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2013-09-24 08:31:31

BREA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) over the past year, 11 were worthy of nomination for the 2013 VPI Hambone Award honoring the "Most Unusual Claim of the Year." VPI, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, will honor one of its more than 500,000 insured pets with the fifth annual VPI Hambone Award. Voting is open now through Oct. 11 at...

2013-09-17 23:21:20

Twin Cities couple launching clotting product for pets that may have serious implications for the future of military and surgical med-tech. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Ask pet owners how they'd react if their pet were hurt and you're certain to sense panic in their responses. Protégé Biomedical is a Twin Cities med-tech startup aiming to alleviate much of that stress with their initial product offering, ClotIt. ClotIt is an all-natural, mineral-based...

2013-09-16 16:25:03

September's Unbreakable Bond Sweepstakes honors the special place pets hold in our families CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Pet Health Insurance Month, a great time to reflect on the special bond pets share with their families and how important it is to prepare financially for their medical care. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance is designed to help pets get the best veterinary care possible so they can live long and happy lives with their human families....

2013-09-10 23:29:06

Blue Buffalo Co. Sponsoring Petsmart Charities Rescue & Emergency Relief Waggin’ Programs Wilton, CT (July 2013) (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Dedicated to giving back to the dogs and cats that enrich the lives of so many, the Blue Buffalo pet food company is lending its support to the Petsmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ and Emergency Relief Waggin’ programs. By transporting puppies and dogs from shelters in overpopulated areas with high euthanasia rates to regions of the country...

2013-09-10 23:26:42

Homeless pets receive a ‘Second Chance’ at a collaborative community adoption event in Snohomish, WA. Snohomish, WA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 On Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Snohomish Station Animal Hospital is teaming up with Second Chance Rescue and over 12 other local shelters and rescue groups, including PAWS and Everett Animal Shelter, to offer homeless pets a new leash on life at the 2nd Annual Wags & Whiskers event at the Snohomish Station shopping...

2013-09-10 23:26:14

One of the most important parts of having a pet is taking care of them. PetNetWorld.com, a community for pet owners to communicate and share pet trips and tricks, is informing pet owners on how to properly care for pets during the fall and winter. Blue Grass, IA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 PetNetWorld.com, a social network for pet owners, wants to be sure people know how to properly care for their pets this fall and winter. The underlying goal of PetNetWorld.com is to create a community of...

2013-09-10 23:01:50

Dr. James Bogdansky named the latest winner of the My Vet’s the Best contest. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Pets Best Insurance, a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, announced today that Dr. James Bogdansky of the Country Club Animal Hospital in Miami is the latest winner of the agency’s nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. In acknowledgment of his dedication to helping pets, Pets Best Insurance awarded Dr. Bogdansky $1,000 to treat animals in need. After receiving...

2013-09-08 23:02:28

In 1971, the second Sunday in September was designated by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC) as Pet Memorial Day. Today, Self Healing Expressions' Pet Loss course instructor and grief counselor, Marty Tousley, discusses the significance of memorializing your pet and ways to pay tribute. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 People often ask Marty Tousley, grief counselor and Pet Loss course instructor at Self Healing Expressions, "Is it...

2013-09-05 23:03:37

Transparency Market Research published new "Pet Food Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2011 - 2017" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/pet-food-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the pet food market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report...

2013-09-04 23:23:19

Ponderosa Pet Resort becomes the first pet care facility in the Austin, TX market to launch PetBookings.com’s instant and confirmed online booking engine. With this addition, Ponderosa Pet Resort continues to be a leader in their industry, by providing more value and customer service to pet owners in Georgetown, TX and the surrounding area. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 PetBookings.com, officially launched last October, has shown healthy growth and is now adding their third market in the...


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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