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Fri, Jan 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 561

SINGAPORE – The next stage in pet therapy has arrived in the Far East, and puts a unique spin on this already effective treatment method. According to channelnewsasia.com, a robotic seal named Paro could change the face of pet therapy… more ›

Robotic Pet Therapy

Thu, Dec 6 | By Matt Van Hoven | 726

Whether young or old, there's few people who wouldn't love to spend Christmas morning playing with a warm, fuzzy new pet. As consumers stroll malls across the country, they will undoubtedly pass a pet store or two, and not be able to resist the big … more ›

Pets Are Companions, Not Gifts

Wed, Dec 5 | By Matt Van Hoven | 364

AUSTRALIA – A proposed ban that would eliminate the sale of mammals in Australian pet stores faces opposition from store owners who say the problem isn't their fault. We reported on the proposal a few weeks ago – when the legislation… more ›

Pet Ban Faces Opposition From Store Owners

Fri, Nov 30 | By Matt Van Hoven | 783

MICHIGAN – A recent survey shows that last springs pet food scare took the lives of over 300 pets. Conducted by Michigan State University and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the study found that over 3… more ›

Survey Shows Over 300 Pets Died From Contaminated Pet Food

Mon, Nov 19 | By Matt Van Hoven | 392

FT. WRIGHT, KENTUCKY – A Kentucky soldier's missing dog is the subject of one pet detective's latest case – and all efforts to track the animal down have so far been unsuccessful. Ft. Wright area pet detective Jim Burns volunteered … more ›

Soldier's Missing Pet

Thu, Nov 8 | By Matt Van Hoven | 476

Lawton, OK – An ordinance created to help control pet overpopulation in Lawton, Oklahoma was reversed this week, amid complaints from pet store owners that the law was hurting their sales. Four months ago the city put into effect an … more ›

OK OKs Pet Shop Sales

Wed, Nov 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 446

VERMONT – In Williston Vermont, researchers say pet waste could be the cause of high E. Coli bacteria in a local stream. Town Environment Planner Carrie Deegan says the results are unclear as to the source. But the Vermont Departmen… more ›

E. Coli Found In Local Stream

Wed, Nov 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 388

Amongst the items firefighters are bringing with them into the infernos they face are small oxygen masks for our four-legged friends. The cone shaped devices come in three sizes and can be used on most household pets. They were develo… more ›

Where There's Smoke, There's Pet Oxygen Masks

Thu, Oct 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 430

Harris County Texas recently banned the roadside sale of animals. It's a move that officials hope will help cut down on pet-overpopulation – which is crippling Texas animal shelters. Pet overpopulation is at issue in almost every pa… more ›

Roadside Pet Sales No More

Wed, Oct 24 | By Matt Van Hoven | 339

Wildfires spreading throughout California have led to the evacuation of thousands. Among them are the animal companions with whom residents share their lives. As this catastrophe is happening, the Humane Society of the United States h… more ›

California Wildfire Rages, Tips for Pet Evac

Mon, Oct 22 | By Matt Van Hoven | 214

The ASPCA estimates that 500,000 companion animals are euthanized each year when their human counterparts pass away. To prevent this from happening, many people now leave trust funds for their pets with stipulations for every ounce of … more ›

New Ground in Pet Trusts

Tue, Oct 16 | By Matt Van Hoven | 274

When it comes to health regulations for pets, there isn't much to go by. In fact, many producers of pet products outside the food realm, follow existing laws outlining what's safe for children. So when mega-store Wal-mart learned that… more ›

Need for Pet Toy Regs

Thu, Oct 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 427

After Leona Helmsley died, we were all taken aback when she bequeathed $12 million dollars to her eight year-old Maltese, Trouble. Well, Woman's Day Australia claimed this week that Oprah Winfrey plans to outdo the real estate queen, s… more ›

Oprah Leaves $30M to Dogs

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