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Pets Feature Package

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with pets and is appropriate for special sections and for general use.    

For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.  

This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2014 are features on:

 


Package Name

Slug

Distribution Date

Travel & Leisure

Travel

Feb. 20

Arts & Entertainment

Arts

Feb. 27

Food & Beverage

Food

March 5

Personal Finance, Taxes

Finance

March 6

Fun For April Fools

April Fools

March 12


 

Pets Feature Package

1. It's More than Sochi--Time to End Overpopulation of Dogs and Cats

WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reported death sentence for thousands of stray dogs in Sochi, Russia, prior to the 2014 Winter Games, is just one example of a common practice worldwide, says Dr. Richard A. French, dean of the School of Animal Studies at Becker College. He shares some sobering and heart-breaking facts from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year (National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy). That translates into 24 dogs and cats euthanized in the United States every minute, and a single animal euthanized every 2.4 seconds. In fact, in the time it will take you to read this article, nearly 100 cats and dogs will be killed.

2. Valentine's Day Inspired Pet Names Revealed

BREA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Valentine's Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to find out how many pet owners opted for a romantic theme when naming their furry friend.

3. National Pet Dental Health Month Shines Light on Importance of Healthy Teeth

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral hygiene is tied directly to your pet's overall health. In fact, studies show that keeping your pet's mouth healthy may increase their life expectancy by up to two years. February's annual National Pet Dental Health Month sheds light on the importance of oral care.

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