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How to find help caring for your pet updated: Fri Apr 13 2012 07:40:00

Our unemployment rate may be dipping, but many U.S. families still struggle to make ends meet. "Doing more with less" requires tough decisions about household expenses, and many pet owners face the possibility of losing their pets.

2010: iPad becomes one pricey cat toyupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:24:00

Iggy is just one of many cats on YouTube caught playing with Apple's new iPad.

What plants are toxic to cats?updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 07:35:00

Cat-proofing your home can be a challenge, especially when frisky felines get access to every nook and cranny of the house.

Solve common pet behavior problemsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 07:34:00

Whether you adopt a puppy or an older dog, a little training goes a long way toward preserving a happy, healthy relationship. I asked professional dog trainers to share the most prevalent behavior issues, along with tools to address the problem. Here are the top five issues and tips to promote good behavior for the rest of the year.

Woman sentenced in feral cat poisoningupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 08:26:00

An ex-National Zoo employee has been sentenced in an attempted feral cat poisoning.

Ex-National Zoo employee sentenced in attempted feral cat poisoningupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 08:26:00

A former researcher at the National Zoo received a 180-day suspended sentence Wednesday for trying to poison feral cats.

People.com: Whoopi Goldberg's New Kitty Survives Hurricane Irene - and the Other Catupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 10:11:00

He made it through the storm, but now The View star's adopted feline must contend with his four-legged housemate

People.com: Whoopi Goldberg Adopts Kitten Thrown from Car in N.Y.C.updated: Thu Aug 25 2011 18:09:00

The talk show host brings home a Russian blue named Verrazano, whose survival story made headlines in July

People.com: Michael C. Hall Talks Quality Time with His Catsupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 19:09:00

The divorced Dexter star is doing fine, thanks to his feline friends

CNNMoney: Cat toilet-training kit poo poos litter boxupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 13:17:00

The days of stinky litter boxes could be coming to an end.

Does my old dog really need expensive tests?updated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:17:00

During their daily walks in St. Louis, Kelly Jackson and her pint-sized Shih tzu, Meeko, used to run into plenty of pet lovers. But as soon as the conversation turned to Meeko's age, it was Jackson who got feisty.

8 secrets about Disneylandupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:51:00

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma's ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom.

When you have to give your pet awayupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:25:00

It's been three years, but Ebony Stith still cringes when her daughter Erin asks about their beloved shih tzu. Every time the question arises, Stith patiently explains that Cookie has moved on to a better place -- far, far away. A place called Flint, Michigan.

People.com: Jenna Bush Hager: My Dad Wants Grandkidsupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 21:47:00

"I just have a cat, to my parents' dismay," the former president's daughter tells PEOPLE

People.com: Shanna Moakler Brings Home a Hairless Catupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 11:54:00

The former beauty queen shares a pic of her new, and very pink, feline

Ouch! My cat keeps bitingupdated: Sat May 14 2011 04:03:00

Why is that cats like to cuddle -- but only on their terms? Cats aren't my expertise, but I do know the warning signs of a brewing catastrophe.

5 things to know about catnipupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 06:21:00

Everyone has a weakness. For me, it's salted caramel ice cream. For my dog, Lulu, it's expensive shoes. For most cats, it's catnip.

CNNMoney: Broadcastr lets places tell you their storiesupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 09:19:00

If the walls could talk, they would tell you stories.

How to deal with an overweight petupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 02:10:00

Plenty of people indulge their pets because it makes them happy and keeps the peace. But did you know that overweight cats and dogs can develop diabetes, just like humans do?

Alabama's cleaned-up white sands awaitupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 08:06:00

After the BP oil spill left tar balls on the beach and rental properties sitting empty, Gulf Shores, Alabama, is cleaned up and ready for company.

How to adopt a great catupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 09:04:00

While dogs offer wet kisses to just about anyone within licking distance, the feline persuasion prefers that you earn their purrs and cuddles. Since the American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that about 38 million U.S. households have cats, plenty of people are working overtime to please their feline houseguests. Are you ready to join the ranks? Here are a few tips for how to adopt a cat:

Pets and holidays: Avoiding mutual destructionupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 10:01:00

Every year around this time, I think about hospital emergency rooms nationwide overflowing with holiday-related injuries. Unfortunately, veterinarians also see their share of holiday mishaps.

Kroger announces select pet food recallupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 17:19:00

The Kroger Co. is recalling select pet food packages from stores in 19 states fearing some of these products may contain aflatoxin, a toxic chemical byproduct that could be harmful to animals.

People.com: Sneak Peek at Glee: Will Kurt Fit in at Dalton Academy?updated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:28:00

Glee 'Special Education' Episode - Kurt and Dalton Warblers

People.com: Kat Von D's House Burns Down with Her Cat Insideupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 07:49:00

"R.I.P. my little Valentine," Von D Tweets after the death of her pet

People.com: Meet the World's Longest Cat, Stewie!updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:30:00

Stretching more than four feet, the feline takes Guinness World Record

Henry in the House: Who Is Pete Rouse?updated: Fri Oct 01 2010 10:37:00

President Obama is going from a chief of staff dubbed "Rahmbo" who once sent a dead fish to a political opponent to the exact opposite: a shy, self-effacing guy known for being a gentle boss and a cat lover.

People.com: Lea Michele's Secret Animal Rescue Side Gigupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 18:28:00

The Glee star saved six stray kittens she found on the Paramount Studios lot and gave them homes

The strange 'tail' of Swann's cat and Twitter trash talkupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 18:14:00

It is the strange "tail" of Graeme Swann, his cat and a brush with the law that has made the England cricket team "paws" for thought before trash talking each other on Twitter.

Why we love cute animals onlineupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 08:12:00

Had your fix of LOLCats today? If you did, you're one of 16 million unique visitors hitting I Can Has Cheezburger, which features cat photos with cutesy baby-talk captions, and its affiliated sites every month.

People.com: Kristen Stewart's Latest Love? Her Cat Max!updated: Sun Jun 27 2010 13:48:00

The actress says she and her fuzzy fella have a "really weird codependent" relationship

4 animals that could really talkupdated: Fri May 14 2010 11:26:00

There's no need to page Doctor Doolittle for this case. Here are the amazing, true stories of four animals that could speak for themselves.

Smuggling Fido into your carry-onupdated: Thu May 13 2010 10:35:00

There's an unwritten rule in travel journalism that any story about pets on planes must contain at least one Chihuahua anecdote. I know, because I've written many of them. So let's get right to Charlotte Coan and her travel companion, Cricket.

You're welcome, but not your petupdated: Tue May 11 2010 10:24:00

A Modern Manners columnist answers a reader question.

People.com: Kim Kardashian Defends Her Controversial Photoupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 16:53:00

The reality star explains a picture of herself holding a kitten by the scruff of the neck

Effort to ban cat, dog meatupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 12:23:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports on legislation in China that would ban eating dog and cat meat. (Warning: Disturbing content)

Inside the cat and dog meat market in Chinaupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 12:23:00

Dogs bark and whine behind high chain-link fences, some of them gnawing the wire so hard they bleed at the mouths while cats packed into crowded cages cower in fear if anyone approaches.

Cat casserole controversyupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 23:37:00

An Italian chef lands in hot water after serving up a recipe for cat casserole. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

TV chef dropped for cat recipe commentsupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 23:37:00

Italy's state-owned television broadcaster has dropped a popular chef for sharing a recipe with viewers to cook cat.

Cleo, the breakup kittenupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 17:09:00

Jesse was too attention-starved. Brendan was too spacey. Darrick was too needy, not to mention a big-time conservative.

How are dog people and cat people different?updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 15:50:00

Do you rejoice at the sound of barking but cower at a meow? Or do you look at a cat and feel an instant sibling-style connection?

People.com: Jenna Fischer Will Be a Summer Brideupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 08:07:00

The Office star tells PEOPLE her wedding to Lee Kirk will include "really good food"

7 surprising ways to save on pet careupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 12:58:00

Keep your furry friend happy and healthy without breaking the bank.

People.com: Taylor Swift's Cure-All: Craisins and Kittensupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 07:06:00

She hopes the snack and a cute pet card will bring a stuffy-nosed backup singer "back to perfect health"

What to do if you're allergic to your petupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 09:48:00

If you could snap your fingers and make your allergies disappear, you'd probably do it in a second. But what if your pet is the cause of your watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose?

People.com: Susan Boyle Cancels Another Concertupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:28:00

The singer pulls out of a gig in favor of rest, but will she be up for a Friday concert?

Suspected serial cat killer is under house arrestupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 18:00:00

A teenager accused of killing and mutilating 19 pet cats in Miami, Florida, has been released on bond and is under house arrest, authorities said Wednesday.

Cat-killing suspect in courtupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 18:00:00

Tyler Weinman, suspected of killing and mutilating 19 cats in Florida, appears in court.

Pet's death linked to Miami's serial cat killerupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 15:51:00

He was black and white, the perfect gift for the 6-year-old daughter of Donna and Ronald Gleason. His name was Tommy.

Furry pals can be partners in fitnessupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 10:34:00

Under the California sun in a place known as Muscle Beach, where bronzed bodybuilders pump their cannon-size biceps, an energetic brunette works her arms -- and the weight purrs its approval.

People.com: Katy Perry Buys a Flying Pig Ring for Swine Fluupdated: Tue May 05 2009 10:07:00

"Since swine flu is super trendy I wanted to make sure I was in style," she blogs

People.com: The Clintons Bid Farewell to Socks the Catupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 12:42:00

Former First Feline succumbs to illness at advanced age of 20

Fortune: A small cap fund for the big pictureupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 10:19:00

While few small cap stocks are household names, those in Intrepid Small Cap Fund's portfolio are bit more esoteric than most.

An animal lover's Olympic nightmareupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 23:36:00

Qin Xiaona used to visit the suburban Xiaotangshan Sanatorium in the summer to escape the scorching temperature in the city. Now she comes here to turn up the heat on a subject close to her heart.

Rude Ranch a haven for animals down on their luckupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 10:43:00

Thanks to dedicated people like Bob and Katherine Rude, many homeless animals in Maryland will have a warm home this winter.

Animal houseupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 10:43:00

Photojournalist Bethany Swain brings us to the Rude Ranch, an animal shelter run by a couple who gave up day jobs to help animals.

Allergic and wheezing, but still keeping petsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 09:09:00

It started with sinus congestion for Shawna Coronado. Then the splitting migraines came. Coronado soon discovered the furry causes: Harrington and Kalamazoo.

729 cats and the people they ownupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 11:21:00

Murphy bounds up the stairs, down the stairs, over the hurdles, through the tunnel and stops. He cautiously sidesteps the large white ring in front of him and sits down.

People.com: Jenna Fischer: 'A Little' Crazy About Catsupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 23:19:00

The Office star dotes on her frail 16-year-old feline Andy and is hosting a kitten rescue event

People.com: Four-Eared Feline Becomes Internet Sensationupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 14:52:00

The cat's extra ears may give him a devilish look, but he's "very affectionate" says his owner

Pet hair, poop and other cleaning challengesupdated: Thu May 08 2008 09:17:00

Pet owners know that their furry friends can add a little something extra to the spring cleaning chores. CNN spoke with "the Queen of Clean," Linda Cobb, a New York Times best-selling author and television personality. Cobb, who owns three cats, knows a thing or two about getting the best of pet messes.

When your spouse is a slobupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 11:20:00

When Susie Toth's boyfriend told her a few months after she moved in that they "needed to talk," she was crestfallen.

Does your pet need a dietary supplement?updated: Tue Dec 11 2007 11:52:00

If you take a multivitamin every morning and perhaps a supplement or two because you care about your health, does it make sense to do the same with your dog or cat? Stephanie Pendleton of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, would say yes.

CNNMoney: How much is the kitty in the window? $22,000updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 15:07:00

Goodbye Goldendoodle. Designer dogs are so last season. Now animal lovers are clamoring for cat crossbreeds -- and they are sparing no expense on the latest "it" pet.

CNNMoney: Drug safety bill heads to Bush's deskupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 22:06:00

Congress sent President Bush legislation Thursday giving the Food and Drug Administration new powers to ensure the safety of prescription drugs.

CNNMoney: Animal feed provider recalls ingredientupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 19:12:00

Wilbur-Ellis, an animal feed provider, announced the recall Thursday of rice protein it shipped to a number of pet food companies because it may contain melamine, an agent toxic to animals.

CNNMoney: Chinese firm disputes FDA in pet deathsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 09:20:00

The Chinese company accused by a U.S. government agency of supplying hazardous materials found in recalled pet food shot back Tuesday, calling claims by U.S. officials "rumors" and reporting that samples of the substance had been sent to labs for testing.

CNNMoney: Purina joins pet food recallupdated: Sat Mar 31 2007 14:53:00

Nestle Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food, adding those products to a growing list of pet food tainted with wheat gluten containing the toxic agent melamine, Purina said.

CNNMoney: Hill's Pet Nutrition dry food added to recallupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 16:44:00

The wet pet food recall that has killed at least 14 animals and sickened hundreds extended into the dry pet food market Friday.

CNNMoney: Rat poison found in recalled pet foodupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 18:20:00

A chemical used in rat poison was found in recalled pet food that has killed several animals and sickened hundreds of others, the food laboratory of New York state and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University said in a news conference Friday.

Pet owners join class-action suit over tainted foodupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 15:54:00

More than 95 pet owners have joined a class-action lawsuit against Menu Foods Inc., saying it produced and distributed pet food that might be dangerous, and possibly deadly, to animals.

CNNMoney: Class action suit filed against Menu foodsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 15:12:00

A Wisconsin pet owner filed a class action law suit Tuesday against Menu Foods Inc., saying it produced and distributed pet food that might be dangerous, and possibly deadly, to animals.

CNNMoney: Monday's active tradersupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 10:10:00

Here are some of the stocks actively trading on Monday:

CNNMoney: Pet food maker expands recall pushupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 07:38:00

A pet food producer announced Monday that it has beefed up its call center and Web site after a massive recall of its "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food found in 90 private-label store brands linked to pet deaths and illness.

Genetically modified cats for saleupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 09:07:00

A California biotechnology company has started taking orders for a hypoallergenic cat for pet lovers prone to allergies.

CNNMoney: A purrfect meal: a restaurant for catsupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 11:32:00

New York has always been a great food town, with cuisines from all over the world represented in its thousands of eating-places.

Ancient burial looks like human and pet catupdated: Thu Apr 08 2004 14:01:00

Archeologists say they have evidence that a bond between cats and humans was forged thousands of years before previously thought.

Money Magazine: The Inhuman Touchupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Beset by scandal, the New York Stock Exchange is under pressure to alter or abandon its "use of humans to trade stocks on the floor of the exchange," as the Wall Street Journal put it. The NYSE cou...

FSB: Rich Marino, President, And Scott Reisfield, COO, Active Life Pet Products, Boulder Organic chow for the house updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Fancy lunches, luxe sweaters, regular day spa visits: Dogs and cats have it pretty good these days. "We are seeing more people pamper their pets the way they would pamper themselves," says Lee Avar...

Fortune: Hell Is Other Business People Are bosses, business travel, and customer service worse than ever? Or are the updated: Mon Dec 21 1998 00:01:00

Let us begin by picturing something you like. It could be kittens. Or jazz trumpeters. Or tasty chocolate fudge. You have that picture in your mind? Okay. Now imagine that times, say, a thousand. A...

Fortune: THE ECLIPSE OF MARS When you run a $13 billion privately held company, you answer to no one -- except the market. But are the Maupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

TO STEAL, and mangle, a phrase from Churchill, Mars Inc. is an enigma inside a mystery tied up in a bright candy wrapper. We are all familiar with its branded products -- Snickers, M&M's, Milky Way...

Money Magazine: A dog-food scare got him saving for prime steak updated: Tue Mar 15 1994 00:01:00

Ronald Cameron, 50, a periodontist in Upper Darby, Pa., started serious planning for retirement two decades ago after attending a one-day financial seminar for doctors and dentists. "The speaker sa...

Money Magazine: TOP STOCK updated: Tue Sep 01 1992 00:01:00

First Brands (recent price: $26.25). This diversified maker of everything from antifreeze to cat litter has suffered a 25% price drop since October. But a turnaround could make the stock rebound to...

Fortune: 'IRRATIONALITY IN THE PET FOOD BUSINESS' updated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

Pet food is big business; otherwise gorillas such as Ralston Purina, Quaker Oats, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle (Friskies brand), Grand Metropolitan (Alpo), and Mars (Pedigree) wouldn't be chasing cats...

Fortune: KITTY LITTER 101updated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

Edward Lowe, 69, the man who gave the world Kitty Litter, has started a boot camp for entrepreneurs at his Michigan farm. The campus ain't much: The dorms are in two boxcars that Lowe bought for $4...

Money Magazine: CAPITAL GAINS The Twisting Path to Appreciation To reap maximum gains, consider large, depressed growth stocks, neglected small-updated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

Fearful of an economic downturn and apprehensive about the effect a new President will have on a jittery stock market, most individual investors have come to regard aggressive investing as a financ...

Fortune: FILLER'S THE NAME, ODOR'S THE GAME Cat litter is a $350 million industry where the consumer never buys the product but always leupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

BUSINESSES are born under most unlikely circumstances. Forty years ago on a cold January day in Cassopolis, Michigan, Kay Draper's sandpile froze solid. As a result, she had to fill the cat's box w...

Fortune: HEINZ PUSHES TO BE THE LOW-COST PRODUCER Ever wonder why that can of Star-Kist tuna looks slightly smaller? Under updated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

WHEN Anthony J.F. ''Tony'' O'Reilly, the chief executive of H.J. Heinz Co., called the company's 100 top managers to Pittsburgh in February for what was billed as the Low-Cost Operator Conference, ...

Fortune: HEINZ PUSHES TO BE THE LOW-COST PRODUCER Ever wonder why that can of Star-Kist tuna looks slightly smaller? Under the whip of Chupdated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

WHEN Anthony J.F. ''Tony'' O'Reilly, the chief executive of H.J. Heinz Co., called the company's 100 top managers to Pittsburgh in February for what was billed as the Low-Cost Operator Conference, ...

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