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Elvis sighting at Adopt-A-Pet
Jody Maddock, program director and treasurer for Adopt-A-Pet, holds Elvis, a brown and white tabby that is up for adoption. Fenton Twp. — Stop the presses — Elvis has been sighted at Adopt-A-Pet. Program Director Jody Maddock confirmed the sighting, saying, “He likes to kind of talk and sing. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:28:04 -0800)

Pet of the Week, 12/1/10
This friendly feline, named Luke, belongs to Teri Basaldua of Arizona City. Teri says the long-haired kitty must have been reincarnated from a dog because he comes when you call him, he fetches and his favorite thing is to have his belly rubbed. Luke will lay belly-up on someone’s lap for as long as will pet him. To see your pet in an upcoming Pet of the Week article, submit a picture and brief ... (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 04:25:24 -0800)

Pet Idol sweepstakes starts
IRON MOUNTAIN - A Pet Idol sweepstakes is being held by The Daily News Newspapers in Education Program. "This is the second year we've done this sweepstakes," said Newspapers in Education Coordinator Aimee D'Amic. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:28:30 -0800)

American Pet Resort, with Center at Houston Airport, Raises Most of $3.6 Million Offering – cbl
By citybizlist StaffHOUSTON -- American Pet Resort LLC has raised most of a $3.63 million offering o... (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:54:26 -0800)

Dog Scouts providing pet gifts for needy
Elderly pet owners who receive holiday meals from the Aurora Salvation Army will have a special treat this year — a stocking full of toys and food for their best animal friend, along with their own dinner. This extra gift is a project being spearheaded by the Aurora Dog Scout … (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:02:00 -0800)

Pet beds company to open Savannah assembly facility
JLA Home will employ 100 at plant off Dean Forest Road China-based textiles supplier JLA Home has purchased a 689,400-square-foot facility at the LogistiPort industrial park off Dean Forest Road. The company will assemble pet beds at the facility for shipment through the Port of Savannah. JLA Home is expected to employ approximately 100 workers at the plant when it opens early next year. The ... (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:03:25 -0800)

La Mesa pet store closing shop
Pet Works, which sells puppies and animal supplies in Grossmont Center, plans to shut its doors before the end of the year. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:03:30 -0800)

Regina pet owners to receive notice of pet licence renewal for 2011
Watch your mail for a reminder to renew your pet's licence this month. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:55:06 -0800)

Dog Scouts providing pet gifts for needy
Elderly pet owners who receive holiday meals from The Aurora Salvation Army will have a special treat this year — a stocking full of toys and food for their best animal friend, along with their own dinner. This extra gift is a project being spearheaded by Aurora Dog Scout Troop … (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:17:00 -0800)

Proper questions to ask when boarding your pet
As the rest of the holiday season approaches, pet owners who will be traveling may need to leave their pets behind, which can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:25:02 -0800)

Pet owners in Imperial Beach will see changes in city services
Imperial Beach pet owners will face new procedures to recover lost pets. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:48:26 -0800)

Purr-fect pet presents
It’s hard to shop for someone who won’t tell you what they want. No matter how many times you ask, you just can’t get a straight answer. It’s enough to make a Grinch out of anyone. (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:39:03 -0800)

Pet of the Week, 12/1/10
This friendly feline, named Luke, belongs to Teri Basaldua of Arizona City. Teri says the long-haired kitty must have been reincarnated from a dog because he comes when you call him, he fetches and his favorite thing is to have his belly rubbed. Luke will lay belly-up on someone’s lap for as long as will pet him. To see your pet in an upcoming Pet of the Week article, submit a picture and brief ... (Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:26:56 -0800)

Supreme Court says PET constitutional
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the constitutionality of the creation of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to handle election cases involving the positions of president and vice president. (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:56:47 -0800)

Pet of the Week: 'Super sweet dogs' seek perfect holiday home
Gracie and Mika are in for tough times. (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 02:23:25 -0800)

Elvis sighting at Adopt-A-Pet
Jody Maddock, program director and treasurer for Adopt-A-Pet, holds Elvis, a brown and white tabby that is up for adoption. Fenton Twp. — Stop the presses — Elvis has been sighted at Adopt-A-Pet. Program Director Jody Maddock confirmed the sighting, saying, “He likes to kind of talk and sing. (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 03:29:38 -0800)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:30:39 -0800)

Pet Subjects: how to look after hedgehogs
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:08:48 -0800)

Pet adoptions 1/2 price in December
Pet adoptions cost less in December for Citrus County residents. (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:15:14 -0800)

Pet cobra prime suspect in Norwegian's death in Thai resort
pet cobra for the death of a Norwegian pensioner whose corpse was discovered in his condominium in Pattaya beach resort. The body of Per Christian Lindgaard, 60, was found Thursday in the New Nordic C... (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:30:47 -0800)

Pet-beds maker to open in February; will employ as many as 175 workers
Company will bring 100 new jobs to the area JLA Pets will begin production of its pet beds in its new Savannah facility in February and expects to employ as many as 175 workers locally by the end of 2011, company president Scott White said Thursday. JLA Pets' parent company, JLA Home, has purchased a 689,400-square-foot building at the LogistiPort Industrial Park off Dean Forest Road. JLA will ... (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 21:31:13 -0800)

Central Garden and Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company delivered disappointing fourth-quarter 2010 results with top line continuing its sluggish performance and bottom line swinging to a loss. We witnessed a weak Garden Products segment, with sales falling 17% due to soft demand and lower prices. (Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:00:00 -0800)

Elvis sighting at Adopt-A-Pet
Jody Maddock, program director and treasurer for Adopt-A-Pet, holds Elvis, a brown and white tabby that is up for adoption. Fenton Twp. — Stop the presses — Elvis has been sighted at Adopt-A-Pet. Program Director Jody Maddock confirmed the sighting, saying, “He likes to kind of talk and sing. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 03:29:15 -0800)

Pet shop owner discovers new pet: python
"Ball" likes to curl into the shape of a ball in the hands of its owner. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily "John" mingles well with everyone in the shop. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 03:54:41 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Dustin
Dustin Forgione, a nearly 2-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, is this week's Pet of the Week. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 05:22:10 -0800)

Pet Charity T-Shirts Are Strictly ‘Paw-fect’ For Cat and Dog Lovers
Pop sensation and Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon, is backing the UK’s biggest vet charity, PDSA, by modelling its new cat and dog t-shirts – designed to raise vital funds for three new pet hospitals. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:21:41 -0800)

Pet of the Week Success Stories
Did you ever wonder how many dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and other animals find their forever homes after being on WTAJ's Pet of the Week?  We did, so we asked the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society and got some good news. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 14:31:23 -0800)

Kitty Prozac: Can Synthetic Pheromones Calm Your Pet?
Can synthetic, species-specific pheromones really soothe your pet? A cat owner's tale (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 14:38:19 -0800)

Pet of the week, east county
Pet of the week, east county (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:21:00 -0800)

Pet of the week, west county
Pet of the week, west county (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:21:00 -0800)

Pet Food Express aims to help Oakland's economy
Pet Food Express just moved its corporate headquarters to a space near the Oakland Coliseum. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:50:08 -0800)

Pet Tales: PG's Xante has a birthday
They grow up so fast, puppies and children. And so it is with Xante, puppy-in-training for The Seeing Eye Inc. and star of the PG Puppy Cam. Xante has grown up online in front of a live camera and on his own Facebook page, where he has more than 1,200 friends. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 21:19:16 -0800)

Enter Eagle's Holiday Pet Photo Contest
Pet owners, it's time to dig out those Santa hats and reindeer ears and snap pictures of your pets for The Eagle's 11th annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest. (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:04:05 -0800)

Top Pet Fitness and Weight Loss Products of 2010
Half of the nearly 171 million dogs and cats in the US are now overweight. The pet industry is helping combat the pet obesity epidemic by developing innovative and effective exercise and weight loss products. Once again the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention is proud to announce its annual Top Pet Fitness and Weight Loss Products for 2010. If you’re looking to give your pet a healthy gift ... (Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:21:25 -0800)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:13:30 -0800)

PET packaging for beer set to take off, predicts Sidel
Further growth is expected for PET packaging in the beer sector, predicted Sidel when BeverageDaily.com caught up with company’s executive VP of engineering and material handling, Marc Aury, at Brau Beviale earlier this month. (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 17:11:47 -0800)

Pet adoption is all about finding the right home
Local humane societies and animal shelters face a constantstruggle to care for surrendered and abandoned animals, but theadoption process remains focused on finding lasting homes for petsrather than adopting out a given number of pets each month. (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 20:58:10 -0800)

Enter The Eagle's Holiday Pet Photo Contest
Pet owners, it's time to dig out those Santa hats and reindeer ears and snap pictures of your pets for The Eagle's 11th annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest. (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 22:03:56 -0800)

My pet council member
City Councilman Stephen Levin had an important message for Mayor Bloomberg. So he elbowed his way to the front of the crowd at a park opening this summer. Face to face with Hizzoner, Levin handed his cellphone over and asked Bloomberg to call Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez and... (Sat, 04 Dec 2010 23:08:23 -0800)

Pet Parade: Keeping pets safe during the holidays
By AL SWANSON CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Assuming most pets cheerfully survived the gut-busting Thanksgiving holiday, it's again time to warn of holiday dangers from table scraps to decorations. (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 02:43:03 -0800)

Bartlett woman heads pet food drive
To help families in need keep their pets adequately fed, the Bartlett Police Department will be accepting donations of pet food and pet supplies 24 hours a day through Monday, Dec. 13, at 228 S. Main St., and Harper College in Palatine will be collecting through Thursday, Dec. 23. (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 15:45:00 -0800)

Pet Food Drive could shut down
A local program that donates pet food might shut down. The Humane Society Of The Upper Valley gives away up to 400 pounds of pet food to animal owners in need. (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 16:54:05 -0800)

Top Pet Health Topics of 2010
WebMD's top pet health topics of 2010 include what pets can safely eat, whether to let pets sleep in your bed, the link between your personality and your pet, and more. (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 19:05:02 -0800)

Is it legal to drive with a pet in your lap?
Q: I have a question pertaining to restraining pets while in a moving vehicle. I'm seeing more people holding their pets in their laps while they drive. To me this is dangerous and puts other drivers at risk. Are there any laws or ordinances in place to prohibit this? If there aren't any in place, is there any talk to make this illegal? (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:57:58 -0800)

Pet of the Week, 12/1/10
This friendly feline, named Luke, belongs to Teri Basaldua of Arizona City. Teri says the long-haired kitty must have been reincarnated from a dog because he comes when you call him, he fetches and his favorite thing is to have his belly rubbed. Luke will lay belly-up on someone’s lap for as long as will pet him. To see your pet in an upcoming Pet of the Week article, submit a picture and brief ... (Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:25:46 -0800)

Jury Awards Pet Food Maker $61 Million in ERP Suit
A jury in Alabama last week awarded pet food maker Sunshine Mills US$61 million in connection with its lawsuit over a problematic Ross Systems ERP (enterprise resource planning) software package. (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:00:09 -0800)

Christmas brings holiday tails to Santa
Has your pet been naughty or nice? (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:05:05 -0800)

Left Your Pet at Home? More Hotels Are Providing Them
These days the coziest hotel trend has nothing to do with plush mattresses or comfy slippers. It's about catering to guests who have had to leave their furry, feathered or finned family members at home (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:30:52 -0800)

Pet-Friendly Trend: Hotels Provide Guests with Dogs, Fish
The latest hotel trend has nothing to do with plush mattresses or comfy slippers; it's about catering to guests who had to leave their furry, feathered or finned family members at home (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:38:39 -0800)

Pet turkey stolen from Fleetwood yard
John Burns, Fleetwood, told The Patriot on Sunday that his pet turkey was stolen on Black Friday, between 3 and 4 p.m. (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 13:41:17 -0800)

Wendy Diamond: Holiday Pet Gifts to Bark About
If you want to stay out of the doghouse during the holidays, the following highly recommended pet gifts are design and economically savvy -- plus festive and fun! (Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:22:14 -0800)

Pet Q&A: Holiday, cold weather tips for pets
Q: What special precautions do I need to take to keep my pet safe during the winter holidays? (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:59:05 -0800)

PET/CT scan predicts, detects local recurrence after radiofrequency ablation
A study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine identified positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA, which uses localized thermal energy to kill cancer cells, is increasingly used as an alternative treatment for ... (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 02:25:40 -0800)

DGAP-News: Pet Core, Inc: Agreement with Amazon
DGAP-News: Pet Core, Inc / Key word(s): MiscellaneousPet Core, Inc: Agreement with Amazon07.12.2010 / 12:21FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Encinitas California - Jaeson CayneDecember 06, 2010 1+(760) 274 6888jaeson@pet-core.comJaeson Cayne, Chairman of … (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 03:42:18 -0800)

07.12.2010 - PRESS RELEASE: Pet Core, Inc: Agreement with Amazon
Taeglich aktuelle Nachrichten, Berichte, Analysen und Interviews zu aktuellen Themen an der Boerse mit Schwerpunkt deutsche Aktien. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 04:11:29 -0800)

Pet Talk: Strolling the fine, furry line between pets and children
Should owners treat pets like children? Experts say yes, as long as they put the pet's needs ahead of their own. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 04:44:37 -0800)

Pet turkey stolen from Fleetwood yard
John Burns, Fleetwood, told The Patriot on Sunday that his pet turkey was stolen on Black Friday, between 3 and 4 p.m. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 05:46:43 -0800)

Pet store reopens in Eighth Street building
After about a three-month hiatus, Fuzzy Critters and Such pet store is reopen for business in a new location. For the last month, Fuzzy Critters has operated out of its new location on Eighth Street, according to owner Jim McClelland. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 08:49:14 -0800)

Pet-Friendly Trend: Hotels Provide Guests with Dogs, Fish
The latest hotel trend has nothing to do with plush mattresses or comfy slippers; it's about catering to guests who had to leave their furry, feathered or finned family members at home (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:00:00 -0800)

Pet Airways to Transport Shelter Dog Spared in Honor of Death of Afghan War-Dog Hero
Pet Airways, Inc. , the world's first airline designed specifically for the comfortable, efficient and safe transportation of pets, today announced that it would be providing transport from Arizona to New York for Destiny, a shelter dog being adopted by the Guardians of Rescue organization. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 13:02:00 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus hosts holiday cat adoption
This year, White Lake's Pet Supplies Plus Christmas Open House will feature a holiday cat adoption event from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at its store at 6845 Highland Road. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:23:25 -0800)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:58:29 -0800)

Pet column: Remembrance service coming up Saturday
Candles representing more than 150 beloved pets who died over the past year will be burning as brightly as the memories will be churning Saturday during Southside Animal Hospital's annual Pet Remembrance Service. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:18:48 -0800)

Pet Owners Have Responsibilities In Frigid Weather
Pet owners should bring their four-legged friends inside during frigid weather, if possible, the Humane Society of Indianapolis says. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:09:47 -0800)

Adopt-a-Pet: Dorothy the dachshund-terrier mix
If you're in the market for a gentle and quiet pet, Dorothy (ID# A1168071), an adoptable dog at the L.A. Department of Animal Services' West L.A. animal shelter, just may be perfect for you. Breed: Dachshund/terrier mix (perhaps with some... (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:03:06 -0800)

60 pet stores support dog adoptions
Pet stores including Mud Bay and All The Best Pet Care signed the Humane Society of the United States’ pledge to increase the public’s awareness of puppy mills. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:03:29 -0800)

"Pet Society" Sells 90 Million Virtual Goods Per Day
If you weren't convinced that social gaming and virtual goods are big business, here's a stat for you: EA's Pet Society sells 90 million virtual goods per day. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:50:10 -0800)

Pet of the week: Melvin
Pet: Meet Melvin. This tiny 6-week-old Chinese Shar-Pei mix is just a bit over six pounds, with lots of growing to do. Friendly and playful, Melvin would love a home with an active family and lots of chew toys. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:53:25 -0800)

Pet turkey stolen from Fleetwood yard
John Burns, Fleetwood, told The Patriot on Sunday that his pet turkey was stolen on Black Friday, between 3 and 4 p.m. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 04:28:24 -0800)

Pet(s) of the Month: Tomasa & Leoncio
This week's Adoptable Pet from Jaiya's Animal Rescue Name : Tomasa & Leoncio Age : Tomasa (Approx. 6 months old) and Leoncio (Approx. 4 months old) Health : Vaccinated, dewormed and de-flead. Tomasa is spayed. Ideal Home : Family with children Story : The rescuer came across Tomasa and Leoncio in the East West Restaurant in Jinqiao (Pudong) in early November 2010. Tomasa and Leoncio are 2 out of ... (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 07:27:40 -0800)

Santa Favors Dogs in Pet Owners Poll
56 Percent of Dog Owners Say Fido Will Get a Present, Even if Facing Money Troubles; 48 Percent of Cat Owners Plan Gift (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:00:02 -0800)

Santa Favors Dogs in Pet Owners Poll
56 Percent of Dog Owners Say Fido Will Get a Present, Even if Facing Money Troubles; 48 Percent of Cat Owners Plan Gift (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:00:02 -0800)

My Favorite Exotic Pet
How many of you have asked me what my favorite exotic pet is. I am going to finally answer that question. What is the answer? Will it be a stick insect, snake, skunk, ferret, tiger, or raccoon. There is so many more pets to choose from. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:14:33 -0800)

Extreme pet travel
Hammock in Paradise blogger Lisa Overman made a cross-country drive with a 120-pound dog and two elderly cats. Supplies were purchased through the window to avoid leaving three animals in a heated car. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 10:27:43 -0800)

Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness
WEDNESDAY, Dec 8 (HealthDay News) -- A not-so surprising ingredient is now appearing in those treats your pet craves. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:02:28 -0800)

Pet-Scope: Pet Fashionista
With all the fabulous fashion wear available for your precious doggie or kitty, perhaps it's time to strut your furry fashionista down their own personal cat-walk or dog-walk. (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:35:00 -0800)

Majority of pet owners say they plan to give their pet a holiday gift
Dogs have more to look for under the tree this Christmas than cats do. Fifty-six percent of dog owners say they'll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48% of cat owners plan a gift. A majority of... (Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:17:56 -0800)

Proposal seeks to ban animal sales in Fort Collins pet shops
The sale of dogs, cats and other small animals at pet stores would be banned in Fort Collins under a proposal that might be headed to the April 2011 municipal ballot. (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 05:01:08 -0800)

PET Recycling Up to 31% in 2009
The national recycling rate for PET plastic bottled water containers (.5 liter or 16.9 ounce size and 3 and 5 gallon PET water cooler bottles for Home and Office Delivery) now stands at 31 percent for 2009, according to new data from two new studies: "2009 Post Consumer PET Bottle Bale Composition Analysis" and "2009 Report on PET Water Bottle Recycling," both produced by the National ... (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:32:52 -0800)

Local Pet Events
Biscuits After Hours 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Catnip n Biscuits Doggie Day Care & Luxury Pet Hotel, 2615 Skidaway Road. Biscuits After Hours is an open play night for pets and their parents to socialize. Free. For information, call 912-349-5838 or go to www.catnipnbiscuits.com . Low-Cost Pet Vaccine and Microchipping Clinic 4:45 p.m. Dec. 22. Tailspin, Habersham Village ... (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:11:53 -0800)

Pet rat takes cigarette to bed with him
A PET rat triggered a fire in his cage when he stole a cigarette butt from an ashtray and took it to bed with him. (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:14:31 -0800)

Pet rat takes cigarette to bed with him
PET rat triggers fire in his cage when he steals a smoldering cigarette butt and takes it to bed. (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:58:22 -0800)

Pet dog 'deliberately run down'
POLICE are investigating the deliberate killing of a pet dog, which was run down outside a Balcatta house early this morning. (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:46:18 -0800)

What recession? High-end pet boutiques stock over-the-top pet gifts
BEVERLY HILLS — Sanderella has 150 collars and leashes, 200 couture dresses, 300 bows, a designer bed in every room and standing appointments with a groomer and an acupuncturist. The 17-year-old Bichon-poodle mix rides in a carriage, eats macaroni and... (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:48:16 -0800)

Proposal seeks to ban animal sales in Fort Collins pet shops
FORT COLLINS - The sale of dogs, cats and other small animals at pet stores would be banned in Fort Collins under a proposal that might be headed to the April 2011 municipal ballot. In addition to cats and dogs, the sale ban would apply to birds, reptiles, amphibians and animals such as mice, hamsters and ferrets. (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:06:16 -0800)

Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness
Title: Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness Category: Health News Created: 12/8/2010 6:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2010 (Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:20:53 -0800)

UK Pet Costs: Average Around $532, but Dachshunds are $858
A research study by Sainsbury's Finance reveals some interesting facts about costs and coverage for pets in the UK. While the "average claim across all pedigree dogs was around £337 [$532]," ... (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 03:26:10 -0800)

Pet subjects: it's very hard to keep a pet ostrich
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 03:49:59 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Cecil
Looking for a sidekick to be your best buddy? Meet Cecil! This handsome boy is about 3 years old and is white with blue patches.  (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 04:04:31 -0800)

Santa Claus pet projects
NORTHPOLE - According to sources at the North Pole, once again this year Santa Claus has received hundreds of letters... (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:36:50 -0800)

O'Fallon stiffens code for pet owners
O'Fallon pet owners must abide by new regulations designed tocombat animal abuse. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:15:03 -0800)

Pet Adoption Event Being Held In Farmington
A pet adoption event is being held at a Petco store in Farmington. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:34:20 -0800)

More pet owners buying gifts for pets
A study found that more pet owners are buying gifts for their pets this holiday season. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:09:02 -0800)

Pet of the week, east county
Pet of the week, east county (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 19:37:00 -0800)

Pet Points: Deck the halls with pet safety in mind
Each December we celebrate the holidays with feasting, fun, fellowship and festive decorations. But be careful how you deck your halls. Many of the items we take for granted are tempting and dangerous for our four-legged companions. Here are some tips to help you and your pets avoid common seasonal hazards. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:18:47 -0800)

Entries wanted for Holiday Pet Photo Contest
Pet owners, it's time to dig out those Santa hats and reindeer ears and snap pictures of your pets for The Eagle's 11th annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 22:04:08 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Broken teeth
During your lifetime, you may have broken a tooth and rushed to the dentist to have it fixed. A broken tooth is not only painful but can lead to infection and other issues if it's not fixed. Well the same is true for our pets. Today, why it's important to fix your canine's canines in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 02:15:22 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:45:38 -0800)

Pet saving fund gives Alley some more lives
THIS Alley cat is simply purring about having nine lives to toy with. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:07:35 -0800)

Pet is emotional being, and not
 a throwaway toy
A growing body of science is supporting what many pet owners already believe. Pets have a rich emotional life.They are not mere bundles of reflexes and hormones. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:11:39 -0800)

CSU student pushing ballot measure to ban animal sales at Fort Collins pet stores
A 21-year-old biology major at Colorado State University wants to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and other small animals by local pet stores, claiming it will help end their mistreatment at the hands of humans. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 20:52:14 -0800)

PET DOCS: Cost of owning a pet
On a stretch of Johns Island road, a little black form appeared fleetingly in the headlights, followed by the unmistakable thud that erases all hope of a near miss. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:13:12 -0800)

Pet Briefs
Got a pet? Tell us about it. We want to tell your stories and run your pictures of Rover, Boots and even Ziggy on our Pets page. Send us your story, but don't send us letters or poetry written by your pet. (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:14:02 -0800)

A pet’s final ride
It was only 10 years ago that Corinne Hermes took her dog Patti Ann on one last car ride. It was a long drive to Sheridan, nearly two hours, and Hermes drove it with tears in her eyes. Patti Ann was in the back, just as she had been many days during the 10 years they spent together. (Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:00:46 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:14:22 -0800)

Holiday Pet Dangers
(Vestavia Hills, AL) WIAT- Pet owners know they can be a hassle this time of year.  "We'd have some broken balls over here and some lights over here," said dog owner Natalie Reeves.   "If it's where he can get to it and it's something new, he will pull it down and try to get to it," said dog owner Mike Yates.   Veterinarians at the Specialty and Emergency Animal Medical Center on Acton Road say ... (Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:12:01 -0800)

Valley pet hospital handles specialty cases
People love their pets. For some, like Cara Wilson, they become a part of the family. Her dog, a Bullmastiff named Frasier, has been with her for eight and a half years. About 2 years ago he started having problems. She took him to the vet. He was diagnosed with diabetes but he wasn't doing well. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 02:43:48 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 03:28:37 -0800)

Casting call for pet product inventors
Got a great idea for a pet product? The television show Everyday Edisons is on the hunt for the next big pet gadget. The PBS series that follows the development of consumer product innovations is gearing up for its fourth season. The show will host... (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:03:57 -0800)

Protecting Yourself Against Holiday Pet Scams
If you are thinking about purchasing or adopting a pet this holiday season, you must be aware of pet scams and how to protect yourself. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association, the non-profit, worldwide trade association for professional pet shippers, provides tips for families so they don't fall victim to scammers. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:10:00 -0800)

Pet care firm fined over cremations
A Saskatoon pet care business has been ordered to pay $14,000 for illegally cremating dead animals. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:59:41 -0800)

$378,000 diamond dog collar and other ritzy pet gifts
Why do Americans love spending big bucks on their pooches and other pets for the holidays?. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:05:00 -0800)

Pets: The best gifts for pet lovers
Once again, the gift-giving season is upon us. However I think pet lovers are the easiest people to buy for. I polled some crazy pet loving people like myself, and here’s a quick wish list of “must haves”: (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:07:59 -0800)

Pet owners warned on heat, noise
IF you think the weather has been hot lately, try wearing a fur coat. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:08:16 -0800)

Pet Talk: How to ensure a future for your pet in the case of your death or disability
Too often, people forget to make their plans for their pets clear to others in case something were to happen. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:24:18 -0800)

Pet pantry to dole out meals for needy cats and dogs
On Tuesday morning, needy cats and dogs will get a helping hand-out from a food pantry for pets. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:03:06 -0800)

Pet adoption events on Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct three off-site pet adoption events Saturday, with dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens available for adoption. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:06:41 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 02:42:44 -0800)

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:11:28 -0800)

Springs second best pet sitter city
Colorado Springs ranks number two in the nation on the list of top cities to find a pet sitter, according to a study by Sitter City. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:13:00 -0800)

Holiday pet pantry draws owners in need
Owners of needy cats and dogs found their way to the holiday pet pantry outside the headquarters of animal welfare service agency, PAWS/LA. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:32:56 -0800)

Pet Rescue Agencies Hope Program Puts Pets in New Homes
Across the nation, pet rescue organizations are encouraging people to adopt a pet this holiday season, and the idea for the hit 'Home for the Holidays' program got its start with an author from Olathe. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:43:05 -0800)

Pet Lemon Law
State Inspectors are conducting random inspections to make sure pet stores are selling healthy dogs and cats. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:36:18 -0800)

Hungry Bowl pet food drive continues
Collection boxes will be out until Friday for the second annual Hungry Bowl pet food drive. The drive, sponsored by Bark Avenue Pet Taxi & Sitter Service, is seeking donations of dog and cat food to be given to Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:59:56 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Tooth extraction
The extraction of a tooth is never to be taken lightly in humans or in animals and sometimes it's necessary. Today we learn more about tooth extraction and your pets in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:14:51 -0800)

Pet of the week: Duke
Pet: Meet Duke! A 5-year-old Labrador retriever mix, Duke is a super sweet dog with soft floppy ears and a winning personality. Duke loves going on walks and getting petted, and is waiting patiently to meet you at the Michigan Humane Society's Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:33:37 -0800)

Pet pampering
The chocolate Lab was patient in the bathtub and tranquil as the vacuum-sized blow-dryer hummed around him at the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center on Tuesday, but the toothbrush was another story. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 03:29:32 -0800)

Finding Reliable Care for Your Pet During the Holidays
As much as pet owners may want to take their furry or feathered friends with them wherever they go, sometimes it’s impossible to take them along. It’s important to make sure you do your homework when placing your pet to ensure they are in the best care when you go away. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:37:53 -0800)

Pet Of The Week
Meet Buttercup, a dog available for adoption from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:42:22 -0800)

Nearly $1 billion sought for pet transport projects
Members of Congress are seeking nearly $1 billion in funding for pet transportation projects in a massive government spending bill, maintaining a tradition of bringing home "pork" for road and transit. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 07:01:17 -0800)

Finding Reliable Care for Your Pet During the Holidays
As much as pet owners may want to take their furry or feathered friends with them wherever they go, sometimes it’s impossible to take them along. It’s important to make sure you do your homework when placing your pet to ensure they are in the best care when you go away. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 07:38:24 -0800)

Pet squirrels, cat killed in Seminole house fire
Times staff Wednesday, December 15, 2010 SEMINOLE — Firefighters extinguished a residential fire that killed a pet cat and pet squirrels, according to Seminole Fire Rescue. The fire at 13870 Oak Forest Blvd. S was reported at 12:52 p.m. According to Assistant Fire Chief George Bessler, two women were inside the house when the fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom. Firefighters put out the fire ... (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:36:01 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:41:40 -0800)

Pet Doctor: Feeding your dog table scraps can be costly
Christmas Day will be here in just eight more days. Saturday night, Sunday and through the holiday weekend, veterinarians will be treating cases of acute gastrointestinal inflammation and pancreatitis all over the country. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:13:38 -0800)

Pet Adoption Sign Creates Confusion, Controversy
A sign in Northeast El Paso where the Humane Society and Animal Services are located is causing somewhat of a controversy, not to mention confusion. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:25:35 -0800)

Pet food bank's namesake dies
When the namesake of Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen died earlier this month, the group's founder wondered if the nonprofit was worth keeping. (Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:42:35 -0800)

Pet subjects: I think my budgie might be mad
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:14:34 -0800)

Pet therapy alleviates fears
Before November of this year, 5-year-old Dylan Blount was terrified of dogs. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:03:52 -0800)

PET/MR steps up as first new hybrid modality in a decade
PET/MR is the logical next step in hybridization, the step that follows PET/CT, one that vendors finally took at this year's RSNA meeting. It has come a decade after PET/CT was first commercialized and nearly as long since pundits concluded that its arrival was inevitable. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:02:17 -0800)

Finding Reliable Care for Your Pet During the Holidays
As much as pet owners may want to take their furry or feathered friends with them wherever they go, sometimes it’s impossible to take them along. It’s important to make sure you do your homework when placing your pet to ensure they are in the best care when you go away. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:08:44 -0800)

Pet Friends closes Irwin storefront
After eight months, the cat adoption center pulled the plug on its Main Street storefront in Irwin. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:42:54 -0800)

Irwin Pet Friends store shuts down
After eight months, Pet Friends' pulled the plug on its Main Street storefront in Irwin.  read more » (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:04:53 -0800)

Finding Reliable Care for Your Pet During the Holidays
As much as pet owners may want to take their furry or feathered friends with them wherever they go, sometimes it’s impossible to take them along. It’s important to make sure you do your homework when placing your pet to ensure they are in the best care when you go away. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:40:31 -0800)

Gift wrap a pet?
It’s that time of year where, in an attempt to find the perfect holiday gift, people begin looking into pet purchasing or adoption. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:15:23 -0800)

Calif. retailers to put warning on pet collars
California pet product retailers and manufacturers have agreed to put warning labels on flea and tick collars that contain a cancer-causing chemical called propoxur (pro-PAHK'-suhr). (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:51:54 -0800)

Pet owners shopping for holiday gifts
Christmas morning can't come soon enough for Gizmo McHenry. (Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:00:00 -0800)

Even in a Challenging 2010 Holiday Season, New Niche of Pet Toys by Petlinks Takes Off
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a challenging economy in 2010, pet owners are defying all odds this holiday season and generating a wave of excitement around a relatively new category of pet gifts -- electronic interactive toys such as those by Petlinks. The trend in gifts for pets has been building throughout 2010. An American Express poll this year revealed that even ... (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 03:08:40 -0800)

Pet Angel Tree benefits struggling pet owners
You can help out some local residents who are having financial difficulty need help with pet food and basic pet supplies by supporting the Pet Angel Tree being sponsored by the Workshop in the Back, volunteers at the Yerington City Animal Shelter and the Yerington Animal Protection Society (YAPS). (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 04:45:38 -0800)

Pet of the Week Donna
Meet our Pet of the Week Donna. She's a 2-year-old red and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix. (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 05:33:20 -0800)

Calif. retailers to put warning on pet collars
California pet product retailers and manufacturers have agreed to put warning labels on flea and tick collars that contain a cancer-causing chemical called propoxur. (Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:21:26 -0800)

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