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Welcome to Paw Planet.... this blog is dedicated to all pet and animal lovers especially those who have foot of an animal having claws. Also offer reviews, news and information about different pets.

paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Schwarzenegger says no Pet Insurance Bill

Pet insurance can be very beneficial in the event that your pet needs costly surgery or treatment, but the veterinary care that is covered under different policies. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office released a long list of signed and vetoed bills. And one of it was a measure to regulate health insurance for pets.

The Bill 2411 would have required a greater level of disclosure from pet insurance companies providing policies in California. Specifically, it would have stipulated that the companies offer greater transparency to consumers by providing more information detailing what veterinary care is specifically covered in their plans.

The bill would have allowed consumers to track complaints on the Department of Insurance's website. It would also have required that insurers post coverage limits, benefit schedules, pre-existing conditions and other limitations of pet insurance policies on the insurer's website, so consumers can make educated comparisons.

Katherine Heigl Donates $1M for Pet Cause

Hollywood actress and pet lover Katherine Heigl announced a $1 million pledge for spay/neuter and supporting programs in the city and county of Los Angeles and neighboring communities. Accompanied by her mother, The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan and Millan's Chihuahua, Coco, Heigl attended the conference under the mission to help raise awareness to initiate programs that will address the pet overpopulation crisis.

The project is in association with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which was named after her brother who was killed in a car accident 24 years ago. Heigl hopes her efforts and those of the Compassion Revolution members will help cut down on the numbers of stray dogs put to death because shelters can no longer cope with them. Each year 500,000 animals without homes are sheltered and euthanized in California, costing the state $250 million. She said, "What's happening is not only inhumane and morally reprehensible, it's economically irresponsible. Killing is not a solution.

Park Lights Powered by Dog Poop

A very interesting park in Cambridge, Massachusetts use dog feces to power their lampposts. Conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta is the man behind this idea and which was funded through MIT and created in partnership with the City of Cambridge. They call it “Project Park Spark”.
The process is simple, dog owners collect their dog waste in a special biodegradable bag and throw it into a machine called the digester. It's an air-tight cylindrical container, where the dog feces are broken down by anaerobic bacteria. The methane gas from the feces released through a valve and burnt as fuel. And its being used to power an old-fashioned gas-burning lamppost in a park.

Project Park Spark are still gathering ideas from the community. Some suggestions includes a shadow-projection box, a popcorn stand and a teahouse. Mazzotta is hoping that one day he can install permanent underground digesters in parks throughout the United States. To learn more about this project you can visit:

Hartz recalls 7,500 bags of dog treats

Attention to all dog owners out there, another leading dog food company announced a recall because of a possible salmonella contamination. But this time 7,500 bags of dog treats is been recalling. The pet food company Hartz Mountain Corporation, based in Secaucus, N.J., is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs and is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall involves 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519. The treats were imported by Hartz from a Brazilian supplier, Bertin S.A. and distributed to a number of U.S. Customers. So far the company had not received any related cases of Salmonella infection, but is taking steps to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers. FDA and Hartz recommends the consumer who purchased the product to discontinue the use of it and dispose it in a proper way. For more information or question on how to obtain reimbursement for purchased product you may contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414.

Walt Disney Pet Resort

Walt Disney world resort are now opening its new luxury pet resort. CEO of Best Friends Pet Care, and Phil Bernard, vice president of Walt Disney World Operating Participants, were joined by Mickey Mouse's favorite dog Pluto to welcome the first guests.

The one-of-a-kind, 27,000-square-foot luxury facility is complete with cat condos, doggy suites, and special accommodations for smaller pocket pets. Park and resort guests, as well as visitors staying off property, can reserve the pet hospitality services to include overnight boarding for pampered pups, cats and pot-bellied pigs.

The resort is located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with a 17,000 feet of it air conditioned, 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor play space, and a dog park for the exclusive use of pet resort clients and their pets. According to Best Friends Pet Care's FAQs: "By centralizing the operations, we are able to offer more and better services to guests' pets." For more details you can visit: or by calling 877/4-WDW-PETS.

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