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Do you have the cutest pet?
Enter our Cutest Pet Photo Contest to find out — and maybe win a PetCo gift pack and gift card. (Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:00:39 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Sammy
Pet: Sammy is a 3-year-old beagle with a heart of gold. He is eager to please and gets along great with other dogs. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 01:44:43 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Fatty tumors
Fatty tumors in dogs are very common, but is there anything you can do to prevent them and are they harmful to your pet? Pet Pointers' Lisa Chelenza has the answer. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 02:13:17 -0700)

3 On Your Side: Preparing For Pet Emergencies
An emergency situation with your pet can arise quickly and unexpectedly. Obviously you need to act fast for the safety of your pet but that doesn’t meant you should panic. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:53:26 -0700)

At Hotels, Perks You Can Pet
Dogs -- yes, dogs -- are now on staff at some hotels, from urban addresses to rural retreats. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:59:01 -0700)

Pet parrot home after 6 weeks missing
A much-loved parrot, who went missing from his family home in early August, had a happy reunion with his owners this week at the Ottawa Humane Society. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:04:57 -0700)

Former AVMA President Dr. Mary Beth Leininger Joins Pet Insurance Provider Hartville Group
The Hartville Group Inc., together with its subsidiary Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc., one of the nation's leading pet insurance providers, has named Mary Beth Leininger, DVM, Vice President of Veterinary Relations. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:20:00 -0700)

Pet Vet: Ear problems common for dogs and cats
TUCSON - We premiered a new segment on News 4 at 4 today: Pet Vet! (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:51:32 -0700)

Pet pig can stay after zoning vote
CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman's porcine pet can stay. The Whitehall Township zoning board approved a variance Tuesday that will allow Holly Hacker to keep her potbellied pig, Porkus Maximus, at her home. Hacker had been issued a citation for violating the township's livestock rules by keeping the pig at her home. Hacker's attorney says Porkus has a dog house and a doggie door ... (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:33:19 -0700)

New England Pet Expo expected to draw 10,000 people Saturday in Wilmington
Dog wigs. Cat aromatherapy. Pet taxi services. Laser-engraved paw print glassware. Bullet-proof dog vests. Wheelchairs for sheep and goats. (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:41:01 -0700)

5 Rental Car Pet Peeves
1. Pet Peeve: I only need a car for a few hours, yet the minimum rental is a day. What to do about it: Sign up with a short term rental service like Zipcar or Hertz on Demand. With Zipcar, you can pick up and return cars in strategically located lots in dozens of large US cities and around college campuses. Among the big guys, Hertz On Demand users can rent cars for as little as $5 per hour or ... (Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:02:07 -0700)

Woofers and tweeters: Apps for the pet lover
Your dog probably can't use your smartphone, but you can do it on his or her behalf. Fido will never miss a walk or worm pill if you put some time in with Pet Master Free, by GF Media Apps, for Android devices. This ad-supported application lets you obsess about your pet's vital signs, vet schedule, grooming, training, and other appointments. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:18:14 -0700)

Woofers and tweeters: Apps for the pet lover
Your dog probably can't use your smartphone, but you can do it on his or her behalf. Fido will never miss a walk or worm pill if you put some time in with Pet Master Free, by GF Media Apps, for Android devices. This ad-supported application lets you obsess about your pet's vital signs, vet schedule, grooming, training, and other appointments. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:35:00 -0700)

Keith Martin and Todd Peterson Join Passionate Pet’s Board of Directors
Passionate Pet, Inc. , a premium pet retailer, announced that Keith Martin, former senior vice president of operations at PETCO, and Todd Peterson, CPA at KSNE2 Enterprises, were appointed to Passionate Pet’s Board of Directors. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

Blog - Helicopter Parent Your Dog, With Pet GPS
Spot can run, but he can't hide. You're probably familiar with the term "helicopter parenting," the idea that in our technological age, being up in your child's business is easier than ever. The cell phone, some say, has become " the world's longest umbilical cord ." But why limit your overwhelming scrutiny to your kids? With one of the new pet-oriented GPS systems on the market, now you can ... (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 06:08:04 -0700)

Be calm, quick when giving pills to pet
LOS ANGELES — Giving pills to your pet may be more traumatic for you than the animal, but it doesn't have to be. There are many ways to get the job done. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:47:38 -0700)

Pet's Best Friend - Don't let pet's unhealthy heart break yours
Heart problems are not uncommon in pets. In some cases, animals with heart issues will present symptoms such as coughing, weight loss and lethargy. However, in many cases, heart issues are asymptomatic and pets don’t show signs until things have reached a serious or life threatening state. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:21:55 -0700)

Pet Trailers Help During Natural Disaster
Henry Co., VA --In the case of a natural disaster and emergency evacuation many people won't leave their pets, so the Henry County Department of Public Safety found a solution. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:22:20 -0700)

Importance of pet ID, microchipping
Anyone who owns a pet today should realize the importance of having proper identification in several forms. Last week’s news report of a Colorado cat finding its rightful owners after being scanned for a microchip in New York is just another example of how great microchips are for pets. The fact that the cat escaped five years ago demonstrates how permanent microchip identification is. (Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:49:32 -0700)

Shelters applaud limits on pet store sales
Montreal animal shelters are applauding a Toronto bylaw banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats that come from breeders and asking for the move to be copied here. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 02:02:45 -0700)

Pet of the Week - Biscuit
Our Pet of the Week is a beautiful cat named Biscuit. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:25:04 -0700)

Pet Services are Big for Small Businesses
CHICAGO (TheStreet) -- If dogs are man's best friend, then it's only right that they get the V.I.P treatment. After all, you're not going to skimp on your closest pal's quality of life, are you? It's that kind of thinking that has spurred steady growth in the pet industry. According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, 62% of American households own at least one pet. Last ... (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:51:39 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Scooby
It's Our Adoptable Pet of the Week! (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 05:17:57 -0700)

Man told pet dog to 'eat' police
A man is found guilty of a breach of the peace after setting his dog on police officers in the east end of Glasgow. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:40:08 -0700)

Pet spotlight: Winston Churchill & Indy
Pet photos Have a cute cat or a dapper dog? We'd like to show them off in the Essentials Pets pages every Wednesday. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:53:37 -0700)

Discount pet clinic in Aliso Viejo
Want to get your pet chipped for $15, or a rabies shot for $12? There's going to be a cheap pet clinic in Aliso Viejo Sunday. Orange County's The Vaccination Station mobile pet clinic travels the region, offering cheap services on a rotating basis. ... (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:59:54 -0700)

Pet events this weekend
The OregonianIvory, a 1-year-old Labrador, gets a bath at a previous Dogtoberfest at Lucky Lab Brew Pub. Dogtoberfes is Portland's biggest dog wash and benefits DoveLewis Blood Bank.SATURDAY Dogtoberfest: Get your pooch washed and benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank at Portland's... (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:11:22 -0700)

Pet Tales: A rescue and the rescuer
More than a dozen frightened horses were crowded into the back of a beat-up old truck. It was a snowy February day in Lancaster County, and the cold seeped in through the slatted sides of the truck. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:18:23 -0700)

Owners bitten by pet insurance
Hundreds of pet owners who paid a premium for "lifetime" cover for their dogs and cats have been left in the lurch after their insurer abruptly cancelled their policies. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:26:48 -0700)

Owners bitten by pet insurance
Hundreds of pet owners who paid a premium for "lifetime" cover for their dogs and cats have been left in the lurch after their insurer abruptly cancelled their policies. (Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:30:59 -0700)

Pet Pointers: "Senior for Senior" adoption programs
September is adopt a shelter cat month and shelters are getting creative as they connect specific people with specific pets. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza tells us more about "Senior for Senior." (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 02:03:14 -0700)

The Importance of Pet Tags
Research shows that 80 percent of pet owners believe it's important that dogs and cats wear personal identification tags, but only one in three pet owners say their pets always wear them. (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 03:55:15 -0700)

Pet dog killed as blaze guts house
POLICE are investigating after a house was destroyed in a blaze which led to the death of a family pet. (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 04:23:55 -0700)

Pet Angels spread wings
A company that has broken fresh ground in the pet-care market, using the internet to match pet owners with temporary carers, is expanding nationally. (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 09:18:10 -0700)

Pet store employee thwarts break-in
A pet store employee caught a would-be burglar early Saturday as he attempted to break into the shop. (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:21:59 -0700)

Counselling helps ease pain of losing a pet
Most people will get over their loss, but some are so grief-stricken they can't seem to recover. -Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:05:26 -0700)

Pet news and upcoming events
Pet Helpers’ Spay/Neuter Clinic is offering almost 800 more free surgeries to residents in the 29403, 29407 and 29412 zip codes who receive any form of government assistance. (Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:15:03 -0700)

'Howling' good time planned at Pet Expo in Westampton
WESTAMPTON — Furry ghosts and goblins and howling wolves will kick off Halloween season Saturday at the Burlington County Library as part of the sixth annual Pet Expo. (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 04:08:17 -0700)

Animal lovers converge on first pet fair
bkessler@pottsmerc.com (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 04:23:14 -0700)

At-home pet euthanasia grows in popularity
Jim Schenning knew he was going to lose it, and he didn’t want to lose it in public. So when the dreaded day came to end the suffering of his beloved Emma, an arthritis-stricken, 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Schenning didn’t go to his veterinarian’s office. Instead, he ended up cross-legged on the floor of his spare bedroom, crying quietly as Emma looked up from his lap. After a few minutes ... (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:25:07 -0700)

At-home pet euthanasia grows in popularity
Jim Schenning knew he was going to lose it, and he didn’t want to lose it in public. So when the dreaded day came to end the suffering of his beloved Emma, an arthritis-stricken, 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Schenning didn’t go to his veterinarian’s office. Instead, he ended up cross-legged on the floor of his spare bedroom, crying quietly as Emma looked up from his lap. After a few minutes ... (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:25:07 -0700)

Consumers save on pet medicines by shopping around
Proposed bill would require vets to write out prescriptions, allowing pet owners to fill them online, at their own pharmacies Teresa Frost had not one but two cats with chronic illnesses, and the prescription costs were adding up. (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 19:25:16 -0700)

PET OF THE DAY
June Bug, a 2-year-old female tortoiseshell domestic short hair, is the featured pet of the day for (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:34:32 -0700)

Pet businesses seeing challenges with economic downturn
As Americans have cut back on spending in the past three years, even pets have seen some changes. (Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:00:00 -0700)

Second annual Pet Parade brings animal awareness
A group of dedicated pet enthusiasts braved Saturday morning’s heat and humidity to gather in Centennial Plaza to show off their dogs and cats during the 2nd annual Pet Parade, sponsored by the city library and Kawanis club. According to Sandi... (Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:28:31 -0700)

Dog that pooped rocks wins pet insurance-claims contest
And the award goes to . . . the rock-pooping pooch. Harley (pictured) , a pug with a hardy constitution, ate and passed more than 100 rocks, earning him first place in the 3 rd Annual VPI Hambone Award for the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. (Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:23:34 -0700)

Natures Pet celebrates its first birthday
Natures Pet Salem is having its first anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4555 Liberty Road S, Suite 130. (Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:53:13 -0700)

Pet euthanasia finds new setting: at home
Some veterinarians are building their practice on end-of-life house calls for people who want a familiar place for their pets' final moments. (Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:15:05 -0700)

Your pet: When it's time to say goodbye
The loss of a beloved pet is devastating. For some, it’s like losing a family member. Unless you're already very old, you will likely outlive your pet.  Here are several stories and advice from someone who knows.  (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:36:07 -0700)

Your pet: When it's time to say goodbye
The loss of a beloved pet is devastating. For some, it’s like losing a family member. Unless you're already very old, you will likely outlive your pet.  Here are several stories and advice from someone who knows.  (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:36:07 -0700)

Your pet: When it's time to say goodbye
The loss of a beloved pet is devastating. For some, it’s like losing a family member. Unless you're already very old, you will likely outlive your pet.  Here are several stories and advice from someone who knows.  (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:36:07 -0700)

All Risk Insurance Group Celebrates National Pet Health Insurance Month with Launch of Pet Insurance Program through ...
All Risk Insurance Group announces agency appointment with Hartville Pet Health Insurance, with plans underwritten by the A rated carrier United States Fire Insurance CompanyBoca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 All Risk Insurance Group announces their agency appointment with Hartville Pet Health Insurance, one of the largest and most experienced pet insurance providers in the United States ... (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:29:26 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Senior 4 Seniors
Pet Adoptions are down across the country, but surrenders are up which is driving the shelter population through the roof. The American Humane Association is hoping their "Senior for Senior" program will inspire people to adopt pets over the age of four. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:52:33 -0700)

Adopting a Rescue Pet: What to Consider
WebMD talks to veterinarians and other experts for advice about adopting a dog or cat from a shelter. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:12:17 -0700)

Pet owners sick as a dog over vet bills
VET prices rise 500 per cent with costs including $16,865 for diabetes treatment and $8760 for an ear infection. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:23:12 -0700)

Pet Day offers low-cost shots, microchips and more
SOUTH BEND — Ground was broken on a new South Bend Animal Care & Control facility in Kennedy Park last week. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:37:17 -0700)

Animal lovers to go wild for Pet Expo
DESPITE the recession, Irish people continue to splash out on their pets and pet products. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:58:51 -0700)

Peoria County may alter pet rules
Pet owners with noisy, smelly or potentially rabid animals, take note. The Peoria County Board is considering a new series of pet-related rules, including one that would create a nuisance dog owner definition applying to owners who violate animal control code three times. (Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:27:58 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Protecting your pets from EEE
The EEE virus has been discovered in mosquito pools in several states including areas of New York and Texas. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza outlines what you need to know about protecting you and your pets from this potentially deadly virus. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:13:10 -0700)

Pet of the week
Meet Jasmine! This 5-year-old Retriever/Chow Chow mix with an endearing smile is fully grown at 78 pounds. Three words to describe Jasmine are gentle, observant and calm. This loving girl is looking for an equally loving home, so come meet her today. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:34:47 -0700)

Humans Benefit From Pet Ownership
SIDNEY – Pet ownership has been shown to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, headaches, indigestion, and risk of heart disease. Pets safeguard against depression, loneliness and obesity as well. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:10:08 -0700)

LinkedIn Report: Top Office Pet Peeves
A new LinkedIn report on Top Office Pet Peeves and advice from Nicole Williams about how young employees can address annoying behavior. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:30:35 -0700)

Is Central Garden & Pet Hiding Weakness?
These two simple metrics can save you a lot of pain. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:05:51 -0700)

Hoboken to host Pet Parade and Fair
The Hoboken Historical Museum will hold its 7th annual Pet Parade this Sunday. The parade will coincide with the American Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Owners Day and will be accompanied by a Pet Fair, which will run from 12... (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:20:35 -0700)

Top 5 Office Pet Peeves: Not My Department
Some other guy did it. ”People not taking ownership for their actions” tops the list of workplace pet peeves for Americans and the world. A new global survey by social networking site LinkedIn found that in the U.S., rounding out the top three office peeves are “constant... (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:10:46 -0700)

Pet service centre operators not frazzled by negative reports
JOHOR BARU: Pet hotel and animal grooming service operators here are not worried that a spate of negative reports on a cat hotel in Selangor will affect their business. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:30:44 -0700)

Should pet owners take along Fido or Fluffy?
Foaming-at-the-mouth pet fans vent over travel writer's questions about who should care for kittens. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:40:04 -0700)

October Pet Dental Hygiene Month at Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield
Triangle - October is Pet Dental Hygiene Month at Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield. Just as it is with humans, dental health is paramount to avoiding serious medical conditions with your beloved family pet. (Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:50:58 -0700)

Pet spend-up nothing to be sniffed at
AUSSIES may be foregoing the finer things, but not when it comes to keeping Rex, Rover or even the rabbit happy. (Thu, 29 Sep 2011 07:00:00 -0700)

Bring your pet to the Austin Pet Expo
Bring your pet to the Austin Pet Expo - Bring your Pet to the Austin Pet Expo on Saturday October 8th and Meet Shorty Rossi Star of ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet 100 exhibitors low-cost vaccinations mega-adoption ev... (Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:36:56 -0700)

Pet spend-up nothing to be sniffed at
AUSSIES may be foregoing the finer things, but not when it comes to keeping Rex, Rover or even the rabbit happy. (Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:45:26 -0700)

PET PANTRY: Volunteers raise money to keep shelves stocked at state's only pet pantry
For more than a year, The Pet Project Midwest has assisted hundreds of families in Central Iowa. The idea is to help people who need help caring for their pets so they don't end up in shelters. (Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:29:35 -0700)

Pet friendly hotels a growing trend
When Chris Buttolph goes anywhere, Miese isn't far behind. (Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:50:59 -0700)

How not to poison your pet
Some dogs eat plants; my dog Lulu prefers to eat books or the occasional shoe. Fortunately, those items tend to move through her system without incident. I'm the one who poses a greater risk to our houseplants. If only I knew how to keep them alive more than a few days. (Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:57:58 -0700)

On the hunt with a pet detective
Behind the scenes with an animal search and rescue company (Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:02:52 -0700)

OUR HEALTH: Is Your Pet Battling the Bulge?
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009 - a small but measurable increase from 62.2% the previous year. Portion control is said to play a large role in why ... (Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:48:48 -0700)

Putting Your Pet To Sleep At Home
More pet owners are skipping that last visit to the veterinarian office and opting for at home pet euthanasia. (Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:49:53 -0700)

Pet Tales: Homeless pets overflow at shelters, rescues
Times have never been tougher for homeless pets and the people who work so hard to try to save them. Adoptions are down and "owner surrenders" are up at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. The North Side shelter has about 500 animals. Other shelters and rescues are also swamped. I assume the current economy is a factor. (Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:14:57 -0700)

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