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Pet spending on the rebound
Is pet spending rebounding? Owners still pay for food (and buy an average of 9.3 tennis balls a year), but they are cutting back on supplies. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 03:52:51 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus perched to offer singular services
With a groomer on duty and a self-serve dog wash available, Pet Supplies Plus is preparing to open a store in Lafayette. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 03:53:28 -0800)

Pet Contest Runners Up
With more than 500 entries, the Portsmouth Daily Times Pet Contest ended Wednesday night with a tiny Yorkshire winner named Tiki (18,004 votes) and seven runners-up. The contest runners-up are: ... (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 04:05:30 -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. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 05:17:31 -0800)

Quaker Pet Group Announces Acquisition of Sherpa Pet Group
NEW YORK, NY February 25, 2011 Quaker Pet Group is proud to announce its newest strategic pet-industry acquisition: Sherpa Pet Group.Quaker Pet Group was formed by industry veterans David Blatte and Neil Werde. After acquiring New York Dog, a leader in pet apparel and accessories in July 2010, Quaker Pet Group is now excited to add the Sherpa Pet Groups best-selling brand name products... (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:58:19 -0800)

Pet owners urged to take flood precautions
BISMARCK – Pet owners in flood-prone areas of North Dakota should make provisions for the keeping and care of their animals in case they must evacuate their residence. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:15:41 -0800)

Pet-Sitting Can Provide Income for Retirees
Many retired people have found pet-sitting services to be an enjoyable and lucrative way to spend their time and augment their income. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:57:36 -0800)

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. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:41:47 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Cuddles
Pet for adoption: A bunny name Cuddles who has a fuzzy coat and loves to snuggle. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:01:11 -0800)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Butch Cassidy. A 6-week-old Labrador/Bulldog mix, Butch weighs just 10 pounds but still has lots of growing to do. Friendly, energetic and happy, Butch would do best in a home that can give him the excitement and stimulation he needs. (Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:12:07 -0800)

Pet Hub Releases Smartphone Scannable Pet ID Tag that Connects to Pets’ “Digital Paw Prints”
Pet Hub Link™ ID tags offered nationwide to connect your pet to its medical, training, and social records (PRWeb March 02, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Pet-Hub-Inc/Pet-Hub-Link_pet-ID-tag/prweb5117634.htm (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:55:52 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Low cost spaying and neutering
The price of everything is going up from clothes and food to health care. But trying to save by not having your pets spayed or neutered could wind up costing you more in the future. Today we'll talk about low cost spay and neuter programs in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 02:11:11 -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, 02 Mar 2011 03:37:37 -0800)

Pet of the Week: "Buster"
The Harlingen Humane Society is featuring "Buster", a Schnauzer mix about 3 years old, during this week's Pet of the Week segment. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 05:08:22 -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, 02 Mar 2011 06:37:54 -0800)

Improved lesion detection with time-of-flight PET scans affirmed
For the first time, quantitative -- not qualitative -- data analysis has demonstrated that time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) scans can improve cancer detection. Oncologic TOF fluorodeoxyglucose PET scans yielded significant improvements in lesion detection of lung and liver cancers over all contrasts and body mass indexes. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:22:06 -0800)

Pet-Sitting Can Provide Income for Retirees
Many retired people have found pet-sitting services to be an enjoyable and lucrative way to spend their time and augment their income. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:35:35 -0800)

Pet blood donors are saving other pets' lives
TUCSON - Sometimes pets need blood in a crisis and that blood comes from other pets. That's right, pets can donate blood, and there's a blood drive for them right here in Tucson. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:02:18 -0800)

Danvers church finds connection with pet owners
When Fran Weil and Gail Arnold were dealing with the imminent death of their West Highland white terrier last March, the rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers mentioned them during a Sunday service. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:08:57 -0800)

Pet of the Week: These two girls will appreciate a loving home
The season of miracles is over, but that seems to be what it will take to get a home for Tippy and Dusty, two elderly females rescued from a hoarder situation. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 02:10:57 -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, 03 Mar 2011 04:17:32 -0800)

Pet talk: what are they trying to tell us?
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — Beyond that loving look or gleeful gallop that seems to express a message from our pets, is it possible that they are trying to tell us something more? Animal communicator Brenda Seldin says it’s so, that animals send us messages if we are tuned in to what they offer. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 06:38:12 -0800)

Pet's Best Friend - Tips to help reduce your pet's carbon paw print
We're all taking steps to reduce our impact on the environment. From energy smart light bulbs to organic gardens, we are trying to find ways to reduce our carbon footprints and adjust our lives in ways that have a positive impact on the environment. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:01:34 -0800)

COMMENTARY: Pets and pet care are big business
The American Pet Products Association estimates 63 percent of U.S. households — or 69 million households — own at least one pet. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:06:34 -0800)

Pet Saver Superstore Part of National Competition
Pet Saver Superstore in Greece is one of 75 quarterfinalists in a national competition honoring small businesses. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:10:41 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Casey
Boxer [Mix] (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:21:13 -0800)

An Alcoholic Pet Buffalo on Fatal Attractions
On the show Fatal Attractions, Jim has a pet buffalo. And he brings him to a bar to get him drunk. As you do with a pet buffalo. It's true, the only time you're at risk when... (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:03:50 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Company Names George A. Yuhas General Counsel
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 George A. (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:00:00 -0800)

An Alcoholic Pet Buffalo on Fatal Attractions
On the show Fatal Attractions, Jim has a pet buffalo. And he brings him to a bar to get him drunk. As you do with a pet buffalo. It's true, the only time you're at risk when... (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:48:26 -0800)

Pet of the Month: Lola the cat
      This month's Adoptable Pet from Jaiya's Animal Rescue [ more › ] (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:58:32 -0800)

Local Pet Events
Pet adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wilmington Island Animal Hospital, 7802 U.S. 80 East, near the intersection with Johnny Mercer Boulevard, just before the bridge to Tybee. The animal hospital, working with local animal rescue groups, will host its second Adoption Day. These monthly events take place the first Saturday of every month. All the involved rescue groups are not-for-profit ... (Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:36:05 -0800)

TOF PET Images Compared To Conventional PET Images: Improved Detection, Better For Patients
For the first time, quantitative - not qualitative - data analysis has demonstrated that time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) scans can improve cancer detection. Research published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that oncologic TOF fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET scans yielded significant improvements in lesion detection of lung and liver cancers over ... (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:35:50 -0800)

Pet Shop Boys' Ballet This Month
Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have announced a March 22nd release for the music for their first ever full-length ballet ( Read ) (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 02:53:21 -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, 04 Mar 2011 03:32:32 -0800)

Province launching PET scan program
Saskatchewan is getting its own PET scanner, so that in future cancer patients and others who need certain kinds of medical scans won't have to leave the province. (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:07:47 -0800)

Neumann-Goretti holds off PET for AAA City title
John Davis spent the week on Idolized Row. (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:38:22 -0800)

Pet store law to change in Henderson
A Contact 13 investigation into conditions at a Henderson pet store has sparked action by city leaders.  Starting Saturday, the law governing all Henderson pet stores will be stronger. (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:50:09 -0800)

Pet of the week, east county
The pet of the week at the Agoura shelter is loyal and affectionate. (Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:59:00 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Fish
So you want to have a pet but you are way too busy for a dog and you're not really a cat person. So, have you considered fish? I've got some suggestions from low maintenance to expert in today's Pet Pointers. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 02:10:43 -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, 05 Mar 2011 03:43:03 -0800)

PET scan for province
The federal and provincial governments are providing $21 million in funding for an advanced research cyclotron at the University of Saskatchewan and the province's first PET-CT scanner. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 04:18:49 -0800)

Pet Vet: Feline AIDS
We know how devastating AIDS can be for people, but did you know that cats can be affected by a similar condition? (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 04:59:08 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Bailey
BAILEY is this week’s Pet of the Week and he belongs to Raquel Morales, of Southborough, and her husband, George Brown, and children Elena and Troy Brown. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 05:27:43 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Bailey
BAILEY is this week’s Pet of the Week and he belongs to Raquel Morales, of Southborough, and her husband, George Brown, and children Elena and Troy Brown. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:15:00 -0800)

Pressing pet questions answered
Veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell answers queries about pets from viewers across the country and on the web (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 10:22:46 -0800)

Integrative Medicine: Owning a pet has healthy benefits
Looking for a holistic way to reduce stress, cholesterol and obesity? Get a pet. Statistics show that 62 percent of American households own a pet. (Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:08:31 -0800)

Pet Shop Boys' Ballet This Month
Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have announced a March 22nd release for the music for their first ever full-length ballet (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:41:05 -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, 06 Mar 2011 03:25:58 -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, 06 Mar 2011 03:38:28 -0800)

N.B. pet owners get Lyme disease warning
A New Brunswick animal shelter warns pet owners about the risk of Lyme disease after a stray dog is found carrying the bacterial infection. (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 09:54:53 -0800)

Pet welfare laws 'ineffective, short-sighted'
The ACT Government will oppose new animal welfare laws put forward by the Greens, labelling them as short-sighted and unnecessary. (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 14:05:37 -0800)

Fish headed to pet shop confiscated at O’Hare
A shipment of tropical fish commonly found in pet shops was recently confiscated at O’Hare Airport for breaking the City of Chicago’s invasive species ordinance, officials said.During a routine customs inspection at the airport, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent discovered approximately 350 Oriental weather loaches imported from China by a fish wholesaler based in Norridge.Weather loaches, which ... (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 15:02:46 -0800)

Toddler drowns in pet bowl
THE drowning death of a toddler in a pet's water bowl in Adelaide has prompted experts to issue fresh warnings to parents. (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:02:16 -0800)

Fish headed to pet shop confiscated at O’Hare
A shipment of tropical fish commonly found in pet shops was recently confiscated at O’Hare Airport for breaking the City of Chicago’s invasive species ordinance, officials said.During a routine customs inspection at the airport, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent discovered approximately 350 Oriental weather loaches imported from China by a fish wholesaler based in Norridge.Weather loaches, which ... (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:06:28 -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 "min-pin"... or miniature pinscher. He was found in Mandan and clearly used to be someone's pet... you can still see where his collar was. He is fully grown and a (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:21:32 -0800)

Best Overnight Pet Care
These top pet care "hotels" help ease the pain of having to leave a member of your family - your beloved dog - behind when you go on vacation. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:02:11 -0800)

PetSmart® Stores to Carry Innova® Pet Food for Dogs and Cats
PetSmart® will expand its selection of natural pet foods with the addition of Innova® brand pet food beginning in May 2011. Innova, launched in 1993 by Natura Pet Products as a holistic pet food, is made with farm-fresh, natural ingredients from the five food groups, like chicken, turkey and beef, cottage cheese, fruits, vegetables and grains. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 04:00:00 -0800)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Expands to Wyoming
Dog and cat owners in Wyoming now have a new option when it comes to pet insurance. (PRWeb March 07, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/3/prweb8184000.htm (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 05:20:39 -0800)

Certified pet care specialist to be recognized March 6-12 during pet sitters week
March 6-12 marks National Professional Pet Sitters Week and pet owners from around the country are gearing up to thank those trusted individuals who take such good care of their adoring pets. This week-long event recognizes the many contributions of professional pet care specialists nationwide for their commitment, hard work, and dedication. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:44:04 -0800)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Expands to Wyoming
Trupanion, the nations fastest growing pet health insurance provider, has announced an expansion into Wyoming effective immediately. This expansion will allow Trupanion to meet the underserved needs of Wyoming pet owners looking for health coverage for dogs and cats at a reasonable cost.Our product is based on our value proposition: We dont dictate which vets you can see for care or how... (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:29:16 -0800)

Pet Market Analyst David Lummis to Spotlight Current and Coming Pet Industry Trends at Global Pet Expo 2011
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Societal morays have changed to such a degree that the large majority of pet owners now openly admit to considering their pets to be an intrinsic part of the family, but Packaged Facts Pet Market Analyst David Lummis believes the party is just getting started. The next "big boom," Lummis predicts, will be the appearance in product marketing of new ... (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:14:48 -0800)

Pet stop for 911 care
Minutes count when it’s the middle of the night, your pet is vomiting, the vet’s office is closed and the nearest emergency treatment facility is miles away.That’s why Animal Care Center in Plainfield has opened a 24 hour small-animal hospital on its premises. Although founded by Plainfield veterinarian Dr. Tony Kremer and housed inside the Animal Care Center building, the hospital is a separate ... (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:16:00 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
Today, there are over 750 pet funeral homes, pet crematories and pet cemeteries across the country - and a lot of human funeral homes have or are looking at ways to offer services when pets die.  Talk about this topic (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:18:26 -0800)

Pet loss professionals set standards in pet funerals, cremation, burial
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. She watched as the vet started to put the terrier schnauzer's body in a garbage bag. "I couldn't just walk out of there with a leash and a collar," she said. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:00:38 -0800)

Pet obesity stems from irresponsible owners
By: Pearce EdwardsOpinion Recent research by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found more than half of America's dogs and cats to be overweight or obese. ... (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:52:28 -0800)

Pet shelter in Bloomingdale told it must close
Bloomingdale Petco is given a violation notice for housing an animal shelter and adoption agency in its store without a special use permit. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:14:00 -0800)

Pet Hub Releases Smartphone Scannable Pet ID Tag That Connects To Pets' "Digital Paw Prints"
Pet Hub, Inc., announced today the nationwide release of the Pet Hub Link™ tag: a pet ID tag that uses new QR coding to reconnect lost pets with their owners. (Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:49:43 -0800)

Pet stop for 911 care
Minutes count when it’s the middle of the night, your pet is vomiting, the vet’s office is closed and the nearest emergency treatment facility is miles away.That’s why Animal Care Center in Plainfield has opened a 24 hour small-animal hospital on its premises. Although founded by Plainfield veterinarian Dr. Tony Kremer and housed inside the Animal Care Center building, the hospital is a separate ... (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:11:36 -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. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:21:50 -0800)

Accelerating PET price spike to squeeze food and drink margins
According to plastics information provider PIE Europe, PET prices have risen by about a third since August last year, with the biggest increase coming last month. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:38:52 -0800)

Pet pipeline gives hope, worry to crowded shelters
Every day, hundreds of animals are taken in trucks, vans and cars from overcrowded Southern shelters where euthanasia rates sometimes reach 70 percent to states in the North, where puppies and kittens are not as plentiful. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 05:25:25 -0800)

Pet pipeline gives hope, worry to crowded shelters
Every day, hundreds of animals are taken in trucks, vans and cars from overcrowded Southern shelters where euthanasia rates sometimes reach 70 percent to states in the North, where puppies and kittens are not as plentiful. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 06:37:47 -0800)

Coping with pet deaths
Indy was Deborah Horton-Vessels' loyal companion and constant joy. The border collie mix saw Horton-Vessels through a cross-country move, boyfriends, jobs and 15 years of ups and downs. So when the blind and ailing dog died two weeks ago - in his owner's bed, in his owner's arms - Horton-Vessels was devastated. She hadn't brought herself to confront the possibility of losing Indy, much less ... (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:01:31 -0800)

Pet funeral industry faces changes
As pet owners are expecting more services related to pet deaths, the industry for funerals, cremations and burials is working to set standards and provide more options. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:11:44 -0800)

Touch My Soul Pet Services offers canine massage
PORTSMOUTH — Touch My Soul Pet Services has been in business for two and a half years and is growing quickly. (Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:07:32 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Pets can be good for your health
Walk up to just about any pet parent and ask them if they love their pets and you'll hear a resounding yes. Now science is suggesting the love we have for our pets can be good for us. Today the health benefits of being a pet parent in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 02:14:35 -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 Mar 2011 03:07:41 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 04:32:22 -0800)

Pet of the Week: "Randy"
The Harlingen Humane Society is featuring "Randy", a German Sheperd mix about 6-7 months old, during this week's Pet of the Week segment. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 04:56:39 -0800)

Improving on PET: Adding a Blue Glow, Removing a Crystal
PET hybrid technologies are already hot, and two innovations discussed during the final session of ECR 2011 are aimed at making them more even powerful and efficient. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:36:46 -0800)

Pet Death as Traumatic as Losing a Relative or Friend, Report Co-operative Insurance
MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pet death as traumatic as losing a relative or friend, report Co-operative Insurance (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:12:24 -0800)

Brooklyn teen killed pet hamster in rage: cops
A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman was arrested Tuesday for beating and killing her family's pet hamster. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:13:00 -0800)

Pet Project
Citing the need to do a smaller film after his work on the bigger-than-life Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, director Gore Verbinski managed to once again rip Johnny Depp loose from Tim Burton’s greedy grasp in the hopes of creating a slightly goofy animated Western. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:48:39 -0800)

Pet Therapy
Many elderly folks in nursing homes or assisted living facilities can no longer remember what's going on around them. It's frustrating for them and sad for loved ones to see. But there is something that brings back a lot of smiles... Reporter Amber Sch (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:51:06 -0800)

Pet Talk: Is your pet suffering?
People ask me 'How do I know if my pet is suffering? And what can I do for him? Is he arthritic? Is he in pain? Is he trying to tell me something?' Unfortunately, our pets do not live as long as we do and it is hard to sa Copyright 2011 Vail Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Vail Daily Pet Talk: Is ... (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:16:48 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:14:45 -0800)

Pet owners fete dogs with lavish birthday parties
NEW YORK – Children aren't the only ones being lavished with expensive birthday parties. Pet owners are also marking their dog's special day with celebrations. (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 02:58:51 -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 Mar 2011 03:21:08 -0800)

Pet Travel Website Launches, Simplifies Search for Pet-Friendly Hotels, Hotels for Pets and Kennels
Pet Hotels of America is the one-stop travel site for pet owners. Here travelers will find great deals for pet-friendly hotels, a direct connect to airlines' pet policies and car rentals. Travelers will enjoy making reservations direct from the site. Travelers can also search for kennels, pet hotels, and pet resorts by city and state. (PRWeb March 10, 2011) Read the full story at [[[SHIFTOUT ... (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:35:51 -0800)

Pooch Park - Pet Boarding now only for P200, 50% OFF
Today’s Deal: Only P200 for Pet Boarding, Doggie Grooming and 10% OFF Basic Obedience Training and Accessories at Pooch Park (valued at P400) That's 50% OFF! DetailsVoucher valid for 2 months. Additional 10% off on basic obedience training valued at P300 and 10% off on accessories. Boarding for 5 or more days will get free full grooming. One voucher per night. Voucher not valid from April 18 to (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:34:17 -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. (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:36:18 -0800)

Pet of the week: Skye
A true calico with plenty of grace and charm, Skye is curious and playful. (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:23:00 -0800)

Pet Travel Website Launches, Simplifies Search for Pet-Friendly Hotels, Hotels for Pets and Kennels.
Pet Hotels of America is the one-stop travel site for pet owners. Here travelers will find great deals for pet-friendly hotels, a direct connect to airlines' pet policies and car rentals. Travelers will enjoy making reservations direct from the site. Travelers can also search for kennels, pet hotels, and pet resorts by city and state. (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:30:00 -0800)

UPDATE: Pet Market Analyst David Lummis to Spotlight Current and Coming Pet Industry Trends at Global Pet Expo 2011
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - 03/10/11) - Societal mores have changed to such a degree that the large majority of pet owners now openly admit to considering their pets to be an intrinsic part of the family, but Packaged Facts Pet Market Analyst David Lummis believes the party is just getting started. The next "big boom," Lummis predicts, will be the appearance in product marketing of new research ... (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:15:00 -0800)

UPDATE: Pet Market Analyst David Lummis to Spotlight Current and Coming Pet Industry Trends at Global Pet Expo 2011
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Societal mores have changed to such a degree that the large majority of pet owners now openly admit to considering their pets to be an intrinsic part of the family, but Packaged Facts Pet Market Analyst David Lummis believes the party is just getting started. The next "big boom," Lummis predicts, will be the appearance in product marketing of new ... (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:31:03 -0800)

Local pet events
LOCAL PET EVENTS Seminar on pit bulls 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Humane Society. If you are a pit bull owner or if you are considering owning one, you should attend this seminar to learn how to be a responsible pit bull owner. Learn training techniques and a breed-specific legislation to protect you and your dog. The seminar is presented by Bully and Friends K9 Training. Contact the Humane Society at ... (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:36:39 -0800)

Get ready, get set -- get your pet some exercise
To continue the plea to get America’s pets fit from my previous article, I am recommending involving your pet as you head outdoors to continue your own human personal quest to be fit and to stay fit this spring. So, as we all anticipate the warmer weather of spring, why not include your pet? Besides, we are all adjusting our clocks this weekend and gain the benefit of longer daylight hours. So ... (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:06:00 -0800)

Global Pet Expo’s largest show opens Wednesday in Orlando
From the American Pet Products Association: The largest Global Pet Expo in the history of the American Pet Products Association will be in Orlando from Wednesday, March 16, through Friday, March 18. The expo, which is presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association, will feature 2,366 booths and 822 exhibiting companies at the Orange County [...] (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:41:34 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:16:53 -0800)

Pet Shop Boys find their ballet beat
Electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys talk about their latest venture into the world of ballet (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:38:01 -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 Mar 2011 03:04:59 -0800)

Pet adoption event tonight
Animal Care & Control will sponsor a pet adoption event and a pet food collection drive tonight at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte. (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:35:29 -0800)

Pet of the Week Remy
Meet our Pet of the Week Remy. He's an 8-year-old black and white labrador retriver mix who's up for adoption at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:32:19 -0800)

Is it Safe to Kiss Your Pet?
We’ve all done it, or at least know someone who has. Animal lovers who kiss their pets — mouth to mouth. “Kisses” from mans’ best friend or a feline companion may seem loving and irresistible, but is it safe? (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:51:19 -0800)

Pet shelter in Collinsville may close
COLLINSVILLE • A no-kill animal shelter here may soon close its doors because of decreased donations and increased costs, supporters said this week. (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:40:20 -0800)

Our pet ordeal
Over time along with the growth of the population in the UAE, the pet population has also grown, resulting in several pet clinics having mushroomed all over. When your dear pet is ailing, you want the best pet clinic with a caring attitude shown by the vet. (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:10:23 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:18:26 -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 Mar 2011 03:15:17 -0800)

Pet Vet: Liver Diseases
We all know that the liver is an important organ, but what does the liver do and what happens when pets have problems with it? (Sat, 12 Mar 2011 07:44:08 -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 Mar 2011 07:46:58 -0800)

Sainsburys pet insurance launches best ever offer
Sainsburys pet insurance has just launched its best ever offer with new customers now entitled to a third off their first years premium as well as double nectar points on all their purchases for 2 years.Sainsburys offers one the best value for money pet insurance in the UK. Customers can choose between 2 cover options. Option 1 will cover each condition up to 3,000 for a maximum of 12... (Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:28:19 -0800)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Sat, 12 Mar 2011 22:17:56 -0800)

Coming: In-home pet care, leadership training
ComingPet service at your bark and callName: Bow Wow ButlerWhere: Your homeContact: 630-364-2304 or Box 9037, Naperville, IL 60567On the Web: www.thebowwowbutler.comNaperville moms and pet owners Nancy Villarreal, Nina Vittori and Theresa Caracci have combined their talents to open an in-home pet care service. In December, Bow Wow Butler started doing business. “Our ... (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:35:14 -0800)

Pet Parade: Animal Hoarding beyond ‘cat ladies’
By AL SWANSON CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Earlier this month authorities found the mummified body of a woman in a clutter-filled St. Louis home. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 01:33:31 -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 Mar 2011 03:05:25 -0700)

Cheap pet clinic today in Aliso Viejo
Want to get your pet chipped for $15, or a rabies shot for $12 today? There are clinics today in Aliso Viejo and Long Beach, so check it out. Orange County's The Vaccination Station mobile pet clinic travels the region, offering cheap services on a... (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 04:37:26 -0700)

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 Mar 2011 11:21:09 -0700)

Miniature 'wearable' PET scanner ready for use
( DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory ) Scientists have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:29:16 -0700)

My kids are begging for a pet
After their father’s death I had too many responsibilities to handle pet ownership. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:11:22 -0700)

Miniature 'wearable' PET scanner: Simultaneous study of behavior and brain function in animals
Scientists have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:13:26 -0700)

Animal lovers set up pet trusts to ensure furry friends are provided for
It's hard not to enjoy the beautiful sunshine on the beaches of Bermuda, but for Caryn Rosenthal, frequent trips to the island had her thinking some dark thoughts. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:20:00 -0700)

At Clearwater's Pet-A-Palooza, devotion to rescue and adoption on display
By Drew Harwell, Times Staff Writer Sunday, March 13, 2011 CLEARWATER — Tony Hechler, who designs television systems for car headrests, spent Saturday night building a kissing booth for a pig. He cut the wood, lined it with red trim and hung pink curtains. Beside the window, he hung signs with scribbled letters reading, "$1 Kisses." On Sunday afternoon, he opened the booth. There sat Hamilton, a ... (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:22:03 -0700)

Pet owners enable dogs to get hitched
It’s not unheard of for a dog to take part in a wedding, maybe as a ring bearer. But lately dogs are the brides and grooms. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:12:06 -0700)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:16:58 -0700)

Prosecutors' 'pet' peeves
I'm not dreaming or drunk. This really happened. In 2003, Michael Garcia went mano a mano on the Lower East Side with 9-year-old Juan Torres' pet goldfish, Crystal. "You want to see something awesome?" Garcia said, before stomping the creature's head, instantly killing her. Or him. (Do fish... (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:32:29 -0700)

Monday Pet for Adoption - Gabby
Our pet for adoption Monday is Gabby, a 2-year-old Pomeranian/ Chihuahua mix with a long, red and white coat. (Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:48:44 -0700)

'Wearable' PET scanner may help study brain function in moving Animals
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Studying brain function and behaviour in fully awake, moving animals may soon be possible thanks to a new 'wearable,' portable PET scanner developed for rats. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:15:22 -0700)

Too Ezy for pet lovers
PET lovers hope to raise more than $15,000 to keep alive a severely injured dog that was hit by a cyclist. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 04:54:18 -0700)

Pet Dentistry: Trupanion Covers Complications with Tooth Eruption and Exfoliation
Issues with the normal development of teeth – known as tooth eruption and exfoliation – are not often covered by pet insurance companies. Trupanion is one of the few that does cover these issues. [PR.com] (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 05:05:36 -0700)

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, 14 Mar 2011 10:12:36 -0700)

New York City pet company sells human-edible dog food
Research claims dog owners tend to look like their pets and now, thanks to two New York City women, dog owners can eat the same meal as their canines. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:47:40 -0700)

Pet cat 'senses' owner's epilepsy
A Dorset family's pet cat is believed to have saved the life of its epileptic owner who stopped breathing. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:47:51 -0700)

New products, dog and cat performers at pet expo
The 2011 Chicagoland Family Pet Expo, this weekend at Arlington Park Racecourse, is a treasure trove of pet items, many recently introduced. On hand will be 300 exhibitors of products and services. Some of the items featured will be: cool collars and leashes, leashes with lights for night dog walking, jewelry and clothing for cats and dogs, pet beds, security-related items, pet food, treats and ... (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:52:01 -0700)

A Rat-Sized PET Scanner
Until now, it’s been difficult to scan the brain of an un-anesthetized rodent, but a new device can do just that. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:56:51 -0700)

Vetionx Casts Dr. Char as the Vetionx ‘Ask the Vet’ Video Pet Coach
Vetionx creates a dynamic Pet Coach presence for its 'Ask the Vet' web program. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:00:00 -0700)

Pet raccoon euthanized after attacking newborn
A Pike County, Illinois couple says their pet raccoon was like a member of their family. But the sheriff says that raccoon attacked their four-day-old granddaughter. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:48:44 -0700)

Local pet supply store receives national honors
TailsSpin Pet Supply store received the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Monday. It was a big honor for the small business because it's a national award. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:21:21 -0700)

Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company continued its loss momentum during the first quarter of 2011. Despite a 4.6% increase in the top-line, the company delivered a quarterly loss of $0.16 per share, which was broader than the Zacks Consensus Estimate loss of $0.10 and the prior-year quarter's loss of $0.04. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:00:00 -0700)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:17:01 -0700)

Pet raccoon attacks newborn
A senior House Democrat said Monday he will seek to eliminate the NFl's ... Scott Hairston hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the St. ... (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:33:44 -0700)

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 Mar 2011 02:45:54 -0700)

New products, dog and cat performers at pet expo
The 2011 Chicagoland Family Pet Expo, this weekend at Arlington Park Racecourse, is a treasure trove of pet items, many recently introduced. On hand will be 300 exhibitors of products and services. Some of the items featured will be: cool collars and leashes, leashes with lights for night dog walking, jewelry and clothing for cats and dogs, pet beds, security-related items, pet food, treats and ... (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:06:27 -0700)

Gadhafi's pet project, US of Africa, moves forward
As Libya's leader struggles to keep his grip on power, one of his pet projects appears to be moving ahead at the African Union, which took initial steps Tuesday toward creating his grand plan: the United States of Africa. (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:05:02 -0700)

Pet Dentistry: Trupanion Covers Complications with Tooth Eruption and Exfoliation
In a recent issue of DVM Newsmagazine, Dr. Jan Bellows discusses tooth eruption and exfoliation in dogs and cats. Trupanion, North Americas fastest growing pet health insurance provider, is one of very few pet insurance providers that cover veterinary treatment related to issues with this process.Tooth eruption and exfoliation are the terms given to the normal process of a pets baby teeth... (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:58:43 -0700)

Two pet dogs defy tsunami in Japan
ARAHAMA, Japan -- When the tsunami warnings sounded after the massive earthquake that struck Japan on Friday, Masaki Kikuchi sprinted upstairs to grab his sleeping 12-year-old daughter before racing away to escape the rushing waters. In the backyard tied to a small shed, Kikuchi left behind two dogs: Towa, a... (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:48:09 -0700)

Pet owners use micro chips to locate lost pets
Luggage and mail have tracking devices, but there are also ways to use technology to track missing pets. Micro-chipping is a painless and effective method to find pets (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:01:22 -0700)

SPCA urges pet owners to micro-chip
The SPCA is urging pet owners to have their animals micro-chipped in the aftermath of last month's Christchurch earthquake. (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:22:51 -0700)

Pet dog dies in Howell fire
HOWELL — A pet dog perished in a Villanova Drive home fire Tuesday, according to police. (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:30:15 -0700)

PET finds Holy Redeemer too tall an order in PIAA playoffs
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - David George is accustomed to guarding tall players. After all, he does stand 6-7 and go 185 pounds. (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:53:22 -0700)

Pet funeral industry undergoing major changes
LOS ANGELES — Her 14-year-old dog Mico had lung cancer, and Coleen A. Ellis knew she was taking her to the vet for the last time. (Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:02:27 -0700)

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