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2014-01-08 12:29:21

Pet Owners Continue Trend of Giving Pets Human Monikers BREA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, "Bella" and "Max" reign as 'top dogs' as the modern-day monikers led the list of most common dog and cat names in 2013. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, sorted its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine the most popular pet names of 2013. Following are the top 10 most...

2014-01-07 23:03:33

The name Bella still reigns supreme. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 In an effort to highlight current pet-naming trends, Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has released its list of the top 10 most popular names for dogs and cats enrolled with the agency in 2013. Each year, pop culture tends to have a considerable impact on the names people select for their pets. Illustrating this trend, Bella was the No. 1 name among dogs insured by Pets Best. The...

2014-01-06 23:25:02

Leading pet finder website, MissingCritters.com, explains how and why animals escape and offers five tips on what to do for a lost dog or lost cat. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Most people believe their dog or cat is never going to run away. However, according to the National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy and National Humane Society, every year 5 to 10 million animals disappear from their owners. Of those lost, less than 5% of cats get returned and less than 40% of...

2014-01-06 08:27:55

- Company specializing in hemostatic agents will provide QuikClot family of products under new contract - WALLINGFORD, Conn., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Z-Medica, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, announced it has signed an agreement with HealthTrust, a group purchasing and total cost management solutions company, to provide its healthcare member facilities access to QuikClot(®) products under a vascular closure patch category, effective January 1, 2014....

2014-01-01 23:00:15

Clear Conscience Pet founder Anthony Bennie provides nutrition tips as well as other preventive health strategies, some of which are bound to be controversial. Wilton, Connecticut (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Clear Conscience Pet founder Anthony Bennie writes and speaks frequently on pet nutrition and wellness, and in keeping with the New Year’s Day tradition, today he released his New Year’s resolutions for pet health and happiness. “For 2014, we are offering 14 suggested resolutions,...

2013-12-31 23:22:30

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's efforts to save the lives of thousands of homeless of abandoned dogs by bringing them to the DC area was featured by Sky News. This year, Lucky Dog saved 1250 dogs and cats, bringing the total of rescues since its founding to over 6,000. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) was honored to be featured in a Sky News broadcast seen around the world. The story follows the journey of more than 30 dogs from a high kill shelter...

2013-12-31 23:03:21

Pet Kept Secrets has been quickly growing into one of the most useful online tools for pet-owners. Pet Kept Secrets is proud to announce that it has a new release coming out in the beginning of 2014 where users will be able to find dog parks, veterinarians, pet-friendly hotels and all other pet-related businesses on the largest database on the web. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Pet Kept Secrets has been steadily growing in members since its launch in 2012. In the early months of...

2013-12-30 23:20:44

Pet Medical Center’s Dr. Isabelle Bach reports an uptick in pet owners interested in health insurance for cats and dogs. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 In light of the recent changes to human health plans caused by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it’s no surprise that many pet owners are also considering new health insurance options for their pets. Dr. Isabelle Bach of Pet Medical Center in Temecula reports an increased level of interest in pet health insurance...

2013-12-23 23:04:37

Stephen Ward head of wheat free pet food firm, Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods shares his tips and offers advice on how much to feed a dog. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Stephen founded Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods back in May 2009. The UK based wheat free dog food retailers sells a select range of premium dog foods both locally and nationally. Specialising in gluten free pet food and UK made hypoallergenic dog food; Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods began after Stephen’s...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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