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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...

2014-05-15 23:09:14

Dog owners can now learn about their pet’s breed history and genetic profile with a DNA test at Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA. Dr. Bach creates a customized wellness plan for each dog based on their test results. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dr. Isabelle Bach of Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA encourages dog owners to get DNA testing in order to reveal vital information about their pet’s genetic makeup. This information can be used to improve awareness of specific health...

2014-05-12 23:07:18

How does the insurance market tell the difference between a genuinely weird claim, and a false one? Anglo-American insurance technologist Aquarium Software is shedding light on such issues for a range of clients on both sides of the pond. New York (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Kittens ingesting Nerf darts, Jack Russells being carried off by owls and Labradors feasting on babies’ nappies. These are just some of the ‘Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claims’ compiled by America’s leading pet...

2014-05-08 12:29:51

OMAHA, Neb., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Pet Care is pleased to announce its one-year anniversary with a party for the community this Saturday, May 10, from 10 AM - 1 PM. Located at 8419 South 73(rd) Plaza #107 in Papillion, the anniversary party will include a raffle for a 39-inch television, a Coleman Travel Grill, and gift baskets from local vendors. Urgent Pet Care is showcasing local rescue groups and businesses like American Animal Hospital, Pet's Earth and Come Sit...

2014-05-08 08:33:04

Pet medical insurance provider Trupanion announces updates to its core policy to meet the health needs of pets. SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for pets, announced updates to its core policy based on suggestions and feedback from veterinarians and pet owners to make its policy even more comprehensive and accessible for pets. The company offers one simple, fair and comprehensive plan for pets that are sick or injured....


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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