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2014-08-09 23:02:53

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Pet Food Industry in US to July 2014: Market Size, Shares, Market Trends, Analysis and Forecast" to its huge collection of research reports. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 While pet ownership is down, this has not deterred pet owners from continuing to view their pets as family members, and treating them accordingly. The humanization of pets and their dietary needs continues unchecked, as pet food resembles more and more...

2014-08-06 08:32:16

BREA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in - Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee head the list of unforgettable monikers chosen as the Wackiest Pet Names of 2014. Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 priceless pup names and 50 comical kitty names were chosen from VPI's database...

2014-08-04 23:08:47

Petplan pet insurance launches petition calling for new law to stop dogs from dying in hot cars. Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Every year, countless dogs die in cars due to extreme temperatures. Despite this, only 15 states have statutes that specifically prohibit leaving an animal unattended in a confined vehicle. Petplan believes this is a national issue – and that four-legged friends urgently need legal protection. That’s why Petplan is petitioning the Obama...

2014-08-04 12:29:48

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Pet Care in the US http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/pet_care_us.html US pet care growth improved in 2013 due to moderately improved volume sales and especially through ongoing product premiumisation. Dog and cat treats and non-therapeutic premium pet food led the pet food industry's growth. The increased humanisation of pets continued to fuel growth in the...

2014-07-24 23:06:27

New Categories Added to Awards Honoring North America's Pet Health Heroes Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Does your pet have a two-legged best friend at your veterinary clinic? Do you work with an outstanding veterinary technician, practice manager or receptionist? Do you know a very special pet parent who would give their right paw for furry friends? Recognize them by nominating them for a 2015 Veterinary Award! Petplan – North America's best-loved pet insurance...

2014-07-23 23:23:31

Pet nutritionist Anthony Bennie says that even treats labeled “all natural” may not be so natural after all: urges consumers to be “pet treat label detectives.” Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 When is an “all-natural” pet food or treat not really all that natural? In the opinion of one twenty year veteran of the natural pet food industry, all too often. Anthony Bennie started as an entry-level pet food salesman in the nineties, and then started an independent rep...

2014-07-23 23:14:49

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM are hosting a 2014 Dog Days of Summer Pet Rescue Event on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00. Donated items will be sold and all proceeds presented to local animal rescue group, The Tigg Neuter Project. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas have more rescue dogs and cats available than necessary homes. In an efforts to lower population of needy pets; Marietta Vet Clinic, Julian...

2014-07-21 23:06:01

In the wake of recent figures from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Aquarium Software says lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches properly. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Anglo American pet insurance industry specialists, Aquarium Software, say lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches...

2014-07-13 23:03:30

Instagram users can enter to win one of five $100 1-800-PetMeds gift certificates by posting pictures of their pets on Instagram with the hashtag #PetMedsMutt. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 1-800-PetMeds, America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy, has announced its #PetMedsMutt giveaway in celebration of National Mutt Day on July 31. Participants can enter to win one of five $100 gift certificates to 1-800-PetMeds by posting pictures of their pets to Instagram with the hashtag...

2014-07-10 12:25:33

Actress and singer-songwriter Mandy Moore asks cat people nationwide to share their cat adoption stories through the Purina Cat Chow "Building Better Lives" program; Brand to donate more than $500,000 to shelters nationwide in just two years ST. LOUIS, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every cat has a tale and for many, it starts at a shelter. All cats deserve a forever home where they can greet their owners at the door, bask in a sunbeam and nap on their favorite perch. Today, Purina(®) Cat...


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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