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Pet Insurance Provider Trupanion Recognizes Veterinarians in ‘Tru Hero’ Contest
Nearly 100 pet owners entered their veterinarians into the contest in recognition for helping pets live longer and healthier lives.Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 The story of a Pomeranian named Dinglehopper and his veterinary clinic, the Downtown Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, was the winning submission of a contest hosted by Trupanion, North America’s fastest growing pet insurance ... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:16:25 -0700)

Ardmore Veterinary Hospital Warns Pet Owners About Lyme Disease
ARDMORE, PA-- - Ardmore Animal Hospital is warning pet owners to be vigilant about Lyme Disease. One of the most common tick-transmitted diseases, Lyme Disease is transmitted when an infected tick bites ... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

FDA starts testing pet food for salmonella
The Food and Drug Administration has begun a year-long nationwide effort to test pet food for salmonella contamination, but the key concern is not the health of dogs and cats -- it's of their owners. (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:13:11 -0700)

Boarding a pet isn't limited to kennels anymore
You are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Nellie in Kansas. Your dog will be staying in a hotel suite called Neiman Barcus with... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:16:19 -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, 01 Nov 2011 12:17:47 -0700)

Rival pet insurer: We were Blue first!
Nationwide's Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. denies 'first' honors to Philadelphia's Petplan and its Capital Blue Cross deal (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:43:27 -0700)

Ohio Might Have Some of the Most Stringent Exotic Pet Laws
Ohio might soon have some of the strongest exotic pet laws in the nation. The release of wild animals housed on the exotic animal farm owned by Terry Thompson of Zanesville brought the issue of exotic pet ownership and Ohio's lenient laws into the national spotlight. Thompson released dozens of animals from their cages before taking his own life. Six surviving animals are under quarantine at the ... (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:37:00 -0700)

Boarding a pet in four-legged luxury
A hotel suite with a flat-screen TV. There might be surf lessons, catered meals, a massage, spa bath and photo shoot. Ahhh, a dog's life. (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:20:28 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Meet Sparta
Pet of the Week: Meet Sparta (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:20:47 -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. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:36:34 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Ziggy
Pet: Meet Ziggy! A 9-year-old, 12-pound kitty, this white puffball loves to curl up in your lap. A medium-haired cat, he'll need some brushing and grooming, but will repay you with lots of purrs. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 02:10:29 -0700)

Pet Insurance Costs Up 50 Percent In Past 10 Years
According to the American Pet Products Association, the average dog and cat owner now spends about $650 a year on pet medical care, up nearly 50 percent over the past decade. The CEO of one pet insurance company told the Wall Street Journal that innovations in human medicine have come to the vet side, from MRIs and CAT scans to chemotherapy and radiation. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 03:42:36 -0700)

Pet Insurance Costs Up 50 Percent In Past 10 Years
According to the American Pet Products Association, the average dog and cat owner now spends about $650 a year on pet medical care, up nearly 50 percent over the past decade. The CEO of one pet insurance company told the Wall Street Journal that innovations in human medicine have come to the vet side, from MRIs and CAT scans to chemotherapy and radiation. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:17:30 -0700)

FDA Tests Pet Food Amid Reports of Owner Illnesses
The Food and Drug Administration has begun a nationwide effort to test pet food for salmonella contamination amid evidence it is sickening pet owners (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 06:06:33 -0700)

Petplan Pet Insurance’s Veterinarian of the Year Nominations Open
America’s #1 Pet Insurance provider launches search to find America’s favorite vetPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Petplan, America’s #1 rated pet insurance provider, recently announced that it is conducting a nationwide search for four-legged best friends’ “best friend” and is now accepting nominations for its inaugural “Vet of the Year” award. ... (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 09:56:16 -0700)

FDA to Test Pet Food for Salmonella
The FDA plans to collect pet food samples after owners get sick with salmonella. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:28:20 -0700)

Vet That Senior Pet
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With November serving as National Senior Pet Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month and adopt A Senior Pet month, we at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association thought we'd provide you with some tips for taking care of that senior pet. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:36:10 -0700)

Adopt a senior pet at Orange County Animal Services
November is a popular month. Here’s how Orange County Animal Services is celebrating it: Adopt a Senior Pet Month, a nationally celebrated annual observance, has kicked off at Orange County Animal Services. This year the division has some help in highlighting its senior pets. Bruiser, a 15-year-old Maltese who was the first pet adopted during Adopt a [...] (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:35:23 -0700)

Holiday Shopping Brings Joy to the Pet and Pet Parent’s World
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holiday Shopping Brings Joy to the Pet and Pet Parent’s World. PetSmart® Kicks Off the Holidays with Its Best Gifts of the Season (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:14:28 -0700)

Hill's(R) Pet Nutrition Partners With RealAge(R) to Help Owners Discover How Old Their Cat Really Feels and Offers a ...
TOPEKA, KS-- - Feeling younger is something that pet parents and their four legged friends strive for as they enter their golden years. Now, owners and their cats can feel younger together. To celebrate ... (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:37:00 -0700)

Pet boarding isn't limited to kennels
LOS ANGELES — You are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Nellie in Kansas. Your dog will be staying in a hotel suite called Neiman Barcus with a flat-screen TV. There might be surf lessons, catered meals, a massage, pawdicure, spa bath and photo shoot. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:50:10 -0700)

Pet Palooza returns Saturday
If you believe you have the tallest or the shortest pet in Midland or one decked out in the cutest costume, there’s a chance you could be a winner at the third annual Pet Palooza. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:21:10 -0700)

FDA to test pet food for Salmonella
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said a limited amount of pet food, treats and supplements will be tested during the next year for salmonella. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:28:39 -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, 04 Nov 2011 00:48:23 -0700)

John Lewis Pet Insurance Voted top for Dog Insurance by Which?
LONDON, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ John Lewis Pet Insurance has been recognised as the number one provider for Dog Insurance [http://www.johnlewis-insurance.com/homepage/pet-insurance/dog-insurance-benefits.html ] by Which? John Lewis Pet … (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 02:16:35 -0700)

Watch: Awkward Family Pet Photos
Photos of off-the-wall pet owners and the animals they love too much. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 03:13:30 -0700)

Q&A with a pet publicist
Some pets are really pushing the multimedia envelope. Take, for example, Boo, the fuzzy Pomeranian from the West Coast with 2.3 million Facebook followers and a new book entitled “Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog.” One Boston pet, an American Mastiff named Morgan, hopes to follow in Boo’s footsteps. So she’s jumped into the social media scene with ... (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:19:30 -0700)

First Person: How I Adopted a Pet for Free
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Pet wild African cat on the loose in St. Charles County
Owner hopes Cleo, his big cat, will return home. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:13:05 -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. (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 01:01:57 -0700)

Pet registration waits for vet
It was a welcome move but the civic body didn’t realize it did not have one crucial prerequisite for any such registration: a veterinary doctor! (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 03:54:01 -0700)

Pet shop, bird rescue wait for a home
Customers who walk through the front door of Paws Pet Bakery and Gifts are welcomed by a cacophony of bird sounds. (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 22:10:38 -0700)

Pet of the week
Honey is our pet of the week. She a black and tan shepherd mix that is 1 year old. This happy girl would enjoy a loving home where she can get a lot of exercise. Honey likes children and other animals, and will do fine in a home as an inside or outside pet. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 01:53:57 -0800)

Pet Parade: Black cat, white dog syndrome
By AL SWANSON United Press International I haven't seen a black cat that had been roaming the neighborhood before Halloween. I hope nothing happened to it. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 02:59:09 -0800)

Capital BlueCross now marketing pet insurance
York, PA - For many pet owners, the first major illness their animal contracts brings not only concern and anxiety, but a case of sticker shock. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 03:08:28 -0800)

Boarding a pet isnt limited to kennels anymore
LOS ANGELES — You are spending Thanksgiving with Aunt Nellie in Kansas. Your dog will be staying in a hotel suite called Neiman Barcus with a flat-screen TV. There might be surf lessons, catered meals, a massage, pawdicure, spa bath and photo shoot. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 04:03:56 -0800)

Laguna Niguel Veterinarian Announces Website for Pet Owners
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA-- - Marina Hills Animal Hospital in Laguna Niguel has announced the launch of its new website, http://www.marinahillsvet.com/. The new website is designed to make it easier for pet owners ... (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

Kansas City Veterinarian Announces Pet Acupuncture Services
KANSAS CITY, MO-- - Animal Clinic of Boardwalk Square in Kansas City, Mo. announced that it provides holistic and acupuncture services for pets. Veterinarian Dr. Billie Deam is also an International Veterinary ... (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

Even Homes Without Pets Have Pet Allergens
SUNDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) --By taking steps to reduce pet allergens in their homes, pet owners can reduce the spread of pet allergens to people who may be allergic, experts say. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 13:02:10 -0800)

Pet owners, trappers at odds over trapping plan
Animal advocates and trappers are at odds over a plan to restrict trapping of fur-bearing animals in Clark and Washoe counties. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 19:36:17 -0800)

‘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. (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 19:51:53 -0800)

Pet stores stop selling puppies
A campaign by a national animal rights group has caused an Ohio-based chain of pet stores with several Cincinnati locations to stop selling puppies. (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:48:45 -0800)

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, 07 Nov 2011 02:56:25 -0800)

Petplan Pet Insurance Finds Turkey Day Could Be ‘Fowl‘ for Pets
America’s No. 1 Pet Insurance Provider reports 78% rise in pancreatitis claims over the four-day holiday weekend; recommends pet-friendly Thanksgiving treatsPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 The sights, smells and, of course, tastes of Thanksgiving make it one of the most delectable days of the year, but according to No. 1 rated Petplan pet insurance, your pets aren’t always grateful to ... (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 07:26:11 -0800)

Ohioans Share Thoughts on ASPCA Boycott of Pet Stores Selling Puppies
One of the largest pet store chains in the Midwest announced the stores will no longer sell puppies or dogs. The decision comes on the heels of an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals campaign to boycott all stores that support puppy mills. Ohio animal advocacy groups are circulating petitions to place the Dog Auction Ban Act on the ballot in 2012. The legislation would put ... (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 08:52:00 -0800)

Grief over pet loss can be intense
Grief over the loss of an animal companion can be just as strong and painful as the loss of a person close to us -- and sometimes it can be even greater. (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 12:46:26 -0800)

Australian pet foods firm considers sale-adviser
* VIP Petfoods says it is world's largest chilled pet foodmaker* Business has been of interest to buyout firms- adviser* Company could fetch A$450 million - reportNov 8 (Reuters) - Australian privately ... (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 20:56:54 -0800)

Pet Nights with Santa returning to Fashion Square
Santa Claus is returning to malls to visit with good little pets as well as good little children. We have this word from Orlando Fashion Square: Weekly Pet Nights with Santa will begin Monday, Nov. 14, and continue each Monday through Dec. 19. Pet photos will be taken from 6 to 8 p.m. The mall has partnered with Orange [...] (Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:13:40 -0800)

What will your pet find under the Christmas tree?
Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they'll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, according to a new AP-Petside.com poll. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:10:45 -0800)

Latest Survey Results Reveal Teaching Children Responsibilities Is A Key Benefit in Pet Ownership
American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2011/2012 National Pet Owners Survey cites pets help instill responsibilities among children (PRWeb November 08, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8944456.htm (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:38:16 -0800)

Over half of owners will buy pet holiday gifts
Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they'll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, according to a new AP-Petside.com poll. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:51:27 -0800)

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, 08 Nov 2011 10:39:25 -0800)

Janry Pet Resort calendar contest
Janry Pet Resort, located on Rt. 173 in Stewartsville, was abuzz with activity this past weekend when they hosted a Professional Photography session to nearly 100 pooches and felines. Many pets managed to get spa appointments in Janry’s salon for... (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 11:27:44 -0800)

Pet owners set budgetsfor purr-fect Christmas
LOS ANGELES -- Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they'll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, acc (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 11:33:10 -0800)

What's on your pet's gift list?
What will your pet find under the Christmas tree? Here's a look at what some pet owners say they will be buying this year for their own cats and dogs and for pets belonging to others. Plus, a look at some deals and promotions retailers are offering to pull in shoppers. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:04:14 -0800)

Pet of the week: Athena
Pet: Meet Athena! A year-old pit bull mix, Athena is a playful 40 pounds and quite affectionate. A champion fetcher, Athena is looking for that special someone who will give her the love she deserves. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:11:04 -0800)

San Francisco animal commission wants to reward pet stores that don’t sell pets
Pet stores that do not actually sell pets could soon receive a seal of approval from The City. With efforts to ban pet sales stymied, The City’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare is investigating ways of highlighting businesses that only sell food and accessories. For years, there has been concern that pet stores in San Francisco resell animals that were originally purchased from breeding ... (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 02:33:15 -0800)

Rewarding Pet Stores That Don't Sell Pets
Rewarding pet stores that don't sell pets is the latest idea from the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission. Photo Credit: Jonathan Lloyd (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:51:16 -0800)

'Pet Parents' Key to PetSmart's Success: CEO
Man's best friends and their many health and beauty needs have been a boon for PetSmart's business, its chief executive said Wednesday. (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:59:36 -0800)

After One Pet Dies: Should You Get a New One?
While you may be tempted to replace the pet you lost, it's best to take some time to think and grieve, one expert says. (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:30:20 -0800)

First Person: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
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First Person: How I Cut Our Pet Food Spending By 50%
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First Person: The High Cost of a Pampered Pet
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First Person: Pet Care on a Budget
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First Person: 4 Budget-Busting Pet Expenses
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First Person: The Financial Reasons to Rescue a Pet
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First Person: How to Save on Pet Health Care Costs
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Pet Health: Is the End Near?
Is your dog or cat just getting older or could it be time to face your greatest fear about your pet? (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:29:53 -0800)

Find the perfect pet Sunday at Pet Fest 2011 in Lafreniere Park
Matt Hinton/Times-PicayuneWinnie, a dachshund, dresses as a Saints fan at the 2010 Pet Fest The 4th Annual Pet Fest is scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lafreniere Park. Billed as "the party where pets bring... (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:02:09 -0800)

Pet Fashion Show adds 'best-dressed' category
Grange Co-op's annual Pet Fashion Show is adding a new event this year, a "best-dressed pet contest" open to the public. The sixth annual Pet Fashion Show takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the North Medford Pet Country, 2833 N. Pacific Highway. (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:09:25 -0800)

Pet Socialite Events Announces "Home, Garden & Safety” Pet Product Showcase
For one day only, 25 national pet product designers and companies will travel to New York to showcase their new lines. From stylish, indoor and outdoor pet beds, pet-themed topiaries to float coats and canine water toys, guests will preview innovative pet products that enhance both home décor, urban and suburban living as well as promote pet safety. ... (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 04:34:15 -0800)

Pet ownership, stray management policies reviewed
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin revealed three areas of focus on these issues. -AsiaOne (Sat, 12 Nov 2011 04:08:45 -0800)

Pet events for November: Santa makes an early visit
November is off to a blustery start and it seems like the wind is blowing us right into the holidays. Several organizations are hosting events in hopes of moving adoptable pets into new homes for the holidays, there's a holiday wine-tasting event and even Santa is making a few early visits for holiday photos with pets. (Sat, 12 Nov 2011 05:16:03 -0800)

Pet-friendly dorm earns Stetson University a Halifax Humane Society honor
The pet-friendly dorm that's already proved popular with Stetson University students and their animals has a new fan in the Halifax Humane Society. (Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:32:50 -0800)

Have Pet, Will Travel
* Before you go “Visit your veterinarian within 10 days of your trip to make sure your pet is healthy and ready for travel,” says Dr. Robyn Jaynes, a veterinarian and PetSmart expert. “Most airlines and boarding facilities require proof of vaccinations.” *· If you’re driving, “acclimate your pet to the... (Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:42:53 -0800)

What will your pet find under Christmas tree?
Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they'll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, according to a new AP-Petside.com poll. (Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:14:55 -0800)

Pet calendar: Animal-related events in Muskegon County and West Michigan
West Michigan shelters, rescue groups have a cat or dog for you to adopt. (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 03:15:44 -0800)

Pet Fest 2011 Photos
Pet Fest 2011 took place in Lafreniere Park in Metairie Sunday, November 13, 2011.The event was held by the Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter and the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter with the theme: The Pawsuit of Happiness on Sunday,... (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:05:33 -0800)

‘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. (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:52:08 -0800)

Pet pantry holds monthly food distribution
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry will hold its monthly pet food distribution day 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 19 at 11367 Deerfield Road. (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:51:24 -0800)

Humane Society: Pet shops buy at 'worst' puppy mills
The Humane Society of the United States is charging that 10 pet stores in Rockland and Westchester counties are selling puppies from inhumane breeders. (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:47:19 -0800)

Was PET following cabinet hopeful?
Henrik Sass Larsen, once a shoe-in to serve as Finance Minister in the new centre-left government, is urging the domestic security agency PET to come out with the information that went into a damning security review that put him out in the political cold. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 01:22:07 -0800)

Pet hippo kills owner in South Africa
A hippopotamus named Humphrey has mauled to death a South African man who kept him for a pet, Beeld newspaper reported Monday. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 01:50:13 -0800)

Humphrey The 'Pet' Hippo Mauls Owner To Death
A hippopotamus called Humphrey who became an internet sensation after being raised as a pet has mauled his keeper to death. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:57:03 -0800)

Pet Hippo Humphrey Mauls His Owner To Death
A hippopotamus called Humphrey who became an internet sensation after being raised as a pet has mauled his keeper to death.The animal, which weighs over a ton, reportedly bit Marius Els, dragged him into ... (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:31:20 -0800)

Pet Hippo Bites Owner to Death in South Africa
Marius Els was killed by his pet hippopotamus Humphrey on Saturday. Six year-old Humphrey attacked the South African man at his farm, repeatedly biting and gouging his owner. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:38:56 -0800)

Calgary offers deal on pet licences
The City of Calgary is offering a deal to entice pet owners to license their dogs and cats. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:08:58 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Daisy
pet of the week: 3-year-old spayed female pit bull with a fun loving personality. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:22:00 -0800)

The PAWS Pet Company Beats Expectations, Reports Third Quarter 2011 Revenues Increase by 62% to $577,000; Reports ...
SAN JOSE, CA-- - The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. or "the Company," the innovative pet services company, reported record financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, including ... (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:30:00 -0800)

Pet euthanization rate at Arlington shelter under study
As a pet lover, Arlington resident Kelli Eaves wants her hometown to take a "no-kill" philosophy toward stray animals. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:08:31 -0800)

Pet hippo mauls his owner
Marius Els used to handfeed Humphrey, swim with him and ride on his back. But then the hippo turned on him. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:17:46 -0800)

Pet portrait event to help shelter
Paws for a Cause, a pet portrait fundraiser to benefit the Ventura County animal shelter will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at P Portrait Studio, 5407 Castillo de Rosas, Camarillo. (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:48:00 -0800)

Pet owners say shelter adoptions socially responsible, but most got pets as gifts or strays
LOS ANGELES — Where do people get their pets? A new AP-Petside.com poll found that the most common way people acquire a pet is as a gift, followed by taking in a stray. About four in 10 pet owners say at least one of their current pets was given to them by friends or family, while a third say they have a pet that showed up on their doorstep as a stray. Read full article >> (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:14:35 -0800)

Pet Owners Use Professional Pet Sitters as a Go-To Resource for All Things Pets
Traditional leashes, Kong® toys and feather dancers top list of most recommended products among professional pet sitters.King, NC (PRWEB) November 15, 2011 Pet Sitters International’s recent State of the Industry Survey sheds light on several of the professional pet-care industry’s product preferences, ranging from dog leashes to kitty litter. Pet Sitters International (PSI) surveys its more ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:18:49 -0800)

The pet owner: Families forced to give up pets: 'It's just very sad'
WHERE TO GET HELP: Pet owners can call the help desk for advice at 775-856-2000, ext. 200. HOW TO HELP: The nonprofit needs everything from food to leashes. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 01:53:33 -0800)

Pet hippo kills owner in South Africa
A hippopotamus named Humphrey has mauled to death a South African man who kept him for a pet. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:50:12 -0800)

Dog abuse for dollars: The 'dramatic' rise of pet insurance fraud
The animal insurance industry is booming, and some customers are reportedly going to horribly inhumane lengths to cash in (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:05:00 -0800)

PET scanner is inevitable for city
Re: "Sudbury plays catch-up: MD; Hospital is way behind in effort to be academic health sciences centre, panel told " -- Nov. 9. One way for Health Sciences North to keep pace with other teaching centers and major regional centers is to secure a PET scanner.[...] (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:07:02 -0800)

Brantford, Ontario Veterinarian Offers Pet E-Store
BRANTFORD, ON-- - Beattie Animal Hospital is making it easier for pet owners to shop for pet necessities by introducing an online pet e-store as an extension of its large onsite pet supply store. Pet owners ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Pet Hippo Kills Its Owner
A 40-year-old farmer in South Africa was killed by his beloved pet hippo, Humphrey, when the animal dragged the farmer into a river and mauled him to death. Marius Els, an Army major, had raised the 2,600 pound animal and considered Humphrey a part of his... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:13:18 -0800)

5 Million Cats and Dogs Registered with 24PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Service
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO-- - Pethealth Inc. , the nation's leading provider of companion animal microchips to North American pet owners, is pleased to announce over 5-million cats and dogs have received the protection ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:09:00 -0800)

Pet paradise: Hotel offers lavish perks for four-legged friends
DALLAS — Chandeliers, nail polish, massage therapy, flat screen TV’s: It's a relaxing spa atmosphere, but it's not for people. It's for pets.   Welcome to Paradise 4 Paws, a pet resort open every day of the year.   “We are also open 24 hours a day, so you don't have to work around our schedule ... we'll work around yours,” said Saq Ndeem, the top dog at Paradise 4 Paws.   That's convenient for ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:14:11 -0800)

Pet sitters take the worry out of leaving Fido or Fluffy home alone
Over the river and through the woods — you know the rest, the holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends near and far.But, sometimes, the whole family isn’t in on the road trip, at least not the family pet. So, who watches man’s best friend when it’s time for the family trip or an exotic holiday excursion? That’s where Jennifer Andrade, aka the Luv Bug Pet Nanny, comes in. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:07:45 -0800)

The PAWS Pet Company Dismissed Complaint
SAN JOSE, CA-- - The PAWS Pet Company today announced that it has dismissed with prejudice the previously reported complaint filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara ... (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:15:00 -0800)

Pet owners express worries over Lacon ordinance
Lacon resident Chad Smith would have to decide which of his dogs he would have to give up if a Lacon city council law is passed allowing residents to a limit of three. His dogs include Zoe, left, a white boxer, Katie, a miniature pinscher, Lilly, a yellow lab, and Max, right, a black boxer. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:31:38 -0800)

First Person: How to Save on Pet Health Care Costs
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First Person: How I Cut Our Pet Food Spending By 50%
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First Person: Pet Care on a Budget
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First Person: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
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First Person: 4 Budget-Busting Pet Expenses
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First Person: The Financial Reasons to Rescue a Pet
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Pet of the Week: Willie
Pet: Meet Willie! At 10 years young, Willie has the energy of a kitty half his age. Weighing 11 pounds, Willie loves hanging out with people and would make a great lap cat. (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:54:23 -0800)

First Person: 4 Budget-Busting Pet Expenses
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First Person: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
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First Person: Pet Care on a Budget
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Pet Planet's focus is on nutrition, education
Pet Planet finds its focus on pet nutrition and educating customers is popular in Ahwatukee. (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:37:43 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2011 Results
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA), a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended September 24, 2011. (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:21:00 -0800)

Pet owners: Keep that turkey to yourself
Feeding your pet stuffing and turkey this Thanksgiving isn't such a good idea. (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:07:22 -0800)

Pet Modification
Ears cropped, tailed docked, vocal cords cut! There just some of the things pets owners are doing to their best friends. Photo Credit: Feed Loader (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:50:54 -0800)

Editorial | PET’s toughest adversary: secrecy
Credibility, not secrecy, is the true measure of an intelligence agency’s success. And right now, PET is suffering a credibility problem. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:07:06 -0800)

Pet of the Week Blaze
Meet our Pet of the Week Blaze. She's a 2-year-old black and white spayed shorthair cat. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:09:22 -0800)

Pet peeves
Dee White of Landrum figures everyone has pet peeves, and hoping to hear from others, she shares some of hers, beginning with the television shows in which you can’t hear what the actors are saying because the background music is so loud. “Dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs,” she continues her list. “Waitresses and waiters who leave the bill way before you’ve finished eating. Drivers ... (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:48:56 -0800)

Improve your pet's diet, make its food
If you really want to know what is in the food you feed your pet, there is one sure way -- prepare it yourself. Not only is it possible to make your pet's food from items purchased at the grocery store, but also it makes good economic sense, as these meals can be cooked for pennies a day. But how do you know if you are meeting the nutritional requirements of your animal charge? (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:27:04 -0800)

Where is your pet from?
Poll: Pet owners say shelter adoptions are socially responsible, but most acquired pets as gifts or strays. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 22:36:10 -0800)

Pet owners: Keep that turkey to yourself
Feeding your pet stuffing and turkey this Thanksgiving isn't such a good idea. (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 00:10:58 -0800)

Pet Services Company Thinking Outside the Box With New Twist on Pet Adoptions
Helping displaced pets find great homes is a labor of love for Orlando businessman, Garvin Mark. His nation-wide pet adoptions agency, Pet Pros Services, gives pet owners a much better option when giving up dog, cat or other pet.Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 With so many people being forced into foreclosure in the current economic crisis, a Florida entrepreneur is helping displaced pets ... (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 00:11:20 -0800)

George’s Pet Shop: The elephant’s fate
As a teenager in the 1960s, I picked up and delivered film for Cullen Photo, which had the photofinishing contract for Drug Fair. On one route, there was a pet store called George’s Pet Shop that had an elephant calf in the middle of the store, enclosed in a small straw-covered pen. Whenever I drove this particular route, I stopped to see this docile young animal. I’ve often wondered what became ... (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:57:12 -0800)

PET TALK: Some tips to deal with your pet’s fears
Your cute puppy is usually a wonderful little bundle of joy. However, when lightning flashes and thunder strikes, she transforms into a terrified bundle of fear and bolts straight to your lap knocking (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:17:47 -0800)

Pet insurance fraud rises fourfold
Fake claims on pet policies – from injuries inflicted by owners to claims for non-existent pets – are a growth area Nothing, it seems, is immune to the impact of the economic slowdown: jobs, homes, businesses – now even the family pet. Cats, dogs and horses are facing deliberate injury – or even paying the ultimate price – as owners seek payouts from pet insurance policies. Fake claims on pet ... (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:49:07 -0800)

Pet Parade: How much is a pet's life worth
By AL SWANSON United Press International Many would say the value of a pet is priceless, but legally just how much is a fuzzy, furry or feathered friend really worth? (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 03:46:42 -0800)

Roaming dogs maul pet to death
A PET cat was mauled to death by two roaming dogs in its own front yard in Ipswich, sparking calls for pet owners to keep their animals contained. (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:13:27 -0800)

Global Pet Food Market to Reach US$95.7 Billion by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Pet Foods market. The global market for Pet Foods is projected to reach US$95.7 billion by the year 2017, with macro regional economic conditions, pet population, and most importantly, consumer attitude driving the market. Due to changing lifestyles and increase in ‘alone or single-person family’ and decreasing birthrate, pets are ... (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:42:07 -0800)

Pet spa serves owners, too
RR shop carries wide selection of food, accessories (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:42:25 -0800)

Pet Placement Center Has $5 Feline Adoptions
The Pet Placement Center is having a $5 Felines adoption event on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 5975 Dayton Blvd. The cats, age five months or older, have been rescued by Tennessee Humane Animal League's, Pet Placement Center. (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:02:06 -0800)

He sowed seeds of multinational pet products company
Entrepreneur recognized that floating fish food flakes invented by acquaintance was revolutionary game changer in industry (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:34:22 -0800)

Petsitting.com Recommends Five Things to Look for in a Pet Care Service
As the holidays approach, pet owners across the country will need reliable pet care services to care for their pets while they are away visiting family and friends.New York, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2011 While most pet care providers are trustworthy and provide great services, there are also those that pet owners should avoid. Petsitting.com offers the following tips when searching for pet ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:14:33 -0800)

Virginia Pet Supplies Company Develops New Comfortable Pet Scrubs as an Alternative to the Elizabethan Collar for Dogs ...
Scrubs for Pets, a small Virginia pet supplies company, has developed a comfortable, washable alternative to the Elizabethan collar, or pet cone for helping pets and their owners protect post-surgical wounds or injuries. As the company name suggests, Scrubs for Pets look and feel like the same scrubs that surgeons wear, and are designed to fit snugly and comfortably around the pet’s abdomen. ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:17:49 -0800)

Virginia Pet Supplies Company Develops New Comfortable Pet Scrubs as an Alternative to the Elizabethan Collar for Dogs ...
Scrubs for Pets, a small Virginia pet supplies company, has developed a comfortable, washable alternative to the Elizabethan collar, or pet cone for helping pets and their owners protect post-surgical wounds or injuries. As the company name suggests, Scrubs for Pets look and feel like the same scrubs that surgeons wear, and are designed to fit snugly and comfortably around the pet’s abdomen ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:30:07 -0800)

Petsitting.com Recommends Five Things to Look for in a Pet Care Service
As the holidays approach, pet owners across the country will need reliable pet care services to care for their pets while they are away visiting family and friends. (PRWeb November 22, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011_ReliablePetCare/2011_petsitting/prweb8984901.htm (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:44:05 -0800)

PAMPERED PETS ON A BUDGET: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail! New Book Helps Pet Owners to Cut Pet Costs ...
In Pampered Pets on a Budget, pet owners will:•Discover your pet’s “must-haves” versus “nice to haves”•Learn the benefits of the human-animal bond to your life and your pocketbook•Understand the important, irreplaceable role of your veterinarian •Receive tips on how to save money during the lifespan of your pet•Obtain great information on pet adoption•Know the in’s and out’s of proper pet ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:12:12 -0800)

Radnor and Wayne Veterinarians Launch New Website to Educate Pet Owners
WAYNE, PA-- - Radnor Veterinary Hospital announced the launch of a new website, http://www.radnorvet.com . The website was re-designed to better educate pet owners about veterinary care and include new ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:15:00 -0800)

Ani-Mall Pet Hospital in Middletown Launches New Website
MIDDLETOWN, NY-- - Ani-Mall Pet Hospital announced the launch of the veterinary hospital's revamped website, http://www.ani-mall.com . The redesigned website is intended to help educate pet owners about ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

What Is Your Pet Thankful For This Thanksgiving?
ST LOUIS -- At Thanksgiving Day feasts across the country, families pause to reflect on the many things they are thankful for, and for millions of people that includes their pets. This year, Nestle Purina ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:36:02 -0800)

Pet shouldn't be impulse gift, experts say
Puppies and kittens are cute, and buying one for a Christmas present may seem like a great idea. But, most experts caution against giving a pet as a gift, at least without planning and consideration. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:52:29 -0800)

Moorhead pet licenses available to shoppers
MOORHEAD - Pet owners here will be able to pick up licenses while shopping through the month of December. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:32:12 -0800)

Mirada Medical Makes Bold Challenge at RSNA, Brings MR/PET to Everyone
OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM-- - In a further demonstration of the company's belief that "MR/PET is now within reach of everyone", Mirada Medical has issued a bold challenge to demonstrate their software ... (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:25:00 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Victoria
Pet: Meet Victoria! This sweetheart of a Chihuahua is three months shy of 5 years old, and is fully grown at 12 pounds. Victoria loves to be petted and to curl up in your lap. Come meet her today. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 01:03:18 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Pet adoption myths
November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, and while pet adoption is on the rise, some myths still exist about shelter pets and senior pets. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza separates fact from fiction and gives you some tips about adopting. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 02:06:56 -0800)

Best Pet Hair Vacuums List Released by Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
A great pet hair vacuum makes cleaning up after animals in the house or car a snap. But with every manufacturer touting their vacuum cleaner as the best, finding the right machine can be tough. Vacuum Cleaner Advisor has just published a list of the best pet hair vacuum cleaners to help buyers make the right choice. [PR.com] (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 03:19:14 -0800)

Parking Pet Peeves Results
A couple weeks ago we asked you about your parking pet peeves. We heard back from drivers, bikers and pedestrians, and the results aren't pretty. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:02:58 -0800)

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