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The sweat equity myth
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Venture capitalists call it "sweat equity" — the idea that business owners shouldn't pay themselves a salary while they're building a business. This author calls it working for nothing and being a fool. In fact, when he sees owners not paying themselves the full value of their services, he shudders. More



PUPS Bill reintroduced in U.S. Congress
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Senator Richard J. Durbin, D-IL, and Representative Samuel S. Farr, D-CA, introduced companion bills in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, titled the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS). This legislation amending the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which was introduced in similar form in the 110th Congress, would modify the current retail exemption relative to "high volume breeders" and incorporate new requirements for the exercise of dogs, including facility standards for exercise areas. More

FDA launches animal food pilot program
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Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine launched on June 4, 2010 the beginning of a pilot program to accept and review GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) notices for substances used in animal food. Through the program, individuals, also referred to as the "notifier" by the FDA, can submit "notices of claims that a particular use of a substance in food for animals is exempt from the statutory premarket approval requirements based on the individual's determination that such use is GRAS." More

Pet Supplies 'Plus' names Marie Skladd Event Marketing Director
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Pet Supplies "Plus" the nation's largest franchised retail pet store chain with over 240 stores in 23 states, has named Marie Skladd as Event Marketing Director. Marie is a 30-year veteran in the broadcasting industry, where she worked in Marketing, Advertising and Events. She holds the Presidential title for the Michigan Animal Adoption Network/Animal Care Network. More

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FDA, NIH launch Website for reporting pet food and drug safety issues
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a new website that allows consumers to report safety problems related to pet food, treats and drugs. The Safety Reporting Portal is designed to provide consumers, veterinarians, animal drug manufacturers and others in the food and drug industries with a mechanism to report pre- and post-market safety information to the federal government. More

Humane Society donates 12 tons of pet food to Louisiana
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When an economic crisis hits an area, some of the first family members to feel the pinch are cats, dogs and other pets. That's already the case in the Gulf, where the oil spill disaster is already making it hard for families to afford to feed their four-legged friends. Luckily, the Humane Society of the United States has heard their cry, and more than 12 tons of dog and cat food has arrived in Louisiana to help pet owners in two hard-hit parishes. More

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Organic petfood task force asking for your input
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The National Organic Standards Board task force that developed the proposed organic pet food standard now under consideration by the National Organic Program is soliciting input from both member and non-member companies. The task force is comprised of organic growers, certifiers, representatives of pet food companies, AAFCO members and FDA staff. More

Pet tech: 8 creative and crazy gadgets for your pet
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Imagine receiving daily Twitter messages from your cat, or viewing digital photographs taken by your dog. Not so long ago, those Dr. Doolittle-like activities might have been laughable. But now, thanks to talented technophiles, if there's a gadget out there for you, in many cases, one for your pet isn't too far behind. More

Vet's view: Pet hair has a place in oil cleanup, but BP rejects it
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After initially cooperating with Matter of Trust, a San Francisco-based not-for-profit currently dedicated to putting cast-off human and animal hair to good use, BP abruptly changed course when its Government and Public Relations Department issued a May 21 press release officially rescinding its interest in pet hair booms. In so doing, it explained the synthetic commercial booms were "superior" because of natural fiber's lack of buoyancy. This came as a shock to Lisa Gautier, Matter of Trust founder. "Hair is free and renewable. It works. Why wouldn't they want it?" More

 
 
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