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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, 19 Feb 2011 04:18:40 -0800)

Pet Vet: Let pets brush their own teeth
Did you know it’s possible to have your pets brush their own teeth? (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 04:25:26 -0800)

Pet Vet: Let pets brush their own teeth
Did you know it’s possible to have your pets brush their own teeth? (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 04:28:31 -0800)

Pet Vet: February is pet dental health month
February is national pet dental health month. The most common health issues of middle–aged to older cats and dogs are weight gain and dental disease. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:23:31 -0800)

FDA Warns Pet Owners of Xylitol Dangers for Animals
It's an agreed upon fact among pet owners that most animals love "people food" and treats that were designed for human consumption. Some people food, like chocolate and caffeine, is a known animal health hazard. The FDA announced that xylitol is also dangerous for pets. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:48:51 -0800)

Pet Briefs
SPCA board elects new members, officers; Tips to avoid stressing out your family pet (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:15:30 -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, 20 Feb 2011 04:52:34 -0800)

Pet owners outraged in Navajo Nation
Pet owners living on the Navajo Nation are outraged after Navajo Animal Control workers collecting stray dogs ended up taking peoples pets. (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 09:41:15 -0800)

Pet of the Week - Tilley
By WO-S MS 7th Grade English-Language Arts (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:24:00 -0800)

PET OF THE DAY
Sparrow, a 2-year-old male black/white tuxedo domestic shorthair, is the featured pet of the day for (Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:35:00 -0800)

Is pet insurance worth it when costly vet bills arise?
As veterinary medicine becomes more expensive, more Canadian pet owners are considering the benefits of insurance (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:33:37 -0800)

Trupanion Surpasses 25,000 Followers on Facebook, Remains Most-Liked Pet Insurance Company
The Facebook page run by pet insurance provider Trupanion recently reached 25,000 followers, which secured their spot as the most-liked pet insurance provider on the popular social networking site. (PRWeb February 21, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/2/prweb8150964.htm (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:05:39 -0800)

New Pet Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Help Keep Pets Healthy on the Go
GUELPH, Ontario, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyPetED(TM) mobile applications for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, launched today by LifeLearn, Inc., offer dog and cat owners a secure spot to keep vital pet information handy at all times. It's the first app that allows pet owners to maintain a complete profile of their pets' health background, instantly contact their veterinarian, and access other ... (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:16:59 -0800)

Trupanion Surpasses 25,000 Followers on Facebook, Remains Most-Liked Pet Insurance Company
The Facebook page run by pet insurance provider Trupanion recently reached 25,000 followers, which secured their spot as the most-liked pet insurance provider on the popular social networking site. (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:00:00 -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. (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:24:36 -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. (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:39:06 -0800)

Are you stressing out your pet?
Veterinarian Paul McCutcheon, founder of Toronto’s East York Animal Clinic and co-author of “The New Holistic Way for Dogs and Cats,” cautions pet owners about how stress can undermine their pet’s health, just as it may undermine their own. McCutcheon thinks that stress, combined with diet and other environmental concerns, can present serious – but unspecific [...] (Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:47:15 -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, 22 Feb 2011 03:35:02 -0800)

North Hollywood Pet Hospital Announces Redesigned Website with Interactive Features
Blue Cross Pet Hospital of North Hollywood has recently redesigned their website with the addition of several new tools and features for local pet owners including a North Hollywood Veterinary blog, a newsletter, an appointment tool, and more. (PRWeb February 22, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011-north-hollywood/02-animal-hospital/prweb8139255 ... (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 04:10:58 -0800)

North Hollywood Pet Hospital Announces Redesigned Website with Interactive Features
Blue Cross Pet Hospital of North Hollywood has recently redesigned their website with the addition of several new tools and features for local pet owners including a North Hollywood Veterinary blog, a newsletter, an appointment tool, and more. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:00:00 -0800)

Global Pet Expo 2011 Sets New Records and Promises to be the Organization’s Largest Show to Date
The pet industry’s largest annual trade show is set to take place March 16-18, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. (PRWeb February 22, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/APPA/Global_Pet_Expo/prweb8154658.htm (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:10:59 -0800)

Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Chicago
If you never leave home with out your furry friend, we've gathered a list of some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Chicago. From pampering to walking, these hotels have you covered. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:03:43 -0800)

Leaving pet behind crime in Martin Co.
Martin County residents who leave their pets behind when they move face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine under a new law adopted Tuesday by the Martin County Commission. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:36:20 -0800)

Fetch Pet Care Names Alicia Hartman Pet Sitter of the Year
Berkeley, CA February 22, 2011 Every day, Fetch Pet Care goes above and beyond to ensure every pet is taken care of to the fullest extent while their owners are away. Alicia Hartman, a pet sitter in the Des Moines, Iowa area has been named the 2010 Fetch Sitter of the Year for her dedication, professionalism, selflessness, extraordinary care and passion for pets. Fetch... (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:42:11 -0800)

America’s Portly Pet Problem
While walking your pet down the sandy beaches of South Beach may be at the top of every pet owners priorities, a new report said not many are following through and pets are starting to suffer because of it. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:47:20 -0800)

Trupanion Surpasses 25,000 Followers on Facebook, Remains Most-Liked Pet Insurance Company
Trupanion, North Americas fastest growing pet insurance provider, remains the most-liked pet insurance company on Facebook, recently reaching over 25,000 followers. Trupanion has maintained this distinction since starting its Facebook page in 2008.Trupanion interacts daily with this community, keeping them up-to-date with pet news, and sharing pet photos, interesting stories, video, and more.... (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:12:05 -0800)

S. Elgin close to setting pet limit
Pet owners in South Elgin will soon be limited to having only four animals whether they are dogs, cats or a combination of the two. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:35:00 -0800)

Pet of the Week
Pet: Meet Bacon Bit. This 10-month-old Manx mix is a unique cat in that he does not have a tail, but that hasn't slowed him down one bit. Bacon Bit is friendly, loves being around people, and will jump up for attention if not receiving the proper amount of petting. Meet him today at the Michigan Humane Society's Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 22:27:16 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Recognizing pain in pets
Recognizing pain in our pets can be very difficult. If a person is in pain we have the ability to tell our doctor where it hurts and describe the discomfort, but identifying pain in our pets is a little different. Today we'll talk about the signs your pet may be in pain in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 02:12:11 -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, 23 Feb 2011 05:19:54 -0800)

How to save your pet’s life
Would you know what to do if your pet was choking or needed first aid due to an injury? What if you suspected poisoning? Would your groomer, dog walker, kennel worker or pet sitter know what to do? Pe (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:07:39 -0800)

Petsocialonline.com Releases a New iPhone Application for Pet Lovers
Petsocialonline.com has released a new iphone application for pet lovers! Pet enthusiasts can now download the petsocialonline iphone application to create their pet's profile and communicate with friends. Use the petsocialonline iphone application to upload photos, find friends and pet services available in your local area and nationwide. (PRWeb February 23, 2011) Read the full story at ... (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:10:08 -0800)

Pet Obesity: Over Half Of U.S. Dogs And Cats Are Overweight, Study Says
Over half of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight or obese, reports a recent study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. One-fifth of dogs and cats are obese -- weighing 30% over a healthy weight. America's obesity epidemic is apparently not just affecting humans. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:54:29 -0800)

My Pet One Station - 50% OFF Dog Grooming + Food
Today’s Deal: Only P225 for Dog Grooming and Dog Food Sampler at My Pet One Station (valued at P450) That's 50% OFF! DetailsVoucher valid for 6 months. Not applicable with other promotions. Only available during weekdays. Appointment is required, please call the number below. HighlightsHas a full range of pet food and pet accessories. Pose with your pet at the photo booth. WiFi Zone. Pet One (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:12:49 -0800)

Victoria Stilwell to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2011
Victoria Stilwell is named 2011 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”- (PRWeb February 23, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/APPA-PIDA/Victoria-Stilwell/prweb8158250.htm (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:55:10 -0800)

Victoria Stilwell to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2011
Victoria Stilwell is named 2011 recipient of the prestigious annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.”- Greenwich, CT (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce famed dog trainer, best selling author and TV personality, Victoria Stilwell as ... (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:15:56 -0800)

Petsitting.com, Rent.com Team Up to Make Moving Easier for Pet Owners
Petsitting.com, a company that connects busy pet owners with professional pet care services, has teamed up with Rent.com, a website specializing in apartment rentals across the country. (PRWeb February 24, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/petsitting/rent/prweb8158094.htm (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:41:10 -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, 24 Feb 2011 04:32:00 -0800)

Pet of the week: Ebony
Pet for adoption. Ebony is playful with plenty of purrs for people 16 years and older (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:35:15 -0800)

WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition sheds new light on feeding behavior of domestic cats
( WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition ) In the most extensive study of macronutrient regulation yet undertaken on any carnivore, scientists have found that healthy cats regulate the amount of protein, fat and carbohydrate they consume, i.e. their macronutrient intake. Researchers at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, the fundamental science center supporting Mars Petcare brands such as Whiskas ... (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:23:31 -0800)

Pet's Best Friend - Too many treats can ruin your dog's health
There is a such thing as too much of a good thing -- and feeding too many treats can result in an overweight dog. Obesity is a growing concern with today's pets. Most veterinarians disagree with pet owners where weight is concerned. (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:39:56 -0800)

What Pet Adoption Groups Need Most in 2011
• Pet adoption groups in need of foster parents and volunteers in 2011 • $50 donation to a local animal adoption group provides a spay or neuter AND one month food supply • Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation helps pet adoption groups save more adoptable dogs and cats (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0800)

Pet torturing US mum pleads guilty
RIVERHEAD, New York - A woman tearfully admitted that she abused her children and dozens of pets, sometimes torturing dogs and cats to death in the presence of six young daughters in a home that her son described as "a concentration... (Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:22:54 -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, 25 Feb 2011 04:07:47 -0800)

Pet of the Week Rommy
Meet our Pet of the Week Rommy. She's an 18-month-old black-mouth cur - German shepherd mix. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 05:27:16 -0800)

Pet dog mauled, killed by pair of coyotes in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD ---- Police say that pet dog was attacked and killed by a coyote Wednesday night in the north end of town. Lt. Jim Perez said that the incident occurred at about midnight after the dog's owner, who was not identified, let her pet out in the backyard to relieve itself. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:17:05 -0800)

Acutel Dogs Luxury Pet Hotel Opens in Paris
Paris is known for its graceful style and sophisticated, high-end hotels. But until recently, those privileges have been reserved for humans. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:27:02 -0800)

Pet vaccinations offered following rabies scare
Pet vaccinations offered following rabies scare (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:20:39 -0800)

Land O' Lakes pet event aims to keep human, animal hearts healthy
Pet Fanatic and East-West Animal Hospital are co-hosting the Love Your Pets With All Your Heart event at Pet Fanatic in Tropical Village Plaza, 1532 Land O Lakes Blvd., Suite H., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with proceeds going to heart charities. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:22:00 -0800)

The Growing Problem of Pet Obesity
For reasons of guilt, laziness or ignorance, pet owners are over feeding their pets. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:07:48 -0800)

Pickering Petapolooza Pet Trade Show Saturday
PICKERING -- Pet lovers are being thrown a bone with the City of Pickering's third annual Petapolooza Pet Trade Show coming up Saturday, Feb. 26. The Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley... (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:49:19 -0800)

Weekend events for pet lovers
Weekend events for pet lovers - Don't let the rain keep you inside this weekend. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:53:19 -0800)

Pet Tales: Local dogs have their day at big show
At home in Finleyville they call him Benson. On the dog show circuit where he was the No. 1 top-winning Siberian husky in 2010, he's known as Grand Champion Kontoki's A Bend in the Road. Benson had several minutes of television fame on Feb. 15 when he strutted his stuff at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City. (Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:11:32 -0800)

Boarding your pet is a difficult decision
Most people consider their pets to be a part of the family, even like their children. However, it is not always possible to take their four-legged ¿¿¿children¿¿¿ with them on vacation, business trips, or even to visit some relatives. (Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:03:41 -0800)

Pet Sitters International Announces PAW Award Winners
PAWS go platinum to recognize promotion and public outreach efforts in the in-home pet care industry (PRWeb February 26, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5106474.htm (Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:12:36 -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, 26 Feb 2011 04:03:25 -0800)

Pet Sitters International Announces PAW Award Winners
KING, N.C., February 26, 2011 Pet Sitters International PSI, the worlds largest educational association for professional pet sitters has awarded its 2010 Platinum PAW Awards, sponsored by Comfort Zone products. Amanda Lacey, owner of Happy Tails Dog Walking and In-home Pet Care in Winchester, Va., received the 2010 Individual Platinum PAW Award for her work promoting professional pet... (Sat, 26 Feb 2011 08:43:02 -0800)

Pet dog mauled, killed by pair of coyotes in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD -- Police say a pet dog was attacked and killed by coyotes Wednesday night in the north end of town. Lt. Jim Perez said the incident occurred about midnight after the dog's owner, who was not identified, let her pet out in the backyard to relieve itself. (Sat, 26 Feb 2011 17:45:52 -0800)

Farm lovers stage 'pet in' at the National Zoo
Parents and fans of the Kids' Farm and pizza playground at the National Zoo gathered Saturday for a 'pet-in' in hopes that their presence might persuade zoo officials from closing the exhibits. (Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:43:05 -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, 27 Feb 2011 03:46:52 -0800)

Your Medicine Cabinet May Be Your Pet's Worst Enemy
SUNDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Giving medications meant for humans to pets can be dangerous, a veterinarian warns. (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 06:03:06 -0800)

Consumer Reports rates pet-friendly hotels
Wish you could take Fido or Fifi on your next vacation? According to Consumer Reports, that's getting easier to do. More and more hotels are willing to accommodate travelers' pets. But there's a lot you should know before booking your next trip. (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:00:41 -0800)

County commission considers tougher rules for pet shops
County commission considers tougher rules for pet shops (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:36:03 -0800)

Pet Feature: Baked with love
of where and what their children do on the internet istead of letting them have facebook and myspace pages under their own names with fab... The article states that the 'Recession' is partially due to a large number of people now paying no income taxes at all. Yet they a... (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:06:36 -0800)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week. This week, we have a white and gray male kitty. Animal control workers say the domestic shorthair is under one year old and still needs to be neutered. He is one of around three stray (Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:23:18 -0800)

Low-cost pet vaccine clinic coming up
A low-cost pet vaccine clinic will be held March 9 and 23 to benefit pet rescue agencies. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 02:31:35 -0800)

Perky-Pet Introduces Interactive, Online Hummingbird Migration Map
Perky-Pet, the recognized industry leader in wild bird feeding, is making it possible for you to track this year’s spring hummingbird migration throughout North America right from your computer and in your own backyard. (PRWeb February 28, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/2/prweb8161406.htm (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 04:16:36 -0800)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Expands to Connecticut
Dog and cat owners in Connecticut now have a new option when it comes to pet insurance. [PR.com] (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 05:05:10 -0800)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Expands to Connecticut
Trupanion, the nations fastest growing pet health insurance company, has announced an expansion into Connecticut effective immediately. This expansion will allow Trupanion to meet the underserved needs of Connecticut pet owners looking for health coverage for dogs and cats at a reasonable cost.We operate under a core set of values that have led us to develop a product that allows pet owners... (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:43:32 -0800)

Perky-Pet Introduces Interactive, Online Hummingbird Migration Map
Perky-Pet, the recognized industry leader in wild bird feeding, is making it possible for you to track this year’s spring hummingbird migration throughout North America right from your computer and in your own backyard. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:00:00 -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. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:29:38 -0800)

Pet pantry collects food donations
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry, in cooperation with Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, will hold a Stuff the Bus Pet Food Drive on Saturday to collect donations for the pantry. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:40:38 -0800)

Pet or partner? Humans don't always win out
The comment, "It's either me or the cat" may seem like a line out of a sitcom, but experts in the field of human and animal behavior state that such decisions can become an issue and that, in some cases, the pet wins. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:18:20 -0800)

Oregon City pet outreach program helps families feed their cats and dogs
An estimated 628 financially-challenged pet owners were able to feed their cats and dogs last year thanks to the Friends Involved in Dog Outreach program. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:56:40 -0800)

Faithful pet saves family from Flemington blaze
A PET dog has saved a family from their burning Flemington house overnight. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:03:25 -0800)

Your Medicine Cabinet May Be Your Pet's Worst Enemy
Title: Your Medicine Cabinet May Be Your Pet's Worst Enemy Category: Health News Created: 2/27/2011 12:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 2/28/2011 (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:22:38 -0800)

Pet dog saves family from fire
A BARKING pet dog alerted three young boys and their parents after someone set fire to a pram on the verandah of their Melbourne home. (Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:30:44 -0800)

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