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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....

2014-05-05 20:23:20

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Pet Care in Hong Kong, Chinahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/pet_care_hong_kong_china.htmlValue sales of pet care are set to record strong growth in 2013. Pet owners moved to premium brands, especially towards organic pet food and products with added functions, which are usually more expensive than regular pet food. Moreover, the humanisation trend continues to rise,...

2014-05-05 12:23:15

In its First Year, Hill's Disaster Relief Network Responds to 11 Major Emergencies, Aids 50 Organizations on Behalf of Pets TOPEKA, Kan., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures rise and spring showers give way to summer storms, Hill's Pet Nutrition is taking the opportunity to highlight National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 10 by reminding pet owners of how they can prepare themselves and their pets in case of an emergency. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2014-05-02 12:29:09

The pet care company is giving away $100,000 in coupons and up to $50,000 to Adopt-A-Pet ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Purina is teaming up with actress and pet lover Jordana Brewster, star of the Fast & Furious movie series and TNT's Dallas, to kick off the Paw It Forward movement today in honor of National Pet Month. Throughout the month of May, the company will celebrate how people and pets are better together on www.PureLoveForPets.com by giving owners a...

2014-04-30 23:13:10

Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 It happens. The hurricane hits or the flood waters rise and everybody’s got to go. Evacuate now! And that includes furry, four-legged family members. But here’s the thing: Most hotels show pets the door. And you can bet Aunt Tilly won’t love your Rottweiler’s paw prints on her new imported rug. So what’s a responsible pet parent to do? Plan ahead. Just follow this disaster-proof plan from Petplan pet insurance, just in time for Animal...

2014-04-29 08:36:10

Requests Court Confirmation that PerClot Does Not Infringe Bard Patent ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance for PerClot Topical hemostatic powder from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This clearance allows CryoLife to begin commercialization of PerClot Topical hemostatic powder in the U.S....

2014-04-16 23:09:10

Petplan Looks at Vets and Pets Around the Globe in Honor of World Veterinary Day Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 American pets, hold on to your collars. Petplan pet insurance dug up some shocking pet health statistics from around the globe just in time for World Veterinary Day on Saturday, April 26. Get this: a whopping 44% of fellow dogs and cats across the pond have pet insurance. Compare that to the mere 1% of insured American pets, and one can’t help but wonder how U.S. pet...

2014-04-14 23:01:31

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 If only pets could talk. The big changes happening at Canada’s animal shelters would make the rounds from dog park to groomer’s chair. What’s all the bark about? Pet insurance. When Petplan pet insurance set paw in Canada last year, the shelter pet experience in Winnipeg got a big boost – the kind that not only finds cats and dogs new homes, but helps keep them there for life. Thanks to Petplan, every cat and dog adopted at the Winnipeg...


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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