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CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:01:51 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Animals help support adult literacy
Animals are known to have a calming effect and in this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza explores a program helping adults to read with the assistance of pets. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:05:56 -0700)

Pet Talk: Old friend, new arrival
Babies can be stressful for dogs and cats, so take some time to help your furry family members adapt (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:13:10 -0700)

Pet vaccinations offered at Wyandotte Park Oct. 29
Louisville Metro Council member Marianne Butler, D-15th District, is offering pet owners an opportunity to get their pets licensed and their vaccinations up to date. Butler and Louisville Metro Animal Services will host a S.P.O.T. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:40:22 -0700)

Pet cat vanishes at JFK
Karen Pascoe left for Kennedy International Airport two weeks ago, ready to make a fresh start. After 22 years in New York City, she was moving to San Jose, California, to take a job at a software design company. Naturally, her two cats, Jack and Barry, would be going with her. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:56:29 -0700)

T&D's Pet Idol 2012 voting begins Sunday
Linda Hill never knew what star power felt like until she became the owner of a Pet Idol winner. She said the experience has been unforgettable. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:52:50 -0700)

Pet Boutique Opens in Bridgeport
The Barkery, a new pet boutique, held its grand opening in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:07:08 -0700)

Help pet handle Halloween scares
This product image courtesy of PetSmart shows the Top Paw Pumpkin Costume. Pet owners will dress up millions of dogs this month for Halloween parades, parties, pictures, contests or candy hunts. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:43:10 -0700)

Pet insurance claims rise 34%
The average pet insurance claim has risen by a third in value in the space of a year, Sainsbury's Pet Insurance said today. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:55:33 -0700)

Pet insurance claim costs up 34%
The average pet insurance claim has risen by a third in value in the space of a year, Sainsbury's Pet Insurance said. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 01:11:23 -0700)

Pet safety the topic of discussion
Franklin The topic was pet safety at the Oct. 15 as the GFWC Wallkill Valley Woman’s Club held a comprehensive program at the Littell Community Center. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 01:22:36 -0700)

Pet Parade: People willing to pay for pet health
By AL SWANSON United Press International America's millions of pet lovers apparently aren't too worried about the threat of a double-dip recession. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:31:07 -0700)

Pet friendly hotel threw cat in bin
AN award-winning pet-friendly hotel has come under fire after dumping a dead cat in the dustbin instead of trying to trace her owner. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 07:50:36 -0700)

Pet’s paws burnt during bushwalk
A pet dog was burnt while walking through bushland in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in what her owner claims was a case of bike riders burning trees to make a bigger track. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 19:35:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week we have another adorable kitten. She's a buff/beige colored domestic short-hair who is less than a year old. She was picked up in Mandan around a week and a half ago... and (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 21:20:37 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:11:08 -0700)

Pet expense is a worry
I would so much like to have a pet but I am worried about the cost of keeping one. Related Stories Should I own up about same-sex flings I’ve had? Painful cold cores are making me depressed I can't cope with husband's mood swings Our assets are all tied up in home (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:44:37 -0700)

Pet Oxygen Masks Given to MontCo Fire
Sixty pet oxygen mask kits will be donated to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services today to help revive pets who might otherwise perish in building fires. Photo Credit: AP (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:51:59 -0700)

Video: Halloween Pet Show in the Philippines
An animal welfare group in Manila, Philippines held a Halloween pet show to raise awareness for animal rights. Gary Hamilton reports. (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:49:42 -0700)

‘Pet Idol’ will help support humane society
Deadline: Votes must be received at the Expositor by 5 p.m. on Nov. 3rd. 1. Voting forms must be filled out completely. 2. Any incomplete or incorrect voting ballots will be disqualified. (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:08:07 -0700)

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Nov. 5
From SeaWorld Orlando and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at SeaWorld Orlando. The day is an effort by the FWC to find qualified exotic pet adopters. Anyone interested in adopting non-native pets can download [...] (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:14:02 -0700)

Pet dies, man mauled in vicious dog attack
A vicious dog attack in Reservoir has left a pet dog dead and his owner with injuries. (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:55:17 -0700)

Pet greyhounds no longer require muzzles
Pet greyhounds will no longer be required to wear muzzles in NSW. (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:34:02 -0700)

Your pet's health: debunking common myths
(ARA) - If you are a pet owner, your pet is a beloved member of your family. You buy treats and toys and sometimes even costumes to keep your pet happy and an integral part of the family. But, what about your pet's health? (Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:28:37 -0700)

Dressing a pet isn't scary
Los Angeles — Pet owners love dressing up their dogs for Halloween. Only problem is, dogs don't always love wearing costumes. But there are some tricks you can use for those pets that don't think it's a treat to wear hats, boots, masks and coats for their owners' amusement. (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:19:37 -0700)

Affordable Pet Vaccinations at Rosedale Veterinary Clinic
ROSEDALE, MD-- - Paw Prints Pet Hospital announced that the veterinary hospital is offering a vaccine clinic. The clinic offers low-cost vaccinations for pet owners who are struggling to afford regular, ... (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

Project Shellter developing 3D printed shells for pet hermit crabs
If you’ve ever bought a pet hermit crab, then you may remember also having to buy several sea shells with it. This is because the crabs don’t have shells of their own, and instead have to find empty shells from other creatures and use those. As a hermit crab grows, it’ll need to upsize to larger shells, hence the need to supply it with multiple choices. Unfortunately, every empty shell gathered ... (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:20:09 -0700)

Dr. Karen Becker: Organic Human Food Trends Cross Over to Pet Food
Proper nourishment is the cornerstone of vibrant health for all animals. Your dog or cat has a need for wholesome, living foods just as you do. (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:16:08 -0700)

Pet Microchipping
Microchipping is becoming more and more popular among pet owners. A safe, painless implant can mean the difference between a happy homecoming and shelter euthanasia for a lost dog. (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:30:01 -0700)

Capital Blue Cross Now Offering Pet Insurance
A major Pennsylvania health insurer has started offering pet insurance. (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:46:17 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Tue, 25 Oct 2011 23:08:50 -0700)

Pet safety the topic of discussion
Franklin The topic was pet safety at the Oct. 15 as the GFWC Wallkill Valley Woman’s Club held a comprehensive program at the Littell Community Center. (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:58:54 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Dee Dee
Dee Dee is a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, this goofy gal is fully grown at 49 pounds and loves to cuddle. Smart and patient, Dee Dee is easy to train and learns new tricks very quickly. (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:04:17 -0700)

Pet of the Week: “Roscoe”
The Harlingen Humane Society is featuring “Roscoe” an 11-month old German Shepherd during this week’s Pet of the Week segment. (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 02:40:13 -0700)

Pet tales: Little Dumpty Roo, Himalayan Lynx
Little Dumpty Roo, a Himalayan Lynx belonging to Carol Lake from Stafford, is a complete diva. (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:14:06 -0700)

Perfect Memorials Unveils New Adoration Pet Cremation Urn Series
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN-- - Perfect Memorials, the largest provider of memorial products in the world, today introduced a new line of pet urns handcrafted in timeless designs in warm natural wood."We are ... (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:30:00 -0700)

Pet Supplies Plus Announces Retirement of Harvey Solway
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) announced today that Harvey Solway, Executive Chairman of the company, is retiring effective December 31, 2011. PSP, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States. Mr. Solway, 60, began his twenty-year career with Pet Supplies Plus as Executive Vice President and ... (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:43:52 -0700)

Ohio Exotic Pet Owners Remain in Limbo
COMMENTARY | Ohio's exotic pet owners hang in limbo while new legislation nearing completion will decide the fate of the wild animals in their care. To some who watched the events on the Thompson animal farm in Zanesville unfold on TV, the issue is cut and dried. An outright ban of ownership is unlikely, but Ohio should have far stricter laws governing dangerous pets so such a tragedy never ... (Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:47:00 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:52:30 -0700)

Veterinary Hospital Warns Pet Owners of Potential Holiday Perils
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OH-- - Richman Animal Clinic is urging pet owners to show caution this holiday season and be aware of potential pet health risks surrounding the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. These ... (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

Your pet's illnesses can be predicted
As one of only a handful of full-time pet insurance actuaries in the United States, Laura Bennett's job is to determine what ailments or injuries are most likely to drive medical costs for your (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:28:10 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Travis
Pet of the Week: Travis, a 2-year-old neutered male bunny. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:01:11 -0700)

Your pet's illnesses can be predicted
As one of only a handful of full-time pet insurance actuaries in the United States, Laura Bennett's job is to determine what ailments or injuries are most likely to drive medical costs for your cat or dog. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:11:41 -0700)

Pet greyhounds no longer require muzzles
Pet greyhounds will no longer be required to wear muzzles in NSW. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:27:41 -0700)

Pet masks donated to Marco Fire Department
When firefighters come to your rescue, you probably feel comfortable knowing that they have all the necessary equipment to try to save your life. And now pets and their owners in Marco Island can count on them too, thanks to new.. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:27:52 -0700)

Wild threat to pet shelter
"A number of calves, including those rescued, stay in the sheds along with grown-up elephants and wild animals can kill a kunki any day. Apart from erecting a fence, vigil should also be kept so that the animals are safe," said Animesh Bose of Hnaf, a wildlife NGO. (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:00:00 -0700)

Pet events: Halloween fun and more
Autumn's blaze of colors and the crunch of fallen leaves beneath our feet make for fun walks with the dog. Here are some events to get you and your pet out and about: (Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:08:43 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:48:38 -0700)

Your pet in pictures!
It’s that time of year when the days start getting shorter, nights longer, and the hounds are restless. My greyhound Laura LOVES the chance to stretch her legs and visit with other greyhounds (and LOTS of people). Sometimes she even helps me find other pets to photograph! As a pet ... (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:04:48 -0700)

Pet owners sanctioned for dog attacks
Two pet owners faced criminal sanctions in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday in separate incidents in which their dogs were responsible for killing sheep and cats in their Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhoods. (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:32:28 -0700)

Pet owners sanctioned for dog attacks
Two pet owners faced criminal sanctions in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday in separate incidents in which their dogs were responsible for killing sheep and cats in their Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhoods. (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:47:28 -0700)

Tales of happy reunions boost interest in pet microchipping
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the weeks since the highly publicized return of long lost Willow the microchipped cat to her Colorado owners from New York City, microchipping of pets has jumped 185 percent, according to industry statistics. (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:38:57 -0700)

Pet Hub’s Furr-abulous Family Fun/Spay-Neuter Event
Those with four legs and those with only two gathered on October 15th for Pet Hub Animal Rescue’s First Annual Family Fun/Spay-Neuter Event, sponsored by Pet Hub Animal Rescue, PETCO Foundation, Pearl (Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:22:25 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sat, 29 Oct 2011 02:05:12 -0700)

Ohio Exotic Pet Owner Should Not Regain Custody of the Animals
COMMENTARY | Exotic pet owner Marian Thompson will be visiting with her animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio for at least a little while longer. While Thompson surely loves the exotic animals, they do not belong in a less than adequate living situation without a proper diet. Area residents do not deserve to live in fear of enjoying their own backyards either. (Sat, 29 Oct 2011 06:50:00 -0700)

Quarantine Order Blocks Ohio Exotic Pet Owner from Reclaiming Animals
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio was successful in blocking exotic pet owner Marian Thompson from reclaiming the six living animals released by her husband Terry before committing suicide. The incident last week at the exotic animal farm in Zanesville, Ohio, grabbed national attention after 56 animals were put down after being freed from their cages. Laws governing the ownership and care of ... (Sat, 29 Oct 2011 06:50:00 -0700)

Pet owners sanctioned for dog attacks
Two pet owners faced criminal sanctions in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday in separate incidents in which their dogs were responsible for killing sheep and cats in their Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhoods. (Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:19:09 -0700)

Pet Adoptathon continues today in Asheville, hosted by Animal Compassion Network
Honey, a coondog mix, is fully recovered from a gunshot wound and ready to find a family. She and other dogs are available for adoption today as the Howl'oween adoptathon continues. (Sat, 29 Oct 2011 21:15:52 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 03:36:03 -0700)

Wilmington pet of the week: Charity
Lots of Love Cat Rescue of Wilmington presents the pet of the week, Charity. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 03:50:32 -0700)

Long Grove pet blessing may become annual tradition
Pet owners brought their dogs, cats and even hedgehogs to the first pet blessing at Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove on Sunday. Temple leaders said they hope to make the event an annual tradition. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:21:00 -0700)

Exotic pet amnesty: SeaWorld to collect unwanted critters
Owners of snakes, birds, fish and lizards not native to Florida can turn in the animals at Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Two years ago, an underfed, ill-cared-for Burmese python slithered out its tank and strangled a 2-year-old Sumter County girl in her crib. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:44:52 -0700)

Pet food fundraiser for families in need
With the poor economy, many families go to food banks to help put meals on the table. Petco wants to make sure the family pets get fed too. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:05:05 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:50:32 -0700)

PET allows Comelec to use Binay-Roxas documents for local election protests
MANILA — The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has given the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the "green light" to proceed with the verification of signatures on the recall petition against Samar Gov. Sharee Ann Tan and brother Vice Gov. Stephen James Tan. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:58:15 -0700)

Pet Friendly Rentals: Pet Owners of SF, Ye too Shall Rent
We, the pet owners of San Francisco, know the mythological power we have. After all, our city is ostensibly home to more dogs than children. Yet we have very little power when we try to rent apartments, beaten handily... (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 07:48:54 -0700)

Ohioans Share Thoughts on the National Humane Society and Exotic Pet Protection
The release and subsequent shooting of dozens of exotic pets from Terry Thompson's Zanesville, Ohio farm pushed the issue of wild animal ownership into the national spotlight. Thompson freed nearly five dozen wild animals from their cages before committing suicide. Ohio currently has some of the most lenient exotic pet permit policies and ownership laws in the nation. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:05:00 -0700)

Pet Tips for the Holidays from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Halloween officially kicking-off the holiday season, we at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) thought we'd compile a list of common issues pet owners (and potential pet owners) face during the holiday season. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:46:10 -0700)

Ohio Exotic Pet Legislative Draft Nearing Completion
A state of limbo will may soon end for Ohio's exotic animal owners. Gov. John Kasich issued an executive order that strengthens existing state laws. The commission Kasich created in April to deal with the lenient state laws governing wild animals has a deadline of Nov. 30 to present a new plan for legislative review. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:07:00 -0700)

Pet dog recovering from high powered pellet shooting
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A pet dog is recovering from a high powered pellet shot wound. (Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:09:08 -0700)

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