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Pet Medication Provider Receives Top 5-Star Rating From TopConsumerReviews.com
PetCareRx, an industry leader in Pet Medication providers, receives a best-in-class 5-star rating from TopConsumerReviews.com. Overland Park, KS (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to PetCareRx, an industry leader in Pet Medication providers. “We’re pleased to receive TopConsumerReviews.com’s highest rating,” said Natalie Bonacasa ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:13:40 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:20:32 -0800)

Pet Company Honors Responsible Pet Owners in February
Pee Whizâ¢, a pet stain remover company, recognizes national Responsible Pet Owners Month by offering proud pet parents an opportunity to showcase their photos of what it means to be a responsible pet owner as well as product discounts at PeeWhiz.com throughout February. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 05:40:00 -0800)

PET scans may allow early prediction of response to targeted therapy of thyroid cancer
Positron emission tomography (PET) can image metabolic changes following treatment with the protein kinase inhibitor vandetanib, helping to define the therapy response or the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent, according to research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Currently being tested in clinical trials, vandetanib inhibits the function of the RET ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:52:10 -0800)

Grieving pet owners find solace in online tributes
Pets are our best friends, faithful companions and family members. And not even death, it seems, can break that bond between animal and human. | » PETS BLOG (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:20:00 -0800)

PET scans may allow early prediction of response to targeted therapy of thyroid cancer
Positron emission tomography (PET) can image metabolic changes following treatment with the protein kinase inhibitor vandetanib, helping to define the therapy response or the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent, according to new research. Currently being tested in clinical trials, vandetanib inhibits the function of the RET (rearranged-during-transfection protein) proto-oncogene and other ... (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:23:25 -0800)

Five pet health myths
As if last year’s massive egg recall wasn’t rotten enough, Salmonella may also be lurking in the treats of man’s best friend, prompting a recall of more than 75,000 packages of Hartz dog treats. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:55:06 -0800)

Pet Detective: A Dog That Sniffs Out Colon Cancer
Your pet pooch already lowers your blood pressure and provides emotional support. What if it could also identify your early-stage colon cancer? (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:53:19 -0800)

Pet owners fete dogs with lavish birthday parties
Children aren't the only ones being lavished with expensive birthday parties. Pet owners are also marking their dog's special day with celebrations. (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:09:02 -0800)

PET Charter tops Boys' Latin, gains hold on Pub B title
If you think you could ever spot the kid who wears No. 3 for Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter's basketball team giving less than full effort . . .  (Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:45:58 -0800)

PET's Chance sparks win over Boys' Latin
If you think you could ever spot the kid who wears No. 3 for Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter's basketball team giving less than full effort . . . (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:44:14 -0800)

Pet rabbits at the losing end
WITH just days to go before the Year of the Rabbit dawns, animal-welfare groups in Asia are warning of an inevitable outcome: abandoned and neglected bunnies. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 01:11:29 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Flying fox bats
When opting for an exotic pet you should know there are lots of wild animals being caught and sold as pets that are better off left in their natural environment. One of these is the flying fox bat. Today we'll learn more about this amazing animal in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 02:10:29 -0800)

Pet Detective: A Dog that Sniffs Out Colon Cancer
Your pet pooch already lowers your blood pressure and provides emotional support. What if it could also identify your early-stage colon cancer? (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 03:20:00 -0800)

Pet obituaries offer way to say goodbye
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:16:05 -0800)

Jail for pet dump cremation woman
A Derbyshire woman who dumped dead pets in a field instead of cremating them is jailed for eight months. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:35:04 -0800)

Organic Pet Boutique.com and Pet Friendly Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort Team Up to Bring Organic Options to their ...
The Leader in Organic Pet Products Partners with the Leader in Pet Friendly Travel to Give Furry Travel Companions the Ultimate Hotel Experience. (PRWeb February 02, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb4984844.htm (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 08:19:27 -0800)

Grieving pet owners find solace, empathy in online obituaries and tributes
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:19:30 -0800)

Cruel pet crematorium owner pocketed the cash and dumped pet animals to rot in ditches
Her pet crematorium service promised owners a dignified send-off for their beloved companions. But Emma Bent left the animals rotting in fields and sheds to save money. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:24:42 -0800)

Grieving pet owners find solace in online tributes
Pet obits serve as way to grieve and immortalize. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:47:23 -0800)

Pet adoptions slated for Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two off-site pet adoption events Saturday. (Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:53:08 -0800)

US pet owners say well-trained dogs are safe dogs
Most American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is a safe dog — even pit bulls and Rottweilers. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 02:01:16 -0800)

Pet food pantry fills a growing demand
Kathleen Hogan has been an animal lover all her life, but what makes her special is the helping hand she gives to thousands of other animals -- dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, hamsters, fish and others she will never even meet. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 03:00:15 -0800)

Pet owners urged to take precautions during cold weather
Pet owners are doing a good job of protecting their animals from the bitter cold but weather dangers, including frost bite, are still a possibility as temperatures remain below freezing for the next few ... (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:04:38 -0800)

Training, not nature, causes pet bullies
The majority of American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is safe — even if it comes from one of the "bully breeds." (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:38:41 -0800)

Pet snake starts fire in house
A pet snake dislodges a heat lamp, starting a fire at a house in Dorset. (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:34:42 -0800)

Block retiring as Nestlé Purina North American pet food president
Terence Block, the longtime president of Nestlé Purina PetCare's North American pet food division, is retiring from the company after 33 years, and Joe Sivewright has been named his successor. (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:18:37 -0800)

Pet owners say well-trained dogs are safe, even pit bulls and Rottweilers
Most say that all trained dogs are safe, but 28 percent support banning the most violent dog breeds. (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:36:58 -0800)

East Bay Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Safe-Cat Foundation; Petsmart, 6960 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin; cats. (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:40:52 -0800)

East Bay Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Safe-Cat Foundation; Petsmart, 6960 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin; cats. (Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:51:44 -0800)

Online pet obituary sites comfort grieving owners
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:41:53 -0800)

Pet Vet: Dental hygiene for pets
Dentists have done some great things to fix smiles on people, but amazing things can also be done for our pets. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 04:43:31 -0800)

Pet detectives help find missing dog
A couple from Swindon who lost their dog have found it after spending £800 on a pet detective agency. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 04:48:57 -0800)

Pet Vet: Dental hygiene for pets
Dentists have done some great things to fix smiles on people, but amazing things can also be done for our pets. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 04:55:29 -0800)

Spending more time -- say, forever -- with your pet
Rhona Levy has her burial planned out. She'll be cremated, her ashes will be divided into two bright red urns and she'll be taken to the cemetery. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 10:18:54 -0800)

Spending more time -- say, forever -- with your pet
Rhona Levy has her burial planned out. She'll be cremated, her ashes will be divided into two bright red urns and she'll be taken to the cemetery. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 12:15:47 -0800)

Your Pet Memorials - Pay tribute to a beloved pet you have lost
We'll approve and post your submission as fast as we can. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 13:00:36 -0800)

Pet poll: Training, not nature, makes bully
The majority of American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is safe — even if it comes from one of the "bully breeds." (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 21:09:00 -0800)

Pet calendar
What: Annual meeting. Who: Frances R. Willis SPCA. When: 7 p.m. Monday. Where: Miler Country Club. (Sat, 05 Feb 2011 21:14:32 -0800)

Protest of pet stores' animal sales falls short of signatures
A proposal to ban the sale of animals at pet stores in Fort Collins has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put it on the April municipal ballot. (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:10:38 -0800)

Pet Shop Boys Ballet
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys will release the music for their first ever full-length ballet (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 04:47:11 -0800)

'Pet boutique' millionaire fined after dog bit jogger's bottom
The millionaire owner of one of London's top "pet boutiques" has been ordered to pay £1,000 after his dog bit a jogger on the bottom. (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 09:02:17 -0800)

Small pet stores see healthy growth of organic food sales
Sales of premium-priced organic and natural pet food are expected to grow three times as fast as pet food sales overall through 2015. Organic, raw and even gluten-free food choices aren't just for people anymore. (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 20:21:22 -0800)

It's me or the pet ...
NEW YORK - Your sweetheart or your pet. Which would you dump if one had to go? (Sun, 06 Feb 2011 21:12:43 -0800)

Travel Experts Share Tips for Responsible Pet Owners Month
The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association joins in celebrating Responsible Pet Owners Month by offering tips on how to prepare your pet for travel. (PRWeb February 07, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5040264.htm (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 04:11:13 -0800)

Pet Insurance Company Releases Top Breeds Affected by Heart Disease
In honor of American Heart Month, pet insurance company Trupanion releases top pet breeds affected by heart disease. (PRWeb February 07, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/2/prweb8117304.htm (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:13:03 -0800)

Pet rabbits selling like hotcakes in Year of Rabbit
MANILA, Philippines - Pet rabbits are selling like hotcakes at pet shops here in Arranque St., Manila. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:59:58 -0800)

Golden pet toy maker sued for patent infringement
OurPet's Co., a maker of pet products, sued Golden-based Kong Co. for patent infringement over a dog toy. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:04:41 -0800)

Pet Insurance Company Releases Top Breeds Affected by Heart Disease
February is American Heart Month and Trupanion, the nations fastest-growing pet insurance company, is reminding pet owners that heart disease doesnt just affect humans it affects pets as well. Today, the company released a list of pet breeds prone to heart disease, according to pet insurance claims received from Trupanion policyholders.Here is the list of the dog breeds with the most... (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:26:41 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Company Names Frank Palantoni Executive Vice President, President-Pet Segment
Central Garden & Pet Company , a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies market, today announced the appointment of Frank Palantoni as Executive Vice President, President-Pet Segment, effective February 14, 2011. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:30:00 -0800)

Most American pet owners blame owners, not genetics, for dangerous dogs
The majority of American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is safe -- even if it comes from one of the "bully breeds." Some dog breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, are considered truly dangerous by 28% of American... (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:02:56 -0800)

No-pet evacuation rules 'putting lives at risk'
There are calls for pets to be allowed in disaster evacuation centres as many owners refuse to abdandon their fur kids. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:50:10 -0800)

Pet food pantry planned for suburban NY counties
Associated Press - February 8, 2011 5:35 AM ET WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they... (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 02:42:07 -0800)

Pet food pantry planned for Hudson Valley counties
WHITE PLAINS (AP) -- A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 03:53:33 -0800)

Pet owners fete dogs with lavish birthday parties
Children aren't the only ones being lavished with expensive birthday parties. Pet owners are also marking their dog's special day with celebrations. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 04:24:05 -0800)

Tiger Mom? Teen Girl Sleeps With Pet Tiger
Teen Felicia Frisco's pet cat, Will, is cute, fuzzy 100 pound Bengal Tiger. Each night the playful tiger crawls into bed with Felicia, sleeping on her pink, black and leopard print sheets with her. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:12:51 -0800)

Pet food pantry planned for suburban NY counties
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them. Susan Katz plans to open Hudson Valley Food Pantry in April in Valhalla, in a... (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:53:38 -0800)

Pet Food Pantry Planned For Northern Suburbs
A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:09:59 -0800)

Pet of the Week 2.8.11
Meet Damien! He's this week's Pet of the Week. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:03:13 -0800)

Pet sitter accused of taking Clearwater woman's jewelry, cash
Times staff Tuesday, February 8, 2011 CLEARWATER Pet sitter is accused of taking jewelry A 25-year-old man is accused of stealing more than $20,000 in jewelry from a woman whose pet he was watching. Daniel A. Williams, of 506 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., was arrested Monday morning after turning himself in and was charged with grand theft. According to an arrest report, Williams was watching ... (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:58:52 -0800)

It's pet dental health month
This month is pet dental health month; it's a reminder that just like us, our pets can have dental problems. Most vets do routine cleanings, but there's one Colorado Springs practice, that does everything from root canals to oral surgery. Dr. Woodward of Animal Dental Care is one of just 110 vets in the world that specialize in dental care for our pets, "We treat a lot of fractured teeth, we do ... (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:49:37 -0800)

Popular pet toys that can be deadly
DENVER -- A warning for pet owners; the toys you give them may not end with fun, some can Be extremely dangerous and even deadly. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 21:13:32 -0800)

Pet of the week: Sollars
Pet: Meet Sollars! An 8-week-old Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix, Sollars has lots of growing still to do. He's got lots of puppy energy and kisses to spare, so if you're looking for a complete fuzzball who would love nothing more than to cuddle up with you at night, come meet Sollars today. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:38:41 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 04:30:26 -0800)

The pet you own tells a sure tail
THERE are dog people, and there are cat people. And the pet you choose says a lot about the type of person you are. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 05:00:00 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Hillary
Domestic short hair-black & white (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:40:33 -0800)

Pet obituaries offer way to say goodbye
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:57:48 -0800)

Pet Owners Take their Pets with them to the Afterlife
For all those pet lovers out there, you know what it's like to treat your four legged friend like another family member. But some people are making sure their pets are staying with them even after death. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:02:55 -0800)

If not, why are there so few pork-based pet foods?
Over many years of buying pet food for a variety of domestic co-inhabitants, I have noticed the “wet” varieties purport to be made from any number of meats and fishes. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:48:57 -0800)

How come pet food never contains pork?
by Cecil Adams Over many years of buying pet food for a variety of domestic co-inhabitants, I have noticed the "wet" varieties purport to be made from any number of meats and fishes. I can immediately recall cat and/or dog food made of beef, lamb, liver, tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey ... the list seems almost endless.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 03:03:56 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 04:30:08 -0800)

Pet Airways Announces Expansion of Flight Operations to Orlando
Pet Airways Inc. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:38:00 -0800)

Pet subjects: Do dogs really need walks?
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:20:45 -0800)

Pet pig, mistaken for wild, killed
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A North Carolina family, whose pig was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff, said it wants the incident to help force a change in the law regarding pet pigs. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:12:50 -0800)

Pet-friendly motel chain gives discount to members of Canadian Kennel Club
TORONTO - The Motel 6 chain has partnered with the Canadian Kennel Club to offer room discounts to the group's 25,000 members. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:45:47 -0800)

Surrounded by dogs, Chico says pet grooming not a luxury
Mayoral candidate Gery Chico stood among the dogs — and their owners — Thursday to argue that pet-grooming is not a “luxury” and should not be taxed, as rival Rahm Emanuel has proposed.“You think getting your pet groomed is a luxury?” asked Chico while standing amidst mastiffs, basset hounds and Boston terriers at Soggy Paws on Armitage. “Everyone who has a pet knows you need to do that. It’s ... (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:33:48 -0800)

Prospective pet adopters increasingly face scrutiny
Rejections have become more common as a growing number of animal rescue groups carefully evaluate potential pet adopters through applications, background checks and in-home visits. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:48:06 -0800)

Pet dog chews off San Diego man's toes
San Diego police say a 72-year-old man has been hospitalized after his dog chewed off some of his toes. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:23:06 -0800)

Pet dog chews off owner's toes
A SAN Diego man has been taken to the hospital after his pet dog chewed off his toes, Fox 5 News reported Thursday. (Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:23:34 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:58:34 -0800)

Pet of the Week Jaguar
Meet our Pet of the Week Jaguar. He's up for adoption at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 05:20:31 -0800)

Pet dog dies in mobile home fire
A family's pet dog was killed during a Friday morning (Feb. 11)  blaze at a Barnhart mobile home. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:00:38 -0800)

Pet Pointers
In our new feature 'Pet Pointers,' which starts today and will run on Saturdays as space permits, we'll do our best to put your mind at ease. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:55:04 -0800)

Pet of the week, east county
JJ is a well-mannered boxer pup available for adoption. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:28:00 -0800)

Pet collars must be chosen with care for dogs, cats
Dear Readers: A pet collar is a collar, right? Nope, not all collars are the same. * Some collars, c ... (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:56:26 -0800)

Pet store fee proposed on sale of dogs, cats
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois pet stores would be required to charge a $15 fee for each cat or dog sold, and the money would go toward animal shelters and spay and neuter programs, under a proposal introduced Wednesday. (Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:33:44 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Keep your cat from destroying your plant
If your cat has taken to destroying your house plants, today I have some simple tips to help you save your plants from your mischievous kitties in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 02:11:17 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 04:36:29 -0800)

Pet Vet: Dental care for pets
February is National Pet Dental Health Month and veterinarians want to remind pet owners that dental disease in pets is very common and threatens their health. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:25:26 -0800)

Pet Vet: Dental care for pets
February is National Pet Dental Health Month and veterinarians want to remind pet owners that dental disease in pets is very common and threatens their health. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:28:31 -0800)

Pet rescue owner charged with cruelty
The owner of a Tinley Park animal rescue has been charged with neglect after more than 100 animals, many malnourished, were found at the rescue site, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Police. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:53:49 -0800)

Pet Refuge hosts spaghetti dinner fundraiser for spay and neuter clinic
Pet Refuge put on a fundraiser with Fazoli's to raise money for their low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic that is opening in June. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:58:41 -0800)

Pet food donations greatly needed in Valley
Helping feed the hungry is a very important job here in Mesa County but there is one part of the population that often gets overlooked, that is pets. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:11:11 -0800)

Pet Calendar
Who: Frances R Willis SPCA Foster Parents. When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Dorchester County Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:12:45 -0800)

Grieving pet owners find solace in tributes
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:13:39 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:53:55 -0800)

Lapping up luxury on a pet holiday
WITH room service, a pet sitter and even a turn-down service for their doggie beds, pampered poodles are getting full treatment in top hotels. (Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:00:00 -0800)

New pet salon set to open in Grand Blanc in March
GRAND BLANC, Michigan — A new spa is set to open in Grand Blanc offering aromatherapy and massage in addition to state rooms and gourmet meals. But humans shouldn’t expect to use any of the services — this spa caters exclusively to people’s furry friends. (Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:18:23 -0800)

Pet Sitter of the Year serves as a companion and medic
Max, a rambunctious Newfoundland the size of a bear, and Cabby, a slobbery St. Bernard, greeted Debra Farrington enthusiastically as she entered their home, as she has most days for the past three years. (Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:55:02 -0800)

Pet rescue owner: ‘I ran out of time’
An animal rescue facility owner accused of neglecting dozens of horses, dogs and cats said Sunday she was devastated by the condition in which investigators found her animals.Dawn Hamill, 41, who owns Dazzle’s Painted Pastures, 5555 W. 175th St., just outside Tinley Park, said a female employee she trusted allowed conditions to deteriorate in a barn only she oversaw. The employee has not been ... (Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:40:00 -0800)

At A.J. McMullen School - Program teaches students about pet ownership
MARKLEYSBURG - There may be plenty of good homes, but students at A.J. McMullen School recently learned that no pet is ever free. Pet experts warned the students of the responsibility of pet ownership, including the financial burden, during a program organized by members of the student council Friday at the school in Markleysburg. According to Robert Lee, president of the student council, he and ... (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:57:02 -0800)

Pet Dental Cleanings Done Without Anesthesia
Pet owners fearful of the side of effects of anesthesia now have a sedation-free option for dental cleanings. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:40:59 -0800)

Lawmaker suggests $15 fee for pet sales
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois pet stores would be required to charge a $15 fee for each cat or dog sold, and the money would go toward animal shelters and spay and neuter programs, under a proposal introduced Wednesday. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:42:35 -0800)

Protect your pet from accidental poisoning
A few months ago, Merissa Hamilton returned to Boston from a work trip and found her year-old Yorkshire terrier frantically running back and forth across the apartment, unable to be consoled even with treats. Turns out Toulla had ingested Adderall, a stimulant drug used to treat Hamilton's roommate's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:39:31 -0800)

Global PET Brand Owners, Major Market Players Gear Up for 12th MEAPET (Middle East/Africa PET) Conference
Into its twelfth year, the MEAPET (Middle East/Africa PET) conference is gearing up to return once more to Dubai on 14-15 March 2011. Leading brand owners, technology companies & PET preform market players are expected to share first-hand insights on emerging opportunities in Africa and ME. Already confirmed to attend are senior industry executives & international representatives. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:00:00 -0800)

Trupanion Reminds Pet Owners of Valentine's Day Hazards
Pet insurance company Trupanion releases responsible pet owner tips for Valentine's Day celebrations. [PR.com] (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:08:13 -0800)

Horse pet man and girl hit by car
A man and young girl are seriously injured after a car hits them as they were petting a horse from the side of the road. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:00:47 -0800)

Webster Groves firefighters save house cat with newly donated pet oxygen mask
A recovering Webster Groves cat owes its life to a pet oxygen mask donated by dog lovers. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:20:02 -0800)

Pet Supermarket Celebrates New Store Opening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pet Supermarket is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The store, which opened Friday, February 4th with a ribbon cutting by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, is conveniently located at: (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:27:00 -0800)

Pet Rehabilitation Center Opens In Wayne County
A rehabilitation center has opened in Allen Park ... and it's going to the dogs. (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:11:04 -0800)

Valentine’s Day is also Pet Theft Awareness Day: Check out tips
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters has chosen Valentine’s Day — a day when love takes center stage – to commemorate “Pet Theft Awareness Day” and educate pet parents on safety measures to help protect pets from theft, as well as steps to take if a pet is missing. Thank you to the group for providing [...] (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:57:01 -0800)

Pet Smart Joins Jo-Ann Fabrics
Sonora, CA -- Pet Smart will be using a portion of the former Sonora Mervyn's building. The nationwide company will be sharing the site with Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. "For pet owners, (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:49:52 -0800)

Happy Valentine's Day! Is your pet neutered?
Since it's Valentine's Day, we couldn't resist sharing the latest video from the Best Friends Animal Society's strangely hypnotic series featuring dogs with human hands. Is it funny? Is it creepy? It's a little of both, and we're trying our... (Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:48:07 -0800)

Pet adoption events slated for Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two pet adoption events Saturday. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:22:48 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:19:06 -0800)

PET SURVEY: Many disapprove of declawing, debarking
LOS ANGELES — Cats scratch and dogs bark. Is declawing or debarking the answer? (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:47:58 -0800)

How the poll on pet declawing and debarking was conducted
The Associated Press-Petside.com Poll of pet owners on declawing cats and removing dogs' vocal chords was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Oct. 13-20, 2010. It is based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,000 pet owners. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:51:29 -0800)

Pet column: Estate planning for pets seminar coming up
It's an all-too-familiar scenario. (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:48:43 -0800)

Pet Population Control Fund: No Cats Allowed?
Mount Carroll – The Animal Control portion of this month’s Highway Committee meeting took an unprecedented 50 minutes as Animal Control Officer Joe Grim explained the proposal he wanted the committee to take before the full board regarding the county’s Pet Population Fund. In the end, the committee decided to take before the full board a motion that would limit the fund’s use to dogs adopted in ... (Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:34:03 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Blood transfusions
In case of an emergency, surgery or life threatening illness it may be necessary for your pet to have a blood transfusion. Today we'll learn more about blood transfusions in pets in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 02:06:50 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 03:48:03 -0800)

Bartolucci takes PET cues from hospital
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci reaffirmed his position on provincial funding for positron emission tomography Tuesday, a day before a delegation was to speak to Greater Sudbury Council about the sophisticated form of diagnostic imaging.[...] (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:07:57 -0800)

Ways to Pick the Best Product to Protect Your Pet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Pet food is an $18 billion a year business, but some of what's in the bowl can actually make your animal sick. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:21:57 -0800)

Community contributions save Save-A-Pet
GRAYSLAKE – Six months ago, the financial state of Save-A-Pet in Grayslake was bleak. A real possibility existed that the no-kill animal shelter would be forced to shut its doors. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:36:54 -0800)

Pet detective fails to find B.C. couple's cat
When a cat or dog goes missing, most pet owners canvass the neighbourhood, put up posters, check in with animal rescue groups and maybe put up a posting on Facebook or Craigslist. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:00:04 -0800)

Pet detective fails to find B.C. couple's cat
When a cat or dog goes missing, most pet owners canvass the neighbourhood, put up posters, check in with animal rescue groups and maybe put up a posting on Facebook or Craigslist. (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:45:04 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 04:09:04 -0800)

Council asked to support PET drive
Greater Sudbury was the first and last of 17 communities in northeastern Ontario to pass resolutions to install a PET scanner at Sudbury Regional Hospital. Several groups in the community have committed to raise funds to bring a PET scanner to Sudbury.[...] (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:08:32 -0800)

Pet of the Week
Pet for adoption: Reva is a super senior cat looking for a quiet, loving home where she can lounge in the sun and lie in your lap. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 06:09:16 -0800)

Pet Food Pantry Needs Donations
The MDI Pet Food Pantry is in need of donations. The pantry welcomes pet food and pet items as well as monetary donations. We're told the need is great, and will help families and individuals keep their pets instead of adding to shelters. The MDI Pet Food Pantry has shelf space at the Bar H . . . (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:28:08 -0800)

Council asked to support PET drive
Greater Sudbury was the first and last of 17 communities in northeastern Ontario to pass resolutions to install a PET scanner at Sudbury Regional Hospital. Several groups in the community have committed to raise funds to bring a PET scanner to Sudbury.[...] (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:53:51 -0800)

Proposed ban on pet sales fails to make city ballot
A proposal to ban the sale of animals at Fort Collins pet stores will not make the April municipal ballot. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:56:01 -0800)

Is pet insurance worth the premiums when costly veterinary bills arise?
TORONTO - Silver tabby, male, neutered, vaccinated, lame leg and tilted head. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:28:30 -0800)

No pet-store ban on Fort Collins ballot
A 21-year-old biology major at Colorado State University failed in her effort to get a proposal that would have banned the sale of animals at pet stores in Fort Collins on the April ballot. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:12:17 -0800)

Lakeland pet adoption boutique reopens
The SPCA Adoption & Pet Boutique in Lakeland reopened Thursday, featuring adoptable pets and supplies. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:16:56 -0800)

Pet furniture with a Northwest touch
Bedding and structures for sleep and play don't have to be ugly. But you'll pay a premium for looks and durability. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:21:38 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Missy needs a home
Missy is an 8-year-old female who was given up because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She’s sweet and mellow and looking for a quiet home. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:24:09 -0800)

How do You Know if your Pet's Food is Good for Him?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Pet food is an $18 billion a year business, but some of what's in the bowl can actually make your animal sick. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:22:36 -0800)

Pet Video Contest Running on PoconoRecord.com
Enter your pet in PoconoRecord.com's first Pet Video Contest for your changes to win! (PRWeb February 18, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/2/prweb8146224.htm (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:20:33 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks arrive
The North Platte Telegraph Fido and Fluffy now have a fighting chance to survive a house fire, thanks to Paws-itive Partners and the Westfield Small Animal Clinic. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 04:36:38 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Niki
Our Pet of the Week is Niki. Niki is a gorgeous 6 year old German Shepherd with a classic sable colored coat. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 05:05:40 -0800)

Pet Insurance Company Offers Guidance on Scottish Deerhound, This Year’s “Best In Show” Breed
With Hickory winning 2011 Best in Show, Embrace, a leading pet insurance company helps you find a Scottish Deerhound breeder, understand their health issues, and determine if the 2nd tallest of all dog breeds is right for you. (PRWeb February 18, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pet-insurance/scottish-deerhound/prweb5015204.htm (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 05:19:59 -0800)

Pet Theft Awareness Day
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters recommends that all pets be microchipped, wear proper identification, and are never left unattended in a yard, public area, or car. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:13:28 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Molly
In the blogs... Pet: Meet Molly. A 6-year-old Norwegian elkhound mix, Molly is fully grown at 56 pounds and loves to snuggle. She plays very nicely on a leash and likes being outside, going for walks and exploring her surroundings. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:52:10 -0800)

Pet Insurance Company Offers Guidance on Scottish Deerhound, This Year’s “Best In Show” Breed
With Hickory winning 2011 Best in Show, Embrace, a leading pet insurance company helps you find a Scottish Deerhound breeder, understand their health issues, and determine if the 2nd tallest of all dog breeds is right for you. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:05:00 -0800)

Pet of the week west county
The pet of the week for West Ventura County is an Amazon parrot. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:41:00 -0800)

Pet of the week east county
The pet of the week for East Ventura County is an amusing pit bull mix. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:43:00 -0800)

Pet Tales: Help rescuers help cats
Skinny cats skulk around Dumpsters, scavenging for scraps and surviving long enough to produce multiple litters of kittens. Friendly stray cats show up in even the nicest neighborhoods. Stray cats break the hearts of cat lovers who see them. Many undoubtedly are former pets that were dumped by their owners. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:18:27 -0800)

Pet Points: Treating torn knee ligaments in dogs
Many student and professional athletes are going through surgery and rehabilitation for knee ligament injuries as sports seasons come to a close. Just a few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Penguins' center Evgeni Malkin ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that will keep him out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Skiers are also prone to this injury. (Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:18:54 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Heart murmur
You have likely heard the words, heart murmur, but what does it mean and is a heart murmur life threatening to your pet? Today we'll learn more in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:07:21 -0800)

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