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Pet Ownership on the Rise - Infographic
An infographic released by VetDepot reveals that pet ownership in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 72.9 million households.Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Budgets may be tighter than ever before for many American families, but most pet lovers agree that the expense of ownership is still worth the return in companionship. A pet ownership infographic released by VetDepot, a leading ... (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:27:18 -0800)

Pet Project
Pet Clinic releases vinyl EP two years in the making by Margaret Welsh A first record is a milestone for any musician, but for David Bubenheim of Pet Clinic, it's a major stop on the journey to becoming a real band. "What is a band without a record?" he asks.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:09:32 -0800)

Asheville pet experts recommend teaching children how to interact with animals
It is important that animals are given their own space in a home, and that children are taught to respect that space. / John Coutlakis/jcoutlakis@citizen-times.com (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 04:44:32 -0800)

Direct Pet Health to Acquire Tenex Health
DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. (OTC:DPHG - News ), a healthcare acquisition holding company, announces it has executed a Definitive Letter of Intent to acquire Tenex ... (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

February is Pet Dental Health Month
BREA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is marking the ... (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:00:00 -0800)

Pet food production at beef plant possible
Several players in the P.E.I. agriculture industry are looking to set up a pet food processing plant. (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:27:38 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results
Central Garden & Pet Company , a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies marke (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:01:00 -0800)

Pet owners urged to be cautious
VETS are urging pet owners to beware of highly toxic plants that can cause severe health problems to animals if ingested. (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:53:15 -0800)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Brown Blue! He's an 8-month-old pit bull terrier mix. This pup is smart and already knows how to sit and shake his paw on command. He weighs 48 pounds and still has some growing to do. Brown Blue would do best with a family that can give him a lot of exercise. (Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:41:57 -0800)

Villa La Paws Pet Resort Announces the Launch of its Nationwide Franchise Program  
Villa La Paws, a cage-free pet resort, spa and dog training company, today announced the launch of its nationwide franchise program, Villa La Paws LLC, as part of its goal to expand the brand’s footprint nationwide. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 06:52:00 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings
Just the facts, Fool. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:29:11 -0800)

Expert: Pet insurance pays off
DENVER - Pet owners know their vet bills can often come at very in-opportune times. Often people without pet insurance are faced with no other option than to surrender their animal to their veterinarian or a local shelter. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:56:14 -0800)

Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns
THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The sale of pet turtles was banned three decades ago in the United States, but the small reptiles are still available and continue to infect young children with salmonella, a new report warns. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:04:08 -0800)

I-Team: Pet Cremation Business Accused Of Operating Without License
A Northshore pet cremation business is being questioned about operating without a license. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:33:19 -0800)

Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns
THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The sale of pet turtles was banned three decades ago in the United States, but the small reptiles are still available and continue to infect young children with salmonella, a new report warns. (Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:51:09 -0800)

Will your pet chew up your savings?
6 of 1 A cute face can mean high costsProspective pet owners should ask more than "How much is that doggie in the window?" before deciding whether they can afford to welcome an animal into their ... (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:46 -0800)

The New Old Age Blog: The Pet Problem
A pet trust offers owners some assurances that after they die, their pets will be cared for. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 03:23:03 -0800)

Pet elk denied re-entry to Pennsylvania from W.Va.
A runaway elk can't go home to Pennsylvania, even if it wanted to. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 03:48:38 -0800)

Avoid a Pet Emergency in Overtime: Super Sunday's Parties Can Be Dangerous To Your Pet
CALABASH, N.C., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Your big party during the big game may be dangerous to your pet. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) offers tips to pet owners to make sure their ... (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:32:00 -0800)

Woman's pet cause helps needy owners of dogs, cats
Thankful Paws pantry distributes pet food and supplies A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:57:33 -0800)

Friday Reading: Pet Trusts Help Elderly Plan for Their Animals
Pet trusts help the elderly plan for their animals, a $100 weekend in Austin, Tex., H.P.V. vaccine recommended for all boys and other consumer-focused news from The New York Times. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:56:04 -0800)

50,000 pet owners face crippling vet bills after their insurance is axed
Furious pet owners must now fund the veterinary bills themselves – totalling thousands of pounds – or face the painful alternative of putting their animals to sleep. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:07:02 -0800)

Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns
Title: Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns Category: Health News Created: 2/2/2012 2:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 2/3/2012 (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:49:11 -0800)

Is your pet healthy?
What would you do if your pet's heart suddenly stopped working properly? (Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:38:27 -0800)

Pet Haven cemetery a place for animals to rest in peace
Loading Photo Galleries ... Loading ... Pet Cemetery in Desert Hot Springs: Charlie Stewart founded the Pet Haven pet cemetery on Dillion Rd in Desert Hot Springs in 1964. About 2000 pets from cats and dogs to pot belly pigs are buried at the 2.5 acre site. (Sun, 05 Feb 2012 01:16:26 -0800)

Pet Haven cemetery a place for animals to rest in peace
Loading Photo Galleries ... Loading ... Pet Cemetery in Desert Hot Springs: Charlie Stewart founded the Pet Haven pet cemetery on Dillion Rd in Desert Hot Springs in 1964. About 2000 pets from cats and dogs to pot belly pigs are buried at the 2.5 acre site. (Sun, 05 Feb 2012 13:31:24 -0800)

Pet Festival to Be Held on Saturday
Polk County's Department of Parks and Natural Resources will host the annual Scales and Tails Pet Festival on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Loyce E. Harpe Park next to the DiOGi Dog Park. (Sun, 05 Feb 2012 20:10:56 -0800)

Caring for your pet after you're gone
Who made out like bandits during the Great Recession?Fido and Fluffy, that's who.In 2011, Americans spent a record $50.8 billion on pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. We share our ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:58 -0800)

Pet Product Retail Channel and Consumer Shopping Trends in the U.S.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Pet Product Retail Channel and Consumer Shopping Trends in the U.S. http://www.reportlinker.com/p0769024/Pet-Product-Retail-Channel-and-Consumer-Shopping-Trends-in-the-US- ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:11:00 -0800)

Pet Travel Announces Partnership with Datamars
Pet Travel has offered microchips and scanners to traveling pet owners for over 5 years. Through a recent partnership with Datamars, a global leader in pet identification, these devices will be available to vets, breeders, shelters and other businesses serving the pet industry at significant savings and convenience. ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 02:02:19 -0800)

Putting your pet in your will
Who made out like bandits during the Great Recession? Fido and Fluffy, that's who. (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 03:32:31 -0800)

Asheville pet experts recommend teaching children how to interact with animals
It is important that animals are given their own space in a home, and that children are taught to respect that space. / John Coutlakis/jcoutlakis@citizen-times.com (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:29:42 -0800)

Pet owners say treats made dog sick
Pet owners say their dog became sick from a chicken jerky treat. Find out what the FDA is doing about these reports. (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 10:16:01 -0800)

Internet Retailer Weechi Deals LLC Introduces Web Site for Pet Lovers: WeechiPetSupplies.com
DAUPHIN, Manitoba, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada-based e-commerce retailer of pet products, Weechi Deals LLC, today announced the launch of a new online store: www.WeechiPetSupplies.com .WeechiPetSupplies.com ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:01:00 -0800)

Putting Your Pet in Your Will
You may not always be around to care for your pet. Don't let Fido be left to the dogs. (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:02:48 -0800)

MiniChip(TM) in February for Pet Dental Health Month
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO-- - Pethealth Inc. - With veterinary clinics and animal welfare practitioners across the country promoting Pet Dental Health month this February, Pethealth Inc. , the second largest provider ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:14:00 -0800)

Recover a Pet, Uncover a Cure
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO-- - Pethealth Inc. , North America's leading provider of companion animal RFID technology for lost pet recovery, has launched a campaign which supports the American Breast Cancer Foundation ... (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:14:00 -0800)

Pet Haven cemetery a place for animals to rest in peace
Loading Photo Galleries ... Loading ... Pet Cemetery in Desert Hot Springs: Charlie Stewart founded the Pet Haven pet cemetery on Dillion Rd in Desert Hot Springs in 1964. About 2000 pets from cats and dogs to pot belly pigs are buried at the 2.5 acre site. (Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:52:19 -0800)

Delta Society® Is Now Pet Partners®
Delta Society®, one of the world’s oldest and largest human-animal interaction organizations, is now Pet Partners®. The renaming is part of the organization’s new brand strategy to (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:02:00 -0800)

Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year Award Winner New York's Hotel Pennsylvania Offers Exclusive Services & Events for ...
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2012 Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year award winner and host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has become the only ... (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

Shelter Exchange and Adopt-a-Pet.com Partner to Help Homeless Animals
A new partnership was announced this week in the animal welfare community between Shelter Exchange and Adopt-a-Pet.com This new collaboration betwe (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

Pet oxygen masks can save animals' lives in fires
Firefighters in Ocala, Fla., found Hanna, a 2-year-old Siamese cat, lying in a smoky bedroom, unconscious and not breathing. Believing her dead, they carried the cat outside. Then Hanna moved her head. (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:07:53 -0800)

Pet owners are paying extra for healthy, eco-friendly food and toys
DES MOINES, Iowa - Like many pet owners, customers at April Lawrence's pet bakery and boutique in central Iowa want the best for their four-legged family members. (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:35:24 -0800)

Pets eat the weirdest things; pet proof your home
Pets do not have the most discerning palate and will occasionally eat the most baffling of things. When objects are swallowed that shouldn't be, as a pet guardian you have reason to be concerned. (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:44:13 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Connor
Pet: Meet Connor! A 6-year-old Puggle mix, Connor's a bit chubby, but that just means there's more of him to love. Laid-back and very sweet, Connor is a cuddler extraordinaire and already well-trained. Come meet him today. (Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:30:54 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Pet health insurance
Health insurance coverage for our families is a common topic of conversation these days that has also extended to our pets. Today we'll learn more about pet health insurance in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 02:08:33 -0800)

Central Garden & Pet Announces Pricing of $50 Million of Senior Subordinated Notes
Central Garden & Pet Company today announced that it has priced a private placement of $50 million of its 8.25% senior subordinated notes due 2018 at price of 98.501% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued interest from September 1, 2011 to the closing date. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 06:50:00 -0800)

Pet peace of mind a ‘click’ away
Pet owners who renew their dog licences every year are not just meeting legal requirements; they are taking an important step to ensure their four-legged friends’ safety. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:38:44 -0800)

Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition
KUALA LUMPUR: Pet food will be featured for the first time in this year's edition of the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas), which aims to promote the global halal industry. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 18:00:43 -0800)

Even in death, a pet is part of family
Those associated with the funeral industry say that more and more pet owners are looking to put their pets to rest with traditional funerals and burial ceremonies and to that end, the business is responding to their requests. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:00:00 -0800)

Global Nuclear Medicine (Medical Isotopes/Radioisotopes/Radiopharmaceuticals) Market in PET/SPECT Imaging & Therapy ...
NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Nuclear Medicine (Medical Isotopes/Radioisotopes/Radiopharmaceuticals) ... (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:44:00 -0800)

Family pet 'did not kill owner'
A woman found dead at home with bite marks on her face was not killed by the family dog, a post mortem finds. (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:32:23 -0800)

Has Pet Insurance Become a Necessity?
After Nicole Bodzon, 28, a consultant in Conifer, Colorado, paid $1,600 for her pug, Pepe, to have a possibly cancerous tumor removed from his eye, she thought she might benefit from an insurance policy. But it took her a while … (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:14:35 -0800)

Payday loan company targets pet owners
Pet owners are being offered short-term credit facilities with a representative APR of 2,120% to cover unexpected vets bills First it was students. Now it is pet owners struggling with unexpected vet bills who are being offered instant short-term loans with eye-watering interest rates. Petloan.co.uk is a new arrival to the fast-expanding payday loans sector, and claims to be "the UK's only ... (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 01:32:29 -0800)

Solve common pet behavior problems
Whether you adopt a puppy or an older dog, a little training goes a long way toward preserving a happy, healthy relationship. I asked professional dog trainers to share the most prevalent behavior issues, along with tools to address the problem. Here are the top five issues and tips to promote good behavior for the rest of the year. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 04:34:45 -0800)

dogsandticks.com Launches New Educational Tools for Pet Owners
WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The online authority on ticks and tick-borne illnesses, dogsandticks.com, is now an even greater resource for pet owners. The redesigned website includes ... (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:23:00 -0800)

Pet Hub Animal Rescue’s Operation Paperback a huge success
Pet Hub Animal Rescue’s Operation Paperback program received overwhelming support from the local community, organizers said. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:27:03 -0800)

petMD.com Provides Five Tips for a Pet-Safe Valentine's Day
MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's fairly common knowledge that cats and dogs make the perfect valentines. They give unconditional love, are always up for cuddling, and don't care if you've put ... (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:55:00 -0800)

Pet Airways, in Financial Straits, Is Canceling Flights
Pet Airways, once the great transportation hope for animal owners, is low on cash and has been canceling flights. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:48:34 -0800)

Pet Airways, in Financial Straits, Is Canceling Flights
Pet Airways, once the great transportation hope for animal owners, is low on cash and has been canceling flights. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:45:33 -0800)

Pet Airways, in Financial Straits, Is Canceling Flights
Pet Airways, once the great transportation hope for animal owners, is low on cash and has been canceling flights. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:59:58 -0800)

DarwinBot Lets You Play With Your Pet Remotely, Avoid Doing Actual Work
It can get lonely being the pet of someone who works all day. Fortunately DarwinBot is on hand to take care of that. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:34:30 -0800)

Pet Tales: New York goes to the dogs
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a dog show, and this one is the Super Bowl of the American Kennel Club dog show circuit. The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York. A total of 2,077 dogs from 47 states and 10 countries will be competing. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:19:11 -0800)

Yarmouth Veterinary Center Announces Pet Boarding
YARMOUTH, ME-- - Yarmouth Veterinary Center has announced that the animal hospital provides pet boarding for cats and dogs. For the safety of all boarding guests, each pet must show proof of vaccinations ... (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Animal Hospital Provides Pet Pain Management
ARDMORE, PA-- - Ardmore Animal Hospital provides pain management services for pets in The Main Line, including the communities of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Radnor, Gladwyne and the surrounding areas. The veterinary ... (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:00:00 -0800)

Pet lovers barking over California budget proposal
Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23... (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:11:00 -0800)

Pet Advocates Decry Cuts To Animal Shelters
Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive. (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:05:47 -0800)

Pet parade sets world record
If the numbers are right, St. Louis will be the home to another set of world champions. This one involves feather boas and four legs — lots of them. (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 22:00:04 -0800)

Pet lovers howling over budget proposal
Pet advocates are fighting to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive. (Sun, 12 Feb 2012 22:52:56 -0800)

Adding up 7 costs of owning a pet
Adding up 7 costs of owning a pet 1 of 9That lovable puppy or kitten at the shelter will steal your heart. But before you go to the shelter, count the costs of pet ownership so you can budget your spending ... (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:38 -0800)

Pet Airways' canceled flights elicits snarls from upset owners
An airline just for pets was an act of genius, Martha Hamilton figured. No cold cargo holds for Phoebe, her 10-year-old miniature schnauzer. (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:03:33 -0800)

PET agrees to increased oversight
The head of the domestic intelligence agency PET conceded that his organisation should be more transparent after revelations that intelligence agencies in other European countries are far more open about their activities than PET. (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:36:59 -0800)

Pet Insurance a Costly Necessity
Nearly one million pets are insured in North America, and that can provide massive financial headaches for owners.  (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:32:24 -0800)

Adding Up Seven Costs of Owning a Pet
Sure, they're lovable and cute, but before you buy, count the costs of pet ownership. (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:31:55 -0800)

Pet owners' hearts may cope better with change
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier tickers than people living without an animal companion, a new study shows. Monitoring the hearts of nearly 200 Japanese people, scientists found those who had a pet -- whether furry, scaly or feathery -- had higher heart rate variability than those who didn't. That means their hearts respond better to the body ... (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:00:34 -0800)

Pet owners' hearts may cope better with change: study
REUTERS - Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier hearts than people living without an animal companion, whether furry, scaly or feathery, according to a Japanese study. In findings published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers who studied nearly 200 people found that those with a pet had higher heart rate variability than those who didn't. That means their ... (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:43:00 -0800)

Pet owners’ hearts may cope better with change, says study
NEW YORK, Feb 14 — Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier hearts than people living without an animal companion, whether furry, scaly or feathery, according to a Japanese study. In findings published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers who studied nearly 200 people found that those with a pet had higher heart rate ... (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:28:56 -0800)

Pet owners’ hearts may cope better with change, says study
NEW YORK, Feb 14 — Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier hearts than people living without an animal companion, whether furry, scaly or feathery, according to a Japanese study. In findings published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers who studied nearly 200 people found that those with a pet had higher heart rate ... (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:58:49 -0800)

Pet owners' hearts may cope better with change
Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier tickers than people living without an animal companion (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:14:48 -0800)

Pet Pointers: Dog food
We all know that good skin and hair comes from good nutrition, and the same is true for our pets. In this edition of "Pet Pointers," YNN's Lisa Chelenza has more about dog food and what's in it. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:59:32 -0800)

Austin Animal Clinic Offering Discounted Pet Dental Care Services Through February
AUSTIN, TX-- - Dessau Veterinary Clinic is celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month by offering discounts on pet dental care services. The clinic said they are offering discounted pet dental services ... (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Pet Foods Go Gourmet
Cats and dogs, the true masters of the house, have trained us to give them what they want: four-star cuisine. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:33:26 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Blackberry the Beagle
Pet: Meet Blackberry the Beagle! At 10 months old and 34 pounds, this precocious pup still has a bit of growing to do. Like most Beagles, Blackberry has a very active nose and loves to explore. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:27:28 -0800)

PetFlow.com Ships More Than One Million Pounds of Pet Food in January, 2012
PetFlow.com, the online store that delivers all of your pet’s needs on a schedule that you choose, announced today that it has completed a record month, shipping over one million pounds of pet food in January. (Wed, 15 Feb 2012 04:45:00 -0800)

Pet Foods Go Gourmet
Cats and dogs, the true masters of the house, have trained us to give them what they want: four-star cuisine. (Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:40:05 -0800)

Pet owners go to great lengths to save their pet
According to the American Pet Products Manufacture's Association, the United States spent more than $14 billion on vet care in 2011. They spent another $11.4 billion on medicines and supplies. (Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:46:46 -0800)

Pet projects
Chris Brown loves animals but a career opportunity might lure him away, writes Andrew Murfett. (Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:11:08 -0800)

Combination PET-MRI scanner expands imaging frontiers
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine are using a new imaging device that simultaneously performs positron-emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, producing more detailed images than either technique alone. (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:32:39 -0800)

Pet Politics: The Prowess of the 4-Legged Voting Bloc
Man's best friend may not be able to vote, but dogs, and other animals, still seem to play a significant role in presidential politics. (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:53:52 -0800)

Pet ban for owner who dumped dog
A man who dumped the body of his neglected dog in a neighbour's garden is banned from keeping animals for life. (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:16:52 -0800)

Northern Virginia Pet Resort To Be Featured on MSNBC's Your Business Show
SPRINGFIELD, Va., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Virginia-based Olde Towne Pet Resort (OTPR) will be featured in an upcoming episode of MSNBC's Your Business show, a program exclusively focused ... (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:13:00 -0800)

The 10 Most Ridiculous-Sounding Gourmet Pet Foods
​Our pets are officially eating better than we are, according to a New York Times story headlined "Boeuf Bourguignon Again?" (Subtitle: Pet Foods Go Gourmet). Americans are spending their hard-earned cash on their "fur babies," because that's how we live in today's society. ... (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:15:00 -0800)

New pet-travel rule may give soldiers sticker shock
A new United Airlines fee that could force U.S. active-duty military families to pay more to ship a pet home from Japan has angered many, who have flooded the airline’s Facebook page with comments calling the new policy "outrageous." (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:06:32 -0800)

Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $12 Billion US Pet & Pet Supplies Stores Market
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Pet & Pet Supplies Stores" report to their offering (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Pet Owners File Lawsuit
A half dozen pet owners have filed a lawsuit alleging a chain of Chicago-area pet stores sells puppies from what the suit alleges are "some of the most despicable and horrendous puppy mills in the Midwest."   (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:10:03 -0800)

Pet of the week: Boot
Times staff Friday, February 17, 2012 Boot is a sweet, rambunctious puppy. He is 9 months old and is already taller than most adult dogs at the Humane Society shelter. Boot gets along well with other dogs and children, under supervision. It is not known how well he might get along with cats. Also, shelter volunteers caution that those with small dogs might have to think twice about adopting Boot ... (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:38:49 -0800)

Pet-friendly home decor can be chic as well as practical
Make your home stylish and pet friendly by using stain-resistant fabrics like microfiber; match colors to your pet; and use ceramic tile for easy cleaning and odor resistance. (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:04:07 -0800)

Pet Points: Detecting hip dysplasia early can be critical for dog breeders
Veterinarians hate to give pet owners bad news. People today have a greater emotional attachment to their pets than in the past. (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:50:37 -0800)

Pet briefs: Classes, photos, adoption specials
Sarah Dugan, a veterinarian at Skaer Veterinary Clinic, will conduct a free seminar, “Dental Health for Your Pet,” at 2 p.m. today at All Paws Pet Center, 1444 N. Maize Road. (Sat, 18 Feb 2012 05:10:39 -0800)

Pet safety: Keep them off the road
Pets are often travel companions, but the last place you want to see your beloved dog or cat is near a busy road. They can cause accidents as a distraction, or even worse, be involved as a victim. (Sat, 18 Feb 2012 15:37:16 -0800)

Humane Society encourages groups to schedule visit with Pet Care educator
Schools, youth groups, nursing homes and others encouraged to apply (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 04:33:30 -0800)

Pet rat's kiss almost kills affectionate owner
A WOMAN who kissed and cuddled her pet rodents was admitted to intensive care with rat bite fever. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:00:00 -0800)

Rat disease prompts pet warning
AN Adelaide woman who kissed and cuddled her pet rodents was later admitted to intensive care with rat bite fever. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

Sarasota Veterinary Clinic Announces Pet Boarding Service
SARASOTA, FL-- - Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Sarasota announced that the vet clinic provides cat and dog boarding services. For the comfort and convenience of pets, the clinic offers separate boarding ... (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

London, Ontario Veterinarian Provides Pet Surgery Services
LONDON, ON-- - Dr. Peter Firth, owner and veterinarian at Firth Veterinary Hospital in London, ON since 1973, performs several types of simple and complex pet surgery procedures. In addition to spay and ... (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Edmond Veterinary Hospital Offers Pet Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis
EDMOND, OK-- - The team of veterinarians at White Oaks Veterinary Clinic in Edmond announced that the animal hospital is now offering pet stem cell therapy. This new regenerative medicine for pets helps ... (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 08:00:00 -0800)

Pet rat's kiss almost kills owner
A WOMAN who kissed and cuddled her pet rodents found herself admitted to intensive care with rat bite fever. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:55:41 -0800)

Pet-grooming products maker consolidates operations in Grapevine
Also, a pizza chain picks Fort Worth for its first Texas location. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:24:22 -0800)

Pet expo raises funds for several animal programs
More than 50 vendor booths ranged from animal rescues to pet spas, stores and waste removal services. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 04:47:46 -0800)

Homework helps avoid pet sitting tragedies
Although pet sitters have become a popular option for pet owners who don’t want to leave their pets home alone all day while they go to work or take a vacation, Ashley Klein recommends pet owners do their homework before hiring someone to watch their pet. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:55:18 -0800)

Pet Emergency Preparedness Fair Set For Saturday At Clover Park
The 3rd Annual Free Pet Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Clover Park in Santa Monica. The event is being hosted by the City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management Division; The American Red Cross of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Region; and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcLA). The event will offer a ... (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:25:26 -0800)

Pet owners file lawsuit against Chicagoland pet store, Happiness is Pets
Last week, a class action complaint was filed by pet owners who purchased puppies from the pet store chain, Happiness is Pets, which operates several stores throughout the Chicagoland area. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:50:50 -0800)

Pet calendar: Low-cost vaccines, spaying and neutering
March 10Low-cost pet vaccine clinic: Spay Illinois is hosting a low-cost pet vaccine clinic keep your pet healthy with yearly vaccines and heartworm testing on March 10 at 2011 Essington Road in Joliet. The clinic runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is by appointment. Cash or credit is accepted, but no personal checks will be taken. The clinic is open to everyone; no residency or income restrictions ... (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:32:48 -0800)

Plainfield fire officials makes pet rescue a priority
Pet safety is a priority for Cheryl M. Hansen, whether she’s stocking pet oxygen masks, learning animal cardiopulmonary resuscitation though the American Red Cross or fostering rescue dogs with her husband, Mark.“On a fire scene, life and personal safety are number one,” said Hansen, emergency medical services coordinator with the Plainfield Fire Department. “For many people, their pets are ... (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:38:00 -0800)

Pet Groomers to Face New Hurdles if Bill Passes
Any pet owner has probably heard a pet grooming story gone bad. A new bill would require groomers to get vocational training, pass a state-issued exam and get a license costing up to $350 dollars. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:51:09 -0800)

Pet stem cells frozen, banked for future
Eight Central Florida veterinary clinics are offering up a new procedure that could save or greatly improve a pet's life. MediVet America has set up a holding center at the company's Nicholasville, Ken., lab to freeze and store pet stem cells for future use.  Clinical studies have shown the cells can be viable for decades. The procedure extracts stem cells from the animal's own fat tissue. The ... (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 03:33:53 -0800)

Advocates wonder if PET is a priority
Members of the Sam Bruno PET Steering Committee want Health Sciences North officials to publicly state if they support having a positron emission tomography scanner installed at the hospital. If they do, they want to know where acquiring it is on the hospital's priority list.[...] (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:21:43 -0800)

Wayne Animal Hospital Relocated to New Location in Wayne Pet Village
WAYNE, PA-- - Radnor Veterinary Hospital announced that the practice is now located in the Pet Village of Wayne. The practice, which relocated in November 2011, chose the new location because it is a one-stop ... (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Animal Hospital in Studio City Connects With Pet Owners Through Social Media
STUDIO CITY, CA-- - The Animal Emergency Centre in Studio City, headed by veterinarian Dr. Morgan Thomas Cavanaugh, is connecting with pet owners through social media outlets such as Facebook. Dr. Cavanaugh ... (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Scarsdale Veterinarian Announces Pet Boarding Services With Special Room for Cats
SCARSDALE, NY-- - Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, New York announced that the veterinary clinic offers professional pet boarding services, with a special quiet room for feline boarders. Prior to ... (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:15:00 -0800)

Pet Groomers to Face New Hurdles if Bill Passes
Any pet owner has probably heard a pet grooming story gone bad. A new bill would require groomers to get vocational training, pass a state-issued exam and get a license costing up to $350 dollars. (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:47:41 -0800)

Automated Pet Care Products’ Expanded Product Line Will Launch at Global Pet Expo 2012
Automated Pet Care Products, the makers of the top-rated Litter-Robot™, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit the company’s recently acquired Kitty a GoGo™, the pet industry’s first designer litter box, at Global Pet Expo in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, February 29 - March 2, 2012 . (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:30:00 -0800)

Where *Not* to Buy a Dog: The Pet Store Connection to the Horrors of Puppy Mills
So where should you buy a dog? The absolute worst place, it turns out, is a pet store. An HBO documentary, Madonna of the Mills, exposes the fact that virtually all pet store puppies are raised in puppy mills in horrible conditions, in wire pens no bigger than a dishwasher, and the puppies are sickly ... (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:03:43 -0800)

Pet Expo fund-raiser to benefit pet pantry
Grace Community Center, on the border of North Fort Myers and Cape Coral, will hold a Pet Expo to benefit its own pet food pantry called Feed The Pack, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., both inside the center and in the parking lot. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:52:34 -0800)

Pet neglect on the rise, says SPCA
SINGAPORE: Pet neglect is on the rise, according The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 02:46:29 -0800)

Pet neglect up by 10% last year: SPCA
SPCA said 70 per cent of the 1,027 cases of alleged cruelty to animals it investigated involved neglected pets. -AsiaOne (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 04:21:21 -0800)

Pet food giveaway set for Saturday
Families struggling to feed Fido and Fluffy might get some relief Saturday at the Animal Rescue Coalition pet food giveaway. (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:00:00 -0800)

Illinois Dog Owners Sue Pet Store Chain
A Group of Pet Owners Accuse Chicago-Based Store of Misrepresentation (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:25:38 -0800)

Alberta parents say pet husky that killed their newborn baby was trained
AIRDRIE, Alta. - An Alberta couple whose pet husky killed their two-day-old baby says all the dogs in the home went through training and obedience classes. (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:58:58 -0800)

Pet owners searching for lost animals following wind storm
GOLDEN - Two area animal shelters say they've seen a lot of people coming in Thursday looking for their lost pets after high winds blew down fences and opened gates. (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:25:35 -0800)

2NEWS investigates: Pet med dangers
Most pet owners will do anything to keep their furry friends healthy, but there's a routine medication that tens of thousands of Americans say is making their pets sick. (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:04:48 -0800)

PAWS Pet Company, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Impact Social Networking, Inc. to Create a New Technology Business Unit
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PAWS Pet Company, Inc. (OTCQB:PAWS.PK - News) (OTCPK:PAWS.PK - News), the innovative pet services company, announced it has purchased the technology assets of Impact Social ... (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:14:00 -0800)

United bows to public growling, alters pet-travel rule
News of United’s decision to change their fee policy for servicemen and women comes as a great relief, Mary Seward-Yamada, owner of a dog kennel in Okinawa, Japan, said Friday. (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:42:20 -0800)

Have pet lovers’ pledge
I REFER to “PAWS: Don’t buy pets for fun” ( The Star , Feb 23), and find it really sad to read that pets are being dumped. In most cases, what started as a passionate union and sadly ending up in this manner can be attributed to irresponsibility as well as ignorance on the part of the owners. (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:26:35 -0800)

Exotic Pet Insurance Business Soars
As state and federal lawmakers continue to wrestle with passing legislation on exotic pet ownership and trade, one Florida man has built an entire business out of keeping people and their unusual animals safe. (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:56:52 -0800)

Have pet lovers’ pledge
From K.T. TEH of Kuala Lumpur (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:13:47 -0800)

Pet lovers look for love at "Mingle With Marley"
MILWAUKEE - Sometimes the pet you love can hold you back from finding love. (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:32:31 -0800)

Matt Wallace: Take care of your pet when you're gone
You have a pet. Fifi your French poodle or Puff your cat has become part of your family. You couldn't imagine what it would be like not having your pet. But, have you ever thought about what Fifi or Puff's life would be like without you? (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 03:49:42 -0800)

Buying Pet Insurance
With vet bills soaring and fancy new treatments available, buying pet insurance is an option more owners are giving serious consideration. This article explores the pros and cons of buying pet insurance plus 6 ways to cut the cost of keeping a healthy pet. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:43:49 -0800)

Lakewood Veterinarian Provides Pet Info on Updated Website
LAKEWOOD, CO-- - The veterinary team of Dr. Eric L. Eisen, Dr. Carla A. Anema, and Dr. Erika Olson at Wadsworth Animal Hospital in Lakewood has introduced a website which they hope will help pet owners ... (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Sarasota Veterinarians Offer Pet Surgery
SARASOTA, FL-- - The veterinarians and their skilled team of animal care professionals at Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic offer many types of pet surgery as part of their complete package of animal care. Available ... (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Las Vegas Veterinarian Launches New Website for Pet Owners
LAS VEGAS, NV-- - St. Francis Animal Hospital in Las Vegas announced that the practice has launched a new website to better serve pet owners and their pets. The newly designed site features information ... (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 07:00:00 -0800)

Pet of the Week: Kobe, DeeDee
In this edition of "Pet of the Week" meet Kobe and DeeDee, two animals hoping for a loving home. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:35:52 -0800)

Controlling Pet Population Should Be As Easy As Pie
DEAR ABBY: I'm a longtime reader with a question I have never seen in your column: Why don't they put something in pet food to keep dogs and cats from getting pregnant? Then people could control the pet population and it would stop the killing. -- HARRISONBURG, VA., READERDEAR READER: Your idea is intriguing. However, the reason that contraceptive pet food doesn't exist may have something to do ... (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:01:08 -0800)

www.AnimalBehaviorist.us Makes Official Debut for Pet Owners and Animal Lovers
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For pet parents and animal lovers who want to know more about why animals do what they do; comprehensive animal behavior, welfare and conservation information ... (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:30:00 -0800)

MOJO® Pet Products Coming to USA
Paw4mance® Pet Products International Inc is proud to announce the addition of our NEW MOJO® Brand to our existing line up of Paw4mance® Natural and Holistic Dog fo (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:12:00 -0800)

PET scans underused, national strategy needed: report
A new report suggests PET scan technology is underused in Canada and calls for a national strategy to expand use of the technology. (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:23:24 -0800)

PET scans underused; national strategy needed, new report suggests
TORONTO - A new report suggests PET scan technology is underused in Canada and calls for a national strategy to expand use of the technology. (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:51:04 -0800)

PET has clear packaging promise claims Invista Polymers
A new PET resin from Indorama Ventures Public could change the way you snack. (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:05:46 -0800)

Crowdpark Announces New Games "Pet Vegas" & "AnteUp" -- Strengthens Position in Social Betting Games
BERLIN and SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- - Crowdpark , the leader in social betting games, today announced the launch of two new games in the social betting and casino categories. " Pet Vegas ," a slot ... (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:00:00 -0800)

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