Syracuse-area man's pet fish are no fish story. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:26:06 GMT)

Connecticut Pet Shop Has 2-Nosed Bunny
It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the bizarre bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. Tom Fomenko Sr. of the Purr-Fect Pets Inc. shop says he's never seen anything like it in 25 years in the business. He says the bunny eats, drinks and hops ... (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:49:26 GMT)

Connecticut pet shop has 2-nosed bunny
It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the bizarre bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:17:08 GMT)

Twin twitchers: Conn. pet shop has 2-nosed bunny
Associated Press - April 1, 2009 11:03 AM ET MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey... (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 15:16:25 GMT)

Toronto pet shop workers checked for illness after parrot dies
Public health officials in Toronto are investigating whether some pet shop workers have contracted a rare respiratory illness from a parrot that recently died. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:12:41 GMT)

2-nosed bunny surprises pet shop owner
It's no April Fools’ joke. A baby bunny delivered to a Connecticut pet shop really does have two noses — and both have two nostrils. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:32:33 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoption in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Planet Arf on South Cashua Drive in Florence. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:39:20 GMT)

Twin twitchers: Conn. pet shop has 2-nosed bunny
It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:46:04 GMT)

2-nosed bunny hops into pet shop
MILFORD, Conn. — It’s no April Fools’ joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:04:44 GMT)

Connecticut pet shop has 2-nosed bunny
MILFORD, Conn. - It's no April Fools' joke - the baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of six-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:50:56 GMT)

Visit pet boutique & expo
On May 2nd there will be a pet boutique & expo, “A Cause for Paws,” Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 950 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village. Admission is free. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:17:59 GMT)

The April Showers Pet Adoption Extravaganza — Because It’s Raining Cats And Dogs In Oswego County
The Oswego County Humane Society has joined efforts with Harborhounds Greyhound Rescue, Marsha’s Mulligans-a Rescue for Senior Dogs, and Paws Across Oswego County to find homes for pets in their care at the April Showers Pet Adoption Extravaganza to be held on Sunday, April 19th from 11 to 3 pm at the Oswego YMCA/Armory. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:36:12 GMT)

Connecticut Pet Store Gets Two-Nosed Bunny
A pet shop worker finds two-nosed bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 22:42:09 GMT)

Pet shop has two-nosed bunny
A US pet shop worker found a bunny with two noses in a delivery of six-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived his store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. The owner of the Purr-Fect Pets shop in (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:13:26 GMT)

Central Garden Pet Announces Executive Transition
Central Garden Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today announced that Stuart W. Booth, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer ... (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:09:21 GMT)

Twin twitchers: Conn. pet shop has 2-nosed bunny
It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. The owner of the Purr-Fect Pets shop says he's never seen anything like it in 25 years in the business. He says the bunny eats, drinks and hops around like the ... (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:01:15 GMT)

US pet shop has two-nosed bunny
A US pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of six-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived his store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:31:13 GMT)

PET RECESSION
Seeking solace from a sour economy, some pet owners are opting to surrender their animals to shelters, while others find that keeping dogs and cats bring comfort in a harsh financial storm. Some people are moving out of homes and into apartments that won't allow cats, said Tracy Haas, Lycoming Animal Protection Society board of directors vice president. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 04:06:04 GMT)

Pet shop has two-nose bunny
MILFORD, Conn. -- Its no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses.A Connecticut pet shop worker found the bizarre bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostri... (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 04:13:44 GMT)

Reward offered in pet cat killings
Pet Helpers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed two pet cats outside a James Island home in recent months. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:20:07 GMT)

Fargo zoo takes pet boas, parrots during floods
FARGO (AP) - Pet boa constrictors, parrots and even a rat are making themselves at home at the zoo in Fargo after being displaced by flooding on the Red River. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:24:02 GMT)

Twin twitchers: Conn. pet shop has two-nosed bunny
It's no April Fools' joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:26:52 GMT)

Some pet turtles carry salmonella
One of the tiniest pets you can buy might cause you a very big problem. Turtles are popular among parents and children for a low maintenance pet, but some turtles which are currently illegal to sell, are (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:46:32 GMT)

Pet of the Week
To adopt a pet All dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the many pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:48:34 GMT)

Pet owners run into trouble in apartments
An old debate over allowing pets in apartment complexes has been re-ignited with some residents’ associations serving deadlines to pet owners to abandon the animals. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:23:38 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet CFO to become a consultant
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Executive Vice President Stuart W. Booth will become a consultant for its business once it can find a new CFO. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:17:39 GMT)

Two-nosed rabbit found in Connecticut pet store
Unsuspecting Milford, Conn., pet store employee Allison Noe made a strange discovery when receiving a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits last week. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 13:51:31 GMT)

PHOTOS: Send in your Hudson Valley pet photos
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? This month we are looking for your best pet photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 13:55:21 GMT)

Special-use permit approved for Savoy pet facility
SAVOY – Dogs in the area may really have something to wag their tails about once the owners of TailWaggers Pet Chateau, 113 E. Church St., construct their new facility. The village board Wednesday unanimously approved Katherine and Steve Berns' request for a special-use permit, which was required because the area they wanted to build in was zoned light industrial. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:04:29 GMT)

South Bay Pet of the Week
Brooklyn is a 1-year-old, white, female pit bull. She is available for immediate adoption at the South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne. » BLOG: More about pets (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 17:36:37 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This week’s Pet of the Week is "Penguin," a male Labrador Retriever Mix. This big good looking boy is approximately 1 1/2 years old and, like any Lab, very playful. He was taken in for safe keeping when his owner was arrested. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:12:28 GMT)

Pet-O-Palooza music festival in Peoria
The Peoria Sports Complex is hosting Pet-O-Palooza on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:44:52 GMT)

Missouri chimp shooting triggers call for stronger exotic pet laws
Missouri chimp shooting triggers call for stronger exotic pet laws (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:48:16 GMT)

Pet Store Gets Bunny With 2 Noses
Some people may think this bunny was pulled out of a hat...but this one's real. A baby bunny in southwestern Connecticut has two noses. The owner at the Purr-fect Pet Shop in Milford, Conn., couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the bizarre bunny.   (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 21:56:06 GMT)

Exotic pet provides nature lesson
Down in Hays County lives a creature by the name of Caplin. He is a pet that may remind some of the "Rodents of Unusual Size" in the "Princess Bride." However, he is not vicious. He is, in fact, quite docile. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 23:01:05 GMT)

Oakley helps HARP with pet microchips
Each year in East County, thousands of dogs and cats go missing, and while identification tags are good, microchips are better. And now, thanks to a community grant program awarded through the City of Oakley, local pet owners can purchase the microchips for just a fraction of the cost. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 23:09:13 GMT)

Two-nosed bunny shocks pet shop owner
A US pet shop worker found a two-nosed bunny in a delivery of six-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived his store. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:48:57 GMT)

Pet licensing fee and microchipping sought
LAS CRUCES — The Doña Ana County-Las Cruces animal shelter director recommended Wednesday that the city and county adopt a pet licensing fee and microchipping requirement for all animals countywide. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 06:10:20 GMT)

'Petacular' Pet Show slated April 18
The sixth annual "Petacular" Pet Show sonsored by Thunderbird Clubhouse will raise money and awareness for the local nonprofit agency for adults recovering from mental illness.The show is open to the public. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 06:33:09 GMT)

Dog owners really do look like their pet pooches
London, Apr 3 : Just by looking at your neighbour's appearance you can make out what type of a pet pooch does she or he owns, say researchers, who claim that animal lovers actually do look like their dogs. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:15:06 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:32:16 GMT)

Exeter installs pet waste stations to curb pollution
It's more than just a nightmare for your shoes. Untreated pet waste is harmful to waterways and can cause potential health issues for pets and their owners. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:24:32 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:30:51 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks to the rescue
Orillia's pet population can breathe easier thanks to the latest addition to the Orillia Fire Department. Yesterday, the department received a donation of two animal oxygen mask kits, one for each station.[...] (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:17:36 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Sam
Sam is this week's Pet of the Week in the Saugus Advertiser. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:00:22 GMT)

Pet shop shipped 2-nosed bunny
MILFORD, Conn. - It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:03:02 GMT)

Williston Fire Department gets pet oxygen masks
The fire department's new pet oxygen masks will be carried on their rescue rig and used in the event of a fire emergency where pets are involved. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 15:21:56 GMT)

Pet licensing fee and microchipping sought
LAS CRUCES — The Doña Ana County-Las Cruces animal shelter director recommended Wednesday that the city and county adopt a pet licensing fee and microchipping requirement for all animals countywide. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 15:49:10 GMT)

Pet adoption is April 18
Volunteers from the Carver Scott Humane Society will have a pet adoption on April 18 from noon to 3 p.m. It will be hosted at Petco, located off of Singletree Lane, between Prairie Center Drive and old Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. CSHS is without its own building and all pets are housed in foster care. Two rabbits, over eight kittens, and 34 cats ages 20 weeks to 8 years old will be available. ... (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:30:39 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: New pet photos posted
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? This month we are looking for your best pet photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:55:31 GMT)

Pet-rescue groups inundated with abandoned animals
Bad economy, rising number of foreclosures forcing more pet owners to take pets to shelters. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 19:42:58 GMT)

Sunrise pet festival lets dogs be dogs
No one could tell who was having more fun at Pet Festival 2009 in Markham Park -- four legged critters or their human friends. ''I'm a pet mom who goes to all these kinds of events. You get to meet other owners, let the dogs play, join clubs,'' said Astrid Garcia of Weston, who owns Lola, a 19-month-old toy poodle. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 19:57:33 GMT)

Sixth annual pet parade coming April 11 to downtown Stuart Riverwalk Stage
“Diva” Cottontail and other best-dressed pets will participate in the Puppuccino Pet Boutique’s 6th annual Spring Pet Parade on April 11 at 10 a.m. at the downtown Stuart Riverwalk Stage. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:05:22 GMT)

Pet Identification
Celebrate "Tag Day" by getting your pet an ID. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:57:35 GMT)

Pet-rescue groups inundated with abandoned animals
Bad economy, rising number of foreclosures forcing more pet owners to take pets to shelters. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 21:13:27 GMT)

Rabies may prompt Coconino County pet quarantine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Coconino County Health Department is proposing a pet quarantine across parts of Flagstaff while it distributes an edible rabies vaccine for wild animals. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 23:48:34 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks to the rescue
Orillia's pet population can breathe easier thanks to the latest addition to the Orillia Fire Department. Yesterday, the department received a donation of two animal oxygen mask kits, one for each station.[...] (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 00:47:36 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys brings it pop tunes to new audiences
The title of the Pet Shop Boys' 10th album, "Yes," perfectly reflects the duo's positive mood as they celebrate 25 years of proving synth pop can rise above mindless fluff. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:20:33 GMT)

Redmond-area pet shot, killed; no charges filed
People in rural neighborhood near Redmond disturbed and upset after family pet was shot and killed - and it may be legal. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 05:46:32 GMT)

Rabies may prompt Coconino Co. pet quarantine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Coconino County Health Department is proposing a pet quarantine across parts of Flagstaff while it distributes an edible rabies vaccine for wild animals. Rabies has been confirmed (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 06:01:32 GMT)

Rabies may prompt Coconino County pet quarantine
FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Health Department is proposing a pet quarantine across parts of Flagstaff while it distributes an edible rabies vaccine for wild animals. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:01:08 GMT)

County commissioners to vote on pet-breeding rules Monday
Wilson County commissioners will likely vote Monday to give the county greater control over pet-breeding operations. Also, the county Social Services department wants to hire four new caseworkers to ... (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:26:25 GMT)

County considers pet licenses
Pet owners in most unincorporated areas of Pueblo County could be required to license their animals if the board of county commissioners passes a resolution next month. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:42:22 GMT)

Two-nosed rabbit found in pet shop
A pet shop worker found a bunny with two noses in a delivery of six-week-old dwarf rabbits at a store in Milford, Connecticut. The owner of the Purr-Fect Pets shop says he has never seen anything like it in 25 years in the business. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:05:26 GMT)

Get your pet vaccinated during fair day at center
The Community Center at Tierra del Sol, 37-171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave., will have its first pet fair day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:18:25 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys charm new audiences
LONDON, April 4 — The title of the Pet Shop Boys’ 10th album, “Yes,” perfectly reflects the duo’s positive mood as they celebrate 25 years of proving synth pop can rise above mindless fluff. With 32 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart entries, the duo tails only Madonna and Janet Jackson as hit makers on that chart. The pair is targeting a fresh audience after winning an outstanding contribution ... (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 09:00:35 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 14:35:52 GMT)

Welfare crisis among Britain's pet rabbits
The majority of pet rabbits are being kept in unsuitable living conditions animal welfare experts have warned. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 20:25:07 GMT)

County considers pet licenses
Pet owners in most unincorporated areas of Pueblo County could be required to license their animals if the board of county commissioners passes a resolution next month. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 21:42:22 GMT)

Spoils of Victory in Albany: More Funds for Pet Projects
Democrats, who control both chambers of the State Legislature, will take the largest share of the $170 million in legislative earmarks allocated in this year?s budget. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 00:05:56 GMT)

Vets say many pet owners are cutting back on care
The dog -- a 2-year-old female chow mix -- had been vomiting, and also had diarrhea and a high fever, for several days. Veterinarian Cathy Roncskevitz advised treatment that included blood work and X-rays, procedures that would generate a $450 bill. The pet's owners opted for a less expensive alternative, fluids and antibiotics, for about $100. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 02:05:21 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 02:30:53 GMT)

Think it through before getting a pet
Once children reach the age of 6 or 7, pets come on their radar screens in a big way. Deciding whether to give in to their pleas to adopt a pet, whether feathered, furry or scaly, is no small matter. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 04:10:34 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 06:51:33 GMT)

Sunrise pet festival lets dogs be dogs
No one could tell who was having more fun at Pet Festival 2009 in Markham Park -- four legged critters or their human friends. ''I'm a pet mom who goes to all these kinds of events. You get to meet other owners, let the dogs play, join clubs,'' said Astrid Garcia of Weston, who owns Lola, a 19-month-old toy poodle. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 07:06:16 GMT)

Discussing pet's end of life issues with your children
Pet matters The time comes in every pet owner's life when you have to say goodbye to a beloved companion. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 10:16:22 GMT)

[(11)C]Choline PET/CT In Prostate Cancer Patients With Biochemical Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy
UroToday.com - Use of [11C]choline PET/CT in prostate cancer (CaP) imaging has demonstrated mixed results. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 10:16:26 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 12:07:04 GMT)

Standard launches Pet Spot' blog
It's raining cats and dogs on The Montana Standard's Web site. It's also raining bunnies, turtles, fish, mice, snakes and more on the new blog, "Pet Spot." The blog is a new community source for pet news, resources, events, photos, adoption listings, contests and more. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 12:09:36 GMT)

Discussing pet's end of life issues with your children
Pet matters The time comes in every pet owner's life when you have to say goodbye to a beloved companion. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 15:01:22 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:38:09 GMT)

Local vet offers free vaccines to pet owners suffering bad economy
Pet owners hit by the weak economy had a chance to have their furry friends get basic vaccines at the Best Friend Animal Hospital. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 19:35:35 GMT)

Hospital patients can now enjoy “pet therapy”
(WHAS11) -You've probably heard of physical therapy, pain therapy or even massage therapy, but how about pet therapy? They are a little different from your average hospital visitor, but they are visitors these patients look forward to seeing all week. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 03:10:06 GMT)

Pet owners petition for dog park
HARLINGEN - Finding a safe place to walk Rover is becoming more difficult as the Rio Grande Valley becomes more urbanized, local pet owners say. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 03:12:56 GMT)

Pet rabbit is a life-saver
A SLEEPING couple are saved from a deadly gas leak — by their pet RABBIT (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:02:48 GMT)

Dog owners really do look like their pet pooches
London, Apr 5 : Just by looking at your neighbour's appearance you can make out what type of a pet pooch does she or he owns, say researchers, who claim that animal lovers actually do look like their dogs. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:35:10 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 06:37:00 GMT)

Our Cool Pet
Reader Bill Grisham writes: "Our cool pet's name is Stinker. We found Stinker, or I should say she found us. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 07:40:45 GMT)

Recession affects students' pet care
As some across the country have had to give up their pets to shelters or find alternate homes for them, the financial crisis has had an effect on student pet owners. Patrick Rives of Athens-Clarke County Animal Control said he has not "seen any increase in the number of animals" coming in, but "when people surrender animals we don't have a way of statistically measuring their reasons. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:18:53 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:25:53 GMT)

Pet dog survives four months lost at sea off Australia
Australian pet dog reunited with owners after swimming through sharkinfested waters to an island where she survived by hunting wild goats. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 10:56:51 GMT)

SNM Calls CMS PET Scan Decision A Major Benefit For Cancer Patients - National Oncologic PET Registry Provided ...
SNM applauds today's decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand coverage of positron emission tomography (PET) scans in the initial treatment strategy of patients with cancer. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 11:17:07 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 11:30:32 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:05:54 GMT)

SNM calls CMS PET scan decision a major benefit for cancer patients
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) SNM applauds today's decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand coverage of positron emission tomography (PET) scans in the initial treatment strategy of patients with cancer. This decision was based, in large part, on compelling clinical evidence of the effectiveness of PET for cancer management and treatment contained in a ... (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:20:38 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:06:52 GMT)

People who own chimps rethink pet selection
A growing number of pet owners spooked by February's chimp attack are looking to give up their great apes but are finding it difficult to do so. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 19:05:14 GMT)

Do You Have The Cutest Pet?
Think you have the cutest pet in the state? Share your pictures right here on WAPT.com! (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 19:21:06 GMT)

Medicare Expands Coverage of PET Scans Based on Evidence Development Project
April 6, 2009 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final national coverage determination (NCD) to expand coverage for initial testing with positron emission tomography (PET) scan for Medicare beneficiaries who are diagnosed with and treated for most solid tumor cancers. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 19:38:48 GMT)

Springfield cat named Heloise's pet of the week
SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield pet is featured as the pet of the week on the Web site of helpful household matron Heloise. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 19:59:02 GMT)

Pet owner cited after pit bull attack
A pet owner is being cited after a woman was attacked by two pitbulls Thursday. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 20:37:02 GMT)

People who own chimps rethink choice of pet
A growing number of pet owners spooked by February's chimp attack are looking to give up their great apes but are finding it difficult to do so. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 23:10:12 GMT)

Fort Pierce endorses pet licensing measure
City Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday to send the licensing measure to a second public hearing. Pet owners who don’t spay and neuter their cats and dogs would pay a $75 annual fee to register and license the animals, while owners who sterilize their animals would pay $10 annually. Breeders would pay $100 annually. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 01:17:21 GMT)

Pet interest
Girl Scout Troops 224 and 351, both of Verona, participated in their Pet Interest Project Award through St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Humane Education Program in Madison (www.sthuberts. org). As part of the program, Westfield resident Bob Fliegel brought his assistance dog Efram to educate the girls about disabilities and working dogs. Fliegel and Efram are graduates of Canine Companions ... (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:25:48 GMT)

Local pet cemetery celebrates 30 years
Private pet burial ceremonies and cremations may not have been very popular or widespread in 1979, but that didn’t stop Truman “Doc” Clem and his wife Bettye from expanding their Carrollton kennel business to a cemetery. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:36:34 GMT)

Lawmakers' pet projects go online
The secrecy over congressional pet projects may be eroding, as House members are being required for the first time to publicly disclose them, but the appetite to bring home the bacon has apparently not slackened. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 07:14:13 GMT)

Veterinary Practice walks the talk in Pet Awareness Month
For the 20th year, National Pet Month (NPM) is returning from 4th April – 4th May 2009 to put the wag back into the tails of the Isle of Man and UK pet population with the theme ‘Healthy Pets Make Happy Pets’. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 08:21:39 GMT)

Castaway Pet Dog Survives On Desert Island
A pet dog that fell overboard in shark-infested seas has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on a desert island for four months (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:44:00 GMT)

The Pet Shop Boys come back with a lot of 'love, etc.'
Twenty-five years after the hit single "West End Girls," can the Pet Shop Boys pull off songs that make you want to dance like it's 1984, but still reflect a social consciousness of 2009? (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:53:39 GMT)

Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet Requests Assistance to Buy Land for First MVP Sanctuary
National 501(c)(3) nonprofit "taking leap of faith" to raise $135,000 by April 15, 2009 for pet Sanctuary. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:05:38 GMT)

Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. Becomes Operational in New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility
Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. announced that its new 15,000 square state of the art manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida is now operational. The facility has been specifically designed for the custom manufacturing of its patented litter products to include conveying, blending and packaging equipment for high volume requirements. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:38:00 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: New pet photos posted
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? This month we are looking for your best pet photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:55:31 GMT)

Castaway pet dog found alive on desert island four months after being lost overboard
A pet dog that fell overboard on a sailing trip has been returned home after surviving four months on a remote Australian island. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:02:14 GMT)

Presidential Chia Pet Sprouts Controversy
A Chia Pet likeness of President Obama's head is causing quite a bit of controversy, so much so that it has been pulled from some store shelves. Walgreen's stores in Tampa and Chicago have taken the item off their shelves after some customers complained it is racist. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:02:10 GMT)

Presidential Chia Pet Sprouts Controversy
A Chia Pet of President Obama's head is causing quite a bit of controversy, so much that it has been pulled from some store shelves. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:03:07 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:06:15 GMT)

Obama Chia Pet yanked from some stores
Full confession: This is a "pet" post in name only. If you were hoping to get your "Chia Obama" from Walgreens stores in Tampa or Chicago, you better think again. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:11:41 GMT)

Former cop escapes jail time in pet shop peephole case
A former Berkeley police officer arrested last year after being accused of creating a peephole in the door of an employee bathroom at pet shop he owns pleaded guilty to harassment Tuesday. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:02:25 GMT)

With new web technology, small pet-supplies retailer breaks out with sales
After switching from an e-commerce platform developed in-house with open-source technology to a customized platform from Infopia, sales at web-only Value Pet Supplies grew more than eightfold to $2.1 million last year, president Zachary Piech says. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:28:38 GMT)

Pet pig association gaining popularity
BY JOSH MROZINSKI Times-Shamrock Writer CLINTON TWP. - Some can differentiate between colored cards. Others press on piano keys. Linda Good counts some smart specimens among her pet potbellied pigs, and impressed by their intelligence, she wants to share her love of the animals with other people. She recently formed a pet pig association with the help of friends, including Melissa Henn of ... (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 23:41:35 GMT)

my-pet-world
bc-my-pet-world 04/08 TMS Retransmission MY PET WORLD For release 04/08/2009 (ATTENTION EDITORS: This column ends with the words, "Learn more at www.heartwormsociety.org." If the column you see below concludes any other way, you have received an incomplete version. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 23:59:56 GMT)

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show
04/11/2009 - 11:00a.m. to 04/11/2009 - 12:30p.m. Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Carey Stadium, Sixth Street, Ocean City, pets in their Easter best, 525-9300. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 02:03:26 GMT)

Go Green with Pet Goats
The green pet to get is a goat. A Collierville woman is hoping to pave the way for goats as pets in the suburbs. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 02:46:42 GMT)

Pet of the Week
To adopt a pet There are many dogs and cats available at the Lee County Animal Services shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.leelostpets.com. Adoption applications may be downloaded or completed at the shelter, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:07:06 GMT)

Owner spots missing pet in shelter spotlight
Spur, who was The Index Journal’s Pet of the Week on Monday, was reclaimed by his owner who saw the dog’s face in the newspaper. (Contributed photo) One lucky pooch is going home after being in the spotlight. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:22:05 GMT)

Pet dog swallows girl's savings
A pet dog did her own bit of saving during tough financial times - by swallowing some of the family's money, her owner said. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Storm kept some of six-year-old Ellie Clarke's piggy bank money safe by snaffling the coins as she counted up her savings. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 08:05:51 GMT)

Walgreens pulls Obama Chia Pet after complaints
Walgreens has pulled a Barack Obama version of the Chia Pet from its stores, and the decision leaves about 200,000 of the pottery plant kits in a West Side Chicago warehouse. The Deerfield-headquartered drugstore chain made the move Friday after getting a few complaints about the item since the product's April 1 launch, a spokeswoman said. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:30:10 GMT)

Pet dog survives 4 months on deserted island
SYDNEY: A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas off Australia has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:59:13 GMT)

Device can track your stray pet
For owners of lost pets, the frantic search for Fido does not always end happily. Now a Raleigh company is betting that pet owners will pay $250 for some peace of mind. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 10:27:54 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys positive about Yes
These days, Pet Shop Boys appear to have a new motto: Just say yes. So far, it's paying off handsomely for the British synth-pop icons. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 10:30:13 GMT)

Dog or Cat Breath? How to Give Your Pet a Healthy Smile
(ARA) - Do you hate your pet's breath? Well, did you know that bad dog or cat breath is a sign of dental disease? About 80 percent of humans brush our teeth at least twice a day, according to the American Dental Association. But most of us completely neglect our pets' teeth. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 10:30:37 GMT)

GE Healthcare Applauds CMS For Supporting National FDG-PET Coverage Decision
GE Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare technology, supports the recent national coverage determination (NCD) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), expanding coverage for initial testing with positron emission tomography (PET) for Medicare beneficiaries who are diagnosed with and treated for most solid tumor cancers. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:14:39 GMT)

Elderly couple's pet killed
Niagara police say an elderly Virgil couple’s pet dog died after being shot with a barbed-shaped pellet. The three-year-old part beagle, part Lab named Sunny, was shot last Thursday after leaving the couple’s home for a few minutes while they were out gardening. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:26:07 GMT)

Pet tricks, adoption
A Pekingese that paints and a soccer-playing border collie will perform as part of Spring Pet Days at the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fair & Event Center today. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:04:55 GMT)

Raleigh Company Designs Pet Tracking Device
News & Observer: A Raleigh company has designed a pet tracking device that will give owners directions to where the pet is located. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:53:21 GMT)

READER PHOTOS: New pet photos posted
Do you have funny, cute or a really cool photo of your pet? This month we are looking for your best pet photos. All the photos will be posted online to a gallery. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:55:24 GMT)

County cracking down on pet licenses in Highland
HIGHLAND - The city is taking a major step to curtail irresponsible pet ownership, but a new program may cost pet owners who don't have a dog license or certain certificates over $100. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:05:14 GMT)

Device can track your stray pet
For owners of lost pets, the frantic search for Fido does not always end happily. Now one Raleigh company is betting that even in a recession, pet owners will pay $250 for some peace of mind. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:44:28 GMT)

Miami Pet-Friendly Apartment Rentals
Looking for an apartment but have a dog or cat? Finding a home that would accommodate not only you but your pet as well is an exhausting effort and would cost quite a lot. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 17:08:30 GMT)

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