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Animal groomers lack regulation, distressing some pet owners
Pet owners beware: not all career fields in Florida require a license. (Sun, 01 Jan 2012 04:41:26 -0800)

Pet labrador has lucky escape after swallowing a toy car
Indie the black labrador, from Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, had to be rushed to the vet after wolfing down the toy. X-ray reveals in stunning detail how it got stuck inside the pet's stomach. (Sun, 01 Jan 2012 09:24:23 -0800)

Pet detective goes full time
Lisa Nazarenko and her four-dog search team now find lost pets full time. In the three months since Nazarenko's Bowdoin-based, one-woman pet detective business Lost Pet Tracking Dogs was featured in the Sun Journal , she has been inundated with calls from people who need help finding missing cats and dogs. (Sun, 01 Jan 2012 19:52:29 -0800)

Pet peace of mind
Companion pets can be just as important to an individual who has a life-threatening illness as the medicines they must take to combat the sickness. (Sun, 01 Jan 2012 22:41:13 -0800)

Pet care on a budget: Owners wrestle with costs during tough economy
Loading Photo Galleries ... Fred Evans, while waiting at the Augusta Valley Animal Hospital in Staunton on Dec. 22, said he saves money by filling prescriptions for his dog Missy at a standard human pharmacy. (Sun, 01 Jan 2012 23:52:16 -0800)

Still searching for top pet owner
THERE’S still time to enter the Young Pet Owner of the Year competition. (Mon, 02 Jan 2012 01:28:37 -0800)

Still searching for top pet owner
THERE’S still time to enter the Young Pet Owner of the Year competition. (Mon, 02 Jan 2012 05:43:37 -0800)

Pet peace of mind
Companion pets can be just as important to an individual who has a life-threatening illness as the medicines they must take to combat the sickness. Unfortunately, many people, even the person’s own family members, often don’t realize how important pets are to the terminally-ill. (Mon, 02 Jan 2012 07:22:07 -0800)

Still searching for top pet owner
THERE’S still time to enter the Young Pet Owner of the Year competition. (Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:13:43 -0800)

Four Paws Fence Pet Fence Specialists Earn Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award
KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Paws Fence Pet Fence Specialists has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately ... (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 08:00:00 -0800)

VIDEO: Appeal for more pet blood donors
Pet owners are being urged to boost dog blood supplies as stocks at a Leicestershire pet charity run low over the festive break. (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 08:49:20 -0800)

Horizon Pet Nutrition Introduces Pulsar, a Breakthrough Dietary Formulation Offered at an Unparalleled Price in the ...
Becomes the first pet food manufacturer to introduce pulses in an all life-stage grain free diet.Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) January 03, 2012 Horizon Pet Nutrition is proud to introduce a breakthrough in the grain free diet revolution that has been underway for several years, with Pulsar, making a debut in N. America, at specialty pet food stores this month, offering consumers real affordability for ... (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 09:02:41 -0800)

PSCPets.com Helps Pet Parents Be Prepared for the Unexpected
With Nutri-Lyze on hand, Pet Parents can be prepared for an accidental poison ingestion.Menomonie, Wisc. (PRWEB) January 03, 2012 Thousands of pets die every year due to unexpected accidental poisonings, partly due to fact that most pet owners do not know what signs to look for, or how to handle the situation appropriately once it occurs. Through the month of January, 2012 PSCPets.com wants to ... (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 13:02:17 -0800)

No-kill pet center slated to open this month
A new $4 million, no-kill pet center, years in the making, will open in the Harbison area this month. (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:05:00 -0800)

More U.S. pet owners turn to pet insurance to protect four-legged friends
Two years ago, Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:43:37 -0800)

Pet of the week: Marley
Pet: Say hello to Marley! A happy-go-lucky 6-year-old Shepherd mix who likes being outdoors, Marley weighs 50 pounds and is hoping to find his forever home soon. (Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:14:40 -0800)

More U.S. pet owners turn to pet insurance to protect four-legged friends
Two years ago, Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:40:10 -0800)

Child Wellness: Finding the right pet for your family
What child doesn't want a pet for a pal? If you are considering a pet for your family, there are a few things you need to consider. Marcie Fraser has more. (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:06:31 -0800)

PET Recyclers Develop $150 Million of Capital Projects in 2012, an Industrial Info News Alert
SUGAR LAND, TX-- - Researched by Industrial Info Resources -- The recycling of polyethylene terephthalate, more commonly referred to as PET, which is used in various applications such as synthetic fibers ... (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:30:00 -0800)

PetSmart® Celebrates “National Train Your Dog Month” with Tips to Help Pet Parents Alleviate Common Challenges with ...
The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy revealed that 96 percent of dogs relinquished to shelters had not received obedience training. PetSmart® (NASDAQ: P (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 04:00:00 -0800)

Abbeville Veterinarian Communicates to Pet Owners Through Social Media
ABBEVILLE, LA-- - Dr. Paul Whittington of Whittington Veterinary Clinic in Abbeville, Louisiana and his staff are using the communication capabilities offered through social media networking to keep in ... (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Ditch the Pet Store! MindJolt SGN & The Humane Society of the United States Unleash Fluff Friends Rescue
MindJolt SGN, a leading multiplatform game developer and distributor, and The Humane Society of the United States today announce Fluff Friends Rescue, a mobile game that int (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

More U.S. pet owners turn to pet insurance to protect four-legged friends
Two years ago, Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:00:15 -0800)

Pet peace of mind
Companion pets can be just as important to an individual who has a life-threatening illness as the medicines they must take to combat the sickness. Unfortunately, many people, even the person’s own family members, often don’t realize how important pets are to the terminally-ill. (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:21:53 -0800)

PET project with big impact
Funds dwindle in Massabesic Lions’ effort to build hand-cranked vehicles for the world’s poor. (Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:09:55 -0800)

Pet Sitters International Releases the 2012 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast
Industry’s climate, culture and continuing opportunities make it well-primed for growth.(PRWEB) January 05, 2012 A newly-released industry report from Pet Sitters International (PSI) offers encouraging news to current and would-be pet-industry entrepreneurs seeking success in the pet-care services field.The report—2012 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast—relies on solid market research, results from ... (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:14:00 -0800)

7 in 10 pet owners: Shelters should kill only animals too sick or aggressive for adoption
LOS ANGELES — Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted. Only a quarter of the people who took part in a recent AP-Petside.com poll said animal shelters should sometimes be allowed to put animals down as a population control measure. Read full article >> (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:36:19 -0800)

Project: Pet Slim Down and Jenny Join Forces
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Describe the ideal weight-loss buddy, and you will likely hear words like "non-judgmental," "supportive" and "faithful." Thanks to ... (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 07:32:00 -0800)

Pet euthanasia in shelters unpopular
AP-Petside.com poll showed that owners believe euthanasia should only be allowed if an animal is too sick or aggressive, not because of lack of space (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 07:58:21 -0800)

Pet Amnesty Day to offer break for owners of exotic pets
Event will be held Jan. 14 at West Palm Beach Gardens Club Owning an exotic or nonnative pet at first can be fun and exciting, but as the animal grows, it can become expensive and dangerous. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:58:16 -0800)

Pet Amnesty Day to offer break for owners of exotic pets
Event will be held Jan. 14 at West Palm Beach Gardens Club Owning an exotic or nonnative pet at first can be fun and exciting, but as the animal grows, it can become expensive and dangerous. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:06:59 -0800)

Pet-travel tips from the 'Dog Whisperer'
If your beloved dog has ever lifted a leg on a hotel staircase, escaped out of the backseat of your car or kept everyone in your vacation rental awake with mournful howls, you are due for a lesson from the "Dog Whisperer." (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:23:19 -0800)

Microwave pet cat killer jailed
A Lincolnshire man who microwaved a cat to death at a friend's flat is jailed for six months. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:19:10 -0800)

Don’t Shoot the Pet Sitter - Social Q’s
What to do about a chatty pet sitter; when does e-mailing without a response become stalking? (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:39:28 -0800)

Pet Amnesty Day to offer break for owners of exotic pets
Event will be held Jan. 14 at West Palm Beach Gardens Club Owning an exotic or nonnative pet at first can be fun and exciting, but as the animal grows, it can become expensive and dangerous. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:05:47 -0800)

Pet of the Week Fiona
Meet our Pet of the Week Fiona. She's a 3-year-old spayed apricot domestic shorthair. (Fri, 06 Jan 2012 05:09:59 -0800)

Pet Care Savings
Ten ways to save money in the new year. (Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:09:04 -0800)

What we can learn from headline-making pet stories
From not-so-sudden bouts of naughtiness to tips for safe pet travel, my dog Lulu inspires most of my columns. Her fun, frisky outlook on life inevitably colors my own. It's hard to be mad at that face, even when it has destroyed shoes, leather-bound books and countless dog beds. Thanks to Lulu, I take more time to enjoy the little things in life, such as cuddle time or endless shades of blue on ... (Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:31:26 -0800)

Pet Points: Clean teeth important to pet's health
Sweetie is the perfect name for one of my patients. He is owned by a retired but active client who volunteers at a hospital. The dog is an intelligent, healthy and well-behaved miniature poodle. He was adopted when he was 2 years old and has been a wonderful addition to the home. He has everything an owner would want but has one major medical issue. (Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:18:57 -0800)

Pet-Sitting Leader Cautions About Today Show’s Five Ways to Earn Extra Cash
Pet Sitters International President Patti Moran urges pet lovers to think twice before haphazardly entering the pet-sitting industry.King, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2012 On the Jan. 2 edition of the Today Show, CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson recommended pet sitting as one of five ways to earn extra cash in 2012. With more U.S. households having pets than children, pet sitting ... (Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:05:06 -0800)

60 pet birds die in Oakland house fire
About 60 pet birds died in a fire at a home in Oakland, authorities said Friday. The birds perished after a fire broke out in the basement of the home on the 1000 block of Harvard Road off Lakeshore Avenue about 7:30 p.... (Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:48:26 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Broken bones
A broken bone can happen in an instant. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza explains what to do if your pet has a broken bone. (Sat, 07 Jan 2012 02:06:31 -0800)

Cumberland County considers changing rules for pet owners
Pet owners, take note: The rules are changing. A yearlong review of Cumberland County's animal control ordinance is bringing some changes from how to handle barking dog complaints to stricter rules on tethering dogs outdoors. (Sat, 07 Jan 2012 19:31:41 -0800)

More and more pet owners are buying insurance
Two years ago Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. Turned out it was just a scare -- that time. (Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:19:25 -0800)

A decade of research shows PET effectively detects dementia
Scientists find that a method of positron emission tomography safely and accurately detects dementia, including the most common and devastating form among the elderly, Alzheimer's disease. (Sun, 08 Jan 2012 13:28:06 -0800)

PET therapy effective for prostate cancer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest proton therapy -- a type of external beam radiation -- is effective for localized prostate cancer with minimal side effects. (Sun, 08 Jan 2012 20:27:15 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus Acquires Largest Franchisee
Pet Supplies Plus announced today that it has completed the acquisition of its largest franchisee, consisting of twelve stores in Northeast Pennsylvania. PSP, a portfolio c (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 04:00:00 -0800)

Tagg - The Pet Tracker Plans Expanded Distribution, Mobile Options and Offers New Pricing Structure
LAS VEGAS , Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Snaptracs Inc., a Qualcomm company and developer of Tagg–The Pet Tracker ™ , an advanced GPS pet tracking device and CES 2012 Design & Innovation Award Honoree ... (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 04:30:00 -0800)

Audiovox to Market and Distribute 'Tagg-The Pet Tracker' to Retail
LAS VEGAS , Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10404-10415 -- Audiovox Electronics Corp. (AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (Nasdaq:VOXX - News) ... (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:00:00 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus Acquires Penn. Franchisee
Pet Supplies Plus has completed the acquisition of its largest franchisee, consisting of twelve... (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:43:27 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus acquires its largest franchisee
Sherri Welch - Farmington Hills-based Pet Supplies Plus has acquired its largest franchisee for an undisclosed amount. (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 09:39:59 -0800)

Portland company helps pet owners find pet sitters within their social network
A Portland startup company helps pet owners find potential pet sitters by using their social media network. You can post a profile of your pet and the dates you need a pet sitter, and Stayhound will post a link to the information on your Facebook wall. (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:01:43 -0800)

PET method detects dementia, including Alzheimer's
A review of 10+ years of imaging studies finds that PET scans can safely and accurately detect various forms of dementia. (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:51:52 -0800)

Pet chicken 'receives £600 bionic leg'
A vet fitted a bionic leg to a Cheshire woman's pet chicken at a reported cost of £600 after the bird suffered a fractured thigh. (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:29:49 -0800)

Pet owners buying health care wellness plans for animals
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Getting sick without health insurance can put people in dire straits financially, but sick pets can be very expensive as well. (Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:52:55 -0800)

Pet Health Solutions Introduces LaxaCat™ Hairball Remedy
LaxaCat™ Hairball Remedy Salmon Flavor, introduced by Pet Health Solutions, helps eliminate hairballs and related symptoms including constipation. It comes in an all natural tasty soft chew for easy intake.Union City, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Pet Health Solutions™ (PHS), a premier provider of pet supplements, announced today the introduction of “LaxaCat™ Hairball Remedy (60 Soft Chews)” to ... (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:03:13 -0800)

Aussie Pet Mobile Canada Arrives in Toronto's York Region.
The nation's largest mobile pet spa grooming business launches it's 40th franchised territory in Canada.Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Aussie Pet Mobile Canada, the nation’s largest mobile pet grooming business in the $50-plus billion pet industry, today announced the recent opening of it's 40th franchised territory in Toronto, Ontario. Aussie Pet Mobile will service Toronto in its ... (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:03:05 -0800)

Trupanion Announces Additions to Its Pet Insurance Coverage
Pet insurance provider Trupanion has announced an expansion in coverage for a variety of previously excluded treatment options such as therapeutic pet food, supplements, mobility devices, alternative therapies, and feline kidney transplants. Under the new policy, treatment for special disorders associated with working pets will also be covered. ... (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:10:02 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Cowboy
Pet: Meet Cowboy! A 2-year-old, 30 pound beagle, this super sweet guy loves attention almost as much as he loves treats. (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:34:50 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Rescuing birds
When we think of rescued animals, most of us think of cats and dogs. But exotic animals like birds are also surrendered to sanctuaries and rescue groups and are available for adoption. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza tells us more about these beautiful birds and why people give them up. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:12:11 -0800)

Pet puggle helps entrepreneur sniff out leads
President of dog apparel designer Canada Pooch’s best customer information is right at her heels (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:19:20 -0800)

Pet Cloning Possible, for a Price
Pet owners are six figures away from returning their beloved pet to life. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:46:15 -0800)

Pet Cloning: Is It the Same Animal?
Danielle Tarantola talks about her newly cloned pet dog, Double Trouble. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:01:13 -0800)

LifeLearn Launches New Web Resource for Veterinarians, Pet Owners, Partners
GUELPH, Ontario , Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeLearn, Inc. has launched an engaging corporate web site with improved navigation, helpful resources, multimedia tools, and expanded services. The new ... (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:25:00 -0800)

FashionPlaytes and Hasbro Present LITTLEST PET SHOP Design- Studio
FashionPlaytes, the leading online clothing design experience for girls age 5-12, together with Hasbro, Inc., announced today the launch of the LITTLEST PET SHOP Design Studio, available exclusively through FashionPlaytes.com. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:18:00 -0800)

Okla. woman, pet kangaroo moving over city spat
An Oklahoma woman who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet said Wednesday that she is moving to another city over a spat with local officials, even though they insist they haven't told her to go or threatened to seize the animal. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:42:50 -0800)

US woman, pet kangaroo moving over city spat
A woman who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet said Wednesday that she is moving to another city over a spat with local officials, even though they insist they haven't told her to go or threatened to seize the animal. (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:55:07 -0800)

Trupanion Becomes First Pet Insurance Provider to Cover Therapeutic Pet Foods and Nutritional Supplements
Pet insurance provider Trupanion now offers pet owners coverage for nutritional pet foods and supplements used to improve the health of pets.Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012 Trupanion, the nation’s second-largest and fastest-growing pet insurance provider, has become the first provider to offer therapeutic and preventative pet foods and nutritional supplements for pets, available exclusively ... (Thu, 12 Jan 2012 06:06:55 -0800)

Primate pet ownership 'on rise'
As two people are sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to a monkey, the RSPCA says owning primates as pets should be banned. (Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:05:34 -0800)

Adopting a Shelter Pet
MISSION, KS-- - If you're thinking about getting a new pet, consider going to an animal shelter to find that new family member. There are about 3,500 shelters in the United States that serve an estimated ... (Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:00:00 -0800)

Life Lessons for Dogs and Pet Parents
MISSION, KS-- - Leash pulling, potty training issues, pet anxiety -- these are just a few everyday challenges that trouble many pet parents. In fact, behavioral problems are cited in the list of top reasons ... (Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:02:00 -0800)

Okla. woman, pet kangaroo may again be on the move
An Oklahoma woman who owns a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet may be on the move yet again, a day after leaving town over a spat with city officials about keeping the animal. (Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:52:13 -0800)

Pet of the Week Roxy
Meet our Pet of the Week Roxy. She's a 5-year-old brown boxer/mix. (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:15:09 -0800)

Research and Markets: Pet Foods - Global Strategic Business Report
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Pet Foods - Global Strategic Business Report" report to (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:45:00 -0800)

petMD Suggests Top 10 Reasons to Dress Up Your Pet
MIAMI , Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- January 14 marks National Dress Up Your Pet Day and petMD.com is offering up the top ten reasons why pet owners should go ahead and indulge in this most festive day.Clothes ... (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:00:00 -0800)

Aussie Pet Mobile Canada Rolls Into Delta/Richmond
Aussie Pet Mobile Canada has further expansion in Delta and Richmond, B.C.Delta/Richmond, B.C. (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 Aussie Pet Mobile Canada, the nation’s largest mobile pet grooming business in the $50-plus billion pet industry, announced the recent opening of its newest location in Richmond/Delta, B.C. Aussie serves Richmond and Delta in its solar powered Mercedes Benz Sprinter Pet Spas ... (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:03:52 -0800)

Project: Pet Slim Down by Nestle, Jenny Craig aims at pets, owners
Is Fido getting fat? Rover a bit too round? Does Muffin sport a muffin top? Nestle Purina and Jenny Craig have teamed up to help your portly pet and you slim down with Project: Pet Slim Down. (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:32:02 -0800)

Coping with pet loss
The role of pets in households has changed tremendously over the past few decades and the human-canine bond has grown stronger. Pets today are part of the family, so losing one is like losing a family member, says Dr. Phil Zeltzman. He sees how much more money and emotion pet owners are investing in their animals, and he sees how much harder it has become for people to part with their pampered ... (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:19:48 -0800)

Pet insurance: Perils of inadequate cover
Is it worth buying expensive insurance for your pooch? (Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:54:34 -0800)

More pet owners turn to pet insurance
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine kil (Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:06:52 -0800)

Privilege of owning pet comes with responsibility
At its November meeting, the American Board of Veterinary Medicine's executive board approved guidelines for responsible pet ownership. In its conclusion, the board stated that "owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship." (Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:16:47 -0800)

Pet cat caught in illegal trap
A PET cat has been found dragging a heavy metal rabbit trap in a suburban area of Devonport. (Sun, 15 Jan 2012 06:16:10 -0800)

Fact Finder: Pet friendly rock salt
This time of year, people are stocking up on rock salt trying to melt the ice. If you are a pet owner, you have probably noticed stores offering "pet friendly" salt products. But are they effective? (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 04:19:41 -0800)

More pet owners turn to pet insurance
PHILADELPHIA — Pet insurance is a natural extension of the deepening bond between humans and their four-legged friends and the corresponding explosion in the pet consumer culture: dog biscuits infused with foie gras, doggy day spas, jeweled collars, and faux fur jackets under the Christmas tree. (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:50:34 -0800)

Hartville Group Announces New Pet Insurance Plans
CANTON, Ohio , Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hartville Group, Inc., which with its subsidiary Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc. is one of the largest and oldest pet insurance providers in the ... (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:02:00 -0800)

Most pet meds were designed for humans
When you pick up a prescription from your veterinarian, do you know that it's likely a "people med" your pet is getting? Aside from flea and tick control products and some non- steroidal anti-inflammatories, most of the medications your pets receive are crossovers from human medicine. (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:46:40 -0800)

More pet owners turn to pet insurance
PHILADELPHIA -- Two years ago, Charles Smith's beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:04:54 -0800)

Pet animals in casts – photos
Photos of pet animals in casts are cut and defy your cynical streak. (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:55:56 -0800)

Trupanion Announces Agreement with Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Trupanion has entered into an agreement with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to encourage pet owners to think about pet food as an additional way to improve the health of their pets Trupanion now offers coverage for therapeutic pet food, including the full line of Hill’s® Prescription Diet® products as well as Science Diet® Healthy Advantage™ pet food. ... (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:08:18 -0800)

At Paradise Pet Resort & Spa, it's about making pets feel at home
MADISON, Alabama - Come on in to Paradise Pet Resort & Spa. DirecTV is back in the Villa Suites. Brittany Dunas, known as a pet-care specialist and concierge, heads through the entrance to one of the upscale suites. (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:13:42 -0800)

Edmonton's annual pet expo is a must-see for animal lovers
On her blog, Animal Attraction, Journal writer Jamie Hall invites readers to share their pet-and animal-related stories and photos. In exchange, she'll pass along the latest pet information, news, health care and trends. Here are some of the week's highlights from her blog, on the Pets page at edmontonjournal.com/pets (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 07:07:29 -0800)

Warning after pet lamb killed
The mauling of a month-old pet lamb in Brighton yesterday has prompted its owner to warn others in the area that a lamb had been killed by a dog on the loose. read more (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:19:52 -0800)

What cures your cold can also kill your pet
If you are too cold to be outside without a coat, your dog probably is too. If your cat eats just one of your acetaminophen cold or flu pills, it could be fatal. (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:11:41 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Mr. Squeakers
Pet: Meet Mr. Squeakers! A 2-year-old Fox Terrier mix, this lively and energetic little guy is quite the handful at only 8 pounds. A lover of toys, tennis balls and attention, Mr. Squeakers would do best with an active family that can give him lots of love. Come meet him today. (Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:29:26 -0800)

PET holds off undermanned Constitution
ONLY A DEATH in his family could have caused a sadder expression to assume command of David George's face. A shade before 5 p.m. yesterday, in various ways, he kept saying how poorly Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter had performed in a Public A basketball game. (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:40:43 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Chow Chows
There are several breeds on the dangerous dog list, including Chow Chows. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza dispels the rumors and gets to the real story. (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:16:06 -0800)

Opossum - Possum - Pet
The pet opossum, also known as a pet possum, makes a delightful pet despite of their gruff exterior. Opossums like to growl and hiss but their really quite a gentle critter. Germany had the perfect possum ambassador, Heidi, a cross eyed opossum. Enjoy the videos and pictures. (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:07:18 -0800)

Lost Pet - Now Found - Leads the Way to a Heartfelt Children's Book
Author Don Bussel writes "Fluffy's Guardian Angel," a happy ending story with good lessons learned along the journey. Do you believe in angels and is there someone looking out for you? Keeshonds ... (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:35:03 -0800)

Pet Vet: Cancer and pets
TUCSON - Did you know that the number one natural cause of death in older pets is cancer? (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:20:54 -0800)

Pet adoptions coming 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 to new homes. (Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:34:49 -0800)

iOS Game Review: Pet Shop Story has an unhappy ending
This freemium game, in which you manage a pet store full of adorable critters, is cute. But progressing in the game can be a costly -- and frustrating -- proposition. (Thu, 19 Jan 2012 06:24:00 -0800)

Pet cat Sandy survives after being shot by an airgun for a THIRD time
A pet cat has escaped death by a whisker after being shot with an airgun for the third time. (Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:55:51 -0800)

Booyah Brings Latest Title, Pet Town, to the App Store
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Booyah, a leading developer of real-world social and mobile games, today announced its latest app, Pet Town, is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone ... (Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:14:00 -0800)

Best Pet Day Care In LA
Pet owners across Los Angeles who work are forced to leave their dog alone and often come home after a long day to a high strung best friend. To help alleviate the stress both for [...] (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:15:57 -0800)

An NFL Panther Runs the Pet Care Field
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- With the pet industry booming, there are a lot of ways to take advantage of the spending habits of pet owners, and so-called luxury dog day care centers are leading the trend. There is a huge market for these at times eccentric services. The Spot Experience is separating itself from the pack. The New York City business offers daily care for dogs only and offers an ... (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 04:59:53 -0800)

Natural Pet Marketplace Cuts Ribbon On New Warehouse, Poised To Change The Way You Buy Natural Pet Food Online
Founded in 2011, Natural Pet Marketplace is expanding to ensure continued fast delivery to customers across the country on top-quality, natural pet food at the lowest costs.Greeley, Colorado (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Natural Pet Marketplace, the online store that delivers health conscious pet food to your doorstep launched their newest, 20,000 square foot warehouse this week located in Greeley ... (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:03:27 -0800)

Pet of the Week Seatle
Meet our pet of the week Seatle. He's a 5-year-old gray and white domestic shorthair who's waiting for his forever home at Peggy Adams Anumal Rescue League. (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:11:37 -0800)

Marketers Scramble for Footing as Pet Owners Shop Around
NEW YORK, NY-- - Pet product marketers and retailers must re-evaluate their strategic options to respond to an increasingly competitive marketplace, according to "Pet Product Retail Channel and Consumer ... (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:30:00 -0800)

Insurers Say More Pet Owners Turn to Pet Insurance
Two years ago, Charles Smith’s beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. Turned out it was a just a scare — that time. But … (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:20:10 -0800)

Art-Casso Hosts Online Pet Video Contest
Pet and pet owner teams can win $500 and a matching donation for their favorite animal charity.Syosset, New York (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Art-Casso is pleased to announce that the Company is hosting a one-of-a-kind pet video contest in early 2012.  Pet enthusiasts will enter the contest by uploading videos of their pets enjoying Art-Casso’s paint kit products.  The grand prize winner will ... (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:36:24 -0800)

Pet Tales: See Cones soften post-op recovery
Surgery went well for a former shelter dog named "Lucky," but he really hated that big plastic collar that his family put around his neck to prevent him from licking, scratching or biting his incision. People call them "cones," "Elizabethan collars" or "e-collars." (Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:48:17 -0800)

Slipcover helps reduce pet wear
Does your pet hang out on the couch with you? If so, you may be interested in a product to help with pet hair. SureFit offers a line of pet slipcovers for the sofa. The soft suede sofa pet throw (available in brown or tan) is machine washable and can be easily thrown over a couch. (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 01:50:28 -0800)

Pet nutrition aimed at breeds spurs Royal Canin growth
With its U.S. headquarters in St. Charles, the French company Royal Canin has carved out a niche in pet food. (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:33:57 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Kiya
Here is the Pet of the Week for Jan. 22. (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:24:39 -0800)

Quincy Family Vet Promotes Wellness Through Pet Services and Owner Education
QUINCY, MA-- - Willard Veterinary Clinic is promoting pet health and wellness for animals from Dorchester, Quincy and other surrounding communities by offering a variety of pet services and providing pet ... (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Portland Veterinary Hospital Hosted Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive
PORTLAND, OR-- - Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic announced that it participated in the PVMA Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive. Recipients of the drive included the Portland Animal Welfare Team and the Coffee ... (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:15:00 -0800)

Colorado Springs Veterinary Hospital Announces Pet Wellness Website
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-- - Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital has announced the launch of its new website, http://www.yorkshirevetclinic.com . The new site includes a "Veterinary Topics" library to ... (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:30:00 -0800)

Pet lovers rescue Pepe
PEPE is one lucky little pug. (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 12:17:30 -0800)

Porky & Buddy’s Pet Health: Brushing the Dog’s Teeth?
Dear Porky & Buddy, I thought I had heard everything, but yesterday, my next door neighbor told me that he brushes his dog’s teeth. When I started to laugh, he got all huffy and tried to make me feel guilty … Continue reading → (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:33:00 -0800)

Oshawa at odds with pet store’s spiders and snakes
Doug and Debbie Grills of D&D Exotics fear about 100 animals in their care could be euthanized if Oshawa shuts their business down. (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 18:24:05 -0800)

Support Responsible Pet Owners Month in February with 4AllPromos
According to a recent Gallup poll 6 in 10 Americans own some type of pet. February is Responsible Pet Owners Month. Animal shelters, rescue organizations, veterinarian hospitals, pet shops and other pet related organizations should use the month of February to bring awareness to the responsibilities associated with owning a pet. Promotional products from 4AllPromos are the perfect way to promote ... (Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:06:21 -0800)

Pet fan creates magazine after overcoming issues
AN animal-lover has overcome mental health problems and learning difficulties to use her creative talents to create a fundraising magazine. (Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:22:53 -0800)

Williams to Head Western Financial Insurance Company, Canada's Largest Pet Insurance Provider
Williams to Head Western Financial Insurance Company, Canada's Largest Pet Insurance Provider (Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:33:00 -0800)

Pet calendar: Discount pet vaccine event in Joliet
TodayLow-cost pet vaccine clinic: 5-8 p.m Jan. 24, hosted by Spay Illinois at Karen’s Pet Grooming, at 109 Republic Ave. in Joliet. No appointment is necessary. Cash or credit is accepted. Spay Illinois is a nonprofit organization that offers affordable vaccine clinics and spaying/neutering. Call 877-475-7729 for more information.SaturdayWinter family day/open house: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at ... (Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:08:00 -0800)

Pet offerings at Kroger now include medications
Kroger is now offering prescription medications for your four-legged friends at its pharmacies nati (Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:41:24 -0800)

Put responsibility on pet owners
WE refer to the two letters, “Regulate pet industry” and “Have a heart for animals, even strays”, ( Sunday Star , June 15) on irresponsible pet ownership and the plight of strays. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:35:46 -0800)

Pet love helps women cope with HIV/AIDS
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Having pets like dog or cat help women with HIV/AIDS manage their chronic illness and stay healthy, researchers say. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:10:35 -0800)

PetSmart® Helps Teachers Find the Perfect Pet
Teachers looking for just the right pet for their classroom just got a big helping hand from the Pets in the Classroom grant program, created by the Pet Care Trust. The grant provi (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:00:00 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus to relocate to Seymour
Pet Supplies Plus announced Tuesday it would relocate its southeastern Michigan warehousing operations to Seymour. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:28:32 -0800)

Delanco collecting pet food
DELANCO — Food is being collected at the municipal building for the local Pet Aid program through a one-of-a-kind drive. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:33:54 -0800)

Pet Brief: Dec. 14
Pet Brief: Dec. 14 Express-News Copyright 2012 Express-News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 05:43 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 ... (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:33:27 -0800)

Pet Brief: Jan. 25
Pet Brief: Jan. 25 Cats and dogs can be spayed and neutered free or at low cost at the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program's mobile clinics. Pets should not be given food or water after 10 the night before surgery. Pets belonging to individuals on government assistance will receive the service free. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:59:03 -0800)

Pet Project: Ownership - good for them, good for you
Pet Project: Ownership - good for them, good for you Scientific studies show a pet's presence can improve outlook, lower blood pressure and help you trim down and shape up as you enjoy play sessions together. The tabby is about a year and a half old, according to veterinarians - a handsome and friendly feline whose adorable antics and rumbling purrs are certain to make anyone feel better ... (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:59:20 -0800)

Pet guy’s ruffled feathers
Martha Stewart’s go-to pet expert has flown the coop! Marc Morrone — an author who has been a regular guest on the Domestic Diva’s TV broadcasts for the past 13 years — abruptly quit the gig after an insult from a senior exec at the struggling media company, sources said... (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:41:01 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Peanut
Pet: Meet Peanut! An 8-year-old beagle mix, Peanut is working on his New Year's resolution — to work off a few extra pounds. Highly affectionate and friendly, he'd love to find an active family that can help him slim down. (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:45:44 -0800)

Your pet's birthday
We'll approve and post your submission as fast as we can. (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:29:44 -0800)

Pet Supplies Plus to bring warehouse to Seymour
SEYMOUR - Pet Supplies Plus announced Tuesday that it would relocate its southeastern Michigan warehousing operations to Seymour. The pet specialty retailer will create up to 135 jobs by 2016 as it leases and equips a 763,000-square-foot facility at 1510 E. Fourth St. (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:57:21 -0800)

First Naviscan PET Scanners Installed in Europe
SAN DIEGO, CA-- - Naviscan PET scanners performing Positron Emission Mammography have been installed in two prestigious European centers: Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Medica ... (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:00:00 -0800)

O.C. pet store evicted, owed landlord $200,000-plus
A 24,000-square-foot pet facility in Irvine founded by a former high-ranking officer of rival giant pet retailer Petco was evicted earlier this month because it owed the landlord more than $200,000.Passionate Pet Superstore, located at 18871 Teller Ave., sold premium pet food and supplies such as... (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:46:44 -0800)

O.C. pet store evicted, owed landlord $200,000-plus
A 24,000-square-foot pet facility in Irvine founded by a former high-ranking officer of rival giant pet retailer Petco was evicted earlier this month because it owed the landlord more than $200,000.Passionate Pet Superstore, located at 18871 Teller Ave., sold premium pet food and supplies such as... (Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:01:40 -0800)

Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet Trim
Humans aren’t the only ones waging a fight against fat.  Man’s best four-legged friends are waging the obesity battle too. According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than  half our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight.  That means 94 million pets are at risk today for... (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 04:01:39 -0800)

Unleashed: Weekend Pet Expo to take over Timonium
It's time for the World of Pet Expo, an annual winter favorite of area animal lovers. (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:34:53 -0800)

Pet's Best Friend: Keep your dog hydrated in this dry winter air
The recent cold spell has caused us to turn up the heat and finally get those furnaces going. When that dry air starts circulating in our homes, it’s not uncommon for people to experience dry skin, chapped lips and static when they brush their hair. (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:37:49 -0800)

Pet Town’s cartoon charm is easily addicting
TASTY: Good for players of all ages. BUMMER: To speed up gameplay, you’ll have to drop some cash. (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:40:41 -0800)

He's got PET-SONALITY! Does your pet?
Does your furry, fuzzy or feathered friend have a real pet-sonality?  Share it with us by sending us a photo of your pet along with answers to the questions listed below in our pet-sonality feature. Then vote for the pet with the best pet-sonality on our wicked local website poll. E-mail your pet pictures and answers to the questions below to acoyle@wickedlocal.com Name, breed and age: My ... (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:45:36 -0800)

Pet your dragon, watch it swim
The legendary Chinese dragon doesn't exist in the real world, but animals "related" to it have enjoyed great popularity among pet lovers in China. One is chinchilla, a cute and cuddly rodent also kn ..... (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:00:11 -0800)

O.C. pet store evicted, owed landlord $200,000-plus
A 24,000-square-foot pet facility in Irvine -- founded by a former high-ranking officer of rival giant pet retailer Petco -- was evicted earlier this month because it owed the landlord more than $200,000.Passionate Pet Superstore, located at 18871 Teller Ave., sold premium pet food and... (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:40:09 -0800)

Pet your dragon, watch it swim
Shanghai (China Daily/ANN) - The legendary Chinese dragon doesn't exist in the real world, but animals "related" to it have enjoyed great popularity among pet lovers in China. (Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:40:05 -0800)

Pet expo comes to Maryland
Looking for a fun weekend activity for you and your pet? The World of Pets Expo may be the place for you. (Fri, 27 Jan 2012 04:20:46 -0800)

Pet of the Week Belle
Meet our Pet of the Week Belle. She's a 6-year-old redtick hound/mix. (Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:12:10 -0800)

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