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The boost that dogs can provide a community
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Downtown St. Louis has joined the growing list of cities and neighborhoods that are catching on to the fact that dogs can improve a community's health — both socially and economically. The city held a ribbon-cutting for its new Lucas Park Dog Park Saturday — a $125,000 project that created a three-quarter-block long area where dogs can run unfettered. More

Pet insurance industry blossoms
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It used to be when a pet got gravely ill or suffered a fracture in an accident, a pet owner had a difficult decision: Pay thousands of dollars in medical costs or put the animal down. But in the past few years, pet insurance has blossomed. Pet insurance has been offered for about two dozen years, but last year it experienced double-digit growth, and that trend has carried over into this year. More

Green your cat
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Mars Petcare brands Sheba and Whiskas are to sell products using sustainably caught fish, allowing Britain’s 8 million cat owners to feed their pets with a clean conscience. The Marine Stewardship Council Certified cat food will be available later in the year. Environmentalists have been greening up their light bulbs, cars and lifestyles — but are greener pets one step too far? More

Recent dog attacks move Louisiana SPCA to urge more neutering in New Orleans    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After recent attacks on children by dogs, the Louisiana SPCA is urging the New Orleans City Council to require pet owners to neuter their pets if they do not get a breeders license. Two separate pit bull attacks in 24 hours left a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl badly hurt, prompted the move. The SPCA was called to each attack, and in both cases they say the dogs involved were not neutered or spayed. More

Upcoming pet food industry events to spotlight trends
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Educational sessions on the latest trends, professional roundtables and networking opportunities are the focus of the pet food industry’s upcoming international events — Petfood Forum and Petfood Workshop. The forum is April 12-14, with the workshop immediately following, April 14-15. The events are at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. More

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Buzz off, naturally
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Following the trend in the rest of the pet industry, consumers looking to prevent pests from munching on their pets are seeking out natural products. Yet in a sector where chemicals have long reigned, even manufacturers say that the effectiveness of natural pest prevention products is a big challenge. More

Lonnie Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund
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GroomTeam USA, Inc., is pleased to announce exciting changes in the Lonnie Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund. There are two levels of awards — one for college education, with three awards, and the other for grooming education. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2010.

GroomTeam USA, Inc., employs the aid International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., a professional scholarship selection company. The use of this outside source insures that the selection of the recipients is professional, fair and unbiased.
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