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Local search heats up
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On the Internet, it's been said, nobody knows you're a dog. And if you happen to be a dog groomer? You're lucky if anyone even knows you exist. Fewer than half of all U.S. small businesses have websites or advertise on the Net, Nielsen Online reports, even though most consumers search online for local shops and services before picking up the phone or leaving the house. Now, dog groomers, car detailers, and other neighborhood businesses have a host of new options for raising their profile online. More



From Twitter to bestseller — and TV, too
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Think the 140 characters Twitter allows you don't add up to much value? Consider next season's CBS show "Bleep My Dad Says." The show was inspired by 29-year-old Justin Halpern's Twitter feed about, um, expletive-deleted stuff his dad says. His Twitter feed (it's not family friendly – consider yourself warned) has 1.3 million followers and was the basis of a book, which debuted at No. 8 on the New York Times bestseller list last weekend. More

Rhode Island to mandate sterilization of all cats
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Legislation that had been assigned to study has now been set for hearing, with a single day's notice, by the Senate Committee on Constitutional and Regulatory Issues. Rhode Island Senate Bill 2249 prohibits the transfer of any cat, whether for compensation or not, unless the animal is first sterilized. The only exception is if "the animal is being specifically offered for breeding purposes." Violators are subject to a $300 fine. More

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No dogs for sale? Cities ban pet store animals
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Buying an adorable puppy or kitten at your local pet store may become a thing of the past, if more American cities join a small but growing movement to ban retail pet sales. West Hollywood, Calif., became the latest city to put a leash on pet sales in February, when its city council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting sales of dogs and cats in retail stores. Albuquerque, N.M., and South Lake Tahoe, Calif., have also banned pet sales. Other cities in Florida, New Mexico, Missouri and elsewhere are considering similar bans on the sale of dogs and cats. More

Vegetarian Week rehashes debate of veggie-only petfood
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In light of the U.K.’s National Vegetarian Week, the controversy over feeding pets vegetarian diets has come into focus once again. Consumers question the treatment of animals used in meaty petfoods as well as the environmental impact of producing petfoods with meat, according to a recent article, but the real question is: Are vegetarian pet diets healthy and nutritious? More

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USDA audit shines spotlight on the enforcement of dog breeder regulations
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The federal agency responsible for enforcing animal welfare laws was ineffective in achieving compliance with "problematic" dog dealers, according to a report released earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General (OIG). The report contains OIG's findings during an audit of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) animal care unit, which is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act. More

Vets want ban as influx of terrapins and turtles threatens native habitats
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Terrapins and turtles that have been dumped in canals, ponds and lakes are threatening native habitats and bringing disease to Britain, according to veterinary experts. Imports of these creatures, along with snakes, lizards, tropical fish and parrots, have grown by almost 70 per cent in the past three years. More

 
 
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