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September 1, 2009
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Think Like a Negotiator
from Entrepreneur
Knowing how to negotiate is always important, but when cash is tight and sales are down, this skill alone can make a huge difference. In fact, Jim Camp, a negotiations coach and author of Start With No: The Negotiating Tools That the Pros Don't Want You to Know, estimates that 90 percent of an entrepreneur's failure is due not to poor business planning, but rather a failure to negotiate properly. So how do you seal a better deal?  More
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California Spay and Neuter Bill Rouses Fierce Opposition
from The Union
SB 250 is scheduled for its final hearing in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. If it moves out of committee, it will then move to the full Assembly for a vote by Sept. 11. The bill requires that dogs be spayed or neutered unless their owner/guardian obtains an unaltered dog license when they license their animal. SB 250 also requires that roaming cats be spayed and neutered by their owner/guardian.  More
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FDA Further Defines Minor Use in MUMS Act
from Pet Product News
FDA has defined "small number of animals" for minor use designation under the Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004. The FDA's amendment, effective Nov. 9, establishes a specific "small number of animals" for each of the seven major animal species to be used in determining whether any particular intended use in a major species is a minor use.  More
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Pet Fashion Week 2009: An Overview
from New York Small Dog Examiner
Over 1,000 pet retailers and other pet industry insiders visited the fourth annual Pet Fashion Week NY over the weekend of August 22-23. The event, held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in the heart of Chelsea, is attended by pet industry professionals from both the U.S. and abroad.  More
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Spectrum Brands Exits Chapter 11
from Forbes
Spectrum Brands Inc., which makes Remington shavers and Rayovac batteries and is the parent company of United Pet Group, said it emerged from bankruptcy after meeting all closing conditions of the company's reorganization plan.   More
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CritterTrail® habitats are designed for the health, security and comfort needs of your hamster or gerbil. Innovative features encourage interaction between owners and their pets. CritterTrail® is the only brand with Super Protect™ antimicrobial technology built-in to ensure a cleaner environment. Expandable Fun-nels™ and connectable accessories encourage activity and exercise. More info

Twitter Helps Celebs Get Pets Adopted
from Celebrity Adoption Examiner
Celebrities love to adopt, but not all of those adoptions are of babies. Many celebrities are interested in adopting pets who need a good home and in encouraging others to do the same. A new feature from Twitter is making it easy for celebrities as well as those with self respect to advertise pets that are up for adoption.  More
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New Arizona Law Aims to Reduce Pet Shelter Numbers
from The Arizona Republic
A state law taking effect Sept. 30 sets conditions under which shelters may sterilize and implant microchips on impounded dogs and cats before they are released to owners. The goal: reducing the number of unwanted animals.  More
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   GoPet Dog-powered Tread-wheels

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