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America's Family Pet Expo adds equine
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For 2010 America's Family Pet Expo is proud to announce the addition of the equine industry to their world's largest pet and pet product expo. For the first time in years the Grand Arena will showcase a variety of equestrian entertainment acts. Demonstrations will educate the public on the responsibility and rewards of owning a horse. America's Family Pet Expo will connect consumers with the suppliers of animal products for their pets and offer everything they need to know for a happier, healthier pet. More

Spectrum deal brings LitterMaid to United Pet
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Spectrum Brands of Atlanta, Ga., and appliance company Russell Hobbs Inc. of Miramar, Fla., have reached an agreement to merge the two companies into a $3 billion consumer products company. Under the deal, LitterMaid automated litterboxes and accessories would join the United Pet Group business unit, which includes such brands as Tetra, 8 in 1, and Dingo. More

Canadian pet owners push for law to allow Fluffy and Fido into rentals
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The fur is set to fly in Manitoba, Canada over whether landlords should be forced to accept tenants with pets. Animal owners are lining up behind an opposition bill that, if passed into law, would outlaw no-pet rules at rental properties across the province. More

Mattel to launch Twitter dog collar that tweets when your dog moves
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When a new product, however silly, combines two obsessions - pets and gadgets - and even taps into (for those wondering if they should get on Twitter) technological insecurity, it's unstoppable. It's not for sale until this fall, but Mattel's Puppy Tweet, a tweeting dog collar, has already generated blog post after blog post. More

Maryland to ban sale of dogs younger than nine months
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Maryland is proposing a bill (SB 505) that would prohibit retail pet stores from selling or taking certain other actions with a dog less than nine months old. Any pet store found in violation will be subject to fines of up to $1,000. More

Ohio proposes new rules affecting reptiles and amphibians
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Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has published a proposed regulation governing reptile and amphibian licensing and permits. The proposal covers the establishment of open/closed seasons, methods of taking, as well as bag and possession limits. The deadline for submitting written comments on the proposal is March 4, 2010. More

Oklahoma creates "Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act"
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Oklahoma House Bill 2475 establishes the "Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act" requiring licensure for any person who sells, gives away or transfers 35 or more dogs and cats. The bill covers licensing procedures, record keeping requirements, inspections and penalties for dog and cat breeders. A hearing has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the House Committee on Economic Development & Financial Services. More

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Tyson subsidiary launches pet treats
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Tyson Pet Products Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., is launching a line of dog chews to be produced at a recently reopened plant in Independence, Iowa. More

South Florida cold snap puts squeeze on pythons
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Vultures circled over Everglades National Park's Anhinga Trail, where thousands of dead nonnative fish floated in the marshes. About half of the Burmese pythons that have turned up in the park recently have been dead. Although South Florida's warm, moist climate has nurtured a vast range of nonnative plants and animals, a January cold snap reminded these intruders that they're not in Burma or Ecuador anymore. More
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