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2014-03-06 04:23:36

Since its debut last year, Trupanion's Shelter Support Program has given over $45,000 to non-profit animal shelters across the U.S. SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trupanion donated over $45,000 to non-profit animal shelters across the U.S. and Canada since the 2013 launch of its Shelter Support Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/SF78009LOGO Trupanion, a medical coverage provider for pets, launched the Shelter Support Program in March 2013 in service of...

2014-03-04 23:29:47

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and the Florence Area Humane Society will hold a special screening of The Lucky Ones, a film by Creative Liquid Productions, on Saturday, March 15 at 6 :30 pm at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2930 Masters Way, Darlington, South Carolina. Florence, SC (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and the Florence Area Humane Society will hold a special screening of The Lucky Ones, a film by Creative Liquid Productions, on Saturday, March 15 at 6 :30 pm at the...

2014-02-27 23:04:19

My Second Home Pet Resort in Nashville begins $200,000 renovation project to enhance its outdoor pet pavilions and equipment. These new facilities will compliment its dog boarding and dog daycare services. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 My Second Home Pet Resort, a Nashville pet boarding, grooming and dog daycare facility based in Franklin, TN, is proud to announce the beginning of construction on what is to become the region’s largest privately operated dog park and daycare....

2014-02-26 16:29:27

Companies' Stress the Importance of Animal Nutrition MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), a multinational consumer goods company, and Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today a new agreement under which Henry Schein will be the exclusive distributor of P&G's Iams® therapeutic diet formulas to...

2014-02-25 23:00:34

After a long winter, people are ready to get out of the house and enjoy the nice warm weather with family, friends and of course pets. This spring, before hitting the parks and beaches, be sure that pet health and pet safety are a couple of things that are taken care of and don't have to be a concern that could ruin a nice spring outing. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Spring is in the air. Warm weather is starting to show up sporadically and people are getting ready for...

2014-02-24 16:24:01

Bravo's Andy Cohen and Barenaked Ladies Join Beggin' to Host One of the Largest Pet Parades in the World ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes an ordinary parade extraordinary? Bacon! This was displayed on Sunday at the 21(st) annual Beggin'(®) Pet Parade when thousands of costumed pets and their owners gathered in the streets of St. Louis to celebrate Beggin', bacon, and Mardi Gras. Beggin', the bacon-flavored snacks your dog loves, invited all bacon-loving four- and...

2014-02-20 08:25:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Ad Council, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Maddie's Fund(®), launches a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) on behalf of The Shelter Pet Project campaign. In the new ads, adorable adopted shelter dogs and cats practically reach through TV screens, imploring audiences to play with them. Prospective pet owners are reminded that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to...

2014-02-19 23:03:38

2013 My Vet’s the Best Grand Prize Winner Dr. Sarah Coburn to Aid Pets in Need With Prize Money Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has named Dr. Sarah Coburn the 2013 grand prize winner of its nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. Dr. Coburn practices at North Slope Borough Veterinary Clinic in Barrow, Alaska, which is the sole source of veterinary care within an 89,000-square-mile area. Pets...

2014-02-17 23:01:13

America’s best-loved pet insurer honors four paw-picked winners at second annual Veterinary Awards Dinner. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Now celebrating its second year on American soil, the Petplan Veterinary Awards recently shone a well-deserved spotlight on those outstanding veterinary professionals who spend their days (and nights, in some cases) caring for four-legged family members. Petplan, America’s best-loved insurer, is delighted to introduce the winners of the...

2014-02-12 23:02:56

During the month of February, Assisi Veterinary Hospital is offering a 25 percent discount on scale and polish dental work for pets. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 February is Pet Dental Care Month and Assisi Veterinary Hospital is celebrating by offering 25 percent off on dental care for pets. Pet owners can stop in to Assisi Veterinary Hospital on Hempstead Avenue in Malverne and ask about the discount on dentistries (scale and polish only, x-rays and extractions additional)....


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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