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Pet micro-potbellied pig, sent to farm over Pa. town’s no-livestock rule, returned to couple
FOLSOM, Pa. — A wayward pet pig whose residency was challenged by Pennsylvania township officials has been returned to his owners. (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:56:25 -0700)

Trupanion Helps Pet Owners Keep Their Pets Safe This Easter
Easter, which this year takes place on April 24, is a special holiday during which many families get together to celebrate. Trupanion, the nations fastest-growing pet insurance provider, reminds pet owners to make sure their pets have a safe and happy holiday as well.The following is Trupanions list of tips pet owners can keep in mind during this special holiday.Keep Track of Hidden EggsHard ... (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:43:29 -0700)

How Facebook saved a pet pig
Once upon a time there was a potbellied pig named Steve. Steve was a happy little pig who lived with his owners Brian Maguire and Bernadette Broadhurst in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania — until some police officers stole him away. Don't worry though! Steve found his way home eventually — thanks to Facebook. (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:25:02 -0700)

Pet Pantry puts pets' nutrition No. 1
EXETER — Besides a friendly greeting from store model and 10-year-old golden retriever, Cinnamon, The Pet Pantry has a mission, "to provide the best quality food for cats and dogs at best price." (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:09:53 -0700)

How this pet pig showed the law was an ass
A pet pig belonging to an outdoor clothing store owner is allowed to return to the Greater Manchester shop after the discovery of a legal loophole. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:29:46 -0700)

Coca-Cola shuts down US PET recycling joint venture
The joint-venture PET recycling plant that Coca-Cola opened with great fanfare two years ago in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has closed. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:55:32 -0700)

Pet Airways® Announces Expansion to St. Louis, MO.
Pet Airways, Inc. , the only airline designed specifically for the comfortable and safe transportation of pets, today announced plans to add St. Louis to its fast-growing network of destinations. Â (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:38:00 -0700)

Pet Airways landing in St. Louis
This airline has no human passengers; it's all about your pampered pet. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:29:02 -0700)

Phoenix Pet Expo - Tips for People and Pets
Phoenix, AZ - Pet lovers in the Phoenix area should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Phoenix Pet Expo, Saturday, May 7th, at University of Phoenix Stadium. This free indoor event attracts thousands of pet lovers looking to enjoy a day out with their furry, feathered or reptilian pals! Last year, more than 12,000 people - and their pets - spent the day at the expo. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:10:26 -0700)

Pet expo fills University of Phoenix Stadium May 7
Local pet lovers should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Phoenix Pet Expo May 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:00:07 -0700)

Iranian Lawmakers Propose Ban On Owning Pet Dogs
Like fashion, pet dogs have been dragged into Iran's cultural war with the West. For years, a ban on dogs has been unofficial, but now lawmakers want to criminalize owning a pet dog. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:23:56 -0700)

Pet airline adds St. Louis as destination
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A new airline is adding St. Louis as a destination, but this one is designed for those with four legs and a tail.    Pet Airways of Delray Beach, Fla., is the nation's only airline designed specifically for pets. Officials at Lambert Airport in St. Louis say the airline is adding St. Louis to its network of 14 destinations.    Flights to and from Lambert will begin this summer ... (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:43:53 -0700)

Pet-only airline will soon fly out of St. Louis
Florida company begins service this summer; Lambert welcomes the business. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:46:05 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Pet for adoption: Daisy is a bubbly, bright 7 1/2 pound pal with a constantly wagging tail. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:01:02 -0700)

Pet insurance surges as vet costs rise
Faced with the increasing price of medical care, more pet owners are now pulling out insurance cards when visiting the veterinary's office. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:38:30 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Rabbits
This time of year, some people are considering adding a rabbit to their family But rabbits need special care or they could be injured. Today we'll talk about common injuries to rabbits in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:10:44 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Ingrid
Pet: Meet Ingrid! This 2-year-old shorthaired calico cat weighs just seven pounds. Sweet and social, Ingrid enjoys being petted and playing with her toys. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:31:39 -0700)

Pet airline bringing pampered pets to St. Louis
In our Facebook Story of the Day for April 20, we talk about passengers with four legs and a tail. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:45:09 -0700)

Announcing April Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Dr. Westbrook Gives Cutting Edge Tips
Pet First Aid Awareness Month is a special month for Dr. Rebecca Westbrook, a doctor of veterinary medicine in Dallas Texas. Dr Westbrook shares her cutting edge natural pet care tips with the public. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:00:00 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:37:11 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:07:10 -0700)

Pet store memorializes mascot
Martin the giant tortoise meets untimely death (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:06:00 -0700)

Pet airline adds St. Louis as destination
Pet airline adds St. Louis as destination (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:44:26 -0700)

Pet fitness, nutrition event to be held at library
The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus will host a program on "Pet Fitness and Nutrition" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. This workshop will be held by two Bergen County’s pet care companies, Pet’s Best Friend and Trapper’s Way, who will team up to discuss pet fitness and a natural diet, in order to help improve pet health and happiness. (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:35:15 -0700)

Pet services put their paws together
Oxford’s Pampered Paws Pet Resort & Spa announced that it has merged with the DogSmith Training Center. The merger combines the DogSmith’s dog training services with Pampered Paws’ doggy daycare, grooming, luxury services and deluxe accommodations. read more (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:41:04 -0700)

Police: Pet's ashes stolen in home break-in
PET ASHES STOLEN: A burglar ransacked a Battle Creek home but apparently only stole a package of ashes from the homeowners dead pet. Battle Creek police said Wednesday the break-in was reported about 2:12 a.m. Sunday when the family returned from a day away. Police said someone broke into the house through a kitchen window, went through the house and then took the bag of ashes from the top of a ... (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 01:53:17 -0700)

Pet store memorializes mascot
Martin the giant tortoise meets untimely death (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 05:15:20 -0700)

United Pet Group recalls 1.2M aquarium heaters
United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.2 million aquarium heaters because of potential fire and laceration hazards. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:54:11 -0700)

Despite Sluggish Economy, Petplan Pet Insurance Triples in Size Since 2008
Pet health insurance, as an industry, has seen remarkable growth over the past decade. Â Despite the recent economic downturn, which has forced many businesses to drastically cut expenses, the positive momentum and continued evolution of this industry has been fueled by rising costs in veterinary care and a marked change in the way American families view their pets. Â Petplan, America's top ... (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:59:00 -0700)

Pet store cuts off temporary Easter bunny supply
MATHEW KLIE-CRIBB Today staff With Easter around the corner, rabbits are on people's minds, but a local pet store has put a one-week hold on all rabbit sales to protect the animals from owners who aren't likely to care of them.[...] (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:29:22 -0700)

Video: Pet pig returned to Pa. Couple
Officials in Ridley Township, Pa., returned a pet pot-bellied pig named Steve to owners Brian Maguire and Bernadette Broadhurst days after police took the animal to a farm. KYW-TVs Dave Huddleston reports on the zoning battle. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:24:55 -0700)

Pet store owner starts sled-dog rescue network
A Trail pet store owner’s passion to find good homes for displaced sled dogs has turned into a movement over night. Sarah Fulcher of Barks and Recreation Pet Services started up an online dedicated sled-dog rescue network to connect mushers and sled dog rescuers alike. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:28:33 -0700)

Dog Owner Believes Pet Sitter Killed Her Shih Tzu
A pet sitter in Murfreesboro is being accused of kicking and hitting a 12-pound Shitzu to the point it had to be put to sleep. The owner filed a police report and is hoping for animal cruelty charges. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:08:03 -0700)

Pet owners barking for $100,000 to build facility
LORAIN — Dog lovers hope to score a $100,000 prize to pay for a new dog park in Lorain. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:19:10 -0700)

Does your pet need car insurance?
Some auto insurers are providing motorists with a little more peace of mind when they're behind the wheel with Fido and Fluffy.  Special car insurance helps cover the cost of care if pets are injured in an auto accident. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:15:56 -0700)

Pet of the Week Tasha & Talia
Meet our Pets of the Week Tasha & Talia. They are 2-month-old female gray and white domestic short hair kittens. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:14:51 -0700)

Things to consider when looking into pet insurance
One glance down the pet-supplies aisle and it's clear -- we love our four-legged friends. That love is manifested in a staggering variety of gourmet treats, elaborate toys and cringe-inducing outfits. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:42:24 -0700)

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. Announces Generic Equivalents of Frontline Plus®
Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard⢠Plus and Pronyl OTC⢠Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:37:00 -0700)

United Pet aquarium heaters recalled
WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- United Pet Group of Cincinnati is recalling 1.2 million aquarium heaters that can overheat, potentially starting a fire, regulators said. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:31:55 -0700)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:15:05 -0700)

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. Announces Generic Equivalents of Frontline Plus®
OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. Now, however, consumers are able to ... (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:15:58 -0700)

Pet Tales: Helping sad rabbits feel hoppy again
Loretta became homeless nearly a year ago when her owner died. "Loretta was the most depressed rabbit I had ever seen" and had painful sores on her hind legs, said Mary Cvetan, co-founder of the Pittsburgh House Rabbit Club. Technically, Loretta still doesn't have an owner or a home of her own, but things are looking up, thanks to a network of bunny lovers. (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:42:43 -0700)

Pardee Plans Pet Project
The annual Project Playhouse fundraising event, sponsored by HomeAid Southern Nevada, is going to the dogs (and other beloved pets) as it announces its 2011 theme: Project Playhouse - Pet Edition. HomeAid Southern Nevada is a local nonprofit organization (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:11:12 -0700)

Pet Vet: Animal Obesity
16 Saturday Morning’s Pet Vet, Dr. David Visser, has some tips to help your pets with their growing waistline. (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:29:08 -0700)

Pet shelters reflect on lessons learned one year after Gulf oil spill
Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News BELLE CHASSE, La.-- In June of last year, as the Macondo Well spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico, another crisis began emerging in the affected coastal parishes. This time, the situation involved pet shelters, overwhelmed by animals left by people put out of work by the spill. "We did do double the intake," said Sue Sampey, with the Plaquemines Animal Welfare ... (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:02:47 -0700)

Pet Owners Can Reserve Low-Cost Spay, Neuter Services Online
Riverside pet owners can now reserve low-cost spay or neuter services online. (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:20:35 -0700)

Pet Adoption Network gives strays a home
Pet Adoption Network on Culver Road finds homes for kittens and cats. (Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:14:21 -0700)

Pet dogs in Britain to be microchipped
London, April 24 (IANS) The British government is planning to microchip all pet dogs in the country under a sweeping regulation that will enable it combat dangerous animals. (Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:07:17 -0700)

Pet Store Regulations Begin June 1
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Pet stores will have to be licensed by the state starting June 1. The new regulations are being put in place to protect pets and their owners. (Sun, 24 Apr 2011 14:23:06 -0700)

Pick a Pet Picnic planned for Saturday
The St. Johns County Pet Center and the Friends of the St. Johns County Pet Center will play host to the Pick a Pet Picnic event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Citizens are invited to come out and enjoy some food and meet the different dogs and cats up for adoption at the Pet Center. Hot dogs, potato chips, soda, baked beans and a dessert will be offered for $4 a person. Lunch is free if ... (Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:04:20 -0700)

PET allows Comelec to copy CF cards for recount, election protests
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) allowed the Commission on Elections to (Comelec) to copy the compact flash (CF) cards used in the May 10, 2010 national and local elections for purposes of producing ballot images in case a recount is necessary in election protest. (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:51:38 -0700)

PET grants Comelec authority to copy CF cards in May 2010 polls
MANILA — The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has given the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the authority to copy the compact flash (CF) cards used in the May 10, 2010 synchronized automated national and local elections in order to resolve protest cases. (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:16:49 -0700)

PET allows Comelec to copy CF cards in May 10 polls
MANILA -- The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has given the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the authority to copy the compact flash (CF) cards used in the May 10, 2010 synchronized automated national and local elections in order to resolve protest cases. The PET, composed of Supreme Court (SC) justices, handles the election protest filed by defeated Liberal Party Vice Presidential ... (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:24:35 -0700)

Pet's Best Friend - Time is of the essence when a pet goes missing
Funds for Furry Friends was faced with a nerve-wrecking situation when one of their dogs, out on trial in a potential adoptive home, went missing. This timid young dog had gotten away the first day he went out on trial, lost when an off-leash run was attempted in the country. (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 06:29:01 -0700)

PET grants Comelec authority to copy CF cards in May 2010 polls
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has given the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the authority to copy the compact flash (CF) cards used in the May 10, 2010 synchronized automated national and local elections in order to resolve protest cases. (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:42:59 -0700)

Prove your pet is the cutest
THE MOST popular pet in York, North and East Yorkshire could win its owner £100 of vouchers for BATA. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:38:28 -0700)

Pet Emporium to leave Copper Leaf Crossings for new Ann Arbor location
Pet Emporium is leaving Copper Leaf Crossings, a 23-acre complex for animal care located on Ann Arbor-Saline Road, manager Michelle Baber confirmed Monday. The store’s new site will be on Washtenaw Avenue in the Lamp Post Plaza anchored by Trader...... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 03:41:50 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys Announce Double Release
Astralwerks have set a May 17th release date for Pet Shop Boys' first-ever double live album (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:48:04 -0700)

Pet Health Insurance Experiences Record Growth as Employee Benefit in 2010
BREA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While 2010 saw politicians argue the merits of human health insurance, there was little debate among employers as to the value of pet health insurance. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, saw demand among employers at an all-time high in 2010. Last year the company added nearly 400 large ... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:32:05 -0700)

22nd Annual America's Family Pet Expo Facilitates the Adoption of 682 Animals From Southern California Shelters and ...
MONROVIA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 22nd annual America's Family Pet Expo, hosted by the World Pet Association (WPA), returned to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., April 15-17. The pet expo featured stage shows, educational experiences with more than 1,000 animals, shopping, pet experts and family-friendly entertainment. (Logo: http://photos ... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:33:01 -0700)

Pet-sitter franchise expanding, despite lawsuits
Fetch! Pet Care, a Berkeley, Calif.-based franchisor of services such as dog-walking and pet sitting, is planning to expand to 16 Manhattan locations from its lone Upper West Side outpost. The company's expansion will start in July. However, Fetch is already embroiled in several lawsuits. The 9-year-old business, which is run by founder Paul Mann, sells franchises for $15,000. All prospective ... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:27:35 -0700)

Pet stores strive to save abandoned companions
John Stottele, owner of five Metro Detroit Family Puppy pet stores, recognizes that people are hesitant to release their pets to animal shelters in fear their pets will be euthanized. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:19:13 -0700)

PET scans
No, a PET scan doesn’t scan your pets. It’s a variation of a CT scan that produces three dimensional colour images. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:41:21 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Olyver
Pet for adoption: Olyver is a “gentleman” with black and white tuxedo coat and “tail” for strutting the cat walk through your living room. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:00:30 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Travel Reservations Now Made Easy on Pet Hotels of America
Making one-stop arrangements to travel with a pet is easy on Pet Hotels of America. Finding a kennel, pet hotel or pet resort is also easy with search by city listings. (PRWeb April 27, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/4/prweb8262261.htm (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:21:00 -0700)

New Social Network for Pet Owners, PetNetWorld.com, Debuts April 27, 2011
PetNetWorld.com, a social network for pet owners, debuts late April 2011, allowing pet owners to share their pet information, photos, videos, create groups, and more worldwide. This is a free site designed for animal lovers to express themselves and their love for their furry friends and help pet rescue efforts. (PRWeb April 27, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ... (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:32:33 -0700)

Pet dogs can sense toxic compounds
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Pet dogs could serve as 'biosentinels' for monitoring human exposure to toxic compounds present in shared households. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:52:27 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Spending on pets
The last time you took your pet to the vet for a checkup did you also pick up special food, get a micro chip or make a teeth cleaning appointment? Today new figures that show animal lovers are taking more responsibility for their pet's health and putting their money where their heart is in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:13:53 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:58:30 -0700)

The Pet Corrector Searches for Americas Rowdiest Pet
Ever feel like youve got the baddest dog in town How about in the whole country Now is your chance to find out To celebrate the success of the Pet Corrector, The Company of Animals is unleashing a two-month search for the naughtiest pet with their Americas Naughtiest Pet Contest. Creators of the Pet Corrector, The Company of Animals is challenging every food-stealing, furniture-jumping,... (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:13:54 -0700)

Pet dog saves owner's life after 'smelling' she had breast cancer
Carol Witcher believes her eight-year-old boxer Floyd Henry 'smelled' the illness on his owner before pawing at her right breast. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:03:30 -0700)

Pet Dogs May Be Exposed to High Levels of Flame Retardants
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of chemical flame-retardants in the blood of pet dogs are five to 10 times higher than in humans, researchers have found. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:03:18 -0700)

Bring your pet to the Phoenix Pet Expo
Pet lovers in the Phoenix area should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Phoenix Pet Expo, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:45:07 -0700)

FETCH! Pet Care Announces 70 Percent off Online Merchandise
San Francisco - This week only, FETCH! Pet Care is offering 70 percent off their entire stock of online merchandise, from water bottles to women’s shirts, to pet food bowls. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:45:38 -0700)

Pet centre’s bid to build green-friendly home and cut bills
A PET refuge in Deeping St James is hoping to build a green-friendly home for animals in a bid to cut its soaring heating bills. Bosses of the Exotic Pet Refuge, in Station Road, have launched a campaign to raise funds for a huge overhaul of the centre. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 23:13:53 -0700)

What to know about pet insurance
What to know about pet insurance (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 04:41:13 -0700)

Dave Bolen Joins Pet Supplies “Plus” as President
Pet Supplies “Plus” announced today that Dave Bolen will join the company as President, effective May 2, 2011. PSP, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 05:00:00 -0700)

Pet Supplies ‘Plus,' backed by Irving Place, hires Petco's Bolen
(Bloomberg) -- Pet Supplies "Plus" USA Inc. , the third-largest pet specialty retailer, said it hired Petco Animal Supplies Inc. executive Dave Bolen as its president. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:41:12 -0700)

Pet Parade, Pet Adoption Event Will Be Held Saturday
Pet owners and their four-legged companions will have a chance to dress up and strut their stuff Saturday to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico. Shops in the plaza beside the... Read more » (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:39:11 -0700)

When your pet makes you sneeze
They're members of your family, but they give you a runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing fits. Here's what to do if you're allergic to your pet. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:23:30 -0700)

Pet Supplies Plus hires exec from Petco
Daniel Duggan - The New York-based private equity firm that acquired Farmington Hills-based Pet Supplies Plus USA Inc. last summer has installed a new president. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:56:12 -0700)

Pet owners should remain responsible during evacuation
Officials suggest that pet owners take responsibility for their pets during storm evacuation. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:22:35 -0700)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Central Garden & Pet Company , a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies ... (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:30:00 -0700)

Pet Day designed to unite pet lovers, organizations
Pets are a personal passion for Andrew B. Hoffman. Hoffman, a city funeral director, is sharing that enthusiasm Sunday with Pet Day, a first-time event he hopes to see become an annual tradition. "You don't have to buy from a puppy mill. You don't have to buy from a pet store," Hoffman said. "There ... (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:28:23 -0700)

Pet Dogs May Be Exposed to High Levels of Flame Retardants
Title: Pet Dogs May Be Exposed to High Levels of Flame Retardants Category: Health News Created: 4/27/2011 6:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 4/28/2011 (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 21:16:02 -0700)

Pet Shelter Close to Meeting Its Financial Goal
The Adopt-a-Rescue-Pet Sanctuary in Amargosa Valley is in jeopardy of closing next week. Thanks to a surge in donations from Facebook, however, the sanctuary is much closer to keeping its cages open. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:01:46 -0700)

Pet Services Association Announces Large Ticket Giveaways As a Thank You
The Association for Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE) is giving away over $6500 in gifts specifically designed to build and support a pet service business to their members and Facebook fans. Their month-long celebration, entitled “7 in Dog Years,” has gained the attention of multiple large businesses in the pet industry professionals on Facebook and other social media sites. (PRWeb April 29, 2011 ... (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:14:48 -0700)

Pet calendar, April 30-May 8
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:14:49 -0700)

Pet of the Week Lacy
Meet our Pet of the Week Lacy! Lacy is a 5-year-old Catahoula Leopard Hound mix. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:13:10 -0700)

Pet Services Association Announces Large Ticket Giveaways As a Thank You
The Association for Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE) is giving away over $6500 in gifts specifically designed to build and support a pet service business to their members and Facebook fans. Their month-long celebration, entitled “7 in Dog Years,” has gained the attention of multiple large businesses in the pet industry professionals on Facebook and other social media sites. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

Benefit of PET in patients with head and neck tumors cannot be assessed
( Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care ) The benefit and harm of positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with head and neck tumours, applied alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT), cannot currently be reliably assessed, as suitable studies are lacking. This is the result of a final report now published by IQWiG. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:45:10 -0700)

Benefit of PET in patients with head and neck tumors cannot be assessed, study suggests
The benefit and harm of positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with head and neck tumors, applied alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT), cannot currently be reliably assessed, as suitable studies are lacking. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 07:22:03 -0700)

Containing the Costs of Pet Care
Americans will spend $12.2 billion on veterinary care this year, but pet owners can control some costs without compromising care. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:38:58 -0700)

Pet insurance has been my saviour
Injury prone George has had five operations this year alone. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:10:31 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Pets and mood
Any pet parent will tell you that they love their pet and that their pets make them happy. But can pets actually have an effect on your personality and your perception of others? A new study says yes. Today we'll learn more in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:15:01 -0700)

Pet insurance has been my saviour
Injury prone George has had five operations this year alone. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:46:45 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys Announce Double Release
Astralwerks have set a May 17th release date for Pet Shop Boys' first-ever double live album (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 03:54:52 -0700)

Pet Vet: Storm Anxiety
As severe weather season arrives, some pets experience a fear of storms, and that often leaves their frustrated owners feeling helpless. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:29:08 -0700)

Pet Fair draws humans, dogs
The sound of barking heralded all visitors to a temporary pet paradise. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:43:15 -0700)

Allen County SPCA holds Pet Expo
The Allen County SPCA is hosting the Northern Indiana Pet Expo at the Coliseum. (Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:23:17 -0700)

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