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Minnesota lawmakers to consider breeder bills
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For every commercial breeder licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, animal welfare advocates say there are scores of others who sell directly to consumers and therefore go unregulated. Some state lawmakers are working to change that. The push for more regulation has breeders like Gary Lehmann on edge. "My kennel here, there's a lot that I would like to do, you know. But I am afraid to put any more money into it, because these doggone people, they just want to run us out of business." MORE

Encouraging excellent performance
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When you hear the word "excellence" what do you think about? Some people think perfection. But if you think that excellence is synonymous with perfection, then excellence cannot be achieved. One definition of excellence is "that in which a person excels or is superior." One of our goals in business today should be to strive for excellence in all that we do. More
Gardening with pets: Landscape pros share tips
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In dog-crazed Portland, Melinda Frey and fellow designer and animal-lover Anne Taylor of Living Elements Landscape have become specialists in the fine art of gardening with pets. Here are some tips they shared at their free workshop. More
KC Animal Health Corridor dodges a bullet with Fort Dodge Animal Health
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Members of the region's life sciences community are breathing a sigh of relief at news that a mega pharmaceutical deal won't strip a significant company from the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. Boosters had feared that the proposed $68 billion merger between Pfizer Inc. and Wyeth would mean the loss of Fort Dodge Animal Health, which has roughly 200 of its 3,600 total employees at its Overland Park headquarters. More
Pit bulls now banned from New York City housing projects
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The NYC Housing Authority has prohibited pit bulls from all the housing projects it administers, and placed a new weight restriction on all pets, requiring them to weigh no more than 25 pounds. Other breeds but residents who already own any of the proscribed pets can keep them as long as they register the animal before the deadline. More

Market Watch: Stocks driven by 'pet parents'
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It was relatively a quiet week for the pet industry in terms of the market place, but it did bring the announcement of a new president for a newly formed group, the filing of a Form 8-K for a stock sale and a little insight into the industry's growth - driven by the dawning age of "pet parents." More
Military spouses eligible for Animal Behavior college scholarships
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Animal Behavior College reported Sept. 24 that it has been approved to participate in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program. The program, run by the Department of Defense, provides up to $6,000 of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields. More
Publishing's best friend
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Why are these books so popular that they appear bulletproof even in a down market? Says Grand Central associate publisher Les Pockell, "You might as well ask why love stories are so popular — they are something virtually everyone has an interest in, and a subject about which an infinite number of stories can be told." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt executive editor Susan Canavan says the weakened economy is actually helping: "People are starved for these stories. Pets offer this comfort that they're not getting elsewhere." More
Veterinary drug company is targeting cancer in pets
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MBF Therapeutics, now a year old, is a veterinary pharmaceutical company that is licensing human cancer therapies and developing the products for pets. "[The company] is taking advantage of the significant advances in human cancer treatment by adapting therapies proven safe in human clinical studies for use in companion animals," said Thomas Tillett, MBF Therapeutics' president and CEO. More
What does the Reportable Food Registry mean for petfood?
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In August, during the 100th anniversary meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), held in Washington, DC, USA, a topic of imminent importance to the petfood industry came up for discussion: implementation of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reportable Food Registry. The formation of a means for food and feed companies to report incidents of adulteration in a timely manner is a mandate of the FDA Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007. More
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