Merkel urges more market rules, co-opts challenger’s pet issueNews from Reuters: German Chancellor and conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally at Roemerberg square in Frankfurt August 30, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach By Sarah Marsh BERLIN | Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:39am EDT BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela [...]

San Antonio, how do you memorialize a pet?News from San Antonio Express: When Michelle Mower’s Cocker Spaniel, Domino, died from pancreatic cancer, she was devastated. But the San Antonio animal hospital helped her memorialize Domino. “The hospital did a ceramic imprint of her paw and sent me a tuft of her fur,” Mower said. She [...]

Pet tech: Start-ups see big business in dataNews from CNBC.com: Whether it’s staying plugged in via mobile devices or tracking activity with wearable electronics, consumers are always chasing the latest way to stay connected. And while humans have plenty of social networks, apps and gadgets, a growing number of entrepreneurs are betting that the same [...]

GPS devices help keep track of your petNews from YNN, Your News Now: Most of us have used a GPS device while driving. That same technology is being used to help us keep track of our pets. The Tagg Pet Tracker is the latest in tracking technology for cats and dogs over 10 pounds. It [...]

Plan a paw-sitively pet-friendly weddingNews from CNN: Flower girls are often a conduit for including pets in wedding ceremonies. Pets can be a part of wedding invitations, even engagement photos. Cake toppers, like these Welsh Corgis from”KIKUIKE” help declare the happy couple’s love for the…………… continues on CNN … Read the full article . Related [...]

Commercial Dog Food’s Role in Pet ObesityNews from Paw Nation: By petMD Aug 21st 2013 By Dr. Ken Tudor An estimated 59 percent of pets are overweight or obese. Many factors contribute to this. The role of food and treats in the human-animal bond, the sedentary lifestyles of owners and pets, inadequate and/or incorrect nutritional [...]

PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their OwnersNews from TechCrunch: Having your dog or cat run away is pretty traumatic. And even if somebody finds your furry friend, they might not know where to find you. If your pet ends up in a shelter, chances are high that it will be euthanized, [...]

Culinary Pet Names: 11 Monikers Reminiscent Of Food And DrinkNews from Huffington Post: From Vetstreet’s Kristen Seymour: While there are plenty of popular kitten and puppy names out there, finding a totally unique (but still completely adorable!) pet name can be a bit more challenging. To find some of the most unusual and little-known names [...]

Culinary Pet Names: 11 Monikers Reminiscent Of Food And DrinkNews from Huffington Post: From Vetstreet’s Kristen Seymour: While there are plenty of popular kitten and puppy names out there, finding a totally unique (but still completely adorable!) pet name can be a bit more challenging. To find some of the most unusual and little-known names [...]

Salmonella Scare Prompts Recall of Pet Food ProductsNews from KTLA: (KTLA) — A major producer of dry pet food has recalled some of its products due to fears of a salmonella contamination, officials said. Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled some dog food and cat food products sold under the Iams and Eukanuba labels. The company [...]