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Spend Eternity With Your Pet
UK pet owners making plans to be buried with their furry-tailed companions. (Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:00:29 GMT)

Prince is our Pet of the Week
THIS week’s pet of the week is a Golden Retriever with classic puppy dog eyes, Prince. (Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:04:05 GMT)

Pet deer's killer pleads guilty
BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia hunter has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for shooting a family's pet deer as it roamed their Chatham County neighborhood west of Savannah. A Bloomingda... (Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:15:25 GMT)

St. Louis touted as a top pet destination
St. Louis touted as a top pet destination (Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:55:12 GMT)

Photos: Look at, send us your pet photos
Show us a proud pet owner, and well show you someone with photos of their animal on their camera, phone, computer (Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:54:50 GMT)

Pet food tax aimed at cutting euthanasia rate
A proposed new tax could have pet owners paying more at the check-out stand. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:50:33 GMT)

Pet food tax aimed at cutting euthanasia rate
SEATTLE - A proposed new tax could have pet owners paying more at the check-out stand.  HB 1406 and SB 5329 would tax dog and cat food distributors in Washington an additional 3 cents per pound. Most expect that expense would be passed on to consumers.   Supporters of the legislation say 60,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in Washington every year, costing millions of dollars.  Members of ... (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:57:56 GMT)

Panel OKs bill to provide pet buyers with info
The bill would require pet stores to put information about the dog or cat on its cage in the store, including the animal's medical history, the name of the breeder and any congenital disorders. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:13:42 GMT)

Area briefs: Arlington pet wholesaler pushes appeal
Pet wholesaler pushes appeal ARLINGTON — U.S. Global Exotics, a north Arlington pet whol (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:38:20 GMT)

Area briefs: Arlington pet wholesaler pushes appeal
Pet wholesaler pushes appeal (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:38:20 GMT)

Amber the cat is pet slimming champ
A fat cat which shed more than two pounds has been crowned pet slimming champion of the year by an animal welfare charity. Related Stories Driver faces trial for blowing nose Meteorite falls through roof Man coughs up stolen diamond ring (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:04:13 GMT)

Photos: Look at, send us your pet photos
Show us a proud pet owner, and well show you someone with photos of their animal on their camera, phone, computer (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:12:34 GMT)

Wide Variation In Calorie Content Among "Low Calorie" Pet Foods
Dog and cat owners buying weight-control diets for their overweight pets are faced with a confusing two-fold variation in calorie density, recommended intake, and wide range cost of low-calorie pet foods, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The study, published this month in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, examined ... (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:37:39 GMT)

Pet Fact of the Week | Pet of the Week
Pet Fact of the Week Did you know a cat can jump as much as seven times its height? Pet of the Week Meet Carrots! This very handsome orange tabby is a couple years old, easygoing and talkative. Initially, like many cats in a shelter environment, he can be a bit slow to warm up but he is happy to [...] (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:12:47 GMT)

Bill would require more info for pet buyers
A House committee has unanimously advanced a bill that would require retail pet stores to give buyers information about a pet's background and medical history before selling a dog or cat. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:22:59 GMT)

Ind. panel OKs bill providing pet buyers with info
A House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Wednesday that would require retail pet stores to give buyers information about a pet's background and medical history before selling a dog or cat. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:49:41 GMT)

Pet bull saved from village pond
A 20-year-old pet bull is rescued by firefighters after it fell into a pond in a village in Essex. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:31:33 GMT)

Deal of the Day: Free pet food
California-based Nature's Way is offering free samples of its premium pet food for dogs and cats. Click inside to sign up. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:38:25 GMT)

St. Louis touted as 'pet friendly'
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis wants more visitors of all kinds, including the four-legged variety. KSDK-TV reports that the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau is touting the city as one of the most animal-accepting in the country. Marketers say the city and region have pet-friendly wineries, hotels, parks, outdoor restaurants and dog parks. Meanwhile, some 80,000 people are expected for the ... (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:20:27 GMT)

Bill advances for pet store disclosure
INDIANAPOLIS #8212; A House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Wednesday that would require retail pet stores to give buyers information about a pet's background and medical history before selling a dog or cat. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:08:17 GMT)

Animal rescue center planning pet vaccination clinic
New Hope Animal Rescue Center will sponsor a pet vaccination clinic Saturday at Rural King. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:15:24 GMT)

Somerville pet resident, Buster, wins competition!
The competition is heating up for BISSELL’s Most Valuable Pet (MVP) Contest, and Somerville’s very own Buster (a dog) was selected as one of the top picks during voting Period Two. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:06:19 GMT)

Seminars focus on pet-care business
There are 77.5 million dogs and 93.6 million cats that are pets in the United States – and more than one-third of U.S. households own one or the other, says the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. That’s a lot of pets and pet owners in need of services. One local organization is taking steps to educate Coloradans about [...] (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:22:06 GMT)

Low cost pet neuters, gambling for homeless pets and a Soup-R-Bowl event in Berea: Animals in the News
Valley Save-A-Pet and two dozen area veterinarians are offering low-cost pet sterilization. Last year, the non-profit group helped low-income families neuter more than 1,300 dogs and cats. Call 440-232-CATS (2287). (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 19:57:11 GMT)

Pet owl faces eviction or worse after mating calls complaints
A pet tawny owl faces being put down after neighbours complained about his loud mating calls, the characteristic “twit-twoo” duet with a female. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:51:25 GMT)

Classes offer CPR lessons for pet owners
What if your pet suddenly started choking or consumed poison? Could you help? AllWays Dogz — a wellness center based at Camp Bow Wow, 220 Calle Pintoresco, San Clemente – is offering pet owners classes in first aid and CPR. Classes are... (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:06:48 GMT)

Pet adoption scheduled for Feb 6
Residents are asked to help support local homeless animals.Major Market will be holding a special pet adoption fair on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 845 S. Main Ave., next to Vinces Pizza. Cats, dogs and puppies will be available for adoption - weather permitting. For more information, call the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 or visit www ... (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 01:18:52 GMT)

Pet licensing locations added in Greeley
To make pet licensing more convenient, the city of Greeley has teamed with several local businesses to offer license purchases. Previously, they were only available at Greeley City Hall, 1000 10th St. In accordance with an ordinance change adopted by the city council, the partnering businesses are allowed to charge a $5 fee in addition to the regular city charges for licensing. Cost for dog and ... (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 01:47:28 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Parrots
Parrots are among the most amazing birds in the world and have been popular pets for centuries. If you have ever thought about having a parrot as a pet there are many things to consider. Today we'll learn more about Parrots in this edition of "Pet Pointers." (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:56:06 GMT)

Tenants raise concerns about HRA pet policy
HIBBING — The Hibbing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) approved a service animal policy as well as a pet policy on Tuesday. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:33:02 GMT)

Metro Links for January 29: Bay City Number of the Day, Public Notice and Pet of the Week
Bay City's Number of the Day is 1 million. That's the number of registered boats in Michigan. That means there are plenty of people who may be interested in this year's Detroit Boat Show, set for Feb. 13-21 at Cobo Center. Metro Links also contains this week's Pet of the Week, now up for adoption at Bay County Animal Control. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:46:47 GMT)

UK Pet Insurance 2009 - New Market Report Published
The UK pet insurance market continued to experience strong growth in premium income and policy numbers in 2008. This report discusses the current consumer attitudes to pet insurance as well as the trends in market distribution. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:05:59 GMT)

Harsh lesson for Worthing pet owners
POTENTIAL pet owners are being told to learn from the tragic story of Lloyd the rottweiler. (29/01/2010 13:19:40) (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:35:17 GMT)

Sandra Bullock - Sandra Bullock Hires Pet Detective
Sandra Bullock's husband has hired a pet detective to find their missing dog.The 'Blind Side' actress and her biker spouse Jesse James - who wed in 2005 - are... (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:42:55 GMT)

Somerville pet, Michael Angelo, wins competition
The competition is heating up for BISSELL’s Most Valuable Pet (MVP) Contest, and Somerville’s very own (a dog) was selected as one of the top picks during voting Period Two. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:48:03 GMT)

Couple pay £1,000 to have rubber duck removed from pet dog's stomach
A Leeds couple own a very expensive rubber duck after paying £1,000 to have it removed – from their pet dog's stomach. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:01:05 GMT)

Stupid Pet Tricks auditions
WISH-TV will hold a casting call for auditions for The Late Show with David Letterman Stupid Pet Tricks on Monday, Feb. 1. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:33:33 GMT)

Sandra Bullock hires pet detective for missing dog
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock and her husband Jesse James have hired a pet detective to find their missing pet bull dog Cinnabun. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 18:36:02 GMT)

Sandra Bullock’s Husband Hires Pet Detective
SANDRA Bullock’s husband has hired a pet detective to find their missing dog. The Blind Side actress and her biker spouse Jesse James — who wed in 2005 — are so distraught their beloved pet dog Cinnabun is missing, they have enlisted the help of a pet recovery service. “I’m in contact with Sandra and Jesse all [...] (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:19:51 GMT)

Pongo Fund gives out record amounts of pet food
The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank gave out over 10,000 pounds of pet food this month. The line of people waiting stretched around the corner last Sunday. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:31:10 GMT)

Diet Pet Foods May Pack on the Pounds
Confusing information on pet food labels may make it hard for pet owners to find the right diet food for their overweight dogs and cats, a study shows. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:59:25 GMT)

Woman cited for keeping pet pig in her apartment
A 30-year-old Fond du Lac woman had to say goodbye to her pet potbellied pig Peanut after not responding to several warnings. On Jan. 27, the womans probation officer stopped in at her Third Street apartment and found the pig living there with her. A Fond du Lac Police Department officer responded and noted that the apartment smelled like a barn, according to the police report. The woman ... (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:07:38 GMT)

Sandra Bullock hires pet detective for missing dog
Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock and her husband Jesse James have hired a pet detective to find their missing pet bull dog Cinnabun. The couple have also started an online campaign to raise awareness of the missing pet and help bring her home safely. (Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:08:22 GMT)

Lost an pet? Smith County may have a solution
Smith County Animal Control has launched a new online tool to help worried pet owners. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:17:21 GMT)

Pet Dental Health Month
No one really likes to go to the dentist, but a sore tooth is one of the worst kinds of pain. And it`s the same for your pets. February is pet dental health month and veterinarians say it`s best to be pro-active about your dog or cat`s smile. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 01:38:19 GMT)

Woman takes dog for a walk at pet adoption event, never returns
A woman who spent about an hour fussing with the dogs at an El Segundo pet adoption event took a pit bull for a walk and never returned. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:38:29 GMT)

Riverside pet adopt hours extended
The Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center is now open until 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Hours on Saturdays and Sundays remain 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 04:33:36 GMT)

LinkMed: Siemens Chooses ONCOlog Medical DIGNITY Carrier For PET/CT
LinkMed's portfolio company has received an order from Siemens AG, Health Care Sector, Germany for its patient transportation solution, DIGNITY™ Carrier, for setting up patients for PET/CT imaging for special applications. The first installation with the unique solution of smooth transportation of patients, from set up and/or treatment rooms to PET/CT room, will be done at the Particle Therapy ... (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 06:20:38 GMT)

Sandra's pet detective
Sandra Bullock has enlisted the help of a pet recovery service to find her missing dog. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 07:00:55 GMT)

Greeley adds locations that distribute pet licenses
The city of Greeley is working with local businesses to enable pet licensing at various locations throughout the city. In the past, Greeley residents could only license their pets at Greeley City Hall. Now, the city has attempted to make pet licensing more convenient for community members by making it easier for them to comply with the law, according to Sgt. Joseph Tymkowych, public information ... (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:34:27 GMT)

Letter: A 'fix' for pet owners
Editor: We see and hear it everywhere, "Get your pet spayed or neutered today."The soari (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:28:09 GMT)

Your Town: Pet Telethon hits waves, Net today
MONTEREY COUNTY Pet Telethon to hit waves, Net today The ninth annual SPCA Pet Telethon is scheduled to air 6 to 9p.m. today on KION-TV and will be streamed online at www.SPCAmc.org. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:52:29 GMT)

Photos: Look at, send us your pet photos
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Fond du Lac woman cited for keeping pet pig in her apartment
A 30-year-old Fond du Lac woman had to say goodbye to her pet potbellied pig Peanut after not responding to several warnings. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:23:09 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Pet hydrotherapy
When a human has a knee or hip injury or is recovering from surgery, it's common for their doctor to call for a program of rehabilitation. Now the same is true for our pets. Today we'll learn more about hydro physical therapy for dogs in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:26:18 GMT)

Classes offer CPR lessons for pet owners
What if your pet suddenly started choking or consumed poison? Could you help? AllWays Dogz — a wellness center based at Camp Bow Wow, 220 Calle Pintoresco, San Clemente – is offering pet owners classes in first aid and CPR. Classes are... (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:09:05 GMT)

Pet of the Week
KVUE's Pet of the Week from the Town Lake Animal Shelter is Hannah. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:31:53 GMT)

Boy reunited with lost pet snake
A boy is reunited with his pet snake nine months after the reptile escaped when he accidentally left the lid of her tank open. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:02:38 GMT)

Judge: Exotic pet wholesaler loses custody of 27,000 animals seized in raid
County Court-at-Law Judge Jennifer Rymell affirms an Arlington municipal judge’s decision that U.S. Global Exotics had cruelly treated the animals, which were removed from the international pet wholesaler Dec. 15 in the largest animal cruelty seizure in U.S. history. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 02:32:50 GMT)

Into the Garden: Chia Pet not quite as seen on TV
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Chia Pet failure. Thats me. Laugh if you like, but my reputation is on the line. My hilarious brother-in-law, Al, drew my name in the Christmas gift lottery. He put together a perfect gift for the family gardener: a complete Chi... (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:57:57 GMT)

Pet Files: Arthritis pain can plague our 4-legged family members, too
Is your pet slow to rise in the morning? Getting crabbier when touched? Not wanting to play anymore? Sound like Grandpa? Dogs and cats are just as susceptible to arthritis as we are, but we can help keep our pets comfortable with a multi-faceted approach to pain relief. Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is diagnosed in one of every five older pets. The most commonly affected joints ... (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:35:23 GMT)

Woman cited for keeping pet pig in her apartment
A 30-year-old Fond du Lac woman had to say goodbye to her pet potbellied pig, Peanut, after not responding to warnings. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:35:29 GMT)

VIDEO: New Mt. Pleasant pet store isn't typical
Garland Exotics isn't your average pet store. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:01:59 GMT)

Pet Pointers: Pet hydrotherapy
When a human has a knee or hip injury or is recovering from surgery, it's common for their doctor to call for a program of rehabilitation. Now the same is true for our pets. Today we'll learn more about hydro physical therapy for dogs in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:56:26 GMT)

Pet adoptions for Jan. 30
Pet adoptions for this week. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:08:37 GMT)

Area residents attend pet adoption event hoping to add to their family
OXFORD — James and Cheryl St. Louis were in love — with a little dog named Scottie, that is. The Village of Mallory Square residents were among the numerous animal lovers who turned out to Doggy Doo Run Run Park on Saturday, despite the less-than-stellar weather conditions, for a pet adoption event. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:25:34 GMT)

Pet of the Week
KVUE's Pet of the Week from the Humane Society of Williamson County is _____. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:46:52 GMT)

T.O. cyclists' pet peeves list compiled by police traffic services
Less than a month after Sgt. Tim Burrows released Toronto Police's top-10 list of motorists' pet peeves, he has now released a similar list of things that bug local cyclists. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:56:49 GMT)

Owning a pet should be looked at like running a business
The devotion and companionship provided by a beloved pet is priceless. That said, properly caring for a pet carries a price, a price that people need to be aware of before bringing a new dog, cat or other animal into the home. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:59:04 GMT)

Exotic parrot stolen from Naperville pet shop
Officials from a Naperville pet store said they are concerned for the safety of a valuable exotic parrot which was allegedly stolen by a man who brazenly walked out of the west suburban shop with the bird hidden under his coat earlier this month. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:09:51 GMT)

Brazen pet shop heist: Macaw stolen in Naperville
Officials from a Naperville pet store said they are concerned for the safety of a valuable exotic parrot which was allegedly stolen by a man who brazenly walked out of the west suburban shop with the bird hidden under his coat earlier this month. The 7-month-old Severe Macaw was stolen from the store about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, said Adam Stachowiak, co-owner of the Naperville Petland store, 720 ... (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:11:20 GMT)

Judge: Pet firm can't get animals back
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An international pet wholesaler accused of mistreating exotic pets can't get 27,000 seized animals back, a Texas judge ruled. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:04:11 GMT)

Pet vaccination clinic slated for Feb. 20
A low-cost pet vaccination clinic for dogs and cats will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at k9PawPrints, 2339 N. 2879th Road, Marseilles. Rabies vaccinations, La Salle County tags, deworming and heartworm testing, dog canine distemper virus and cat feline viral (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:05:03 GMT)

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