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Pet food and supply drive
Pet Education Project (PEP!) is hosting a pet food and supply drive through the end of August. We are in need to donations from the public to continue our work. (Sun, 01 Aug 2010 20:50:49 -0700)

PET finds Binay counter-protest sufficient in form, substance
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has found merit in Vice President Jejomar Binay's answer to the election protest filed against him by former rival Manuel Roxas II, Supreme Court administration and spokesman Jose Midas Marquez said Tuesday. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 01:12:37 -0700)

Pet Insurance Bill Clears Key Committee In CA Legislature
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A bill aimed at increasing transparency for pet insurance has cleared a key fiscal committee in the California Legislature. Democratic Assemblyman Dave Jones wrote the measure. He says right now its not always clear what a pet owner is actually getting from a policy. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 10:19:59 -0700)

Pet contest moves to final round
Area residents will have a final chance at voting for their favorite pet to appear in the Daily Times Pet Calendar. The second round of the contest is finished and the final round will begin Wednesday. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 13:20:57 -0700)

Pet rabbit has ears 'burnt off'
A pet rabbit from South Yorkshire has had its ears mutilated while its owners were on holiday. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:22:21 -0700)

Pet food recall expanded
The Procter & Gamble Company has expanded a recall of specialized dry pet foods at retailers throughout the United States and Canada. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:58:26 -0700)

Pet insurance takes a bite out of bills for some owners
Chicago-- When Jeremy Reis got Bodhi last summer, he immediately took out a pet insurance policy on the yellow Labrador puppy. That wound up being a wise decision. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 23:52:32 -0700)

Pet Owners Tell Eureka Vacuums About Their Pets' Personalities
Eureka, which makes the Pet Pal bagless upright vacuum cleaner, recently asked America's pet owners to capture their pets in action with their vacuums. Resulting videos ranged from playful pooches to scaredy-cats - with Juanky, a Boxer who lives with Melanie Gamarra in Lothian, Md., earing the title of "Top Dog" in the Eureka "Fido's Fight or Flight" video contest. (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Getting a good night's sleep with your pet
More than half of all pet parents let their pets sleep with them. But is it ok to allow this behavior? Today we'll talk about catching some zzz's with and without our furry bed warmers in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 02:13:14 -0700)

Pet neglect woman is sentenced - COMMENT ON THIS STORY
ANIMAL inspectors found a pet dog tethered by a chain and a rabbit in a hutch whose floor was covered with its own faeces at a site in the Driffield area often used by travellers. (04/08/2010 11:34:07) (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 03:53:35 -0700)

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible ...
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 100z "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Hold'Ems)" pet treat (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) to also include 83 cases of "Texas Hold'ems" (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10127 BEST BY MAY 6, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is ... (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:06:05 -0700)

Merrick Pet Care Extends Recall
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:52:25 -0700)

Amarillo pet food company expands recall
Merrick Pet Care Inc. has expanded its recall of dog treats that may be contaminated with salmonella. (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 10:59:03 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:02:07 -0700)

Shamrock Pet Foundation party to help end pet overpopulation [Crescent Hill]
The Shamrock Pet Foundation, Inc. is a Louisville non-profit that exists to to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need in our community. It doesnt matter if you are a pet person or not, this is a cause that helps the entire community. And with Bob Barkers daily television appearance no ... (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:13:59 -0700)

Pet allergies can be challenging to diagnose
The most common medical complaint I hear from pet owners is their pets have itchy, red skin. One of the most common reasons for that is allergies. Id like to go over some common symptoms, diagnostic tools and treatment options for pets with allergies. (Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:52:03 -0700)

Pet food store robbed at gunpoint
A pet food store in Newry is robbed at gunpoint on Thursday. (Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:01:03 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:17:04 -0700)

Pet adoption event Aug. 7
FALLBROOK Fallbrook Fertilizer will be hosting a pet adoption event on Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the non-profit Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary.Kittens, cats and dogs will be available. The location is 215 W. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook. For more information, please call the Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 or visit www.fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org.... (Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:18:20 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 06:28:55 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Sophie
Our Pet of the Week is Sophie. Sweet and adorable Sophie is a 2-year-old Pit Bull that has been at the Humane Society of Pinellas before. (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 07:42:11 -0700)

Pets death inspires woman to advocate changes
The heart-breaking loss of a family pet has prompted one woman to push for what she sees are ... (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 08:49:57 -0700)

Tips for flying with your pet
Pet owners may be rethinking flying with their furry companions after seven dogs died this week after traveling in the cargo hold of an American Airlines flight to Chicago. (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:41:33 -0700)

Pet adoption this weekend at Agway in Raritan Borough
RARITAN BOROUGH Agway Garden Center in Raritan, at 77 Thompson St., off Route 202, will host a pet adoption of puppies and kittens this weekend, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8. (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:33:00 -0700)

KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Pet training is worth your time
Pet training and health care are questions almost every pet owner asks themselves if the time and money is really worth spending on your pet. One vet thinks so. (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 19:29:15 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Fri, 06 Aug 2010 22:30:06 -0700)

Pet owners starting to embrace insurance - Sat, 07 Aug 2010 PST
When Jeremy Reis got Bodhi last summer, he immediately took out a pet insurance policy on the yellow Labrador puppy. That wound up being a wise decision. Within the first year, Bodhi was rushed to a veterinary emergency room after he swallowed a teacup. He later chewed the cord on an electric blanket, got a sizable shock and rang up a $1,000 vet bill. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 00:23:41 -0700)

Pet project
See the other entries and read the Pet Project blog: tulsaworld.com/petproject (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 00:30:36 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Keeping exotic pets safe in the summer heat
Dogs and cats are not the only pets susceptible to summer heat, exotic pets need to their environments kept just right too. Today more about exotic pets and the summer sun in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 02:13:07 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 11:32:04 -0700)

Pet Owner Surrenders 109 Birds
A Methuen animal adoption center was asking for the publics help after receiving 109 pet birds surrendered to the facility Friday morning. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 15:50:45 -0700)

Pet Food Express exec has police dog safety on the brain
Mike Murray, the director of community relations for Bay Area company Pet Food Express, recently teamed up with the Cover Your K-9 fund in its second annual Police Dog Fundraiser to buy safety equipment for Bay Area police dogs. When did you partner with the K-9 Foundation? We partnered with them for the first time... (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 16:07:40 -0700)

109 pet birds surrendered to MSPCA
METHUEN - Over one hundred pet birds were surrendered to the MSPCA in Boston on Friday, including 80 canaries, 28 finches and one Love Bird. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 17:36:52 -0700)

Grant will help Pet Pantry provide food
Wild and Wonderful Pet Pantry Inc. has been awarded a $2,000 grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, enabling the distribution of 9,025 pounds of pet food to feed 454 pets in Beckley and surrounding areas. (Sat, 07 Aug 2010 21:21:54 -0700)

Pet show not just warm, fuzzies
POMONA - It was not the typical pet show. Sure, there were dog shows and several vendors that carry items to ensure the health and safety of dogs and cats. But, on Sunday at the Fairplex, there were two buildings that catered to more exotic animals and the people who own and love them. Photo Gallery: Pet show (Sun, 08 Aug 2010 22:28:48 -0700)

Pet Insurance Can Offer Peace of Mind in a Strained Economy
Pet health care still ranks important when money is tight. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

How Pet Food May Make Your Child Sick
Salmonella in dry pet food can pose a danger to young children who may play on the floor or feed their pets. Pet food - Health - Animal - Pets - Nutrition (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 05:20:25 -0700)

Pet food maker sold
A giant Streetsville pet food maker that was brought to its financial knees three years ago by a massive recall of its products has been sold. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 05:43:14 -0700)

Your Pet's Food Dish Could Serve Up Salmonella
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Dry pet food may be a little-known source of Salmonella bacterial infection among humans, and young children seem to be especially at risk, a new study finds. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:03:02 -0700)

Pet Food Could Make Kids Sick
Keep young kids away from the pet food. That advice comes from researchers who are reporting the first known salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dry pet food. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:25:40 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 07:32:07 -0700)

Pet food linked to salmonella outbreak
Feeding your pet is an everyday task you may not think twice about - but maybe you should. A government report warns of the first known salmonella outbreak in people linked to pet food. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:55:01 -0700)

Tainted Pet Food Linked to Rare Salmonella Infection
Study: Pet food is a source of salmonella infection, and millions of families, particularly young children, may be at risk of becoming sick if pet food is not properly handled and stored in the home. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:37:48 -0700)

Pet food maker Menu Foods to be acquired by Simmons Pet Food for $239 million
TORONTO - Pet food maker Menu Foods Income Fund, the Toronto-based company that was embroiled in a massive pet food recall three years ago, has reached an agreement to be purchased by one of its competitors. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:09:00 -0700)

Dry pet food linked to human salmonella cases
Pet food has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella. Nearly 80 people in 21 states became ill after feeding their cats and dogs dry food. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 14:31:23 -0700)

Pet food linked to salmonella outbreak
For the first time dry pet food has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in humans. Researchers analyzed a national database of foodborne illness cases from 2006 to 2008 and linked 79 cases of salmonella to dry pet food. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 15:36:42 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 22:28:55 -0700)

Great pet tips for Visalians offered by local Valley Oak SPCA experts at 210 Connect community forum
Teach your pet the simple command, Come! That alone will alleviate countless negative encounters with animals, guest speakers reported earlier tonight during a 210 Connect community forum at 210. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 23:45:01 -0700)

Tainted Pet Food Linked to Rare Salmonella Infection
Title: Tainted Pet Food Linked to Rare Salmonella Infection Category: Health News Created: 8/9/2010 11:11:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/9/2010 11:11:22 AM (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:23:07 -0700)

Pet owners warned of dangerous heat in cars
The Sioux Falls Police Department's Animal Control Division is issuing a reminder to pet owners to avoid leaving their animals unattended in cars. In the past three days, Animal Control officers responded to 13 calls for service for pets being left in vehicles unattended. With temperatures outside above 90 degrees, it takes only a few minutes for the temperature inside a vehicle to approach 100 ... (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 04:35:49 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 05:32:04 -0700)

Emporia Pet Food Plant Jobs in Limbo
Workers at a pet food plant in Emporia are wondering what the pending sale of their parent company means for jobs. Canada-based Menu Foods said Monday it has agreed to be acquired by Simmons Pet Food Inc. of Arkansas for about $240 million. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:21:28 -0700)

Pet Adoption Shelter Angered By Theft
For employees at the Halfway Home for Pet Adoption, getting cats and dogs adopted out to owners became more difficult Monday after employees found parts of the shelter vandalized and burglarized. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:27:40 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:02:05 -0700)

PET Dairy plant in Florence to close
Production at the PET Dairy plant in Florence is being be phased out and 151 employees will lose their jobs. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:44:25 -0700)

Pet Talk: What to feed your dog
This is the first appearance of Pet Talk, a new column written by Dr. Paula Tyler, DVM, of Benson Animal Hospital. If you have a question about a pet, send it to Pettalk, San Pedro Valley News- Sun, 200 S. Ocotillo Ave., Benson, 85602. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:47:07 -0700)

Pet packages for the holidays
This holiday season, spoil Fido with these pet-centric hotel offerings accross the country. Christmas and holiday season - Travel and Tourism - Pets - Fido Solutions - Travel Services (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:47:32 -0700)

All Star Pet Rescue to hold L'Oreal Dog Day Pre-Registration event
All Star Pet Rescue will be at the L'Oreal Dog Day pre-registration event on Saturday, August 14 at L'Oreal's Cranbury facility on 35 Broadway Rd. in Cranbury, NJ 08512. This will be for anyone who'll be attending the L'Oreal Dog Day event the following week, but who doesn't want to stand in the long lines to sign up the day of the event & for anyone who doesn't want to carry around the heavy ... (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:13:03 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:28:55 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Logan
Pet: Logan is a full-grown, 1-year-old Rottweiler/Labrador retriever mix. Weighing in at 57 pounds, this friendly, outgoing pup knows how to "sit" and acts eager to learn more. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:49:42 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Pets and bee stings
This time of year, it's not uncommon for our pets to suffer bee stings. We all know they hurt, but if your pet is allergic, a bee sting or two can cause serious complications and even be deadly. Today, what to do if your pet is stung by a bee in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 02:13:20 -0700)

Pet owners who don't buy tags could lose dogs
Keyser, W.Va. By Liz Beavers lbeavers@newstribune.info Tribune Managing Editor KEYSER Anyone who fails or refuses to purchase dog tags for their pet not only faces a fine but they could also lose their dog. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:42:50 -0700)

Pet of the week 8-12-10
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Pines animal Shelter Pet of the Week is two year old Lola, a fluffy 40 pound female mix breed dog. Lola was brought to the shelter about three weeks ago after being found lost on the streets. Her owners have yet to go to the shelter to claim her. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:22:04 -0700)

Pet Owners Need To Pick Up or Pay Up
Adamstown pet owners could be faced with a $500 fine for not picking up after their animals. Borough council members passed an ordinance that fines them for not picking up after them on public property. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:02:07 -0700)

Pet Walk Tuesday at Courts Plus
The annual Furry Friends Pet Walk, a fundraiser for Adopt-A-Pet, will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Courts Plus Fitness Center, 3491 S. University Drive, Fargo. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:35:36 -0700)

Pet cat savaged
A PET owner saved her cat from the jaws of a Staffordshire bull terrier. New mum Lesley Waddingham had just returned home from having her elderly Doberman put to sleep when she heard a terrible crash against the front door. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:07:47 -0700)

Pet buffalo tramples owner to death
Pet buffalo tramples owner to death (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 08:02:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:18:06 -0700)

Pet foods company getting grant for Neb. expansion
A pet-foods company will be getting a federal grant loan to help it expand and create 15 new full-time jobs in Fremont. The $500,000 loan is going to Fremont to help Natura Pet Products Inc. (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:44:27 -0700)

Pet Supplies Plus to be acquired by New York private-equity firm
Farmington Hills-based Pet Supplies Plus will be acquired by a New York-based private-equity firm. Under the deal, Irving Place Capital will buy out most of the individual investors in the 20-year-old company. (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:07:31 -0700)

Project Pet has a new name, and soon a new facility
Formerly known as Project Pet, Pawmetto Lifeline broke ground on Thursday for a new pet adoption and outreach center off Bower Parkway. The center is expected to open in fall 2011. (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:47:46 -0700)

Pet pig's death blamed on pit bulls
WHITEHOUSE - Several pit bulls attack a pet pig twice. The second time it didn't survive. The pig's owner worries the dogs could attack again. (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:20:29 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:28:55 -0700)

Pet sale ban debate delayed
About 20 animal lovers hoping to pitch the city's licensing and standards committee on a ban of cat and dog sales at Toronto pet shops went away unhappy Friday after the committee asked them to come back in January. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 08:46:27 -0700)

Pet Store Owner Wants Stolen Puppies Returned
The owner of a north Houston pet store is pleading for the return of her stolen puppies. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 09:00:20 -0700)

Pet obesity epidemic: Fat cats and dogs have death sentences
More than half of American pets are overweight or obese, but many pet owners consider chubby animals to be "fat and happy," so they don't think much of it. A veterinarian in Calabash founded the only organization in the United States that focuses solely on pet obesity, conducting an extensive annual study on the epidemic. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:17:56 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Toby
The Pet of the Week is Toby, a 12-year-old West Highland Terrier. He is housetrained, good with kids and pets. He is also neutered. (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:49:51 -0700)

Pet of the Week, 8/6/10
Tappi is a gentle, older boy who is incredibly well behaved and would make an incredible pet. He was found as a stray and his owners didnt want him back. He was badly in need of a grooming, had an open wound on his leg, and it was clear he was not being well cared for. Pet Social Worker was happy to give this guy a second chance. He doesnt bark, and doesnt jump up, and knows basic commands ... (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:28:45 -0700)

Pet of the week, east county
Pet of the week, east county (Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:14:00 -0700)

Pet Project
See the other entries and read the Pet Project blog: tulsaworld.com/petproject (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:34:37 -0700)

Pet experts urge animal care during hot weather
CHICAGO (AP) - The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering tips to pet owners to protect their animals during the hot weather forecast to continue to blanket Illinois. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 01:17:36 -0700)

Sending PET bottles to landfill may prove the low-carbon option, report
SRI Consultings (SRIC's) report PETs Carbon Footprint: To Recycle or not to Recycle, evaluated the carbon footprint of PET and rPET (recycled PET) bottles from production of raw materials through to incineration or disposal to arrive at this conclusion. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:19:35 -0700)

Pet sterilization may go mobile in Regina
The Regina Humane Society plans to take pet sterilization to low-income neighbourhoods using a mobile veterinary service. (Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:41:35 -0700)

Pet store ready to rise from ashes
A Eugene pet store, ruined by fire several months ago, is rebuilding and getting ready reopen at a new location in west Eugene. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:53:19 -0700)

Merrick Pet Care Recalls More Pet Treats Over Salmonella Concerns
We recently wrote that Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas extended its July 2, 2010 recall of specific 10-ounce Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Holdems) pet treats to include 83 cases of Texas Holdems. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that Merrick Pet Care is recalling all lots of [...] (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:21:43 -0700)

Plaquemines pet owners affected by Gulf oil spill can get free pet food
Pet owners in need of dog food are invited to the P.A.W.S. for Cause Social Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roger Halphen Field in Buras. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:49:29 -0700)

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Filet Squares & Texas Holdems 10oz Bag: Salmonella Risk
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, TX is recalling all lots of its 10 oz Beef Filet Squares for Dogs and Texas Holdems pet treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella . Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:19:42 -0700)

Pet Owner Warns Others About Deadly Tick Disease
A Wichita pet owner learns the hard way about a deadly disease carried by ticks. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 18:47:33 -0700)

Perky-Pet Captures the Beauty with Photo Contest
Perky Pet - world leader in the wild bird feeding category - is proud to announce the winners of the Birdfeeders.com Capture the Beauty Photo Contest. Among photos of hummingbirds and bluebirds, goldfinches and woodpeckers, these three photos stood out from the flock. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:00:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Boomer
Pet: Meet Boomer! This sweet 2-year-old chow chow mix is a true gentleman -- quiet, calm and friendly. Boomer is ready to be your new best friend. Come meet him at the Michigan Humane Society's Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care. (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:36:26 -0700)

Pet Shabbat a success
Temple Beth Am, in Parsippany held its first Pet Shabbat Service on July 30. The idea of temple member Fran Colton, it included a blessing of the pets by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan. Kathy Decker helped by making challah shaped like cat paws and dog bones. Temple member Dana Sobel made dog biscuits for the Oneg Shabbat afterward. Temple member Kathy Decker made a cat paw and dog bone challah.The Shabbat ... (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:36:02 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Pack placement
Sometimes when we bring a new dog into our family the transition can be more challenging than expected. Today some suggestions to help your new pet find their place in your pack, in today's Pet Pointer. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:12:06 -0700)

Butchered pet lamb found in road
A family's pet lamb is stolen before being butchered in the street in Clackmannanshire, police reveal. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 05:19:50 -0700)

Excess pet vaccines damaging
Australian pet owners may be over-vaccinating their cats and dogs and inadvertently exposing them to harm, consumer group Choice has warned. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:12:36 -0700)

Pet Company Case Faces New Judge Wednesday
The Pet Company and McKamey Animal Center returned to court to face a new judge today after Judge Sherry Paty recused herself and declared a mistrial last month. read more (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:11:09 -0700)

Pet Food Pantry in Topeka needs donations
The Capitol Area Animal Response Team needs your help stocking their pet food pantry. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:12:07 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:41:26 -0700)

Pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty pleads not guilty
The owner of a Corbin pet shop charged with animal cruelty has pleaded not guilty. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:53:42 -0700)

Pet food recall halts production at Preble County plant
Staff ReportLEWISBURG Procter & Gamble Co. has shut down production at its Lewisburg pet food plant since July 30 because of salmonella contamination from an undetermined source there, a P&G spokesman said Wednesday, Aug. 18. (Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:20:26 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:23 -0700)

Pet first aid and CPR class at RCHS
The Rutland County Humane Society is pleased to host Pet Tech's Pet First Aid and CPR class. The eight-hour class includes the skills and information necessary to prepare the pet owner in the unfortunate event of a medical emergency involving their pet. Some of the topics highlighted in the class include CPR, rescue breathing, how to help your pet in a medical emergency, the ABC's of first aid ... (Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:05:27 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:42:32 -0700)

Pet Adoption: Faith the puppy
Faith, along with her sibling Hope and Charity will be looking for their new families this Saturday and Sunday at the Pet Smart in Palm Springs, Ramon Rd in the Walmart Center from 11:00 to 4:00pm. They will be with Ellen of the Tender Loving Critters Pet Rescue Group. (Thu, 19 Aug 2010 01:27:22 -0700)

Pet Detective On The Trail
An Arkansas pet detective is on the trail of a missing Missoula, Montana cat. (Fri, 20 Aug 2010 02:57:00 -0700)

Your Pets Nutrition Needs
Pet nutrition needs are different from ours. But what are they? A look at the basics of dog and cat nutrition. (Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:22:03 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Fri, 20 Aug 2010 23:55:06 -0700)

Pet Project
See the other entries and read the Pet Project blog: tulsaworld.com/petproject (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 00:31:49 -0700)

Pet insurance popularity on the rise
PHOENIX Pampering and caring for their beloved pets is still a top priority with pet owners. Hence, the increasing popularity of pet health insurance and veterinary discount plans. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 01:34:28 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 04:57:18 -0700)

Popular pet treats recalled due to possible Salmonella
Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, is recalling all lots of its 10-ounce size "Beef Filet Squares" for Dogs and "Texas Hold'ems" pet treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 06:01:02 -0700)

Pet groomers scratch into day care market
Many conscientious pet owners sometimes are concerned about their dogs and cats feeling lonely or neglected while they are are at work or running errands. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 07:43:03 -0700)

Pet of the week 8/21/10
The Valley Humane Societys pet of the week ready for adoption is Cotton, a 10-month-old neutered male housecat. He is snowy white with very soft fur. He is affectionate and gets along well with other cats. The societys shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the societys ... (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:07:50 -0700)

Pet pit bull bites girl, granddad who came to aid
A family's pet pit bull injured a young girl and her grandfather today in Titusville, police said. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:20:08 -0700)

Pet Adopt-A-Thon Runs Through 10 P.M.
A pet can be just like another member of the family, and for those looking to add a kitten or puppy to theirs today, an event is making it easy. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 19:04:34 -0700)

Pet of the week 8/21/10
The Valley Humane Societys pet of the week ready for adoption is Cotton, a 10-month-old neutered male housecat. He is snowy white with very soft fur. He is affectionate and gets along well with other cats. The societys shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the societys ... (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 22:39:21 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Sat, 21 Aug 2010 23:56:02 -0700)

Pet groomers scratch into day care market
Many conscientious pet owners sometimes are concerned about their dogs and cats feeling lonely or neglected while they are are at work or running errands. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:27:59 -0700)

Pet-friendly flight: leaving Fido, Fluffy at home
Lots of you, Im sure, enjoy your vacation more when you have your dog or cat along with you. But traveling with a pet can be dangerous to its health as demonstrated by the death of seven puppies on an airline flight this month. Whenever anybody asks me for tips about how best to take pets along on a flight, I say I have three: Dont do it. Dont do it. And dont do it. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 02:49:50 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 05:11:29 -0700)

Pet pit bull attacks 8-year-old girl, grandfather who came to her aid in Titusville
A family's pet pit bull injured a young girl and her grandfather today in Titusville, police said. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 06:13:34 -0700)

Pet groomers scratch into day care market
Many conscientious pet owners sometimes are concerned about their dogs and cats feeling lonely or neglected while they are are at work or running errands. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:27:59 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Resort A Real Treat For Dog Lovers
A pet-friendly resort in Maine is giving new meaning to the dog days of summer. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:02:24 -0700)

Free Pet Food Giveaway
Another free pet food giveaway in St. Louis drew another huge crowd. It seems the Bi State Pet Food Pantry sprung up at just the right time. It is a remarkable success story, during remarkably tough times."You know you hear about food pantries for people, but you don't hear about food pantries for dogs, and cats, and animals!" said Sheila Martinez, as she walked away with food for her pit bull ... (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 17:48:43 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week we have a very loving cat... named Casanova. He is around five months old and has been at the animal impound since the fifth of August. Animal control workers say he loves to (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 21:14:47 -0700)

Pet food urgently needed at Haywood Animal Welfare Association
WAYNESVILLE The Haywood Animal Welfare Association is now taking donations of pet food. Its pet food program has been supplying more than 1,600 pounds of pet food on a weekly basis all year. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 21:43:17 -0700)

Pet of the week 8/21/10
The Valley Humane Societys pet of the week ready for adoption is Cotton, a 10-month-old neutered male housecat. He is snowy white with very soft fur. He is affectionate and gets along well with other cats. The societys shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the societys ... (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 22:38:50 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:55:50 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:41:06 -0700)

Pet-friendly hotels open their doors to vacationers with dogs
Choose the right hotel, and you don't have to hire a pet sitter or pay for a kennel when you head out on your next family vacation. (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 06:46:12 -0700)

Pet parade
Pets and their owners are invited to costume up for this years pet parade Saturday, Aug. 28, at Highland Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m., judging is at 10:30 a.m. and the parade is at 11 a.m. (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:38:28 -0700)

Pet food urgently needed at Haywood Animal Welfare Association
WAYNESVILLE The Haywood Animal Welfare Association is now taking donations of pet food. Its pet food program has been supplying more than 1,600 pounds of pet food on a weekly basis all year. (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 13:25:46 -0700)

Pet of the week 8/21/10
The Valley Humane Societys pet of the week ready for adoption is Cotton, a 10-month-old neutered male housecat. He is snowy white with very soft fur. He is affectionate and gets along well with other cats. The societys shelter is located on Trekell Road just north of Interstate 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Other pets ready for adoption can be seen on the societys ... (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:38:00 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:55:20 -0700)

New Pet Product Meets Top Breeders & Responsible Pet Owners Expectations with Remarkable Results
Unprecedented, Revolutionary New Pet Product Has Made Breeders & Pet Owners Have More Confidence in the Way They Breed Their Pets (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Pet store owners want license back
The owners of a local pet store are trying to get their license to do business back. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 04:32:36 -0700)

Pet stores, shelters unfazed by new law
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday that requires pet stores and animal shelters to disclose the health history of dogs and cats. But local shelters and pet stores say the new law, which goes into effect next year, wont change the way they operate. Many already disclose everything they know about the pet to potential owners. We always do that, said Erin Buckmaster, administrative head of the ... (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 06:44:52 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:26:02 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:40:47 -0700)

Pet-friendly dorm takes bite out moving to school
Leonora, a frisky border collie, and her owner, Jasmine Parham, are among the first residents of the first pet-friendly dorm at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. Stetson is among the relatively few schools that have formal policies and accommodations for pets. Stetson officials say the dorms could become a recruitment tool that helps set the school apart. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:07:16 -0700)

Pet owners warned of rabies risk
After a second rabid bat was removed from a Peoria County home this year, authorities are reminding pet owners to keep their animals current on rabies vaccinations. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:11:17 -0700)

Briefs: Pet adoption
A pet adoption event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Addus Health Care, 302 N. Hammes. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:08:03 -0700)

Funkiest Pet winners announced!
Bolivar's Funkiest Pet is ... Gizmo the Yorkie! Bolivar's second-funkiest pet is Del & Mel, the twin pugs, who belong to Crystal Bridger of Bolivar. Del & Mel win: (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:11:13 -0700)

Pet food donations needed
LAS CRUCES - ACTion Programs for Animals, which has been running a pet food bank for more than a year, is seeking donations of pet food - especially dry cat and dog food - used pet items, or monetary (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:15:39 -0700)

Pet of the week: Bella
Pet: Once you lay eyes on this 3-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, you'll instantly want to be on Team Bella. At 70 pounds, Bella is a very friendly and sweet girl looking for a family who will give her lots of love... and a few toys wouldn't hurt either! (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:35:25 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your beloved pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees of Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes to be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:35:48 -0700)

Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser
The Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Squad (BARKS) is holding a Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser. Enter a portrait of your pet. Finalists will be judged in person by the attendees at Byram Day on Sept. 11. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Portrait, Best Cat Portrait and Best Other Pet Portrait. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Visit www.barksinc.com for more information. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:55:19 -0700)

Pet Connection Teams Up with WHTT at Erie County Fair
Pet Connection Programs, Inc. is teaming up with 104.1 WHTT-FM at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. From now through Aug. 22, volunteers from the nonprofit animal shelter will be at the WHTT van and gazebo located directly behind the new casino. The volunteers will sell pet totes filled with treats and toys for dogs and cats. All proceeds will benefit the shelter and animals in need of urgent ... (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:25:08 -0700)

Pet Expo at the Persimmon
Aboitiz Land once again hosted a pet day at the Persimmon dubbed as Pet Expo 2. This is to promote Persimmon as a pet friendly environment. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:22:49 -0700)

Pet licensing violations found in Clovis
Clovis pet licensing ordinance uncovers several violations. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:28:57 -0700)

Pet insurance bill in California to ensure better protection for animals
Pet insurance providers would have to provide more information about what level of care is covered by their insurance plans. (Wed, 25 Aug 2010 10:44:22 -0700)

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