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Will new credit rules change behavior?
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Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about new legislation that will cut down on some of the surprises consumers receive in their credit card statements, and how people are feeling about the changes. More

Illinois bills amending Animal Welface Act set for hearing
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Both Illinois House Bill 5771 and House Bill 5772 have been set for hearing in the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee on Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010. These bills amend the state Animal Welfare Act to expand requirements for dog breeders and pet stores, respectively. Among the changes are a dramatic increase in minimum cage size requirements, new temperature limits, and exercise standards that all conflict with federal law. Pet stores are also subject to a new disclosure mandate. More

Arizona eyes ban on 'dangerous wildlife'
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Arizona legislators have introduced a measure that seeks to ban the import, transport and possession of a long list of animals characterized as dangerous wildlife. The House Committee on Natural Resources and Rural Affairs is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposal. More

Pet spending increases
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The U.S. pet market continues to grow despite the economic recession, according to figures released Feb. 5 by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Overall spending in the pet industry, which includes food, supplies, veterinary care, live animal purchases and other pet care services, increased 5.4 percent to $45.5 billion in 2009, compared to $43.2 billion in 2008. There have been no declines in any category since 2007. More

Doctors call for airline pet ban
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A report in an influential medical journal has called for airlines to ban passengers flying with pets in the cabin. In the February issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, an editorial entitled "Pets in airplane cabins: an unnecessary allergic hazard" criticized the decision of Air Canada to allow small pets such as cats, dogs and birds to travel in aircraft cabins. More

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Petco hosts National Adoption Week
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Petco stores will be hosting National Adoption Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, around the U.S. The event, part of the chain's Think Adoption First program, will have adoptable pets on site, and offer patrons the opportunity to learn about area animal shelters. More

Spay Day 2010 brings awareness to pet safety    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center and its not-for-profit partner, the Animal Shelter Foundation, is hosting Spay Day 2010, a national campaign encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets. "Spay/neuter protects pet health, improves behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers," Stephanie Sikorski, interim director for Animal Services, said in a release. More

Too much of a good thing
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In developed countries where commercial food provides the majority of a dog's or cat's calories, overweightedness and obesity may affect as much as 40 percent of the pet population. No other health concern presents as many challenges and opportunities to the petfood industry. More
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