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National Cleaning Company COIT Launches Pet Services Program
COIT (http://www.COIT.com), a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has launched a “Pet Services Program” designed to help homeowners with pets maintain clean, healthy homes.San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 COIT (http://www.COIT.com), a leading supplier of specialty ... (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 01:02:17 -0700)

The app guide: Pet apps you’ll love
If your family includes a member with four legs, you'll be glad to know your smartphone or tablet can help with that part of your life too. Here are some truly useful apps that can download and help keep your animal happy and healthy. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:18:48 -0700)

Earnings Preview: Central Garden
Central Garden & Pet Company is slated to report its third-quarter 2011 financial results on August 3, 2011. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:00:02 -0700)

Pet owner "lives" in her car on lost dog vigil
Jen Clark is clearly a dog’s best friend.First she adopted a timid 1-year-old black lab/greyhound pup who had been rescued from an abusive environment. When Millie, frightened by a visitor, bolted through an unlatched door of Clark’s North Park home in early May, Clark put her life on hold to search for her pet. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:01:48 -0700)

California Enacts Ban on Roadside Pet Sales
California Enacts Ban on Roadside Pet Sales (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:28:59 -0700)

Michigan Pet Food, Ground Turkey Tainted with Salmonella
Michigan pet owners are being advised that salmonella has been detected in some Nestle Purina One cat food products. Coupled with that, 77 people in 26 states have become ill from eating ground turkey tainted with salmonella Heidelberg or salmonellosis. The producer responsible for the salmonella-tainted ground turkey has not yet been identified, nor has the list of affected states been released ... (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:36:00 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Service animals
We all have seen service animals out in the world assisting people, but now there are new rules regarding these helpful animals. Lisa Chelenza has the details in this edition of "Pet Pointers." (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 11:59:58 -0700)

petMD.com is Now the #1 Destination for Pet Health Information
petMD.com, the leading online resource for pet health information, has experienced a 100% increase in traffic in the last 90 days, growing from 385,000 unique visitors in April to more than 769,000 unique visitors in July . (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:19:00 -0700)

Roadside Pet Stores, Alligator Week, and Pocket Tweets
Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorites.Related: Carp, Scientific Picnics, and Italian Sense (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:43:02 -0700)

petMD.com is Now the #1 Destination for Pet Health Information
MIAMI, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- petMD.com , the leading online resource for pet health information, has experienced a 100% increase in traffic in the last 90 days, growing from 385,000 unique visitors in April to more than 769,000 unique visitors in July (1). Monthly page views have also increased 240% from just over 1 million to more than 3.6 million in the same time period (2). The ... (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:07:03 -0700)

Are pet owners healthier and happier? Maybe not…
For many people, Fido and Fluffy are more than just pets, they're true and equal members of the family. And it's not hard to see why. Our pets greet us at the door after a long day of work, settle in our laps while we're watching TV, or 'sing' along when we hum a tune. They provide companionship and even a sense of comfort. Yet according to new research there simply isn't strong evidence for the ... (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:16:05 -0700)

Give A Dog a Bone; "Feeding Pets of the Homeless" Leads National Pet Food Drive
Homelessness is on the rise and between 10-25% of homeless have pets in need of food. There are over 290 collection sites across America. Donations of pet food and supplies are received at member collection sites and distributed to food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters which then give the pet food and supplies to their clients.Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 The week of ... (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:12:03 -0700)

Dr. Harvey's Launches Video Series "The Importance of Using All-Natural Pet Products"
Dr. Harvey's, a leader in the manufacturing of all-natural pet food, has launched a series of new videos on pet health. These videos are highlighted on Dr. Harvey's website and on YouTube. The videos will help pet owners understand how vitally important it is to feed an all-natural diet and use only chemical-free pet products.Keansburg, NJ (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 What is the best diet for my dog ... (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:15:52 -0700)

Momentum Builds Toward $25 Million Prize to Curb Pet Overpopulation
Research Under Way for Michelson Prize & Grants Program Aimed at Creating Non-Surgical Sterilant for Cats and DogsLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 Across the world, research is under way at more than a dozen institutions to use cutting-edge science in the development of a non-surgical sterilant for dogs and cats – an innovative experiment in solving the problem of pet overpopulation and ... (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:02:28 -0700)

All-Star Student Entrepreneurs: Profiting From Pet Potties
Tilden Smith, 20Junior, Chapman UniversityInternational Pet Solutions It takes guts to launch a product at a Las Vegas trade show at any age. Tilden Smith did it at 19.When Smith’s high school pal Dylan Balsz called in the fall of 2009 with his idea to start a business selling indoor outhouses for pets, Smith was enthusiastic. Balsz, a graphic designer, had dreamt up a smart design that involved ... (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:40:58 -0700)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Suki! A 3-year-old Boxer mix, Suki is a shade under 50 pounds and loves to go, go, go. She would do best with an active family that can keep up with her. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:14:24 -0700)

Pet owners barking up wrong tree
A US study has questioned whether pet owners really are much healthier than those people without pets. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:39:40 -0700)

Pet owners barking up wrong tree
A US study has questioned whether pet owners really are much healthier than those people without pets. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:55:06 -0700)

New Illinois Law Helps Pet Owners Find Their Lost Pets
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law today that will further help pet owners who have lost their pets see their animals return home. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:20:00 -0700)

Study questions benefit of pet ownership
PET owners have long been encouraged to think that they are happier, healthier and live longer than people without pets, but a new US study claims they might be barking up the wrong tree. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:53:51 -0700)

Study questions pet owners' happiness
Pet owners have long been encouraged to think that they are happier, healthier and live longer than people without pets, but a US study claims they might be barking up the wrong tree. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:36:48 -0700)

Pet owners barking up wrong tree
A US study has questioned whether pet owners really are much healthier than those people without pets. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:02:30 -0700)

Pet Funeral Services Growing in Sacramento Valley
Anyone who has ever had to say good-bye to a family pet knows the process can be tough. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:52:39 -0700)

Pet Airways Becomes The PAWS Pet Company, Significantly Broadening Its Markets Into Innovative Pet Services
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. ( OTCQB : PAWS ) ( PINKSHEETS : PAWS ) or "the Company," the innovative pet services company, announced today its new name, corporate identity, and headquarters. Pet Airways, Inc. continues as a wholly owned subsidiary, operating all flight operations of The PAWS Pet Company. The PAWS Pet Company has moved its corporate ... (Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:03:01 -0700)

A Chinese city's heartless plan to ban pet dogs
The city of Jiangmen had devised a brutal scheme to curb rabies and dog attacks — but anguished pet-owners prevailed at the last minute (Thu, 04 Aug 2011 07:26:00 -0700)

Pet Owners May Not Live Happier, Healthier Lives
A new U.S. study claims pet owners may not actually live happier, healthier and longer than those who have no pets. Howard Herzog, a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, says past studies trying to prove that owning a pet leads to a healthier life have conflicting results. "While pets are undoubtedly good for some people, there is presently insufficient evidence to support the ... (Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:13:45 -0700)

Fighting Pet Cancer Together: Oncura Partners and Veterinarians across the U.S. Focus on this Dreaded Disease
Oncura Partners is proud to announce their updated Online Cancer Management System (OCMS). Oncura Partners provides the veterinary industry with a complete program for pet medical Oncology Solutions through their website: http://www.oncurapartners.com . Oncura Partners now has available all options to acquire, manage and administer chemotherapy safely and efficiently ... (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:14:14 -0700)

Pet insurance: Relax, Fido
Maybe health coverage for pets isn't the indulgence that it might seem. (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 04:15:26 -0700)

InventHelp Client Patents “Electric Pet Brush” - Invention Could Provide More Efficient Solution for Pet Grooming
Pittsburgh-based InventHelp® attempts to submit clients’ inventions to companies for review.Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 InventHelp®, America’s largest inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Colorado, has designed an automatic brush that could enable a user to groom his or her pet easily and quickly with one hand. This invention is patented. The ... (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 04:22:18 -0700)

Pet of the Week Zorra
Meet our Pet of the Week Zorra. She's a spayed female, black and white Border Collie and Labrador Retriever. (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 05:08:41 -0700)

Keeping your pet during the golden years
When my great aunt became bedridden in her late 80s, every now and then I would visit the home she shared with relatives, accompanied by my dog, Lulu. (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 05:37:03 -0700)

Pet Points: Protect all pets from parasites
Batman is in Pittsburgh filming his latest movie antics. However, he has not been the only one here protecting the public. A dynamic duo of parasitologists were in town to discuss the work of the Companion Animal Parasite Council. (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:14:04 -0700)

Pet of the week
Pet of the Week Meet Cork Dog (Corky for short). He loves to ride on the 4-wheeler and is sitting in his riding basket. If the 4-wheeler is moving, he thinks he is supposed to be riding as well. Corky is a pound rescue, probably Chihuahua and Rat Terrier, and is the pet of Wendy Hooten of Greenville.     (Sat, 06 Aug 2011 04:59:36 -0700)

Government network may make it easier to track pet food recalls
Something good has come out of the dreadful 2007 melamine pet food recall: The Pet Event Tracking Network was launched this week to allow the Food and Drug Administration and federal and state agencies to share information in real time about pet food-related incidents such as food-borne illnesses and defective pet products. (Sat, 06 Aug 2011 07:04:09 -0700)

Pet news and upcoming events
Send us your pet stories and photos; Local dog trainer selected for academy; Padres set record at 'dog days of summer' (Sat, 06 Aug 2011 21:11:01 -0700)

Local pet shops incur repeated health violations
State inspection records for the 16 licensed pet dealers in the Lower Hudson Valley show that five dealers repeatedly incurred "critical"-level violations between Jan. 1, 2009, and July 1, 2011. Two local pet dealers were even arrested this year and accused of animal cruelty while their businesses continued operating. (Sat, 06 Aug 2011 23:38:11 -0700)

CARE to offer monthly pet food bank
Otter, a 3-month-old puppy, poses with the stash of pet food. It's the first supply for the new CARE Pet Food Bank. Free pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need once a month from locations in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The first distribution is on Sept. 10. (Sun, 07 Aug 2011 01:32:12 -0700)

CARE to offer monthly pet food bank
Otter, a 3-month-old puppy, poses with the stash of pet food. It's the first supply for the new CARE Pet Food Bank. Free pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need once a month from locations in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The first distribution is on Sept. 10. (Sun, 07 Aug 2011 12:16:51 -0700)

CARE to offer monthly pet food bank
Otter, a 3-month-old puppy, poses with the stash of pet food. It's the first supply for the new CARE Pet Food Bank. Free pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need once a month from locations in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The first distribution is on Sept. 10. (Sun, 07 Aug 2011 18:46:41 -0700)

Pet day care answers many owners’ concerns
Recent Dog Days of summer – with intense high heat and humidity – turn pet owners to increased concerns about their animal friends’ safety. One option is Doggie Day Care, where playtime intersects with shelter from the soaring temperatures. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:57:44 -0700)

Upscale Pet Resort Opens Second Location in Loudoun County, Virginia
Despite the economic downturn that has adversely affected many market and retail sectors in the Washington DC metro areas and beyond, one Fairfax-based business is busy expanding its operations into neighboring Loudoun County, Virginia. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

Prenatal Pet Exposure, Delivery Mode, Race Are Key Factors In Early Allergy Risk
Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child's risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. In a study believed to be the first of its kind, Henry Ford researchers found that babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of the antibody Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, between birth and age ... (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:10:54 -0700)

Pet day care answers many owners’ concerns
Recent Dog Days of summer – with intense high heat and humidity – turn pet owners to increased concerns about their animal friends’ safety. One option is Doggie Day Care, where playtime intersects with shelter from the soaring temperatures. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:14:16 -0700)

Prenatal pet exposure, delivery mode, race factors in early allergy risk
Prenatal pet exposure, a mother’s delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child’s risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:58:52 -0700)

CARE to offer monthly pet food bank
Otter, a 3-month-old puppy, poses with the stash of pet food. It's the first supply for the new CARE Pet Food Bank. Free pet food will be distributed to pet owners in need once a month from locations in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. The first distribution is on Sept. 10. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:18:47 -0700)

Prenatal pet exposure, delivery mode, race are key factors in early allergy risk, study finds
Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child's risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a new study. Researchers found that babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of the antibody Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, between birth and age 2. IgE is linked to the development of allergies and asthma. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:07:32 -0700)

Pet day care answers many owners’ concerns
Recent Dog Days of summer – with intense high heat and humidity – turn pet owners to increased concerns about their animal friends’ safety. One option is Doggie Day Care, where playtime intersects with shelter from the soaring temperatures. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:28:16 -0700)

Giardia: Protecting Your Pet And You
Some vets in our area are seeing an increase in cats and dogs--especially dogs--getting sick from a nasty organism. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:37:34 -0700)

Pet food firm eyes Brevard
A Nebraska-based pet supplement manufacturer is eyeing a move to Melbourne that could create up to 40 jobs. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 01:21:28 -0700)

Pet food donations sought for ‘Give a Dog a Bone' week
This week is the second annual “Give a Dog a Bone” week, a project of Pets of the Home less. According to Genevieve Frederick of Carson City, executive director of Pets of the Homeless, homelessness is on the rise, and between 10 and 25 percent of homeless people have pets. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 04:04:58 -0700)

Prenatal pet exposure, birth canal delivery lowers babies' allergy risk
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are key factors that influence a child's risk of developing allergies and asthma by age 2, according to a new study. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 05:01:12 -0700)

Pet food company makes millions
Alex Zhardanovsky and Joe Speiser created a multimillion-dollar pet supply company on a pet peeve: ordering and hauling around pet food. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 08:29:54 -0700)

Merrick Pet Care recalls dog treats
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Merrick says 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states.  The local distributer of Merrick products, Animal Supply Logistics ... (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:45:03 -0700)

Pet Oxygen Masks Save Dogs, Cats
An Anaheim woman is on a mission to make sure firefighters and first responders have cone-shaped oxygen masks designed to save dogs, cats and other pets. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:19:22 -0700)

POLL: Who's got the best pet-sonality? Vote here!
So much pet-sonality, so tough to choose!  We’ve narrowed the field of the latest group of pets profiled in our pet-sonality feature to nine and now its up to our readers to decide which one has the best pet-sonality by voting in our poll.  The pet that gets the most votes wins a prize! You can vote on this group of pets through Aug. 31 We have plenty more pets to feature in the coming weeks ... (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:53:35 -0700)

Pet-sitting offered to locals
Byline:  Cheri Kelley Breaking News:  No For all those pet lovers out there who never know what to do when they have to leave their furry friends behind for a period of time, there is a new business in the area, Pet Sitting by Samantha. Owner Samantha DiVito provides pet sitting services of any nature, including daytime visits while you work, full-time vacation coverage, overnight stays ... (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:12:16 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Fozzie
Pet: Meet Fozzie. At 49 pounds, this 9-month-old boy is a "Labradoodle" — he has the energy of a Labrador and the love of a poodle. Fozzie is a great companion looking for a home to stay at forever. (Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:49:53 -0700)

Pet Product Marketing Firm, Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc., Launches New Website
Website Becomes an Online Marketing Resource for Pet Product ManufacturersBronx, NY (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc. (http://www.bulldogms.com) today announced the launch of its new website. Bulldog is the Pet Product Marketing and Sales agency formed by pet industry veteran John Cullen to give entrepreneurs, start-ups and small and mid-sized ... (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 04:32:10 -0700)

Pet Talk: Is your dog or cat itching?
Attention pet owners: have you noticed your dog or cat constantly scratching or itching lately? There could a be reason behind this behavior and during Pet Talk on 7&4 News Today, Dr. Jen Klabunde explained what pet owners need to know all to keep their four legged friends healthy and happy. (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:13:08 -0700)

All-Star Student Entrepreneurs: Profiting From Pet Potties
Tilden Smith, 20 Junior, Chapman University International Pet Solutions (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:05:48 -0700)

ASPCA Launches National "No Pet Store Puppies" Campaign in Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Shom Shamapande of ASPCA, +1-212-584-5000 ext 309, (c ) +1-646-357-6783, or sshamapande@fenton.com (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:30:09 -0700)

Pet dog cut in half, thrown over fence
Police are investigating the 'cowardly mutilation' of a family pet in Victoria's west. (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:27:20 -0700)

Pet dog chopped in half, locals in fear
Locals of a small Victorian town are frightened after a family's pet dog was stolen and chopped in two, with half of the body thrown in the owner's yard. (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:20:50 -0700)

Pet shelter bulgingwith more cats, dogs
WAHOO – Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue has doubled up, and it’s putting a strain on the shelter for lost and unwanted animals. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:45:48 -0700)

Pet of the week: Cupid
Pet for adoption: 9 1/2-year old Domestic Short Hair neutered male weighing 14 pounds who loves people and adapts quickly to new situations. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:00:57 -0700)

Top Specialty Pet Stores Around Denver
Certainly you can find everything you need (and more) for your pet at PetCo, PetSmart and Target, but the trend toward locally-owned, high-end pet supply stores continues to thrive. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:00:53 -0700)

Pet nursing care offers overnight peace of mind for cat and dog owners
SAN ANTONIO -- The newest addition to pet healthcare in San Antonio is an overnight nursing program. It’s like booking a hospital room for your cat or dog. Until now, the only supervised overnight care in San Antonio was for pets in critical condition. Now, there’s a way to have pets recovering from surgery, illness or injury monitored all night long.   11-year-old Ginger the cat is doing well ... (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:22:25 -0700)

Thursday Reading: Salmonella Lurks In Pet Food, Too
Salmonella lurks in pet food, teaching kids to be smart energy consumers, cooking classes live on Google+ and other consumer-focused news from The New York Times. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:15:27 -0700)

Pet Detective On The Hunt For A Missing Pooch
The Tri-State's own "Ace Ventura" is on the hunt for a missing pet in Clifton. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:48:28 -0700)

Well Blog: Salmonella Lurks in Pet Foods Too
A growing number of recalls of tainted foods in the past few years involve pet products. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:54:12 -0700)

Pet care business is booming in area
American households are estimated to spend more than $50 billion on pets in 2011. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:59:07 -0700)

The Ultimate Pet Friendly Pad: Apartment Rental Search Engine MyApartmentMap Hunts for the Pet Friendliest Pad in ...
Do people always tell you that you go above and beyond for your pet in your apartment rental or house? MyApartmentMap is on the search for the Ultimate Pet Friendly Pad in America to shell out $1000 to the winner and a donation of $250 to their favorite animal shelter or rescue. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Do people always tell you that you go above and beyond for your pet? MyApartmentMap ... (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:23:42 -0700)

Pet Insurance
Since the market for pet insurance has greatly increased in recent years, there are many more options than there used to be. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:12:35 -0700)

Pet Camp San Francisco Cat Care Facility Wins 2011 Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Award
Upscale Pacific Heights feline pet care center, Pet Camp’s Cat Safari, voted top cat care facility in San Francisco.San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Pet Camp, the premier San Francisco overnight pet boarding facility and daycare center, has just been named the 2011 Best of the Bay winner for “Best Kept Kitty Club” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.More than 15,000 San Francisco Bay ... (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:19:01 -0700)

Top Pet-Friendly Resorts
With many of us becoming so attached to our pets that we can’t bear to leave them behind during family vacations, more resorts and hotels are getting into the spirit of catering to canines. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:00:42 -0700)

Pet of the Week Junior
Meet our Pet of the Week Junior. He's a 1-year-old neutered male, tiger stripe and white domestic shorthair. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 05:02:52 -0700)

Pet Psychic: 'Runaway' Jupiter wants to be reassured and know that he is loved
7-year-old Jupiter Pet Psychic, Jupiter is a 7-year-old cocker spaniel I adopted last year. He is very docile and affectionate, but if I leave him on his own, he runs away and is unable to find his way back home.... (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:06:27 -0700)

Pet protection is catching on
INSURANCE is not usually associated with buying a cat or dog, but one local vet says it should be considered. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:09:53 -0700)

Pet Pit Bull Mauls Pregnant Woman
A pit bull attacked and killed his pregnant owner in a Pacifica, Calif. home. Darla Napora, 32, was attacked by she and her husband's unneutered, two-year-old male pit bull Thursday. Her husband, Greg Napora, found her bloody body in the couple's living room with the pit bull, named Gunner, hovering over her. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:38:22 -0700)

Keeping your pet safe when you fly
Some people feel strongly that their pet is part of the family. So when they pack up for a vacation, they load up “Precious” in the pet carrier and head out to the airport. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:21:51 -0700)

Pet Vet: Keeping your pet's food safe
The Pet Vet discussed keeping our pets and our families healthy with pet food safety tips on 16 Saturday Morning. (Sat, 13 Aug 2011 05:29:45 -0700)

Pet shelter bulgingwith more cats, dogs
WAHOO – Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue has doubled up, and it’s putting a strain on the shelter for lost and unwanted animals. (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:38:57 -0700)

When Spot and Fluff Fly the Friendly Skies
Pet Airways was named the most pet-friendly airline in North America by Petfinder.com. (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:46:09 -0700)

Pet feared killed in crash is found
Randy Schumacher’s family is made up of six members. His fiancée Faye Alexander, their three children and their cat, Tiger. (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:00:49 -0700)

PET OF THE DAY
Lisa, a 4-month old Australian shepherd mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society o (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:12:55 -0700)

PET bottles become radiation detectors in Japan
TOKYO (Reuters) - To meet growing demand for radiation detectors after Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, which set off the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years, a Japanese researcher has come up with devices made from recycled PET bottles -- inexpensively. (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:46:06 -0700)

Pet shelter bulgingwith more cats, dogs
WAHOO – Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue has doubled up, and it’s putting a strain on the shelter for lost and unwanted animals. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 01:37:43 -0700)

Pet care business still booming
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's economy may be struggling, but many Americans aren't skimping when it comes to the care of their pets. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 03:12:49 -0700)

Locate and Track Your Pet Anytime With TaggThe Pet Tracker
Pet parents no longer have to worry about losing their beloved companions with the arrival of TaggâThe Pet Trackerâ¢, an advanced pet tracking system equipped with GPS and wireless capabilities that enables pets to stay in touch with their owners.  TaggâThe Pet Tracker is the first product from Snaptracs Inc., a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated , the world leader ... (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 04:30:00 -0700)

Pet overpopulation a big problem in Huntsville
After opening last August, the North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic on North Memorial Parkway performed some 2,000 surgeries on dogs and cats through mid-March. But when clinic owner, veterinarian Dr. Dawn Tucker, decided to leave the practice, it left the building filled with veterinary equipment, but void of pets or people other than the director, Brenda Gallagher. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 04:40:22 -0700)

Pet care business still booming
The economy may be struggling, but many Americans won’t skimp when it comes to the care of their pets. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 06:25:45 -0700)

Pet food donations sought for ‘Give a Dog a Bone' week
This week is the second annual “Give a Dog a Bone” week, a project of Pets of the Home less. According to Genevieve Frederick of Carson City, executive director of Pets of the Homeless, homelessness is on the rise, and between 10 and 25 percent of homeless people have pets. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:42:30 -0700)

Pet Health During Heat Wave
Heat Strokes On The Rise (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:51:06 -0700)

Pet GPS Debuts from Qualcomm Consumer Subsidiary
A subsidiary of Qualcomm focusing on consumer end products on Monday launched its first offering - the Tagg pet tracker. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:39:56 -0700)

Pet Talk: Sick pets put owners in financial bind
Animals and vets increasingly suffer as money for care disappears (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:12:17 -0700)

Pet contest deadline is extended
The deadline for the Humane Society of Pike County’s Annual Pet Photo Contest has been extended a week to Aug. 22 at the request of pet owners. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:54:44 -0700)

Pet thefts rising — some protection advice
From the PRNewswire comes a report on a rise in pet thefts and American Kennel Club recommendations for protecting your pets: According to the AKC Companion Animal Recovery National Pet Theft Database, approximately 224 pets have been reported stolen so far in 2011, compared with 150 in the same 7-month period last year. “We are getting reports [...] (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:18:05 -0700)

Pet shelter bulgingwith more cats, dogs
WAHOO – Saunders County Lost Pets – Pet Rescue has doubled up, and it’s putting a strain on the shelter for lost and unwanted animals. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 01:57:23 -0700)

How to Unleash Pet Lovers' Spending
Pet-related businesses are often easy to enter but many don't make it past their first year. Here are tips from experts on how to survive and thrive in the niche. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 02:12:57 -0700)

Tagg Pet Tracker hooks Fluffy up to Verizon
Follow your pet's every movement with a collar tag that uses GPS and Verizon Wireless to locate your wandering dog or cat. You're not a stalker, just a concerned pet parent. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 04:07:55 -0700)

comparethemarket.com Launches Improved Pet Insurance Service
LONDON, August 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the UK's leading price comparison sites, comparethemarket.com, has launched a new and improved pet insurance comparison service, helping customers find better deals. Whether customers are looking for accident only, time limited, max benefit or lifetime insurance for their cat [http://www.comparethemarket.com/more-products/pet-insurance ... (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 05:17:22 -0700)

The Most Pet-Friendly Airlines
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The most pet-friendly airline in North America is one that should hold that title forever, literally: Pet Airways, a new airline dedicated solely to transporting your furry friends. That honor comes from Petfinder.com, a pet adoption website that looked into how the major carriers stack up in making the skies friendlier for nonhumans. The site also gave the nod to Pet ... (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:34:02 -0700)

ConsumerMan: Is pet insurance worth it?
A significant number of pet owners (41 percent) are extremely or somewhat worried they could not afford the medical bills for a sick cat or dog, according to a survey. Is pet insurance the answer? (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:08:41 -0700)

Qualcomm's Snaptracs -- Not SnapTrack -- Offers New Pet Tracking Technology to Consumers
Qualcomm is keeping pets safe. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:57:13 -0700)

Qualcomm launches subsidiary offering pet tracking GPS
Tagg the Pet Tracker is the first product from Snaptracs, a new Qualcomm subsidiary devoted to using advanced GPS and wireless technology to keep pet owners abreast of where their pets are, with automatic notification if they leave a pre-defined zone. Powered by a rechargeable battery intended to last 30 days, the durable device attaches to a pet's collar and features a "trip" button so that ... (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:03:26 -0700)

Pet adoption day to be held in Agoura Hills
Camp Bow Wow and Labs and Buddies Rescue will host a pet adoption day Saturday in recognition of the International Society for Animal Rights' National Homeless Pet Day. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:23:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Buck
Pet: Meet Buck! A 3-year-old German shorthaired pointer, Buck weighs 65 pounds and has tons of energy. Friendly and playful, Buck would do best with an active family that can keep up with him. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 01:12:31 -0700)

Pet Ownership Tips for Students
Marley and Me came on TV the other night, and I couldn't help watching it for the thousandth time. Although I always end up in tears, the film makes me want a pet so badly that I can hardly stand it — dog or cat, I don't care. Having something warm and furry that loves you unconditionally to come home to is pretty nice, especially when you're living in a brand-new town and haven't made too many ... (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 01:36:01 -0700)

Save-A-Pet rescues animals despite power outage
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, Lake County's largest no-kill rescue and full-time adoption facility, continues to "feel the heat" from a recent weeklong power outage and from the continuous demand for its no-kill rescue services. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 04:47:00 -0700)

Pet Wellness Fair in Yona next week
Guam Animals In Need and the Yona mayor's office are launching the village's first Pet Wellness Fair to be held at the Yona Gym next week. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:14:02 -0700)

Pet owners flock to 'Community Pet Day' event at Pennington pet shop Dogs & Cats Rule
The weekend event, a collaboration between Dogs & Cats Rule and Animal Alliance, saw many visitors take advantage of affordable pet services. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:41:03 -0700)

Pet pantry starving for funds
A pet food pantry might have to close at the end of the month, the organization's founder told 24 Hour News 8. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:21:24 -0700)

Re-launched GoPetplan.com is 'Top Dog' for Pet Health
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPetplan.com , the website of leading pet insurance provider, Petplan, has gone to the dogs (and cats!), literally. Petplan recently re-launched its website with a brand new look and more interactive features than you can shake a stick at. In addition to providing unprecedented access to vital pet health information, the new GoPetplan.com improves all ... (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:08:58 -0700)

petMD Survey Reveals 90% Of Dog Owners Do Not Understand Proper Pet Nutrition
MIAMI, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- petMD.com , the largest global source of pet health information, in partnership with Hill's Pet Nutrition, a leader in pet nutrition, recently surveyed over 1,000 dog owners to better understand their perceptions of proper pet nutrition . The survey revealed that 90% of dog owners do not know what proper nutrition is for their dogs. Although 88% say they know ... (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:09:38 -0700)

Pet ban could extend to backyards
An all-out ban would prevent stores from buying cats and dogs from factory conditions. (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:58:30 -0700)

Pet resort lets owners rest easy with fun and friendly environment
Having to leave a pet behind when you travel can be a scary and stressful time. Who do you trust to watch them? Will they be well supervised and have ample play time? Or will they be confined to a cramped kennel most of the day? (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:54:35 -0700)

Proposed SF Pet Sale Ban Cracks a Deeper Egg
While San Francisco mulls the ban of pet sales, the proposal means different things to different people. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 01:29:30 -0700)

Pet products boost Blackmores' profits
A surge in sales of pet nutrition products has helped boost the profits of Blackmores Ltd. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 03:28:00 -0700)

Capybara: Giant rodent probably exotic pet who broke free, officials say
Capybara: Giant rodent probably exotic pet that broke free, officials say... Capybara: Giant rodent (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:03:47 -0700)

A "pet" project for Ardmore's vacant Blockbuster
For more than a year, the front of the former Blockbuster building in Ardmore has been as blank as the rear. The store, which many have complained seems to turn its back on busy Lancaster Avenue, has sat empty since the video outlet closed in mid-2010. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:04:30 -0700)

Pet Detectives Probe Rise in Dognappings
Dognappings are on the rise across the nation, according to the American Kennel Club. Learn how to protect your pet. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:10:16 -0700)

Pet owners flock to 'Community Pet Day' event at Pennington pet shop Dogs & Cats Rule
The weekend event, a collaboration between Dogs & Cats Rule and Animal Alliance, saw many visitors take advantage of affordable pet services. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 07:09:42 -0700)

Pet Stores Not Selling Puppies? PJ's Pets Ditches Puppy Sales For Adoption
Instead, the company will make the space available for pet adoption organizations, allowing them to educate prospective owners, advertise pets in need of a home and process adoption applications. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:14:14 -0700)

Pet Society: 54% OFF Grooming for Small-Medium Pets
Today's Deal: Only P275 on Pet Grooming for Small to Medium Breed at Pet Society, Multiple branches (valued at P600) Save P325! DetailsVoucher is valid for one (1) session of Pet Grooming Service on one (1) Small or Medium Breed at Pet Society. Additional P50 for large breed dogs and P100 for XL breed dogs. Additional Payment should be paid directly to the merchant upon arrival. Voucher is (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:20:13 -0700)

PET scans confirm effectiveness of estrogen-blocking drugs in breast cancer patients
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using serial positron emission tomography scans, using a special estrogen-containing isotope, to confirm the relative effectiveness of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:11:38 -0700)

A "pet" project for Ardmore's vacant Blockbuster
For more than a year, the front of the former Blockbuster building in Ardmore has been as blank as the rear. The store, which many have complained seems to turn its back on busy Lancaster Avenue, has sat empty since the video outlet closed in mid-2010. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 02:45:18 -0700)

Pet of the Week Lydia
Meet our Pet of the Week Lydia. She's a 4-year-old Chow Chow mix. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:09:53 -0700)

Companion Animal Hospital Selected For "Guide To The Best Pet Care"
Companion Animal Hospital of Springfield, VA has been honored with a recognition by The Washingtonian in its selection of "Guide To The Best Pet Care." (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:28:44 -0700)

Pet care increases despite economy
The nation's economy may be struggling, but many Americans aren't skimping when it comes to the care of their pets. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:26:36 -0700)

Qualcomm sees market for pet tracking via mobile phones
The system offers real time tracking for pets (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:01:18 -0700)

Get snapping for our great pet competition
THE News/Gazette are delighted to launch its 2011 Pets Factor competition in which pet owners can win some fabulous prizes. Is your pet the purrfect cat or the cutest pooch? Does your hamster have that winning look? Or is your pony one to be really proud of? (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 01:07:06 -0700)

A "pet" project for Ardmore's vacant Blockbuster
For more than a year, the front of the former Blockbuster building in Ardmore has been as blank as the rear. The store, which many have complained seems to turn its back on busy Lancaster Avenue, has sat empty since the video outlet closed in mid-2010. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 03:41:00 -0700)

Pet Vet: Odd Behaviors
Dogs and cats are popular pets, not only because of how social they are, but how smart they are, too. You may wonder then why pets often behave in ways that do not make any sense. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 07:29:45 -0700)

At Pet Parade, it's heroes vs. villains – with horses, duck and turtle thrown in
The Olympian's annual Pet Parade attracted a record crowd Saturday morning as thousands lined the parade route and several hundred more participated with their pet. • MORE PHOTOS: Click here for images from the parade • RESULTS: Click here for a list of winners in the parade's 7 divisions (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:46:00 -0700)

Pet owners flock to 'Community Pet Day' event at Pennington pet shop Dogs & Cats Rule
The weekend event, a collaboration between Dogs & Cats Rule and Animal Alliance, saw many visitors take advantage of affordable pet services. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:30:01 -0700)

Pet toxins lurk in the home
Most responsible homeowners make an effort to keep harsh chemicals, rat poison and other dangerous substances away from pets. However, the same people may not realize how many other pet toxins lurk in the home. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:03:22 -0700)

Pet owners flock to 'Community Pet Day' event at Pennington pet shop Dogs & Cats Rule
The weekend event, a collaboration between Dogs & Cats Rule and Animal Alliance, saw many visitors take advantage of affordable pet services. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:07:19 -0700)

Help your pet without risking your financial health
Although most parents would bankrupt themselves to save a child's life, you don't face a similar obligation to extend a pet's life. But there may more ways to afford treatment than you think. Dear Liz: Due to lack of work over the last few years, I finally began my Social Security benefits this year. I can afford only catastrophic health insurance, so I hardly ever see a doctor anymore. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 00:16:29 -0700)

Pet of the week
Ivory is our pet of the week. She is a precious 6-year-old white cat with sparkling blue eyes. Ivory has been declawed and enjoys receiving a lot of attention. She would do best in a home with no other animals where she can provide a lot of loving companionship for someone willing to keep her company. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 02:44:34 -0700)

Pet Parade: Doggone dognappers grabbing pets
By AL SWANSON United Press International Years ago when I moved from the big city to the suburbs I would take my dog everywhere around the pleasant little town where we had relocated. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 02:52:11 -0700)

S.F. cat adoption center opens inside pet store
At the Pet Food Express on Market Street Saturday, the harsh realities of a down-turned economy met the fuzzy truth of cats in need of a home. San Francisco Animal Care and Control opened it first-ever cat adoption... (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:16:36 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week, we have Mo-Mo... Mo-Mo is a three-year-old golden lab-retriever mix... He is very playful and active and gets along well with other dogs... but needs an owner to exercise (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:22:57 -0700)

Pet owners flock to 'Community Pet Day' event at Pennington pet shop Dogs & Cats Rule
The weekend event, a collaboration between Dogs & Cats Rule and Animal Alliance, saw many visitors take advantage of affordable pet services. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 23:05:07 -0700)

A "pet" project for Ardmore's vacant Blockbuster
For more than a year, the front of the former Blockbuster building in Ardmore has been as blank as the rear. The store, which many have complained seems to turn its back on busy Lancaster Avenue, has sat empty since the video outlet closed in mid-2010. (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:55:40 -0700)

Pet books for dog and cat lovers
Whether they're looking for expert advice on raising a pet or just a good read, animal lovers have some excellent books to choose from. Here are a few recent arrivals: (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 05:06:31 -0700)

11 Great Pet Friendly Hotels
Pets, especially dogs, have never been as big a part of the American family as they are right now.From pet sitters to spas and massages, specialized trainers to anti-depressants, people are sparing no expense when it comes to their four legged family members. The American Pet Product Association estimates that this year Americans will spent $50.8 billion on their pets, and in the past 20 years ... (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 05:11:29 -0700)

Pet Refuge starts kennel enrichment program
The stress of living in a kennel can lead to illness. Pet Refuge is starting a kennel enrichment program. (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 05:11:36 -0700)

Pet wash benefits pit bulls in need
York, PA - Patton Veterinary Hospital in Red Lion held a pet wash Sunday to benefit Pinups for Pitbulls (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 06:55:53 -0700)

Pet store owner offers reward after burglary
Over the weekend, the Tropical Grotto pet store at 2642 Genesee St. was broken into and several animals were stolen. The owner is offering a reward for information to catch the thieves. (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:38:52 -0700)

Felixstowe: Pet owners slammed after dumping rabbits
FELIXSTOWE: Heartless pet owners were today slammed by an animal rescue worker after rabbits were dumped on a nature reserve. (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:10:18 -0700)

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