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Pet owners prohibited from chaining up animals under new Palm Beach County law
Pet owners prohibited from chaining up animals under new Palm Beach County law (Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:40:40 -0700)

Pet Skunks? Florida Couple Has 15
Pet skunks - really? Apparently, there is a such thing, and one Florida couple has 15 of them! Okay, this poses a few questions: First of all - wouldn't they completely stink up the home? Second - why . . . (Fri, 01 Jul 2011 05:50:50 -0700)

Record Payment for Irish Pet Store Worker Who Got Brain Disease From Parrot
A pet store worker suffering from a rare brain disease she claims to have contracted from a parrot was granted a record settlement by Ireland's High Court, the Irish Times reported Friday (Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:39:01 -0700)

How to vacation with your pet
If you have made the decision to take your furry companion on vacation with you, don't fret. You are not alone; it has become more acceptable in today's society for your animal to tag along with you everywhere you want to go. (Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:06:41 -0700)

Pet therapy rejuvenates elderly
The visiting dogs give patients something to look forward to. (Fri, 01 Jul 2011 21:06:51 -0700)

The pet psychic who reads to animals
Pet psychic Beverly Crook suggests she can do a reading of my two cats and new puppy over the phone, but the discord between the three seems so wide I really can't see how it will work. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 02:17:14 -0700)

Pet store sales benefit dog park
Mesa’s dog parks will receive 10 percent of this weekend’s sales from a new pet store opening in the city. The Pet Club will donate the proceeds from its store at 2733 N. Power Road. The Pet Club is a (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 13:01:43 -0700)

Pet protection law coming in September
Protective orders that prevent an abuser from hurting, threatening or harassing a person will soon be extended to pets thanks to a Texas law taking effect this summer. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:32:23 -0700)

The pet psychic who reads to animals
Pet psychic Beverly Crook suggests she can do a reading of my two cats and new puppy over the phone, but the discord between the three seems so wide I really can’t see how it will work. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:58:34 -0700)

Sitters are a pet's best friend
Marilyn Schnapp’s clients greet her every day with big toothy grins, some of them jumping with unrestrained joy when they see her walk in the door. Others yowl excitedly and rub themselves against her legs. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 21:03:49 -0700)

Pet therapy brings joy to hospital's patients
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — It's Thursday morning at Tewksbury State Hospital , and patients are buzzing with excitement, already starting to line up. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 21:23:22 -0700)

Making 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. A judge cut the award to $2 million and awarded some of the money to her grandchildren, but the Maltese... (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 21:24:20 -0700)

Pet therapy brings joy to hospital's patients
It's Thursday morning at Tewksbury State Hospital, and patients are buzzing with excitement, already starting to line up. (Sat, 02 Jul 2011 22:09:59 -0700)

Pet of the week
Nori is our pet of the week. She is a shepherd/collie mix with short hair who loves everyone she meets, including children. Nori is house-trained, knows basic commands and rides well in the car. This athletic pup would be a good pet for an active household, or a home with a fenced-in backyard so she can run and play with her toys. (Sun, 03 Jul 2011 02:16:02 -0700)

Pet Parade: Animal-rights activists win some, lose some
Organizers of a dog-meat festival at a suburban South Korean market near Seoul canceled the weekend event because of pressure from protesters who oppose the slaughter of dogs. (Sun, 03 Jul 2011 03:00:45 -0700)

Pet therapy brings joy to Tewksbury hospital's patients
TEWKSBURY - It's Thursday morning at Tewksbury State Hospital, and patients are buzzing with excitement, already... (Sun, 03 Jul 2011 06:04:21 -0700)

Pet Talk: Fireworks, guests can make holiday miserable for pets
It’s the Fourth of July and it’s time to have cookouts in the backyard with friends and family, and enjoy lighting off some fireworks or going to see the town’s show in the evening. (Sun, 03 Jul 2011 21:09:12 -0700)

Pet estate planning easy with right tools
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. A judge cut the award to $2 million and awarded some of the money to her grandchildren, but the Maltese still lived a life of luxury until his death in December. The dog’s passing was just announced this month by the Helmsley trust. (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:09:12 -0700)

America’s #1 Network of Pet Lover Resource Sites Celebrates the 4th of July With a Brand New Look
USAPetCONNECT™ unveils the new design of its 50 US State Pet Lover Resource Websites connecting pet parents to local pet-related businesses and professionals.Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 04, 2011 Found at http://www.USAPetCONNECT.com, the online service gives pets and their humans a one-stop resource for everything pet-related. Unlike most national pet websites that ... (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:10:03 -0700)

Natural Pet Food Is a "Pawsitive" Alternative From PetSmart
MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Jul 4, 2011) - (Family Features) It seems everyone is going natural these days, from skin care products and locally grown produce to wholesome, additive-free packaged goods. Now, the "natural" craze is even going to the dogs. (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 02:16:54 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Offers Fourth of July Advice to Pet Owners
Pet insurance company Trupanion offers tips to help ease the stress that pets often feel during the Fourth of July. [PR.com] (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:05:06 -0700)

Help the family pet beat the heat
In these dog days of summer, a pet's best friend is his master or mistress. They are the ones to make sure the family pet has plenty of water and shade, critical components to keeping a dog safe from the blistering, 90-degree days, according to local animal experts. (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 09:22:31 -0700)

More Pet Owners Choosing Generic Drugs
As patents expire for branded pet drugs, more generics are finding their way into veterinarian's offices. (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:18:48 -0700)

Generics advancing on lucrative pet drug market
When Samantha Lowe's 12-year-old Labrador retriever needed anti-inflammatories to ease her arthritis, she found herself facing the same question humans face when it comes to prescriptions: Name-brand drug, or generic? (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:29:12 -0700)

A pet comes with responsibility
A letter from GOPAL ANNAMALAI, NIlai. (Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:03:10 -0700)

PET scan with [11C]erlotinib may provide noninvasive method to identify TKI-responsive lung tumors
( International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ) A non-invasive PET imaging technique may identify lung cancers that respond best to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), allowing doctors to better select patients for personalized therapy, according to research presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung ... (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 01:30:30 -0700)

PET imaging technique may identify TKI-responsive lung cancer
A non-invasive PET imaging technique may identify lung cancers that respond best to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), allowing doctors to better select patients for personalized therapy, according to research presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 02:27:50 -0700)

Consumer Reports: Six Ways to Save on Your Pet
Contact: Rachel Zuckerman, +1-914-378-2417, rzuckerman@consumer.org; or C. Matt Fields +1-914-378-2454, cfields@consumer.org (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 03:06:13 -0700)

Generics Advancing on Lucrative Pet Drug Market
As patents expire for branded pet drugs, more generics are finding their way into veterinarian's offices, where they offer the potential of big savings for owners of dogs, cats and other pets (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 06:15:59 -0700)

Pet Fair Asia 2011
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How pet owners can collar their costs
Money may be tight, but Fido's still top dog. Even during the toughest days of the recent economic downturn, only 16% of Americans said they cut back on spending for pets, according to a survey from Consumer Reports National Research Center. (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 07:05:43 -0700)

PET scan with [11C]erlotinib may provide noninvasive method to identify TKI-responsive lung tumors
A non-invasive PET imaging technique may identify lung cancers that respond best to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), allowing doctors to better select patients for personalized therapy, according to new research. (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 07:19:23 -0700)

Appeal after pet stolen in raid
A "devastated" dog owner whose pet was stolen in a burglary is appealing for its safe return. (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:49:05 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Offers Fourth of July Advice to Pet Owners
Today is Independence Day in the United States, a day many families celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with parades, barbecues, picnics, fireworks, and attending private or public events. Unfortunately, its also a day that many pet owners dread because all of those activities can be stressful and even harmful to pets. Trupanion, the nations fastest-growing pet insurance... (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:16:25 -0700)

Pet labrador wins weight loss award
A dog owner who lost more than five stone in a year has seen her beloved pet win an award for his slimming efforts. Related Stories Gorilla flotilla brightens Bristol Snack compulsion 'driven by fats' Hot dog glory for champion eater Skull solves 1879 murder riddle Rhesus monkeys show self-awareness (Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:20:04 -0700)

Laylaspetstore.com Launches On-line Pet Store Featuring Great Discounts, and a Unique “Spokesdog” Layla
About Laylaspetstore.com is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet industry.Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Michael Barbato and Nancyann announce the launch of Laylaspetstore.com the fun and friendly online super pet store.Layla, their 3-year-old Maltese dog is the “founder”, named as a tribute to the couple’s favorite song Layla by Eric ... (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 01:28:03 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Water intoxication
Pet parents of dogs who love water enjoy watching them play as much as they love to splash around, but some dogs also lap up a great deal of water as they play leading to potentially lethal water intoxication. Today we'll learn more about water intoxication in dogs in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:18:31 -0700)

NYC pet store bans drunken puppy-buying
A New York City pet store that's surrounded by bars has banned drunken puppy-buying. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:40:04 -0700)

Children's Books - Picture Books for Children Who Want Pets and Parents Who Don't
Four new picture books about the sometimes difficult realities of caring for a pet. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:42:20 -0700)

Pet owners reminded to protect furry friends from heat
Temperatures are soaring all over the Lone Star State, and both humans and their pets need to take cover. The Houston SPCA offers these helpful hints to help prepare your pet for the summer heat. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:18:13 -0700)

July pet events: Big pet expo, horse hoedown and a dog cruise
Dogs will be jumping, running and having all sorts of fun at Poochapalooza in Marysville. (Digital Memories Photography) (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:06:20 -0700)

Pet medicine for less
Consumer Reports finds there are plenty of ways to tame your pet costs and still get good care. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:48:05 -0700)

Downs pet owners urged to register
WESTERN Downs region pet owners are reminded to ensure their animal registrations are renewed before the July 31 due date. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:02:05 -0700)

1-800-PetMeds® Hosts “America’s Next Pet TV Star” Contest
Enter 1-800-PetMeds® “America’s Next Pet TV Star” contest, and your pet could be on the way to superstardom.Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 1-800-PetMeds® announces they are hosting the “America’s Next Pet TV Star” contest. Applicants can enter their pet’s cutest photo for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to the PetMeds® corporate headquarters in Pompano Beach, Fl for their pet ... (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:02:10 -0700)

Pet store heeds nature's call
New pet store in Melbourne caters to those concerned about natural foods. (Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:07:31 -0700)

Pet insurance: Rarely worth the price
We compared three brands of pet insurance (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0700)

Pet shop turns away drunks seeking pups
NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- A New York pet shop said it has instituted a policy of not allowing intoxicated customers to buy puppies. (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:35:43 -0700)

Casey Container Receives Binding Equity Funding For Its Biodegradable PET Plastics Production Facilities
Casey Container Signs agreement for $4 million to build facilitiesScottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 Casey Container Corp. (OTC:CSEY) (http://www.caseycontainer.com) has signed a binding $4 million equity Funding Agreement to build biodegradable PET plastics preforms and bottling production facilities. The $4 million will be funded in tranches over a twelve-month ... (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:22:42 -0700)

Highly Favored Creations, LLC Introduces Anti Mating Concept in Birth Control with Pet Chastity Belt
Highly Favored Creations, LLC Introduces PABS, Pet Anti-Breeding System, PABS is a revolutionary back-end harness that comfortably and easily attaches to any female dog, preventing unwanted or accidental breeding. No surgery required...Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 PABS founder, Dexter Blanch, and Highly Favored Creations, LLC is pleased to offer a solution to pet owners everywhere ... (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:25:32 -0700)

Super Savings: Exclusive Pet Products Deals
Pets can put a dent in your budget. Check out these exclusive deals for 'GMA' viewers to save while still pampering your pet. (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 07:45:25 -0700)

Pet Debt: How Animals Cost You
The real cost of a pet just begins at acquisition. In fact, Americans spend vast sums keeping their animals happy and healthy.  (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 08:11:35 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Monty
Pet for adoption: Monty is confident and can play hard, but is not rough. He is good with cats and has lived in a foster home with dogs. (Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:01:36 -0700)

Giant pet expo Friday-Sunday
Hundreds of adoptable pets are expected to be featured at America's Family Pet Expo in Puyallup this weekend. Shown here is a past expo in California. (Photo courtesy of America's Family Pet Expo) (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:35:10 -0700)

Pet Socialite Events Announces “Christmas in July” Pet Product Showcase
Preview the Latest Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers July 26 in New York CityNew York City, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Tis the season. Gifts are not just for Christmas. Treat your favorite pet and pet lover to the best of the best all year round. Pet Socialite Events is excited to present their 2nd annual “Christmas in July” pet product showcase, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at the ... (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 01:04:23 -0700)

Veteran Franchise Investors Place Stake in Leading Pet Care Franchise
Cybeck Capital Partners, LLC Adds Business Credibility to Incredible ConceptWALNUT CREEK, Calif. (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 The investor group, Cybeck Capital Partners, LLC, recently acquired a fifty percent equity stake in Fetch! Pet Care, a leading franchisor in the $52 billion pet industry. With 200 franchises at its peak, Fetch! Pet Care encountered super-charged growth at its infancy and ... (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:16:09 -0700)

Best Western Plus Inn at the Vines Located in Napa Announces They are Now Pet Friendly
The Best Western Plus Inn at the Vines announces they now offer pet-friendly rooms.Napa, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 09, 2011 The Best Western Plus Inn at the Vines in Napa, which successfully serves the needs of both business and leisure travelers, is now offering several pet-friendly rooms for those travelers who can’t bear to leave their four-legged companion behind.The hotel is located in a ... (Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:16:16 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Which pet is right for your family?
If your child is asking for a pet and you are about to give in, there are lots of things to consider before you bring home a pet. Today, Lisa Chelenza have some ideas to help you chose the best pet for your family in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 09 Jul 2011 02:08:42 -0700)

Pet Vet: Hot weather tips
Temperatures are on the rise and while you should take precautions to stay cool and hydrated, you also need to think about pets that can have trouble with soaring temperatures as well. (Sat, 09 Jul 2011 04:56:26 -0700)

Geneva Pet Carnival honors boy's mememory
The fourth annual Pet Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Petco, 1885 S. Randall Road, Geneva. (Sat, 09 Jul 2011 08:14:00 -0700)

Generics join lucrative pet drug market
PORTLAND, Maine -- When Samantha Lowe's 12-year-old Labrador retriever needed anti-inflammatories to ease her arthritis, she found herself facing the same question when it comes to prescriptions for humans: Name-brand drug, or generic? (Sat, 09 Jul 2011 21:12:01 -0700)

Pet Parade: S. Korea fights animal abuse
By AL SWANSON United Press International South Korea's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is doubling fines on people convicted of cruelty to animals. (Sun, 10 Jul 2011 03:00:45 -0700)

Pet peace of mind
The Pet Peace of Mind Program was launched in 2009 by The Banfield Charitable Trust with the primary purpose of helping hospice programs keep patients and pets together while the patient is receiving hospice care. (Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:03:37 -0700)

Pet owners favour human names for cats and dogs, research reveals
Families are more likely to call their cats Charlie than Tiddles, while dog names such as Rover and Spot are losing out to Max and Millie, according to research. (Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:18:31 -0700)

Natural Pet Foods May Not Always Be Best Choice
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Pet owners need to be aware that natural foods aren't always the best choice for their pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 02:17:17 -0700)

Pet debt: How animals cost you
Adding the spectrum of animal care costs into your budget will go a long way toward avoiding crushing pet debt. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:33:29 -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. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:42:24 -0700)

Pet Insurance Provider Trupanion Names Dr. Kerri Marshall Executive Vice President of Customer Experience
Dr. Marshall will be responsible for continuing to improve the interaction between Trupanion and their customers.Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Trupanion, the nation’s fastest-growing pet insurance provider, has announced the recent hire of Dr. Kerri Marshall, DVM as Executive Vice President of Customer Experience. Marshall brings over 25 years of veterinary healthcare experience to Trupanion ... (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:04:38 -0700)

Pet debt: How animals cost you
Adding the spectrum of animal care costs into your budget will go a long way toward avoiding crushing pet debt. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:18:14 -0700)

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. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:19:26 -0700)

Pet debt: How animals cost you
Adding the spectrum of animal care costs into your budget will go a long way toward avoiding crushing pet debt. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:23:41 -0700)

Puppy Love: Pet Owners Are Happier, Healthier
Pets are good sources of social and emotional support for everyone, not just people facing health challenges, new research suggests. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:56:01 -0700)

Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness
WEDNESDAY, Dec 8 (HealthDay News) -- A not-so surprising ingredient is now appearing in those treats your pet craves. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:12:57 -0700)

PET Scans May Help With Alzheimer's Diagnosis
A special type of positron emission tomography (PET) scan may help detect the amyloid protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, two new studies show. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:42:32 -0700)

Pet Owners: Pick-up or Pay-up
Pet owners will have to pay up if they don't pick up in the city of Stuart. (Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:33:48 -0700)

European PET collection rates rise but challenges remain
European PET container body Petcore and plastics recycling association EuPR said European post-sorting PET collection climbed to 1.45m tonnes in 2010, an increase of 6.5 per cent compared to 2009. (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 04:40:43 -0700)

Puppy Love: Pet Owners Are Happier, Healthier
Pets are good sources of social and emotional support for everyone, not just people facing health challenges, new research suggests (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:21:28 -0700)

Maricopa County Reduces Pet Adoption Fee Due to Influx of Strays
Whether you already own a pet or have been searching for the perfect companion for a while, now may be the perfect moment to pounce on adopting a new fuzzy addition to your family. (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:53:00 -0700)

With Food Contaminations Occurring More Frequently, Petplan Pet Insurance Urges Vigilance About What Goes into “Fido’s ...
Petplan Pet Insurance offers diet tips to protect them from foodborne illness and add up to three years on your pet’s lifePhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Food recalls have been increasingly grabbing headlines. While many may have become used to news about human foods contaminated with salmonella or other toxins, the 2007 pet food recall was the first major contamination that affected pets ... (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:52:07 -0700)

PET Scans May Help With Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Title: PET Scans May Help With Alzheimer's Diagnosis Category: Health News Created: 7/12/2011 11:01:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/12/2011 (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:21:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Lucy the Basset Hound
Pet: You'll love Lucy! This 2-year-old Basset Hound is one sweet girl. At 57 pounds, she is fully grown and loves to play. Lucy is a goofball and would be a perfect match for a mature and active family. (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:12:11 -0700)

Rise in temperatures correlate to rise in pet heatstroke
Pet Sitters International offers pet owners 5 tips for heatstroke survival.King, N.C. (PRWEB) July 13, 2011 As the temperature rises, so do Fido and Fluffy’s chances of experiencing heat-related problems. As the scorching days of summer descend upon us, Pet Sitters International (PSI) outlines what steps should be taken if a pet is suffering from heatstroke.According to the Animal First Aid ... (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:16:04 -0700)

Pet Burials At Sea Now Option For Grieving Owners
In January, Chronicle highlighted New England Burials At Sea as a green option for burials, but what about a memorable green option for pets? Now, the same company is offering to scatter the ashes of your beloved family pet into the ocean. (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:18:52 -0700)

Do You Need Pet Insurance?
We adopted an eight-year-old beagle, Tobey, two years ago and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. He's brought so much excitement and love into our lives. He also became one of the biggest ... (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:06:22 -0700)

With Food Contaminations Occurring More Frequently, Petplan Pet Insurance Urges Vigilance About What Goes into “Fido’s ...
Petplan Pet Insurance offers diet tips to protect them from foodborne illness and add up to three years on your pet’s life Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Food recalls have been increasingly grabbing headlines. While many may have become used to news about human foods contaminated with salmonella or other toxins, the 2007 pet food recall was the first major contamination that affected ... (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:20:20 -0700)

Pet shop inspection reports must be released
P.E.I.'s Department of Agriculture has been told it must release inspection reports and other information regarding a pet shop owner who went to jail on animal cruelty charges.q (Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:45:26 -0700)

Pet Ownership Improves Well-Being
Among the established perks of pet ownership are higher self-esteem, better fitness and lower reports of loneliness. (Thu, 14 Jul 2011 04:10:16 -0700)

The Irvington Pet Hospital Website Has Been Redesigned for Pet Owners
FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - 07/14/11) - The Irvington Pet Hospital website, http://irvingtonpethospital.com , has been remodeled to provide needed information for pet owners. It is designed to allow convenient access to information about pet health care and the services offered by the Fremont animal hospital . The website has a variety of interactive and educational ... (Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:00:00 -0700)

Pet microchipping clinic in Carlsbad
The county is urging pet owners to have their animals microchipped and vaccinated to prevent lost pets and the spread of disease. (Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:00:56 -0700)

Best Places to Adopt a Pet in the Sacramento Area
Trying to find a pet to fit your lifestyle can be a challenge. If you’ve ever found yourself asking if the dog in question is going to get along with your cat, or if that eye-catching feline will enjoy apartment life, we have some places you can turn to for help. (Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:03:45 -0700)

Pet Tales: Helping hands (and paws) at Pitt Bomb-sniffing dog leads pet food drive
The smart faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh made a brilliant decision when they picked Pitt Police Department Officer Riggs as honorary chair of their first pet food drive. Donations are exceeding expectations, helped, no doubt, by the cute publicity photos of Riggs. (Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:40:05 -0700)

Pet care “oldies but goodies”
From the Humane Society of the United States: The Humane Society has resurrected a 1980s video on pet care and shares some of its “oldies but goodies” tips: A good leash on life? Retractable = less control over your dog People like retractable leashes because they give dogs more freedom to explore their surroundings on a walk, but these [...] (Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:00:09 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Taking your pet in the car
Just about every dog wants to ride in the car with their head out the window and the wind in their face. But it is just not safe for you or your pet. Today, we'll talk about why it's best to have your pet securely restrained when you go for a ride in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:20:38 -0700)

A Pet food can of worms
SOME pet foods are being laced with high levels of a preservative that may cause cats and dogs to fall seriously ill, exclusive tests reveal. (Sat, 16 Jul 2011 07:00:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Paris
Here is the Pet of the Week for July 17. (Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:14:13 -0700)

No Unwanted Litters Launches Public Effort To Curtail Pet Overpopulation
The St. Louis PetLover Coalition publicly launched its No Unwanted Litters initiative today to raise awareness about the problem of pet overpopulation in St. Louis City and County, and to promote solutions through low-cost spaying and neutering for low-income pet owners.St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 The St. Louis PetLover Coalition publicly launched its No Unwanted Litters initiative today ... (Sun, 17 Jul 2011 00:07:55 -0700)

Pet licences, business permits next in City Hall cost-cutting line
Licensing and Standards Committee chair wants to curb the department’s long reach, saying ‘none of it is mandatory’ (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 03:10:02 -0700)

Profile: Pet Lover Cathy Bissell
Bissell, 52, is director of corporate affairs for Bissell Inc. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:56:39 -0700)

Pet shop with a twist
MANDY Christopher, owner of Little Beasties, describes the Ulverston business as a traditional pet shop with a twist. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:18:58 -0700)

States crack down on pet abuse to protect women
It wasn't until Melissa Reese's husband allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her that she says she decided it was time to leave her abusive relationship. She could take her belongings and kids, but her dogs were a different story. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 07:24:48 -0700)

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2011
BREA, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although "Bella" and "Max" may lead the pack as the most popular names for pets, thousands of others are donning monikers of a less conventional form. For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is celebrating the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across ... (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:11:33 -0700)

Pet Palooza Week shows how much people love their pets
DENVER - Pets are special friends and this week 9NEWS is spotlighting the people and businesses that help keep them happy and healthy. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:13:11 -0700)

P.L.A.Y. Auctions Celebrity Signature Pet Beds to Help Animals in Need
Over 100 Hollywood Celebrities Autograph P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds to Benefit the SF SPCA.San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 18, 2011 At the recent MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge, P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You) presented celebrities with their award-winning line of pet beds and in return asked for help raising money for animals in need. Over 100 stars from today’s biggest TV shows (including Glee ... (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:12:11 -0700)

Pet, business licencing cuts suggested
Eliminating pet licensing, streamlining business licensing and outsourcing animal care are among the latest round of suggestions on how the city can reduce expenditures as mandated by Mayor Rob Ford. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:31:50 -0700)

With Temperatures Rising Across the Country, Be Pet-Wise
North Shore Animal League America Recommends Summer Safety Tips For Dogs And Cats (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:07:06 -0700)

Pet-A-Palozza: an event made for pet lovers
WOODSTOCK— It is sure to be a pet lover's paradise. Unlike many of the other festivals taking place throughout the summer, owners will not catch any heat for bringing their animals to Pet-A-Palozza taking place in the Friendly City this Sunday.[...] (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:34:40 -0700)

Pet paramedic gets down to work
VOLUNTEER Wayne Jackson hits the road in Toowoomba's new RSPCA Pet Ambulance, designed to perform pet and wildlife rescues and transports. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:19:50 -0700)

Pet Meds For Less
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - How much would you pay for the health of your pet? It could cost you as much as $14,000 dollars over a pet's 15-year life span, according to the ASPCA. (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:07:07 -0700)

“Pet projects” design contest for cat owners
From a PRNewswire report on Purina Tidy Cats “Pet Projects” Design Challenge: Purina Tidy Cats cat litter, along with television host, design expert and cat owner Candice Olson, have lauched the Purina Tidy Cats “Pet Projects” Design Challenge, a national contest to find the most innovative “pet projects” cat owners have created — from creative cat [...] (Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:14:15 -0700)

P&G Pet Care Names New Four-Legged V.P. of Canine Communications – Pawl “Griffin”
More than 2,300 Votes Were Cast by Iams and Eukanuba Facebook Fans To Name New V.P. and Raise Money for America’s VetDogsMason, OH (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Procter & Gamble (P&G) Pet Care is proud to unveil the name of the new V.P. of Canine Communications – Pawl Griffin, or Griffin for short. Griffin’s name is a combination of Iams’ founder Paul Iams and the new VP’s breed, a Petit Basset Griffon ... (Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:46:08 -0700)

July pet events: More fun for cats and dogs
The pet events keep rolling in for July. Here are a few of the new items. Plus, a reminder that information about Saturday's Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival & Dog Walk, Sunday's Dog Day on Elliott Bay and other events can be found on the earlier July pet events post. (Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:07:42 -0700)

County pet voucher program to be reinstated
Hillsborough County has resumed its spay/neuter voucher program for pets whose owners are on income assistance. (Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:00:00 -0700)

Think Green Claims on Your Pet Food are All Bark and No Bite? Check Out Greenopia’s Updated Green Pet Food Guide
Today Greenopia updated its independent green ratings of approximately 30 popular pet food brands sold in the USA. The only brands receiving the coveted Greenopia Four-Green-Leaf Award were Karma of Natura Pet Products, The Honest Kitchen, Wenaewe, and Raw Advantage.Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) July 20, 2011 Today, Greenopia updated its independent green ratings of approximately 30 popular pet food ... (Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:02:23 -0700)

Pet of the week
Meet Ella! With her baby brown eyes and adorable smile, this 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever mix is quite the delight. (Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:04:01 -0700)

Benefit of PET in malignant melanoma is unclear
( Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care ) The relevance of positron emission tomography alone or in combination with computed tomography in patients with malignant melanoma cannot be currently assessed, as the studies presently available do not allow robust conclusions. This is the result of a current final report prepared by IQWiG. (Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:45:00 -0700)

Take extra care handling pet with broken bone
Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, WebMD pet expert, describes useful tips if your pet breaks a bone (Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:38:42 -0700)

Benefit Of PET In Malignant Melanoma Is Unclear
Robust studies are lacking / IQWiG calls for comparative studies of high methodological quality The relevance of positron emission tomography (PET) alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT) in patients with malignant melanoma cannot be currently assessed due to a lack of meaningful studies. This is the result of a final report published by the German Institute for Quality and ... (Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:09:38 -0700)

JCLA Designs Haute Couture For Grateful Pet Lovers
The California Gift Show unveils JCLA as a 'Fresh Find' this weekend. As seen in Runway Magazine,Cesar's Way,Pupstyle, Doggies & Stuff, BellaDOG, Chihuahua Connection, Snobby Doggy,PetFace, and LIFE+DOG. JCLA Rescue Me totes have been spotted on the shoulders of celebs like Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne,and Annalynne McCord. Hollywood's new 'haute tote' has domestic and international ... (Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:05:22 -0700)

Mangled English: Mispronunciation Pet Peeves
There's no shortage of words in the English language that go mispronounced on a daily basis, enough to make some people within ear-shot cringe. The difference between tomato and tom-ah-to, potato and po-tah-to and countless others are enough to invoke a near-visceral reaction, as we found out by polling readers on ABCNews.com. Here are our favorities from the more than 100 responses we received. (Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:55:19 -0700)

Pet frogs tied to Salmonella cases in 42 states
Bacteria carried by African dwarf frogs have sickened 241 people in 42 states, CDC says (Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:46:47 -0700)

Pet owners should take precautions to help furry friends in summer heat
TORONTO - Sizzling in the summer heat? There's a good chance your pet is, too. (Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:57:23 -0700)

Asheville pet rescue group also helps feed hungry animals
ASHEVILLE — Helping ailing people may also mean helping their pets, which are often the only regular companions shut-ins have. (Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:24:54 -0700)

Pet of the Week - Java
This week's Pet of the Week is great older dog named Java. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:38:03 -0700)

Pet of the Week Pebbles
Meet our Pet of the Week Pebbles. She's a 1-year-old Pit Bull/Beagle mix. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:10:41 -0700)

Asheville pet rescue group also helps feed hungry animals
ASHEVILLE — Helping ailing people may also mean helping their pets, which are often the only regular companions shut-ins have. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:55:14 -0700)

If pet is missing, call police
If your pet is missing in Lake Saint Louis, call the police department. Don't stick a "missing pet" flier on a utility pole or traffic sign. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:03:02 -0700)

Pet Owners Leaving Animals In Hot Cars
Dane County officials have responded to numerous calls of dogs being left in hot cars during this week's heat wave. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:30:38 -0700)

Pet havens
Retirement homes for pets are all the rage in pet-obsessed America. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:37:45 -0700)

Pet insurance is worthwhile
Improvements in pet health insurance have made it a more worthwhile investment than ever, as expensive surgeries, treatments and prescriptions for dogs and cats are becoming more common. With a growing number of policy providers, you have a much better chance of finding a policy that is right for you and your pet. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:07:56 -0700)

Pet Tales
"Pet Tales" is your chance to tell us, in your own words, how you met your pet. This week it's Palm Coast resident Shirley Gibbs' turn. (Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:40:59 -0700)

Pet Vet: Owning a pet
The Pet Vet, Dr. David Visser, sat down with us to discuss the details on figuring out which pet might be right for your family (Sat, 23 Jul 2011 06:00:18 -0700)

Pet owner alert over water algae
A warning is issued after algae that is potentially toxic to pets, returns to a country park reservoir in Northamptonshire. (Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:30:18 -0700)

August clinics for pet shots, spaying and neutering scheduled
A local animal-advocacy group and Volusia County continue offering cheaper ways for pet owners to vaccinate and spay or neuter their pets in coming weeks. (Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:08:52 -0700)

Pet Parade: Pets are good for you mentally and physically
By AL SWANSON United Press International Research by psychologists at Miami University and St. Louis University indicates pet ownership is good for the average person's health as well as happiness. (Sun, 24 Jul 2011 02:53:47 -0700)

Prospective pet owners flock to SAVE shelter in Princeton as willingness to adopting shelter animals increases
Erin Pettus wasn't in the market for a dog when she and her mom enlisted to volunteer at SAVE shelter in Princeton Township — until she met Crash. He was underweight, afraid of his own shadow, a bit anti-social, and a mixed breed to the point of being unidentifiable. (Sun, 24 Jul 2011 04:45:27 -0700)

Pet with a broken bone requires caution and extra care
Even for the most mild-mannered of cats and dogs, a car crash, fight or fall can be traumatizing and require extra care in handling. Here's some tips. (Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:04:42 -0700)

Thriving In A Down Economy: Pet Insurance
Some might say pet insurance is silly. Others might get angry over the fact pets have insurance while many people don't. Still, the number of people taking out polices for their cat or dog is growing. (Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:21:21 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for out pet of the week... This week, we have a black lab mix named Luke. Animal workers say he's about one year old... is very playful and full of energy. Luke loves to play, but needs some work on his manners (Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:23:18 -0700)

Pet cemetery business in Cato Ridge
SOME say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and that a dog is a man’s best friend. Nowadays you can have both — in the form of a doggy diamond. They call it a “life gem”, but it is actually a manufactured diamond created from the carbon matter or ashes of a dead pet. (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:50:12 -0700)

Pet of the week
Crosby is our pet of the week. He is an adorable young orange tabby who enjoys the company of other cats. He is super affectionate and will follow his owner around the house like a puppy. Although Crosby has been diagnosed with feline AIDS and has recently had an eye removed, he is overcoming his obstacles and maintains a sweet and loving disposition. (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 03:20:23 -0700)

Pet detectives helping reunite families
Missing Pet Partnership uses new approach to find animals Imagine if a member of your family had been missing for weeks. Dozens of people across King County are in that spot right now – trying to track down pets who have disappeared. But there’s a new way to find lost animals that could help bring your best friend home. (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 04:53:34 -0700)

Petplan Pet Insurance’s Unique Pet-Themed Office Attracts Top Talent
Innovative approach demonstrates Petplan’s commitment to pet health and attracts passionate employeesPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 The doorbell barks, excited canines scurry through the hall and a flurry of wagging tails greets visitors at Petplan’s corporate headquarters. The unbridled zeal shared by pets and pet parents spills over into corporate culture at the company’s office, just ... (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:32:09 -0700)

The Safety of Carpets Made from Recycled PET Plastic
Dear EarthTalk : I have a carpet made out of recycled PET bottles in my baby’s room and I started noticing a lot of the fibers on our clothes and even in my mouth! Is it dangerous for me or my baby to be in contact with and possibly ingest these fibers? -- Ashley Riccaboni, via e-mail   [More] (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:02:44 -0700)

Pet parade, contest in the works
COSHOCTON -- Four Paws Friends Association will sponsor a Pet Parade and Contest at the Coshocton Courtsquare on Aug. 20 in conjunction with Coshocton's bicentennial and the Coshocton Canal Festival. (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:17:04 -0700)

Petfinder’s top pet-friendly airlines
From Petfinder.com, the site’s annual report on the most pet-friendly airlines: This year, Petfinder.com expanded its review to include Canadian airlines in addition to the United States-based airlines researched in years past. Petfinder.com chose the airline that proved to be top-notch in six categories: most pet-friendly overall, best amenities for pets (and pet parents), best for transporting ... (Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:16:17 -0700)

Petplan Pet Insurance’s Unique Pet-Themed Office Attracts Top Talent
Innovative approach demonstrates Petplan’s commitment to pet health and attracts passionate employees Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 The doorbell barks, excited canines scurry through the hall and a flurry of wagging tails greets visitors at Petplan’s corporate headquarters. The unbridled zeal shared by pets and pet parents spills over into corporate culture at the company’s office, just ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:18:50 -0700)

Dynamic Accents' Pet Furniture Available in US and Now in Canada at Wholesale Furniture Brokers
Wholesale Furniture Brokers has partnered with Dynamic Accents to offer a new line of pet furniture on their US and Canadian sites. The brand new category includes gates, bed frames, feeders, crates, and toy boxes designed for pets. The entire collection of 30 items has been added to the US site GoWFB.com. 7 best sellers are now being warehoused in Canada and are available to order on the ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:25:52 -0700)

Pet health care a perk
The Liberty Hotel is a pet-friendly place. Staff members bring in their dogs; guests check in with birds, ferrets, even a monkey that stayed for six months during a movie shoot. So when the Boston hotel started offering pet insurance as part of its employee benefits package two years ago, workers saw it as a natural extension of the health ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:38:28 -0700)

Pet health care a perk
The Liberty Hotel is a pet-friendly place. Staff members bring in their dogs; guests check in with birds, ferrets, even a monkey that stayed for six months during a movie shoot. So when the Boston hotel started offering pet insurance as part of its employee benefits package two years ago, workers saw it as a natural extension of the health ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 03:50:27 -0700)

Troutdale Veterinary Clinic Announces New Website to Better Serve Pet Owners
TROUTDALE, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center has announced the launch of its new website, http://pawsandclawsvet.com . The website was redesigned to make it easier for pet owners to find veterinary wellness information. The Troutdale veterinary clinic provides care for dog, cats, birds, pocket pets and exotic pets in the Troutdale and ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 04:11:13 -0700)

Pet health care a perk
The Liberty Hotel is a pet-friendly place. Staff members bring in their dogs; guests check in with birds, ferrets, even a monkey that stayed for six months during a movie shoot. So when the Boston hotel started offering pet insurance as part of its employee benefits package two years ago, workers saw it as a natural extension of the health ... (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 04:43:01 -0700)

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