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Vet and pet go back to school Vet and pet go back to school

A Hertfordshire vet has been touring areas of the county in a bid to educate children on how to properly care for their pets. Head vet of Oaks practice in Welwyn Garden City, Steven Walker, has been attending local primary schools ...

Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own' Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own'

New reports reveal that the costs of owning a pedigree pet can be as much as a third higher than for cross breeds, with the owners of pedigree cats, dogs and other animals facing more expensive payouts. Experts at Sainsbury's Bank ...

Cats Protection looks for some new homes for felines Cats Protection looks for some new homes for felines

Cat lovers are being called upon to come forward and help thousands of felines in need this year. Cats Protection is asking people to offer their services at one of the charity's 29 centres and 261 branches in Britain. A variety ...

Hero dog gets gold award Hero dog gets gold award

A dog has been hailed as a hero after receiving the animal equivalent of the George Cross for saving an elderly woman's life. Ghillie, an English springer spaniel, was being walked by the mother of his owner when she suddenly collapsed ...

Prisoner allowed to look after cat Prisoner allowed to look after cat

A prisoner was allowed a back into the outside world because he was worried about his pet cat. Tony Smith had a nine month jail sentence suspended for two years after he revealed his concerns for his beloved feline and he had already ...

DAP Collar DAP Collar

DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is now available in a easy to use Collar form ...

Obese animals 'could cause pet insurance claims' Obese animals 'could cause pet insurance claims'

Owners who allow their animals to become obese may be risking a claim on their pet insurance for visits to the vet, it has been warned. According to County Down vet Joanne Martin, about half of the dogs brought in to her surgery ...

Pet insurance offers holidaying Brits 'peace of mind' Pet insurance offers holidaying Brits 'peace of mind'

Many British holidaymakers are opting to take out pet insurance for their animals as a safeguard whether they choose to take them travelling or leave them at home, an expert has claimed. A spokesperson for the pet insurance provider ...

Greyhounds for a day Greyhounds for a day

Workers at a travel agency in Ilfracombe, Devon, plan to raise money for a dogs charity by dressing up as pooches themselves. Staff at the Destination Lounge will be greyhounds for a day on Saturday in a bid to generate some cash ...

High numbers for Crufts 2007 High numbers for Crufts 2007

The buzz ahead of Crufts 2007 continues to build, with the Kennel Club announcing that this year's world-famous event is to be one of the biggest ever in terms of participants. An amazing 22,320 dogs have been entered into one of ...

Teddy keeps things steady at Christmas Teddy keeps things steady at Christmas

Teddy the dog is all set to keep things steady at Christmas for his disabled owner. Nigel Beames, 47, who suffers from cerebral palsy, says the three-year-old German shepherd golden retriever helps him collect his Christmas cards ...

Dog shoots man Dog shoots man

A man has been wounded in the leg after being shot by his dog The incident in Iowa in the US occurred when a hunter's faithful hound accidentally stepped on his shotgun. James Harris, 37, had put the firearm on the ground to pick ...

Pet owners petition tenancy rules Pet owners petition tenancy rules

Disgruntled pet owners across Nottinghamshire are signing a petition against a contract clause that they argue is discriminatory. Nottingham City Council has been slammed by pet owners for their agreements with council property tenants. ...

'Help care for kittens' 'Help care for kittens'

This summer, charity Cat Protection is calling upon Britons to help it look after the welfare of cats and kittens within its care. Launching its KittenAid appeal, the charity is requesting that cat lovers donate to the cause to help ...

'Not all dog bills expensive' 'Not all dog bills expensive'

Britons are spending more on their dogs but should be aware that some expenses such as pet insurance are not always costly, according to a study. Pet insurance provider Sainsbury's Bank has found that the cost of owning a dog ...

Small dog genetics discovered Small dog genetics discovered

The gene governing the size of dogs may have been discovered, a study has stated. According to the research journal Science, a genetic marker has been uncovered which may determine whether dogs are big or small. Study co-author, ...

PetsCell produces dog tracking device PetsCell produces dog tracking device

Petsmobility has announced the launch of a product that will allow canine customers into the mobile phone market. The PetsCell mobile phone for dogs, which will enable owners to track lost animals, is currently being showcased across ...

The World's Best Stress Buster The World's Best Stress Buster

A recent study reveals that the most effective way to de-stress after a long day is by stroking a long-haired dog ...

New software speeds up pet insurance claims New software speeds up pet insurance claims

New software has been designed to help speed up the process when claims are made under pet insurance contracts. The surge in claims due to the increased popularity of the policies - the fastest rising sector of insurance sales - ...

Location affects pet premiums Location affects pet premiums

The location of a pets living quarters can affect the amount payable for an insurance premium, experts have claimed. Insurance firm Allianz claims that as well as other factors such as age and breed, the location of your home can ...

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