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2013-10-31 23:28:40

In light of the recent FDA advisory warning pet owners of contaminated jerky treats, Dr. Isabelle Bach of Pet Medical Center has issued a tip sheet recommending healthy & safe treats for pets. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Since 2007, jerky treats imported from China have sickened over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats. Nearly 600 pets have died as a result of consuming the treats, which are manufactured by several different companies and may contain chicken, duck, sweet potato, or dried...

2013-10-24 23:23:21

Fit Pets and People, a premium pet food supplier, now offers human grade food for dogs and cats. We also offer Spark, a daily nutritional supplement. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Fit Pets and People (http://www.fitpetsandpeople.com) has launched a new online store for pet owners looking for a premium, healthier pet food alternative delivered free right to their door. The e-commerce site, FitPetsandPeople.com, has an expanded product line that includes premium pet food, nutrition...

2013-10-24 23:21:43

Pet Kept Secrets has a few tips to keep pets safe during Halloween: always remember to keep pets separated from all candy and keep them in a quiet and calm place when trick or treaters hit your door. If pets do accidentally get into candy, Pet Kept Secrets has multiple search features to help find veterinarians in your area and find emergency veterinary hospitals. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Halloween is a very fun-filled holiday for people of all ages. However, this holiday can...

2013-10-18 08:21:20

PET SAFETY WEEK 2013 - October 20-26 TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - If you're a pet owner, you likely do everything you can to ensure that your four-legged friends are free from harm. From getting their noses into poisonous plants, to catching their paws on dangling electric cords, animals easily find ways to get into trouble. That's why Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro") and the Toronto Humane Society have teamed up for the second annual Pet Safety Week. This year,...

2013-10-17 12:29:52

Portland-Based Veterinary Practice Shares Advice for Introducing a Feline into the Family with Three Special Big Cats in Mind PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital(®), the world's largest veterinary practice and a proud partner of the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit at the Oregon Zoo, is thrilled to join in welcoming the three lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo to their new home. Banfield knows that just like pet owners bringing home a new kitten, the zoo...

2013-10-16 23:04:58

Expanded coverage now available in 29 states. Boise, ID (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Pets Best, a leading nationwide pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho announced today its popular BestBenefit accident and illness plans have been expanded to include full coverage for hereditary and congenital conditions. Pets Best is currently rolling out the expanded plans across the nation, with full hereditary and congenital coverage now available in 29 states. Full hereditary and congenital...

2013-10-16 08:33:30

Facebook Feedback Saves Winnie 'the Pooch'; Garners Pup 2013 VPI Hambone Award BREA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An ingested bag of toxic onion rings, timely Facebook feedback, and life-saving care at a Boston-area animal hospital led to Winnie 'the pooch' capturing the 2013 VPI Hambone Award honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Now in its fifth year, the VPI Hambone Award is presented by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and...

2013-10-16 08:24:18

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie's Fund(®) in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, released an online video series called "Meet My Shelter Pet" to showcase the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners and remind viewers that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them. Launched to coincide with National Adopt a Shelter...

2013-10-15 12:32:42

The GREENIES® Brand Creates Oral Care for Service Dogs Program NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A service dog's mouth is one of its most important assets. In order to perform essential daily tasks for their owners a service dog's mouth must be in its healthiest state. Unfortunately, dental health issues continue to be one of the leading health risks for pets, service dogs included. That's why The GREENIES® Brand has partnered with the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)...

2013-10-14 23:01:45

Master pet tech trainer, Arden Moore, will train the Park Cities Pet Sitter staff and is also offering two pet first aid and CPR classes to the public. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, believes having the best trained sitters possible is the key to her business’ success and longevity. Part of this training includes having her pet sitters trained in pet first aid and CPR. Ms. White’s newest pet sitters will undergo Pet Tech First...


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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