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2014-04-16 23:09:10

Petplan Looks at Vets and Pets Around the Globe in Honor of World Veterinary Day Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 American pets, hold on to your collars. Petplan pet insurance dug up some shocking pet health statistics from around the globe just in time for World Veterinary Day on Saturday, April 26. Get this: a whopping 44% of fellow dogs and cats across the pond have pet insurance. Compare that to the mere 1% of insured American pets, and one can’t help but wonder how U.S. pet...

2014-04-14 23:01:31

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 If only pets could talk. The big changes happening at Canada’s animal shelters would make the rounds from dog park to groomer’s chair. What’s all the bark about? Pet insurance. When Petplan pet insurance set paw in Canada last year, the shelter pet experience in Winnipeg got a big boost – the kind that not only finds cats and dogs new homes, but helps keep them there for life. Thanks to Petplan, every cat and dog adopted at the Winnipeg...

2014-04-10 08:30:32

WESTPORT, Conn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. ("HemCon"), a wholly owned subsidiary of TriStar Wellness Solutions(R), Inc. (OTCQB: TWSI) and a leading developer and marketer of advanced medical products, announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense's Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) updated its guideline recommendations for control of severe external hemorrhage to include HemCon's ChitoGauze hemostatic chitosan-coated gauze...

Move Over Dolly, South Korean Company Clones First British Dog
2014-04-09 10:29:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean company that charges about $100,000 US for animal cloning procedures has just cloned Britain’s first dog for free. The dog was copied from a 12-year-old pet dachshund named Winnie, owned by Rebecca Smith of London. Smith won a contest sponsored by Sooam Biotech, the company behind the cloning. The company is already known for creating more than 500 cloned dogs for owners all around the world, but Smith’s dog is...

2014-04-08 23:22:47

Family Promise and PetSmart program expands efforts to keep homeless families with their pets. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A national program that helps temporarily homeless families keep all members of their family together – including their four-legged family members – officially kicked off its second year today with the announcement of five new locations. The PetSmart Promise program will build dog and cat kennel facilities at day centers for temporarily homeless families...

2014-04-07 23:02:21

Pet owners should have their new puppies checked by a veterinarian. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Assisi Veterinary Hospital is now offering a "New Puppy Exam Special" where they will conduct a complete, "Nose Tip to Tail Tip" full exam for a new puppy. When getting a new puppy, pet owners should always have the puppy checked by a veterinarian. Pet owners should always make certain their new four-legged family member starts life with a clean bill of health. An...

2014-04-04 23:28:28

MickaCoo, a pigeon and dove rescue organization, is now receiving funding from Animal Support, a charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. Operating in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, MickaCoo saves the lives of domestic pigeons and doves by providing avian vet care, foster homes, and placement into non-breeding, not-sporting, forever homes. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Animal Support, co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is a new supporter of MickaCoo...

2014-04-02 08:33:56

ATLANTA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This approval allows CryoLife to begin its pivotal clinical trial to gain approval to commercialize PerClot in the U.S. The Company plans to begin enrollment in...

2014-04-01 08:29:41

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K9 Fit Club, the nation's first indoor workout facility for dogs and their parents, is proudly teaming up with America's best-loved pet insurer, Petplan, to offer pet parents the paw-fect way to keep furry friends healthy long into old age. The new partnership combines K9 Fit Club's focus on an active, healthy lifestyle with Petplan's comprehensive coverage for unexpected illnesses and injuries. You could say it's a match made in doggy heaven!...

2014-03-25 23:28:41

National Pet Dental Health Month successfully raised awareness of dental care for pets, but did not do enough to warn pet owners of the dangers of unlicensed pet dentistry. Dr. Isabelle Bach of Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA steps in to provide detailed information. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 This past February, veterinarians across the country participated in National Pet Dental Health Month to raise awareness of the importance of annual dental cleanings and checkups for...


Latest Pets Reference Libraries

Smith's Bush Squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi
2012-06-14 21:17:27

Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) is native to many areas of Africa including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia, among other regions. Its other common names include the Yellow-footed Squirrel and the South African name of Tree Squirrel. Smith’s bush squirrel is approximately 1.1 feet in length, including the tail, which can comprise up to half the body length. It is small, weighing only seven ounces. The fur color of this squirrel varies in...

Cape Porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis
2012-05-16 12:45:20

The cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) is sometimes called the South African porcupine, and can be found in much of sub-Saharan Africa, however, it is not found in the southwestern desert regions. It is an Old World porcupine. The cape porcupine prefers to make its home in hills or rocky outcrops in dens or caves that it burrows. The female members of this species are the largest rodents in southern Africa, weighing in at an average between forty to sixty-six pounds and they can...

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

Townsend’s Ground Squirrel, Urocitellus townsendii
2012-04-23 07:42:28

The Townsend’s ground squirrel, or Urocitellus townsendii, can be found in many areas of the United States. The range of this squirrel includes south-central Washington, western Utah, east Oregon, southern Idaho, and most of Nevada. They can also be found in the eastern extremities of California. There are seven subspecies of this type of squirrel including Merriam’s ground squirrel and Piute ground squirrel. Townsend’s ground squirrels prefer to live in arid environments, most often...

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2007-08-14 03:55:22

Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), is a ground squirrel native to North America. It is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern Canada, such as southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. The range of this animal expanded as forests were cleared to create farm land. It lives in short grass prairies and has also adapted to suburban environments. A typical adult is about 12 inches long. Weight varies greatly with...

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