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Pet Pointers: Large breed dogs and their health
If you have always wanted a large breed dog listen up. Today we'll talk about caring for a gentle giant and give you some food for thought about having a big dog in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 25 Jun 2011 02:21:07 -0700)

Pet licensing controversy at City Hall 0
When Luan Egan lived in east Toronto, her neighbours often brought lost or stray dogs to her doorstep. (Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:27:42 -0700)

Pet grooming growing trend
Pampered pets may be the new trend in the Clovis and Portales area. According to local sources associated with professional pet care, employees and pet owners alike are passionate and devoted to their animals. According to Barbara Craig, owner of... (Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:55:25 -0700)

Pet Shot, Killed By Burglar
A Topeka pet was shot and killed while protecting its owners home from a burglar. (Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:39:07 -0700)

Pet Benefit Rummage Sale Results
Rhinelander - The Pet Haven Sanctuary rummage sale wrapped up in Rhinelander today as the group raised money to support it's goal of building a home for animals. (Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:19:16 -0700)

Pet walk keeps tails wagging — PHOTO GALLERY
Furry, four-legged family members were the focus of the festivities Saturday at Gillies Lake.[...] (Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:52:19 -0700)

Books, Web make pet estate planning easy
You don't have to be Leona Helmsley to want the best for your pet after you die. She'd left her dog Trouble $12 million when she passed away in 2007. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:11:26 -0700)

Pet party raises funds to help homeless animals
Pet fortune-teller Kirstan O'Brien saw many good things to come for one-year-old Boston terrier Vinny. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:02:36 -0700)

Puppy Shrinks, Kitty Therapy: Inside the World of Pet Psychologists
Unruly -- and unhappy -- dogs and cats can be a real nightmare for their human masters. One option? Therapy. Specialized dog and cat psychologists can work wonders with perturbed pets, but only when their owners are willing to open up as well (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:30:00 -0700)

Pet Psychologists: Therapy for Misbehaving Cats and Dogs
Unruly -- and unhappy -- dogs and cats can be a real nightmare for their human masters. One option? Therapy. Specialized dog and cat psychologists can work wonders with perturbed pets, but only when their owners are willing to open up as well (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:55:06 -0700)

Puppy Shrinks, Kitty Therapy: Inside the World of Pet Psychologists
Unruly -- and unhappy -- dogs and cats can be a real nightmare for their human masters. One option? Therapy. Specialized dog and cat psychologists can work wonders with perturbed pets, but only when their owners are willing to open up as well (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:57:16 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Informs Dog Owners of a Rare Case of Salmon Poisoning
A suspected case of salmon poisoning in a dog insured by pet insurance provider Trupanion is a rare but serious condition that can affect any dog owner. [PR.com] (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:05:05 -0700)

Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. Announces New Franchisee In Leamington, Ontario
Ruffin's Pet Centre Inc. is pleased to announce that Roger Elliott has purchased the Ruffin’s Pet Centre at 275 Erie St, Leamington, Ontario.Dunnville, Ontario (PRWEB) June 26, 2011 Mark Reynolds, President of Ruffin’s Pet Centre is very pleased to have Roger Elliott as the latest member of the Ruffin’s chain. “We are very lucky to have Roger join us as a franchisee, his dedication to superior ... (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:30:11 -0700)

When you have to give your pet away
It's been three years, but Ebony Stith still cringes when her daughter Erin asks about their beloved shih tzu. Every time the question arises, Stith patiently explains that Cookie has moved on to a better place -- far, far away. A place called Flint, Michigan. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 08:25:09 -0700)

Pet pig wonÕt be able to stay
The Watertown City Council told a Watertown woman last week that her pet pig has to go, and Lori West says she might end up going right along with it. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:20:04 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Informs Dog Owners of a Rare Case of Salmon Poisoning
Trupanion, the nations fastest-growing pet insurance provider, recently received a claim from a policyholder for suspected salmon poisoning. While this condition is rare, it can be fatal, so it is important for pet owners to be aware of the danger so they can avoid it in their own pets.Salmon and some other fish can be infected with a parasite that while typically harmless to pets, can be ... (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:13:14 -0700)

Pet Psychologists: Therapy for Misbehaving Cats and Dogs
This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site thattranslates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The articlebelow was originally published in Le Figaro. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:27:44 -0700)

Pet calendar: Animal communication class scheduled
June 29Animal communication class: 6:30-9 p.m. June 29 at Challenge Fitness Courtside Lounge, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. For ages 16 years and older. Participants learn the art of receiving telepathic communication from their pets. Participants should bring a picture of their pet. Fee is $30 for Lockport residents or $35 for nonresidents. Visit www.lockportpark.org[[[SHIFTIN ... (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:09:16 -0700)

DNA tests provide the poop on bad dog owners
A New Hampshire apartment complex is mandating that residents submit pet DNA samples. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:15:59 -0700)

Pet Talk: Oregon Humane Society volunteers help animals displaced by deadly tornado
Nine volunteers joined hundreds of others in Joplin, Mo., to work 12-hour days in sweltering heat. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:16:21 -0700)

Pet store coming to beachside plaza
Beachside residents here will soon have a large pet store closer to home. Pet Supermarket has signed a lease to fill 8,100 square feet of space between the Publix grocery store and Bellair Lanes bowling center at Bellair Plaza, a 50-year-old shopping center at 2585 N. Atlantic Ave. (Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:25:55 -0700)

Summit County: Pet owner responsibilities
As we roll into our summer season and the county begins to pack with visitors and seasonal residents alike, Summit County Animal Control reminds you of some very important pet owner responsibilities. (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:06:53 -0700)

John Paul Pet Launch of Awapoochi Line to Benefit Best Friends Mission to End Pet Homelessness
During July national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society® has exclusive pre-launch rights to sell John Paul Pet’s Awapoochi shampoo.Kanab, UT (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 It’s summertime—that adventurous time of year when dogs and their people are hitting the trail. ... (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:46:09 -0700)

Top 10 Most Expensive Pet Health Conditions
BREA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Few pet owners imagine they will ever have to spend more than $1,000 for treatment of a single pet health incident or condition. Unfortunately, data from Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that $1,000 veterinary bills may be more common than expected. In 2010, VPI policyholders ... (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 07:09:52 -0700)

Pet Pin-Up Photo Calendar Contest entries due by June 30
Is your pet a “pin-up”? Would you like to see your pet in print? The Animal Refuge Center is excited to announce the official launch of its 2011 Pet Pin-Up Photo Calendar Contest! (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:49:28 -0700)

Pet pig wonÕt be able to stay
The Watertown City Council told a Watertown woman last week that her pet pig has to go, and Lori West says she might end up going right along with it. (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:35:04 -0700)

San Francisco weighs pet sale ban
The US city of San Francisco weighs a proposal to ban the sale of pets within its borders in a move described as an effort to protect animals. (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:42:40 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Selecting the right breeder
There are more than 160 AKC recognized breeds. When choosing a purebred pet, it's important to know as much as possible about them. YNN's Lisa Chelenza shares more. (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:12:22 -0700)

Pet owners urged to put waste to work in a composter
— Instead of letting it sit on the lawn — and maybe end up on the bottom of a shoe — why not put pet waste to work? (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:23:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Doreen the Tabby
Meet Doreen! At just under 2 pounds, this 2-month-old tan and chocolate tabby is a quiet little kitten who loves a gentle touch and lots of play time. (Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:44:12 -0700)

Pet owners seek compromise on bridge project
Center City pet owners who were angered by the city's plans to relocate the popular dog run at Schuylkill River Park during construction of a pedestrian bridge agreed Tuesday to hold off on their demand for a court injunction while they negotiate a temporary solution with the city, according to their attorney, Damon K. Roberts. (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:36:25 -0700)

Pet Sitters International offers pet owners 8 tips to prepare for a disaster
Best protection is to evacuate pets if possibleKING, NC (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 In the event of a disaster, pet owners must have plans in place to protect both themselves and their pets. If a disaster forces you to evacuate, the best thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well.Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and can take many different forms, from barn fires to ... (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:27:26 -0700)

Bang Bang Boom! Petplan Pet Insurance Offers Tips for a Pet-Safe Independence Day
Petplan Pet Insurance encourages pet parents to protect their four-legged companions from risks associated with the quintessential summer holidayPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Independence Day – the summer holiday – is nearly here and with it comes many barbecues, parades and of course, fireworks displays. Fireworks and cookouts are traditions woven into the fabric of Fourth of July ... (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:12:17 -0700)

P&G Pet Care's Four-Legged V.P. Of Canine Communications, Euka, Will Retire After 56 Dog Years of Loyal Service
Iams and Eukanuba Call on Facebook Fans to Help Name Her Successor and Raise Money for America’s VetDogsMason, OH (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Procter & Gamble (P&G) Pet Care announced today that Euka, its V.P. of Canine Communications since 2003, will retire next spring after a good, long run of dedicated service. The 9-years-young Labrador, along with other members of her leadership team, conducted ... (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:56:09 -0700)

Economic Recovery Results In Increase In Pet Adoptions And Purchases; These Trends Are Good Signs For Pet Retailers ...
67 WALL STREET, New York - June 29, 2011 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Pets & Vets Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This report contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via ... (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:34:00 -0700)

Pet passport rules to be relaxed
The rules on pet passports are to be relaxed, allowing hundreds of thousands of pet owners to travel abroad with their animals for the first time. (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:08:56 -0700)

Pet food importer faces smuggling case
The Bureau of Customs filed smuggling charges against the owner of a company that allegedly grossly undervalued its P474.5-million pet food importations by 80% in the last 15 months. (Thu, 30 Jun 2011 03:18:05 -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. (Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:22:58 -0700)

Pet of the week: Cupid
pet for adoption:Cupid is calm and friendly and likes to be carried around. He will “hug” you by putting his front legs around your neck. (Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:01:35 -0700)

Pet pig controversy resurfaces in St. Charles
Local ordinances vary on whether pet pigs are allowed. (Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:20:03 -0700)

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