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2014-06-02 04:20:41

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twigo Pet ID Tag selects boutique public relations firm Whitegate PR as their agency of record. Safety is a top priority within a family, which often includes protecting our furry four-legged family members as well. Pet identification is a crucial step one must take in order to keep our animal friends safe. Collars with an ID tag are accessible to anyone who finds a lost pet. Twigo LLC is on a mission to help ensure all pets wear an ID tag. Learn...

2014-05-30 23:11:56

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is hosting a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA to showcase the black dogs available for adoption. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will host a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA. The event is the culmination of the month long promotion Back in Black sponsored by national...

2014-05-29 23:19:29

The opening of Healthy Spot’s next “Spot” in Long Beach this Saturday marks their fifth store in Southern California. The grand opening party will host an array of activities that will have the dogs pampered and the pet parents happy while raising money for a local rescue. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Founded on the unwavering belief that dogs and cats are entitled to healthy and safe products with uncompromising care, Healthy Spot offers quality products as well as services....

2014-05-29 08:30:23

The World's Largest Veterinary Practice Hits the Road with New Red Star® Rescue Vehicle, Hosting Emergency Preparedness Clinics as Hurricane Season begins Throughout the Northeast PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season bearing down on the Northeast, beginning June 1, Banfield Pet Hospital and American Humane Association will mobilize its new, 50-foot Red Star(®) emergency rescue vehicle to ensure pet owners and their pets are prepared to weather...

2014-05-27 23:09:52

Find out what Lucky Dog Animal Rescue finds so special about black dogs as we spotlight our fabulous black dogs this May. Join us for Back in Black 2014. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue promotes the adoption of black animals, a traditionally overlooked group, between May 1 and May 31, 2014, as part of the Back in Black promotion sponsored by national animal welfare leader Best Friends Animal Society®. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue joins more than 175 local...

2014-05-22 23:09:25

Little reason for insurance premiums to go up as a result: Aquarium (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Anglo-American Aquarium Software has reacted to news that vets’ bills in the US are to rise to [$15.25 billion by the end of 2014, saying that there is little reason for insurance premiums to go up as a result. Research by American Pet Products Association (APPA) indicates that the cost of vet bills will increase by $880million this year, reflecting a rising number of claims being put forward to US...

2014-05-21 23:04:53

May 23 is Heat Awareness Day and Animal Emergency & Referral Center wants to help by reminding pet owners of the importance of keeping their pets cool and safe during the heat-filled months of summer. Oakdale, MN (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 It’s getting hot out there. In Minnesota, “heat” seems like such a wonderful word after what usually seems like endless months of cold and snow. Therefore, residents will always take full advantage of warm, summer days by going to the beach, a Twins...

2014-05-20 23:09:15

Through Memorial Day, VPI Spearheads Donation Campaign at Paws4Heroes.com Brea, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 As Memorial Day approaches, we honor and remember our fallen military heroes. Additionally, in honor of our wounded warriors, Deckers Dogs is teaming up with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to raise money to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to...

2014-05-20 12:38:38

First-of-its-kind PetMatch App Uses Visual Search Technology To Help People Find A Picture Perfect Adoptable Pet In Their Area PALO ALTO, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfish, a pioneer in visual search technology today introduced PetMatch, a free app for iPhone. PetMatch uses Superfish's patented visual search technology to help people find adoptable pets in their area. Because PetMatch uses pictures rather than words, it's faster and more intuitive than text based search, bringing...

2014-05-20 12:34:22

First national pet specialty retailer to remove all China-made dog and cat treats from in-store and online retail assortment SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco today announced it will stop carrying China-made dog and cat treats at its more than 1,300 store locations nationwide, including Unleashed by Petco stores and online at Petco.com, by the end of 2014. The move makes Petco the first national pet specialty retailer to take this step in support of the health and...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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