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September 8, 2009
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California Intact Animal Cap Bill Passes Senate
from Pet Product News
California Assembly Bill 241, which would limit the number of intact dogs and cats any person could own for breeding and selling as pets, passed the Senate on Sept. 2 and now moves to the Assembly for a concurrence vote. More
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Is Your Company Growing Too Quickly?
from Inc.
Rapid growth can induce a swoon for an entrepreneur unlike anything else. Founders may get so caught up in the feeling of success that they miss the tell-tale signs that the company is beginning to spiral out of control. Growth should be a goal of any business, but growth should also be carefully planned.  More
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Be On The Alert For Highly Contagious H3N8 Dog Flu Virus
from InventorSpot
This summer, a canine flu vaccine, developed by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, became available through veterinarians. The vaccine may or may not prevent your dog from getting canine flu if exposed to it, but will reduce the symptoms and probably the length of the disease if your dog happens to get it.   More
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Hilary Swank Signs On to Promote Dog Adoption
from The Dog Channel
Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank has been selected to serve as the 2009 ambassador for Iams Home 4 the Holidays dog adoption campaign. Home 4 the Holidays founding partner, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, and nearly 3,500 participating animal organizations plan to help 1.5 million pets find homes during this year's pet adoption drive, which runs Oct. 1 to Jan. 4, 2010.  More
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Wildlife Experts Question Python Numbers in Everglades
from Tampa Bay Online
In the dense woods, isolated swamps and steamy hammocks of the Florida Everglades, the battle for supremacy rages on, at least according to dispatches from the front by federal and state authorities. Now those dispatches that claim tens of thousands of the marauding Burmese python horde roam the area have come into question by wildlife experts who say there can't possibly be that many out there.  More
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   CritterTrail®

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


Vets Seeing More Pet Insurance as Costs Rise
from The Fort Worth Business Press
Today, the range of treatments and specialists and equipment that can be found in the veterinarian world rivals that of the human medical world. However, the advanced care that is given to pets today comes with its own drawback. Just like in human medicine, as technology advances, prices increase.  More
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Pets at Home Strengthens Online Presence with New Appointment
from Crain's Manchester Business
Cheshire-based Pets at Home has appointed Matthew Stead to the new post of multi-channel director as it seeks to increase online sales. Stead, who was previously marketing director at retailer The White Company and has held posts at Marks & Spencer and Littlewoods will lead a team of ten.  More
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   Product Showcase: PetRun Treadmills

PetRun treadmills available in 6 durable models include a remote control to monitor speed, distance and exercise time, built to last a lifetime with an adjustable incline on most models, making storage easy and convenient for dogs 2 - 175 lb. The motor is barely audible. More info




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