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Page 3 of Pets and Veterinary News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Healthy Pets, Happy People to Gather at Woofstock in Edmonds

SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pet owners can attend Woofstock 2011 next month, where Santa photos and a Silent Auction fund raiser for PAWS will be among the attractions. Smiley Dog, the local pet food delivery service, announced the event which will also feature a pet food bank, local pet vendors, free nail trims, pet massages, and healthy pet foods.

‘No-Otter’ Zone Public Hearings Hold the Key to Southern Sea Otters’ Future

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Otter Project today announces that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be conducting public hearings regarding the failed ‘No-Otter’ Zone in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on September 27, October 4 and October 6, 2011 respectively.

Fish and Game Treats California Ferret Enthusiasts as Pests, Not Citizens

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LegalizeFerrets.org, the Department of Fish and Game has put impossible restrictions on the ferret legalization process. ‘We’re going by the book – but they’re ripping pages out from under us. Would California tolerate that behavior from any other Department?’ says Pat Wright, of LegalizeFerrets.

Help Track Turtles With Your Cell Phone

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) wants your turtle pictures. ‘With so many people able to send an image right from their cell phone, we can quickly tell them which of Connecticut’s nine turtle species they have encountered,’ said TCP’s Chuck Landrey.

Texas Legislators Vie for New Bill to Limit Pet Ownership Rights

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A collective group of animal organizations – Animal Owners Association of Texas, Professional Canine Breeder Association, East Texas Dog Lovers and individuals – have come together to stand against a bill that they say is unconscionable.

Animal Control Officer Receives Unique Reward for Freeing ‘Rebel’

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to a recent national news story, Best Friends Care LLC is gifting two PetPeek™ units to Riverside County Animal Services for their diligence in freeing Rebel, a German Shepherd puppy, who got his head stuck while trying to look out of a hole in a wall in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Rebel was helped to wiggle out of his predicament by Riverside Animal Services Officer James Huffman.

Shelter Dog is Paws of Life for Missing Man

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sometimes a hero is found at the local animal shelter. Moses, a three year old yellow lab/golden retriever, who is a certified search and rescue dog, found a missing Alzheimer’s patient earlier this month. ‘It takes a dog with the right stuff,’ said Robin Habeger, of Paws of Life Foundation, and Moses’ handler and trainer.

Turtle Survival Alliance Airlifts Endangered Turtles 8,000 Miles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turtle Survival Alliance announced that fifty Yellow-Headed Temple Turtles have arrived in Florida to begin a new life after being rescued from an illegal wildlife shipment in Hong Kong. Had the turtles been successfully smuggled into China, they would have been killed to satisfy the large demand for turtle meat and turtle parts used in Chinese medicine.

Pet Businesses Are Thriving, Top Georgia Business Broker Says

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The economy may be in the doghouse, but Georgia businesses that pamper pooches and caress kittens are doing well. Last year, top Georgia business broker Loren Marc Schmerler, of Bottom Line Management, Inc., helped owners sell two pet-centered businesses, and says such businesses are bucking the economic trend.

Ferret Lovers to Meet in Concord as New Ferret Research is Released from Sacramento State University

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A press conference has been announced for Noon on Saturday, Sept. 25th by LegalizeFerrets, calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to lift the ferret ban before he leaves office and asking (again) the respective Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman campaigns to address the issue.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog Scratching, Dog Itching, Dog Genital Licking and Feline IBD Helps

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holistic pet care for dog scratching, dog itching, dog genital licking and feline IBD can provide much needed relief for sick cats and dogs, says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Davis and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. David Gordon are hosting a holistic pet care seminar to benefit homeless animals on Saturday September 25th in Lake Forest, Calif.

Past Time to Legalize Ferrets in California says LegalizeFerrets.org

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Ferrets Anonymous, legalizing pet ferrets affects hundreds of thousands of Californians, even though many citizens may be unfamiliar with the State’s 77-year-old ferret ban. The California Veterinary Medical Association has long agreed that pet ferrets should be legal. State legislators agreed six years ago. But the Governor blocked ferret legalization, when he vetoed the Ferret Amnesty Bill.

Paws of Life Joins Nationwide Efforts to Screen Dogs for Arthritis

GREENSBORO, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of dogs suffer from canine arthritis and their owners often have no idea their beloved pets are in such pain. A new initiative spearheaded by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will combat that disconnect with a goal of screening one million dogs for canine arthritis. The two companies teamed up to launch the ‘Million Dog Search,’ a nationwide awareness campaign that will also raise thousands of dollars for animal charities, including Paws of Life.

EquinePro Newsletter: Innovative Marketing Technology Targets Equine Industry

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professional horse trainer and creator Donna Cheek, announced today the launching of EquinePro a marketing system designed specifically for the equine industry. The fully automated online newsletter service allows horse industry professionals to take advantage of the proven strategy of relationship and viral marketing with a ‘hands off’ approach.

Citizen Canine Awarded Gold Level Certification by Pet Care Services Association

OAKLAND, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In today’s flailing economy, if business owners wish to survive, they must find ways to set their services and products apart from the rest. That’s just what Citizen Canine – an innovative dog daycare facility and hotel – has done. Citizen Canine has not only survived, it has thrived and continues to grow by improving its quality of care and services. In fact, this high-end dog hotel recently applied for and was awarded the highest level of dog care and customer service in the field.

Special Equestrians Teams with Philadelphia Race Park

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians is proud to announce our partnership with the Philadelphia Race Park. Special Equestrians will be providing stall rest to injured race horses. These horses will be part of our Youth Connections Program for At-Risk Youth. ‘Our vulnerable youth will be introduced to the plight of these vulnerable horses with the goal of developing a greater empathy for these horses,’ says Tammy Westney, Executive Director of Special Equestrians.

Nonprofit Special Equestrians adjusts to Challenging Economic Climate

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians had been grappling with the effects of the economic downturn when they received a stroke of good luck; a local band offered to assist them by playing for no charge at a low-cost Beef and Beer Dinner. It was just what the agency needed to draw in a large audience and help to raise over $11,000.

Arizona Teen and her Search Dog Pass National Certification – Paws of Life Foundation

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Paws of Life Foundation search and rescue dog recently was certified with her handler, 16-year-old Taylor Lane of Mesa, Arizona. Lane seems unaffected by how impressive her achievements really are. The daughter of Dallas and Sandy Lane juggles a hectic high school schedule including playing soccer, participating in band, and volunteering in search and rescue operations in Pinal County as a member of Sonoran Search and Rescue.

Pet Nutrition and Holistic Veterinary Care Seminar to Help Homeless Animals

DANA POINT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist is hosting a pet nutrition and holistic veterinary care seminar ‘Natural Cures For Pets’ to help save the lives of homeless pets. With the current economy, abandoned cats and dogs are entering shelters at an alarming rate and Ask Ariel is hoping the seminar will raise much needed funds to help save them. The pet nutrition and holistic veterinary care seminar will provide valuable tips to help pets live longer and healthier lives through holistic pet care.

ForeclosureDeals.com Provides Support Services for Abandoned Foreclosure Pets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home foreclosures continue to be on the minds of many people throughout the nation. And, worries about unemployment and not being able to meet mortgage payments often trump other issues such as what to do with a pet. As a result, ForeclosureDeals.com has compiled helpful resources to address this growing problem of abandoned foreclosure pets.

Occupational Therapists Take Animal Therapies Beyond Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dedication to their young clients has led Deb Saffren and Kim Hartranft, two Occupational Therapists at Special Equestrians, to broaden the scope of their work in animal assisted therapies. Every Monday Deb and Kim come to work at Special Equestrians providing Hippotherapy, which is Occupational Therapy on the back of the horse. ‘During this interaction, I know that the child does not feel like they are participating in yet another therapy session. Instead, they are riding a horse,’ says Deb Saffern.

LegalizeFerrets’ YouTube Video Contest – Voting Starts June 29th through July 4th

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LegalizeFerrets.org, an organization of people interested in legalizing ferrets in California, is conducting their second annual YouTube Video Contest. Nine videos have been entered and the only prize is $500 cash. Legalize Ferrets is conducting an Environmental Impact Report as required from the California Department of Fish and Game. Their mailing list and support continue to grow and the video contest is a great expression of the hope, pain and fear California ferret enthusiasts live with.

People Are Asked to Save Their PETCO Receipts to Show Ferret Owners Have Been Supporting PETCO Nationwide

LA MESA, Calif., May 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to legalize domestic ferrets in California, one of only two states to ban the critters, ferret owners are asking for help from PETCO, the state’s largest pet supply retailer. “Now we’re asking PETCO to support ferret owners,” said Pat Wright, of LegalizeFerrets.org. California has the largest ferret population in the nation.

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Week at Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Capmark Finance Inc, and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services LLC, worked over the course of two days at Special Equestrians painting the therapy and observation rooms, and planting gardens and building therapeutic equipment in the Sensory Trail. The teams’ efforts were coordinated by Special Equestrians Program Director Anne Reynolds, ‘It was a pleasure to have these talented and skilled volunteers working to brighten our indoor environment.’

Paws of Life Foundation Executive Director Robin Habeger Announces the Organization’s Latest Canine Placement for Search and Rescue

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the recent ice storm in the area, Karen Frazier of West Paducah, Kentucky, was selected and received an Australian Shepherd named Briar from Paws of Life Foundation. Frazier is a member of Little Egypt Search and Rescue of Carbondale, Illinois. Little Egypt Search and Rescue is a volunteer group of individuals and canines providing assistance in the event of lost or missing individuals in southern Illinois and surrounding areas.

July Fireworks and Phobic Pets – New Development!

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — July is here and 4th of July celebrations approach. Our thoughts turn to our furry family members. Each year at the beginning of July millions of animals are lost or injured resulting from their fear of booming fireworks. According to Angel Dog, Inc., many pets fear fireworks so much that they hurt themselves, others or property and run off while trying desperately to find a safe place.

Canine Kidney Disease: Diet, Nutritional Supplements and Early Detection Can Prolong Pets’ Lives

DANA POINT, Calif., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Canine kidney disease, an often fatal condition, can be helped with holistic pet care and early detection through laboratory testing,’ says Susan B. Davis, pet nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Since canine kidney disease is not typically diagnosed until approximately 75-percent of kidney function has deteriorated, the disease is often well-advanced at the time it is discovered.

Country Comfort Kennels and Camp for Pets Throws Anniversary Bash and Costume Parade

SHREWSBURY, Pa., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Country Comfort Kennels and Camp for Pets has something to bark about. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary by throwing a birthday bash and costume parade for their four-legged friends. The festivities are scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at their third and newest facility in Shrewsbury, Pa. on 23 Kratz Road.

Pets Owners Not Ready to Evacuate Their Pets in Emergency

TAYLOR, Mich., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Julie A. Calligaro, author of ‘Protect Your Pet With Preparation, How to Keep Your Pet Safe in an Emergency and at Your Disability or Death’ (ISBN: 1-890117-13-7), says the Northern California wildfire is a reminder that owners and their pets may be forced to evacuate on short notice.

Holistic Pet Care Expert Recommends a Visit to the Veterinarian BEFORE Pet Acts Sick

DANA POINT, Calif. – Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holistic Pet Care Expert, Susan Blake Davis from Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.AskAriel.com) is urging pet owners to take their pets to the veterinarian BEFORE their pets act sick. Davis says that holistic and preventative veterinary care are the keys to pet health and longevity. Her statement comes as a result of hearing heart wrenching tales from pet owners over the holidays seeking miracle cures because their pets needed to be euthanized and they didn’t even know they were sick.

New Book Shares Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Shelter-Adopted Cat or Kitten

SANDPOINT, Idaho (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to help new, adopted-cat owners get off on the right paw. ‘Happy Tabby: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Cat or Kitten’ (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-3-3; LCCN-2007906436) tells new owners what they need to know to raise a healthy, happy feline.

RESCUE Hosts National Pet Idol Contest to Support Animal Rescue Efforts

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Look out American Idol, there’s a new game in town. RESCUE, a non-profit 501(c)3, based in Phoenix, had such success with their first pet idol contest at the local level, that this year, they are taking it national. The national Pet Idol Contest will benefit the efforts of RESCUE, an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals on euthanasia lists.

California Ferret Owners Seek Answers from the California Department of Food and Agriculture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Sept. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LegalizeFerrets.org, California ferret owners are upset that the head of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Honorable A.G. Kawamura has ignored a formal request and letter writing campaign to get the CDFA to reevaluate their position that ferrets pose a threat to the state’s agricultural industries.

What’s in a Name? Everything to Your Dog

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Aug. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The most important thing you can teach your new dog is his name, according to Susan Daffron of Logical Expressions, Inc. If your dog doesn’t learn his name, it’s almost impossible to teach him anything else. Daffron offers a few naming suggestions based on her book ‘Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy’ (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-2-6; LCCN-2006909898)

California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets in Calif.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Pet Food Recall Still Not Getting The Job Done, Says N.Y. Veterinarian

TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In spite of the sincere efforts on the part of dog and cat food manufacturers whose products have been affected by the pet food recall to get the word out to their customers, cats and dogs are still getting sick and dying. ‘It’s been almost three weeks since the first news reports of deaths and illnesses occurring in our nation’s cats and dogs from their having eaten potentially tainted pet foods and treats,’ says Upstate New York small animal veterinarian, Dr. Richard Orzeck.

Pet Food Recall: Next Steps for Pet Owners

DANA POINT, Calif. – Apr. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist announced today a comprehensive holistic plan to help heal pets affected by the pet food recall. ‘Pets affected by the pet food recall can greatly benefit from a balanced homemade diet and nutritional supplements that will help detoxify the kidneys and liver,’ says Susan Blake Davis, veterinary nutritionist.

Garden State Photographer Wil Fernandez Captures Life Images from the Baja Peninsula

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having just returned from the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Photographer Wil Fernandez is excited to share his images. While there, Fernandez’s primary subject was canines – wild, stray and working dogs. He also captured thought-provoking images of the colorful landscape and intriguing population.

New Book Shares Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Shelter-Adopted Dog or Puppy

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to help new, adoptive-dog owners get off on the right ‘paw.’ ‘Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy’ (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-2-6; LCCN-2006909898) tells new owners what they need to know to raise a wonderful family pet.

Cat Kidney Disease: Holistic Pet Care Can Help

DANA POINT, Calif. – Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Cat kidney disease and feline renal failure can be helped using holistic pet care,’ says Susan B. Davis, veterinary nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Diet, nutritional supplements and acupuncture can help increase longevity and overall quality of life.