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Pet Planet brings healthy food options to Ahwatukee pet owners
Laura English, owner of the new Pet Planet in Ahwatukee Foothills, knows first hand that not all the products grocery stores sell are actually healthy for pets. (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:02:37 -0800)

European-concept pet centre
PET owners in the Klang Valley now have a new destination to purchase quality services and products for their pets with the opening of a new one-stop pet hub, Nilufar Pet and Aquarium Centre. (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:14:41 -0800)

Woman's pet pig shot in Homer Glen
A Homer Glen woman's pet pig was shot in the neck the day before Thanksgiving by someone she thinks may have been looking for a free holiday meal. (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:13:58 -0800)

Pet food drive to aid seniors
Banfield Pet Hospital and Meals on Wheels are joining for the annual Season of Suppers campaign, a national pet food drive that runs through the end of the year. (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:04:17 -0800)

Pet Food Lawsuit Won't Neuter Wall Street
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - A settlement involving Barclays Capital and Del Monte Foods' over its pet food business sale is being described by lawyers as leading to "sweeping change" in investment banking, but longtime industry watchers think it will be much harder to teach old Wall Street dogs new tricks. On Thursday, a Delaware judge accepted an October settlement with Del Monte shareholders over a ... (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 07:12:25 -0800)

Pet stores abuse animals, exploit customers
When Rezan Jaroudy went to a pet store and paid $130 for a kitten she was told was an angora, she had every reason to believe the cat was in good condition. (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:59:40 -0800)

This weekend: Pet-related events you can attend
From pet photos with Santa to the Cat Fanciers Association’s annual show, there's a plethora of pet-friendly events to choose from this weekend. (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:05:22 -0800)

December pet events: Santa photos, bunny spa and food drives
Oh, you better not bark, you better not bite, you better not mark, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town -- wait, that's not the jolly fellow in the sleigh. That's a curious shiba inu. (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:14:31 -0800)

Pet Pointers: The right water bowl for your pet
The common water bowl has come a long way. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza takes a look at some of the latest in water delivery systems. (Sat, 03 Dec 2011 02:07:55 -0800)

Pet pictures with Santa raise rescue dollars
An organization is raising money for animal rescue work by offering pet owners pictures of their furry friends with Santa. (Sat, 03 Dec 2011 17:33:16 -0800)

Pet license plates surge in popularity
DENVER - There are dozens of specialized license plates in Colorado, but the Adopt-a-Shelter Pet License plate, which raises money for underserved animal shelters, has grown incredibly popular in recent months. (Sat, 03 Dec 2011 19:14:49 -0800)

Beloved beagle is Pet Idol for 2nd year in row
Chuck B. Beagle is an energetic, inquisitive canine who has managed to capture the heart of not only his owner but, for the second consecutive year, those of readers throughout The Times and Democrat Region as well. (Sat, 03 Dec 2011 21:47:15 -0800)

Pet Parade: Spoiling pets can hike vet bills
By AL SWANSON CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Putting your fat pet on a diet can do more than save the pet's life – it can save you big money. (Sun, 04 Dec 2011 02:42:55 -0800)

Pet feature: 'Tis the season for pet pitfalls
A couple of years ago, Shannon Bennett and her family got a box of chocolate-covered cherries as a Christmas gift. The present was wrapped, so they put it under the tree without thinking much more about it. They had no idea what the box contained. (Sun, 04 Dec 2011 20:22:40 -0800)

Dealing with pet death
We love our pets, and we spend the money to prove it. (Sun, 04 Dec 2011 21:00:00 -0800)

Pet owners celebrate winter holidays with Santa
Santa Claus may be dropping a few extra squeaky toys and gourmet treats down chimneys this year as more Americans are adding family pets to their holiday shopping lists (Sun, 04 Dec 2011 23:12:40 -0800)

Fighting pet hair nightmare
it's enough to make you want to sneeze. Or choke. Or vacuum. But what can you do? It's family. Spurred perhaps by impending holiday company, we remember that the gray sofa in the den actually is black. We move the furniture and discover rolling hairballs. (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:06:30 -0800)

Pet Dogs Helping Pet Shelters As Part Of Holiday Program
A team of pet therapy dogs at Nathan Adelson Hospice, their owners and the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program are collecting donations for Las Vegas animal shelters for the holiday season. The hospice's four locations will accept donations (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 02:03:23 -0800)

Pet Socialite Inc.'s Holiday Pet Pop-Up Shop
Pet Socialite's Holiday Pet Pop-Up Shop offers the latest toys, treats, and presents for your pets’ plus innovative animal-human bonding activities.New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 On December 9th, Pet Socialite Events will open a one-weekend-only Holiday Pet Pop-Up Shop for pet lovers all around the metro area. ... (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 04:02:49 -0800)

Pet Socialite Inc.'s Holiday Pet Pop-Up Shop
Pet Socialite's Holiday Pet Pop-Up Shop offers the latest toys, treats, and presents for your pets’ plus innovative animal-human bonding activities. (PRWeb December 05, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9011209.htm (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 04:06:20 -0800)

Tamagotchi 15th anniversary pet can still die
Don't forget to feed the Tamagotchi. (Credit: Japan Trend Shop) Fifteen years is a pretty good life span for many pets. Tamagotchi is celebrating the birth of its digital critters with a limited-edition anniversary model. In case you missed the Tamagotchi craze, they are little egg-shaped gadgets with small screens that house electronic pets. Each one starts from an egg, and has to be fed ... (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:00:06 -0800)

Pet Project hopes to be part of city dog park
Pet Project wants to move to Ottawa's West Side, but some residents don't want the shelter's dogs and cats as new neighbors. Following a public hearing Monday, the Ottawa Plan Commission tabled a motion to amend 1016 W. Superior (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:20:21 -0800)

Pet owners celebrate holidays with Santa
Santa Claus may be dropping a few extra squeaky toys and gourmet treats down chimneys this year as more Americans add family pets to their holiday shopping lists (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:13:07 -0800)

Tough tools in the war against pet hair
Pet hair -- it's enough to make you want to sneeze. Or choke. Or vacuum. But what can you do? It's family. Spurred perhaps by impending holiday company, we remember that the gray sofa in the den actually is black. We move the furniture and discover rolling hairballs. The problem isn't just about the mess, but the misery. Guests may suffer pet-related allergies from the dander that accompanies ... (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:12:50 -0800)

For pet-owners, holiday plans revolve around pets
Dexter's social calendar this holiday season is chock-full of travel plans, party invites, new clothes, special meals and trips to see Santa Claus. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:28:52 -0800)

Pet therapy program helps seniors with serious illnesses
It has been proven to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and even triglyceride levels. It reduces outbursts in Alzheimer’s patients. It can help those with head injuries or chronic degenerative diseases to recall memories and sequence temporal events. It even can relieve stress and stave off loneliness.No, these improvements are not the results reported by people taking anti-depressants; rather ... (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:29:22 -0800)

For pet owners, holiday plans revolve around animals
More than half of American pet owners buy gifts for their pets, and they will spend an average of $46. Topping the list is toys. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:52:06 -0800)

Pethealth Inc. Pet Insurance Provider Launches "Home for the Holiday Cheques" Campaign
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO-- - Pethealth Inc.-There's nothing quite like the gift of a little extra cash before the holidays, which is why pet insurance representatives of Pethealth Inc. are spreading holiday cheer, ... (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:03:00 -0800)

Pethealth Inc. Pet Insurance Provider Launches "Home for the Holiday Checks" Campaign
ROLLING MEADOWS, ILLINOIS-- - Pethealth Inc.-There's nothing quite like the gift of a little extra cash before the holidays, which is why pet insurance representatives of Pethealth Inc. are spreading holiday ... (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:08:00 -0800)

Pet show
A few months ago, the Park City Museum acquired Matchstick, a life-sized Dalmatian that was made with 15,000 wooden matches. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:42:43 -0800)

Low-cost pet vaccinations available Saturday
Pet owners are invited to bring their dogs and cats for low-cost vaccinations from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Uncle G's Bed and Biscuit, 1821 Stephens Lane. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:00:00 -0800)

Business Insurers of the Carolinas and Pet Sitters International Share Tips to Prevent Common Weather-Related Pet ...
Avoid dangerous and expensive pet injuries this winter.King, NC (PRWEB) December 07, 2011 Winter can be harsh on pets. David Pearsall sees an increase in the number of pet-related insurance claims caused by snow and ice each year. His company, Business Insurers of the Carolinas (BIC), is the largest policy writer for pet caregivers in the United States and serves the majority of Pet Sitters ... (Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:14:09 -0800)

Spokane Veterinarian Launches New Website for Pet Owners
SPOKANE, WA-- - A-1 Animal Care Veterinary Services announced that the veterinary clinic has launched a new website, http://a-1animalcare.com . The new site is designed to provide pet owners with educational ... (Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Creature Comfort: Paws for Thought With Pet Insurance Introduced by Littlewoods.com
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM-- - With the festive season just around the corner the familiar mantra, 'A pet is for life, not just for Christmas' will no doubt soon appear on billboards, in magazines and on our ... (Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:58:00 -0800)

If Your Pet Went Missing, Would They Have a Way of Getting Home?
Pet ID Day is a national day of awareness initiated by National Pet Register to remind pet owners to identify their pets with a microchip and collar tag, and to keep contact details up-to-date so all lost pets can be returned home.(PRWEB) December 08, 2011 Pet ID Day is a national day of awareness initiated by National Pet Register to remind pet owners to identify their pets with a microchip and ... (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 03:02:20 -0800)

Berkeley Veterinarian Promotes Pet Wellcare Through Social Media
BERKELEY, CA-- - Dr. Jas Mattu and his team of animal care professionals at the University Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley, California are reaching out through a variety of social media networks to provide ... (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Quincy Veterinary Clinic Website to Offer In-Depth Pet Health Info
QUINCY, MA-- - Willard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. in Quincy has redeveloped its website to offer more information to South Shore and Milton pet lovers on achieving total health and well-being for their pets. ... (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Christmas pet? Not so fast
Christmas pet? Not so fast Dogs in a kennel are available for adoption at the Iberia Humane Society. But a lot of thought should go into getting a dog or cat as a Christmas present. (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:17:07 -0800)

Pet adoption is a long-term commitment
Stephanie Griffin holds Wanna on Thursday morning at the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter. The shelter and Petfinder.com have teamed to pair up pets with pet lovers for Christmas. (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:49:51 -0800)

Air Malta introduces a Pet Travel Policy
Air Malta will be introducing a Pet Travel Policy as from 1st January 2012. Through this policy passengers who wish to travel with their small cat or dog in the passenger cabin will now be able to do so subject to certain conditions and procedures that need to be observed. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 04:18:55 -0800)

Pet of the Week Tommy
Meet our Pet of the Week Tommy. He's a neutered 4-year-old brown & white catahoula/pitbull mix. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:11:03 -0800)

Euthanized Pet Had Implanted Microchip
A dog mistakenly euthanized at the New York Avenue shelter may have been saved had the information on its microchip implant been up to date. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:24:23 -0800)

Pet Tales: Toys for good cats and dogs
The skinny yellow cat has a perpetually startled look on it's face, perhaps because it spends so much time in the mouth of Pablo, our family's cocker spaniel. The 6-inch cross-eyed cat is made of canvas with a tube of ribbed purple rubber around it's belly. It's a "Wee Doggies Chewzies" made by Fat Cat Inc. It doesn't look like much. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:20:50 -0800)

Pet Points: Some year-end issues that need attention
As we approach the end of the year and celebrate the holiday season, it is important to discuss some pet-related issues. Ads for animal charities are everywhere. With photographs of abused pets and stories that would bring one to tears, some national fundraising efforts with confusing names solicit funds from the public. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:49:53 -0800)

Antioch exotic pet store set to close
PET'acular owners hope to continue selling supplies to customers after property foreclosure (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:39:36 -0800)

Antioch exotic pet store set to close
PET'acular owners hope to continue selling supplies to customers after property foreclosure (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:51:06 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Great gifts for pet owners
Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the pet parent on your list? In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza has some suggestions. (Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:05:01 -0800)

Pet calendars are available
The Intelligencer's pet calendars for 2012 are now available. (Sat, 10 Dec 2011 04:57:04 -0800)

Pet owners love lavishing their pets with holiday gifts
It’s Christmas morning and the house is quiet. (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 01:10:44 -0800)

Pet lodge opens second location
Happy Tails Lodge, a pet grooming, boarding and daycare business and retail pet food and accessory store, has a second location on the eastside of Great Falls. (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 04:21:46 -0800)

Choose pet gifts with care
A PET as a Christmas gift may sound like a good idea, but is it the right one? (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:04:39 -0800)

Competition for pet medicines could drive up vet prices
In the past year, Kroger stores quietly rolled out their own pet med program in North Texas and across the country, frequently undercutting veterinarians' prices, particularly on drugs in its $4 generic program like common antibiotics for animals and people. (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:11:02 -0800)

Choose pet gifts with care
A PET as a Christmas gift may sound like a good idea, but is it the right one? (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:54:15 -0800)

10 Pet Heroes to the Rescue
How a group of horses, several dogs, one cat, and a parrot saved their favorite humans. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:03:46 -0800)

Bearing to enter pet-food market in the new year
Bearing Petcare (Thailand) plans an aggressive extension of its products next year, including into pet foods, to cash in on the strong rebound in demand after the floods. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:34:01 -0800)

St. Charles city, county to host pet adoption events
St. Charles city and county have scheduled pet adoption events for Dec. 17. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:05:05 -0800)

Banfield Pet Hospital response to Todd Ulrich Action 9 story
Banfield Pet Hospital response to Todd Ulrich Action 9 story   Q: Are Wellness Plans Insurance? No. Unlike insurance, where pet owners pay for coverage they may never use, Banfield Wellness Plans are designed to include the necessary preventive care services all pets should receive and allows a client to spread those payments over the course of a year.   Q: Why does a client need to continue ... (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:13:41 -0800)

NJ SPCA Offers Tips To Adopting A Pet This Holiday Season
A new pet tops the wish list of many people during the holidays. But the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking that potential pet owners do their homework before adding a new member to the family. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:58:31 -0800)

City of Regina unveils new pet licence program
The City of Regina is introducing the My Pet Matters Rewards Program for pet owners. The goal is to encourage more pet owners to license their cats and dogs in 2012 by offering a rewards program to those who purchase or renew a pet licence. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:10:33 -0800)

The Pet Head is the Ultimate Stress Reliever "You Can't Put Him Down!" Great Stocking Stuffer for the Holiday Season
The Pet Head (TM) Provides Great Fun and Stress Relief for All Ages. Squishing, Squashing and Squeezing The Pet Head is a Life Changing Experience. The Perfect Holiday Gift for under $15.Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 The Pet Head is made 100% in the USA by gift and toy manufacturer, Bases Loaded, LLC. Charles Lindsey, company President and the inventor of The Pet Head, states that "Most ... (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:12:09 -0800)

Berkeley Veterinarian Promotes Pet Wellcare Through Social Media
BERKELEY, CA-- - Dr. Jas Mattu and his team of animal care professionals at the University Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley, California are reaching out through a variety of social media networks to provide ... (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

A Not So Stupid Pet Trick: Rabbit Agility
AUSTIN, Texas -- A fuzzy bunny that leaps and runs through an agility course may seem like an anomaly. But if professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich gets her wish more and more people will start ... (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:13:24 -0800)

Pet Pointers: The right water bowl for your pet
The common water bowl has come a long way. Take a look at some of the latest in water delivery systems in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:36:23 -0800)

Animal welfare groups spend holidays warning people against buying pet store puppies, products
LOS ANGELES — More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. Forty billboards in Los Angeles this month encourage people to fight puppy mills by boycotting pet stores and ... (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:43:20 -0800)

Penthouse Magazine Announces 2012 Pet of the Year
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official – Penthouse Magazine proclaims Jenna Rose as Penthouse Pet of the Year for 2012!  Jenna Rose graces the cover and her all-new Pet of the Year pictorial is featured in the January 2012 issue of Penthouse... (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:43:56 -0800)

Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies
More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:11:35 -0800)

Animal Welfare Groups Step Up Efforts to Prevent Pet Store Puppy Sales
More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:35:14 -0800)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:21:51 -0800)

Pet store puppy boycott stepped up
Puppy mills supply most pet stores, which see increased sales during the holiday season. (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:05:46 -0800)

Pet Insurance Provider Pets Best Insurance Offers Simple Steps to Keep Pets Healthy Over the Holidays
Top-rated pet insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance, offers simple steps to keep pets healthy during the holidays and highlights how pet health insurance can help when the unexpected happens.Boise, ID (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 The holidays are upon us, our houses filled with all the delights of the season. But many of our favorite traditional holiday decorations and foods mask a host of ... (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:02:20 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Pets and senior living communities
If you are planning to retire in a few years but are concerned that you might have to give up your animal companion, there may be options for you that would allow you to keep your pet with you. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza tells us about senior living communities where residents can keep their pets. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 02:07:16 -0800)

Jefferson Animal Hospital Provides Pet Acupuncture for Pain Relief and Enhanced Wellness
BATON ROUGE, LA-- - Jefferson Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge has announced that the animal hospital has its own pet acupuncturist on staff. The vet clinic offers this service to provide pain relief for ... (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:00:00 -0800)

Durham Veterinarians Offer Holiday Pet Travel Tips
DURHAM, NC-- - Dr. Soren Windram and Dr. Kay Bishop from New Hope Animal Hospital are offering veterinary tips for safe pet travel during the holiday season. Because their animal clinic is located close ... (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Pet ownership a careful consideration; puppies should not be presents
A puppy is not a perfect present, and in fact, giving one for Christmas might end up being a perfect mess instead. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:09:54 -0800)

Pet dragon slays at smartphone game
Beware humans, the animals are slowing taking over. First, cats and iPads. Now, lizards and smartphones. Check out this video of a tech-saavy dragon. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:46:13 -0800)

Pet Lizard Plays Game on Smartphone [VIDEO]
Each day, Mashable highlights one noteworthy YouTube video. Check out all our viral video picks. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:15:24 -0800)

Pet-food plant expansion to add nearly 300 jobs
A Midlands pet-food manufacturer is increasing its production of pet treats, a $128.6 million expansion that will add 277 jobs in stages over the next five years. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:52:25 -0800)

Officials encourage responsible pet stewardship
Area animal control officials are reminding pet owners about low-cost sterilization clinics available to them — a measure they hope will pare down the local cat and dog populations. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:08:14 -0800)

Pet tortoise, about 90, survives garage fire
Pokey, a pet Mojave Desert tortoise, is awake for the first time in a December after surviving a fire in the Livermore, Calif., garage where he was hibernating. (Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:53:04 -0800)

Animal groups push boycott of pet store pups
Los Angeles — More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:44:15 -0800)

Pet news in brief, Dec. 15, 2011
What's in a nose? For some people, a dog's amazing ability to detect just about anything has been a life saving gift. Author and artist Jill Fineberg has been working on an ovarian cancer study with the Pine Street Foundation in California. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:04:32 -0800)

Getting Started - Not Without My Pet
Finding a pet-friendly building sometimes requires old-fashioned shoe leather. In other words, ask around. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:21:43 -0800)

Animal groups push boycott of pet store pups
Los Angeles — More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:20:17 -0800)

Getting Started - Not Without My Pet
Finding a pet-friendly building sometimes requires old-fashioned shoe leather. In other words, ask around. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:38:37 -0800)

Michigan Pet Adoption Outfit Studies Animal Shelter Kills, Save Rate
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, a non-profit animal welfare group, published the 2010 "save rate" scorecard for animal shelters and Humane Society branches throughout the state. As Michigan Radio says, there were "big winners and big losers." Here are details about animal surrenders, pet adoptions and facility save rates in Michigan. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:44:00 -0800)

Gail's Pets: You are your pet's best gift
You are your pet’s best giftAmerican pet owners spend an amazing $41 billion a year on their animals, with about $42 million of that shelled out on Christmas gifts for their furry (and feather, finned) friends, according to surveys by animal welfare groups and the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Flashing antlers and collars with bells, fancy food bowls and new cages are just ... (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:00:30 -0800)

Pet food donations climb
Brandon’s veterinarians have offered a bit of their own Christmas cheer to pets in the area with more than 1,000 pounds of pet food donated to the Brandon-Westman Christmas Cheer Registry. (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 04:55:17 -0800)

Pet of the Week Earl
Meet our Pet of the Week Earl. He's a 6-year-old neutered gray Russian blue. (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:02:00 -0800)

How to Earn Extra Money as a Pet Sitter
After writing about ways to earn an extra $500 for the holidays , we heard from a lot of skeptics. Commenters noted how hard or even impossible it can be to find a paying side-gig; some argued that any ... (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:29:43 -0800)

Pet Talk: Patience pays off when introducing a pet to your cat or dog
It can be tricky to introduce a new animal to your current pets, but a little patience and perseverance will pay off. (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:15:06 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Benefits of being a pet parent
The benefits of being a pet parent are well-documented and researchers are still learning more about how our pets are good for us. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza looks at how keeping pets as we get older can help us. (Sat, 17 Dec 2011 02:11:00 -0800)

Pet Shop Boys will go wild in Sydney
PET Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant has revealed the best thing about playing in Sydney on New Year's Eve will be seeing Culture Club. (Sat, 17 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0800)

Pet Parade: 'Happy Howlidays'
By AL SWANSON United Press International It's time for the annual advice for keeping pets safe and sound during the hectic holidays. (Sun, 18 Dec 2011 03:32:01 -0800)

Strongsville Veterinarians Use Social Media to Promote Pet Wellness Care
STRONGSVILLE, OH-- - The team of veterinarians at Crossroads Animal Hospital in Strongsville, Ohio is using the latest in social media networking opportunities to interact with pet owners and provide information ... (Sun, 18 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

N.Y. rules being buried with pet is OK
HARTSDALE, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- New York state's Cemetery Board has decided people can have their ashes buried in pet cemeteries alongside their non-human companions after all. (Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:34:07 -0800)

Pet protection: Give heartworm meds year-round, vets say
Imagine a bowl of angel hair pasta inside your pet’s tiny heart. That’s what it looks like when your dog or cat has heartworms. And the worms will eventually take over the heart. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 04:40:18 -0800)

Pet Spay & Neuter Grants Now Available for 2012
“I’m Pet Friendly” License Plates Provide Care for Animals throughout Missouri. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:00:32 -0800)

How to Earn Extra Money as a Pet Sitter
One woman explains how she supplements her income by taking care of cats and dogs. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:48:57 -0800)

Dog Gone Smart, a Global Household Name in Nanotechnology-based Pet Beds, Apparel, and Accessories, to Debut New ...
WILTON, Conn. and ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog Gone Smart Pet Products ( www.doggonesmartbed.com ), a global industry leader in developing the most advanced technologies to solve many of ... (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:43:00 -0800)

Pet books for your Christmas list
It's hard to pick up gifts when your dewclaws get in the way. Luckily for pets, humans have a great crop of recent books to choose from for gift-giving this season. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:08:53 -0800)

Curbing Your Online Pet in Nexon America’s “MapleStory”
Since opening its online doors in North America in 2005, Nexon America’s “MapleStory” players have purchased more than 800,000 virtual pets, and invested in more than 4 million pet (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:26:00 -0800)

Pet-therapy dog leaves legacy of helping kids
The Season for Sharing program is the annual holiday gift-giving campaign of The Arizona Republic, 12 News and the Gannett Foundation (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:24:26 -0800)

Phoenix pet foundation for animals left in foreclosure homes
A few years ago, Phoenix mortgage broker Jodi Polanski began hearing heart wrenching stories from real estate agents about pets abandoned in foreclosure homes. The agents would call the lender or property management firm taking care of the house, but little was being done to help save the cats and dogs left behind. Some agents couldn’t even get in the properties if they heard a pet barking or ... (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:30:25 -0800)

Pet leads neighbor to burglary scene in Ringwood
A pet on the loose gave neighbors on Dewey Drive off Skyline Drive the first inkling that a home on their street had been burglarized. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:45:29 -0800)

Pet owners face rising health-care costs for animals
Pricetags for medicine and trips to the vet have gradually climbed in the past 15 years. Pet owners are feeling the sticker shock. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:57:43 -0800)

Pet Brief: Dec. 14
Pet Brief: Dec. 14 Express-News Copyright 2011 Express-News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 04:43 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Cats and dogs can be spayed and neutered free or at low cost at the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program's mobile clinics. Lottery tickets will be distributed at 7 a.m. One animal per household will ... (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:55:22 -0800)

Pet kidney injuries are similar to human kidney injuries
For pets suffering critical illness or injury, researchers have found that even tiny increases of creatinine in blood also could indicate acute kidney damage. Using human blood measurement guidelines for acute kidney injuries, the researchers believe they can now help pet owners better know the severity of their animals' illness. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:25:52 -0800)

Pet owners happy with new rule allowing — again — burying human ashes with beloved animals
HARTSDALE, N.Y. - Life is good again — and death is looking better — for animal lovers in New York who want to be buried with their Persians, Pomeranians or potbellied pigs. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:47:37 -0800)

NY OK's Burying Human Ashes in Pet Cemeteries
Pet owners happy with new rule allowing _ again _ burying human ashes with beloved animals (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:54:06 -0800)

Pet owners happy with new rule allowing _ again _ burying human ashes with beloved animals
HARTSDALE, N.Y. — Life is good again — and death is looking better — for animal lovers in New York who want to be buried with their Persians, Pomeranians or potbellied pigs. The state Division of Cemeteries has issued regulations that once again permit pet owners to have their ashes interred with their beloved animals in pet cemeteries. Read full article >> (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:04:15 -0800)

December 22 is 'National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day' Sponsored by Morton® Safe-T-Pet® in Support of the ASPCA
NEW YORK , Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday, December 22, 2011 is the first day of winter, and this year it also marks 'National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day ' thanks to Morton Salt 's pet-friendly ... (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 04:00:00 -0800)

Frugal Dad Infographic Exposes America's Pet Obsession
        DENVER , Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, personal finance and intelligence blog, Frugaldad , launches its latest consumer interest infographic.  "America's Pet Frenzy" points ... (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 06:30:00 -0800)

Pet-therapy dog leaves legacy of helping kids
Today, Gabriel's Angels serves 13,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children in Arizona. (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:32:56 -0800)

New York Pet Burial: Owners Can Rest in Peace with Beloved Critters
New York pet owners can now rest at ease - forever -- with their beloved critters. (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:17:52 -0800)

Research and Markets: Mapping Retail Growth Opportunities For Pet Care In Southeast Asia
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Euromonitor International's "Mapping Retail Growth Opportu (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:18:00 -0800)

Save-A-Pet begins 40th year with capital campaign
GRAYSLAKE — Save-a-Pet Adoption Center started in 1972 with two women rescuing dogs from the pound that would have been euthanized. The women worked out of their Highland Park homes and the police department to save these animals one by one.Now as Save-a-Pet begins its 40th anniversary year, the non-profit shelters more than 250 dogs and cats in a facility that is more than 15,000 square feet ... (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:20:00 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Penny
Pet: Meet Penny! This year-old pit bull terrier mix was found in April on the streets of Detroit, hungry and mangy. After The Michigan Humane Society nursed her back to health, Penny joined the Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan's prison program, which teaches dogs how to be canine good citizens with the help of the specially-trained inmates at the Florence Crane and Lakeland Correctional ... (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 22:19:10 -0800)

Pet Power Tags™ are now Available with Powered by 8ight™ Technology To Provide Non-Invasive Healthy Energy for Your Pet
Pet Power Partners, LLC has partnered with 8ight to use holographic technology to deliver a non-invasive solution towards a happier and healthier pet. The Pet Power Tags provide two programmed holographic discs, on their pet collars to deliver the benefits of energy, muscle endurance and balance.Montville, NJ (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 “Holographic disc technology's proven science and testing is ... (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:12:40 -0800)

Fun gifts to spoil your pet this Christmas
Sixty-two percent of U.S. households have pets, according to a 2011 survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). For many of those furry friends, life is good. As the "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan likes to say, pets in the United States get to see Santa -- along with dermatologists, physical therapists and even pet sitters. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 04:44:02 -0800)

Fun gifts to spoil your pet this Christmas
Sixty-two percent of U.S. households have pets, according to a 2011 survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). For many of those furry friends, life is good. As the "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan likes to say, pets in the United States get to see Santa -- along with dermatologists, physical therapists and even pet sitters. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 04:44:02 -0800)

Raritan Veterinarians Announce Assistance With Common and Holiday Pet Emergencies
RARITAN, NJ-- - Raritan emergency veterinary clinic, Animerge has announced that they are accepting pet patients suffering from common pet emergencies and holiday pet emergencies. The pet emergency clinic ... (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0800)

Research and Markets: Pet Care in Germany - Industry and Country Analysis
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Pet Care in Germany - Industry and Country Analysis" (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:09:00 -0800)

PET technique promises better detection and response assessment for Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) Positron emission tomography and a molecular imaging agent that captures the proliferation of cancer cells could prove to be a valuable method for imaging a form of Non-Hodgkin's disease called mantle cell lymphoma, a relatively rare and devastating blood cancer. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:00:02 -0800)

PET technique promises better detection and response assessment for Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Positron emission tomography (PET) and a molecular imaging agent that captures the proliferation of cancer cells could prove to be a valuable method for imaging a form of Non-Hodgkin's disease called mantle cell lymphoma, a relatively rare and devastating blood cancer. The pilot study is published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:46:08 -0800)

Pampering Your Pet With Christmas Stocking Stuffers
Pet owners certainly aren't forgetting their four-legged furry friends this Christmas. Most pet owners consider their dog or cat a part of the family, so they're pampering them with gifts. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:48:16 -0800)

Pet food pantry to open
Grayslake dog day care center will provide space Since a Mundelein-based pet food pantry closed its operations this summer, area residents looking for help feeding their pets or interested in making donations have been asking where to go. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:25:02 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Penny
Pet: Meet Penny! This year-old pit bull terrier mix was found in April on the streets of Detroit, hungry and mangy. After The Michigan Humane Society nursed her back to health, Penny joined the Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan's prison program, which teaches dogs how to be canine good citizens with the help of the specially-trained inmates at the Florence Crane and Lakeland Correctional ... (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:49:17 -0800)

Research and Markets: Pet Products In India: Number of Pet Shops is Increasing Rapidly
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Euromonitor International's "Pet Products In India" report (Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:19:00 -0800)

Pet adoption program at Thousand Oaks mall a big hit, organizers say
A pilot program to find homes for abandoned animals in Ventura County has been a huge success, organizers say. Since Nov. 18, the Shelter Hope Pet Shop at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks has provided a place where the public can interact with small-breed dogs and rabbits normally housed at the Ventura County Animal Shelter. (Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:07:00 -0800)

First Person: How I Adopted a Pet for Free
*Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Do you have a personal finance story that you'd like to share? Sign up with the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own finance articles. (Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:53:31 -0800)

Pet food products to be taken off shelves due to misleading labeling: Taiwan
City officials said among the 140 pet food products inspected, four were found to be falsely labeled. -China Post/ANN (Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:05:28 -0800)

Pet food charity struggles in West Volusia
A successful South Daytona nonprofit pet food bank attempting to reach across the "Palmetto Curtain" to help residents of west Volusia County is finding plenty of need but not enough assistance. (Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:13:56 -0800)

Pet of the Week Marcie
Meet our Pet of the Week Marcie. She's a 5-year-old spayed red harrier/mix. (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:02:55 -0800)

Pet Tales: Happy endings for homeless pets
Princess was a homeless puppy when she snuggled in the arms of a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey superstar. Camera shutters clicked as the 8-week-old blue-eyed pit bull gazed adoringly at Evgeni Malkin and licked his face. The picture taken by Darrell Sapp ran on the front page of the Post-Gazette on Nov. 1, and the gray-and-white puppy was homeless no more. (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 21:17:40 -0800)

Pet Points: Celebrate the human-animal bond
With the holiday season upon us and New Year resolutions a week away, one cannot help but reflect on this time of the year. Pets bring a special joy to our lives even when they are naughty or nice. The most common resolutions for the New Year are to lose weight and to get fit. The simple solution is to adopt a shelter dog and walk yourself into the best shape of your life. (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 21:47:20 -0800)

Pet emergencies common over holidays
According to veterinarians, pet emergencies are all too common during the holiday season. What do you do if something happens to your dog or cat? (Sat, 24 Dec 2011 03:14:27 -0800)

New York OKs burying human ashes in pet cemeteries
The state Division of Cemeteries in New York has issued regulations that once again permit pet owners to have their ashes interred with their beloved animals in pet cemeteries. (Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:53:29 -0800)

Pet owners reminded to get new licenses
All dogs older than five months have to be licensed and tagged every year. As far as whether your cat needs a license, it depends on where you live. (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 16:52:24 -0800)

Dr. Marty Becker's Best Pet Products of 2011
Dr. Marty Becker's Best Pet Products of 2011 (Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:16:04 -0800)

Pet lost; kindness found
Makenna Heisey's and Addyson Ritter's journey to Schuylkill County  made apparent to others what their family already knew: The girls have miles of heart. On Friday, the two cousins traveled with their grandfather, Stephen Mohr of Bainbridge, to deliver a shaggy gray-and-brown donkey to 4-year-... (Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:42:49 -0800)

Pet for Adoption - Dec. 27
Tuesday's pets for adoption are Levi and Lenny.  They are 8-week-old Terrier mix puppies. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:28:10 -0800)

Vet's Picks for Best Pet Products of 2011
Every year Dr. Marty Becker polls 100 of the top professionals in the veterinary and pet fields to nominate their favorite new products. Dr. Becker visited " Good Morning America " today with a collection of furry friends to show the top six products that made the list for 2011. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 09:21:55 -0800)

Pet passion
I BEGAN operating a pet shop in Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Baru, about the time the housing estate opened. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:24:04 -0800)

Want a pet cat? Think again, researchers say
(Reuters) - Tempted by the playful antics of that adorable kitten in the pet shop? If you've never had a cat before you may want to think again, especially if you have other allergies, researchers warn. And if you do acquire a feline, keep it out of your bedroom. While having a cat as a child may protect against future allergies, getting one in adulthood nearly doubles the chances of developing ... (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:21:24 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Benefits of being a pet parent
The benefits of being a pet parent are well-documented and researchers are still learning more about how our pets are good for us. Learn more in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:12:53 -0800)

Pet adoptions scheduled Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two off-site pet adoption events Saturday with dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for new homes. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:18:19 -0800)

The New Face of Pet Therapy
Title: The New Face of Pet Therapy Category: Health News Created: 12/27/2011 10:06:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 12/27/2011 (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:20:12 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Pets with joint pain
If you have an older pet or one that is suffering from arthritis, there are things you can do at home to help ease their pain. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza tells us more. (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:21:51 -0800)

Online Pet Food Industry: Niche Markets and Rising Pet Ownership Will Strengthen Online Sales
The five years to 2016 look positive for the Online Pet Food and Pet Supply Sales industry, according to a new report released from IBISWorld. Rising pet ownership is expected to serve as a strong driver for demand and boost sales. Furthermore, slowly improving economic conditions will likely boost consumer spending, allowing customers to splurge more on premium pet products. Industry revenue in ... (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:32:13 -0800)

Free Webinars and Live Chats with Pet Training Pros in January 2012
The Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s annual campaign in January, National Train Your Dog Month, promotes the benefits of positive training and socialization for all pets.Greenville, SC (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 National Train Your Dog Month is an Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual campaign, and 2012’s event will be better than ever! Join the APDT for free educational webinars and live ... (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 05:02:58 -0800)

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