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MediaPost Publications Pet Market Includes More Than Dogs, Cats 01/15/2013

MediaPost Publications Pet Market Includes More Than Dogs, Cats 01/15/2013 | Pet News | Scoop.it

It’s not just dogs and cats who rule the roost. American pet owners live in the company of 116 million fish, birds, small animals and reptiles, according to a report from market research firm Packaged Facts.


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Animals impacted by Hurricane Sandy to arrive in D.C.

Cats and dogs who were surrendered by their owners or abandoned during the storm will be put up for adoption.
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Bunny's Blog: Pet Sitters International Releases 2013 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast

Bunny's Blog: Pet Sitters International Releases 2013 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast | Pet News | Scoop.it

A new e-book released by Pet Sitters International (PSI) highlights the growth of the in-home pet-care industry and shares encouraging industry data for pet-loving entrepreneurs seeking to capitalize on the nation’s ever-growing love affair with pets.


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Saturday Diary / Weird pets I have known

Saturday Diary / Weird pets I have known | Pet News | Scoop.it

My landlady told me that if I wanted a cat, I'd have to pay a $200 non-refundable deposit. So I researched furry non-cat pets. I ended up reading a book extolling the ferret as a tame, friendly, housebroken and endearing animal. I ordered my ferret and told the landlady it was a guinea pig.


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Pet Points: Tips to prevent parasitic infections

Pet Points: Tips to prevent parasitic infections | Pet News | Scoop.it

Veterinarians can ask some fairly strange questions in the office. If a new client sees us for an exam with a cat, we might ask if anyone in the household is pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. While this is a personal question, it is essential that we inform the client of the risk of Toxoplasmosis gondii.


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Bunny's Blog: Petrendologist Charlotte Reed hosts Twitter Party about “Getting Pet Organized”

Bunny's Blog: Petrendologist Charlotte Reed hosts Twitter Party about “Getting Pet Organized” | Pet News | Scoop.it

Start out 2013 by getting organized! On Tuesday, January 15 at 7 PM (EST), Pet Trend and Lifestyle ExpertCharlotte Reed is hosting a Twitter Party about getting your pet’s food, toys, litter and gear organized.

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Bunny's Blog: Several Brands of Chicken Jerky Treats Voluntarily Recalled

Bunny's Blog: Several Brands of Chicken Jerky Treats Voluntarily Recalled | Pet News | Scoop.it

Two of the nation’s top retailers of chicken jerky dog treats are voluntarily withdrawing several popular brands after New York state agriculture officials said they may be contaminated with unapproved antibiotics.

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Antifreeze Adds Bitterant to Protect Pets and Children

Antifreeze Adds Bitterant to Protect Pets and Children | Pet News | Scoop.it
Antifreeze manufacturers added bitterant to their product to make it safer for pets and children.
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Bunny's Blog: Third Annual Pet Blogger Challenge

Bunny's Blog: Third Annual Pet Blogger Challenge | Pet News | Scoop.it

This is the third year that I am participating in the Pet Blogger Challenge. In the past, I found it helpful for reviewing where I've been and where I want to go in the coming year.

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Bunny's Blog: A New Year’s Surprise: Paw It Forward!

Bunny's Blog: A New Year’s Surprise: Paw It Forward! | Pet News | Scoop.it

Last week I received a card in the mail. Assuming it was a belated Christmas card, I opened it and found a $10 bill in origami form from Citizens Paine, a PR agency located in Irvine, CA.

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Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm | Pet News | Scoop.it

With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says.

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Bunny's Blog: Born Free USA Celebrates National Bird Day

Bunny's Blog: Born Free USA Celebrates National Bird Day | Pet News | Scoop.it

January 5 is the 11th anniversary of National Bird Day, when Born Free USA shines a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds.

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Deaths of 500 dogs blamed on jerky treats, FDA says

Deaths of 500 dogs blamed on jerky treats, FDA says | Pet News | Scoop.it
Some 500 dogs and nine cats may have died after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, according to updated complaints logged by federal veterinary health officials.
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Bunny's Blog: January 15: Blog the Change Day

Bunny's Blog: January 15: Blog the Change Day | Pet News | Scoop.it

Blog the Change Days are held on the 15th of January, April, July and October. Blog the Change Day provides bloggers with an opportunity to write about a cause near and dear to their heart, inspire the involvement of their readership, and share their vision with the BTC community.

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The runt of the litter who became Britain's oldest cat: Margaret the moggy celebrates 25th birthday making her 116 in human years

The runt of the litter who became Britain's oldest cat: Margaret the moggy celebrates 25th birthday making her 116 in human years | Pet News | Scoop.it
Sarah Dixon picked Margaret out of a litter in Acomb, North Yorks, when she was a kitten - and they have since lived in four different homes together.
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Bunny's Blog: Finding Your Purpose in Life with the Help of Your Animal Companion

Bunny's Blog: Finding Your Purpose in Life with the Help of Your Animal Companion | Pet News | Scoop.it

This video was created by Judy Fridono, pet parent of Surf Dog Riccochet. In the description, she states, “Animals come into our lives to teach us powerful life lessons.

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Shelters And Rescues Struggle To Recover After Hurricane Sandy

Shelters And Rescues Struggle To Recover After Hurricane Sandy | Pet News | Scoop.it
From Vetstreet's Amy Sinatra Ayres: Joanne Monez lay on a bed with her rescue’s resident cats, worrying as floodwaters rose around her.
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For Feral Cats, a Few New Places to Call Home

For Feral Cats, a Few New Places to Call Home | Pet News | Scoop.it
Eight New York City architects and designers proudly displayed their new low-cost houses at a show in Manhattan on Thursday. No cats attended.
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Victory! Military to Stop Torturing Animals for Combat Training

Victory! Military to Stop Torturing Animals for Combat Training | Pet News | Scoop.it
The U.S. military kills over 7,500 animals annually for medical training. A new law requires it to replace the animals with superior cruelty-free technology.
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Rescued Boy Huddled With His Dogs For Warmth

Rescued Boy Huddled With His Dogs For Warmth | Pet News | Scoop.it
Ryan Richardson/The Joplin Globe A frantic search for a missing six-year-old boy in Seneca, Mo. ended in relief when deputies discovered the boy huddled under a bush with his two dogs for warmth.
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Bunny's Blog: Pets Add Life Launches Fourth Video in ‘Talking Animals’ Series

Bunny's Blog: Pets Add Life Launches Fourth Video in ‘Talking Animals’ Series | Pet News | Scoop.it

Pets Add Life (PAL) is pleased to launch its fourth online video, ‘Talking Pet Auditions’, featuring viewer submitted footage of ‘talking’ pets and encouraging multiple pet ownership.

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Bunny's Blog: New Year Brings Changes at BTC4Animals.com

Bunny's Blog: New Year Brings Changes at BTC4Animals.com | Pet News | Scoop.it

In April 2010, more than 50 pet bloggers participated in an experiment choosing one day to blog about a plethora of animal needs.

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Pet Tales: How to make 2013 healthy & happy

Pet Tales: How to make 2013 healthy & happy | Pet News | Scoop.it

Getting more exercise and losing weight are two perennial New Year's resolutions for people. If pets could pick goals and resolutions, most dogs would be thrilled to get more exercise, especially if that means daily outdoor walks or trips to dog parks.

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Bunny's Blog: Applications Officially Open in 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Bunny's Blog: Applications Officially Open in 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge | Pet News | Scoop.it

The ASPCA has announced that applications are now open in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challengewith $600,000 in prize grants to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.

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