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'Visit the vet to avoid pet insurance claims' 'Visit the vet to avoid pet insurance claims'

Pet owners can reduce the risk of their animals becoming ill and a pet insurance claim having to be made by following a number of tips, according to a current campaign. The National Pet Wellness campaign, entitled Being a Pet is ...

'Don't put off getting pet insurance' 'Don't put off getting pet insurance'

Just because a pet owner has not needed to take their animal to the vets for a major operation, they should not think that they do not require pet insurance, one expert has urged. Speaking to the Sunday Herald, expert Brian Brown, ...

Pet Blood Bank launched Pet Blood Bank launched

A blood bank has been launched to help save the lives of pets in the East Midlands. The Loughborough-based Pet Blood Bank Charity will store blood donated by dogs to be used in pet-to-pet transfusions. Supported by Vets Now, the ...

Health advice for podgy pets Health advice for podgy pets

A company in the United States is educating pet owners about the need to keep their pet in shape and healthy. And with the number of overweight dogs and cats in the UK reaching 37 per cent, pet owners here could learn a thing or ...

Financial education good news for providers Financial education good news for providers

Providers of financial products will welcome news that more young people are learning how to better manage their money. Figures from the IFS School of Management this morning revealed that more than 10,000 14 to 19-year-olds are ...

Man's best friend to friend's best man Man's best friend to friend's best man

Some people obviously consider their pets to be among their best friends, but few have gone to the lengths of one man from Hull. Paul Nock, a health and safety training organiser, decided to make his dog ,Scooby, the best man at ...

'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners 'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners

A New York training school is offering its students the chance to become closer to their pets - by imitating their behaviour The school maintains that the owner can only begin to understand their pet when they begin to behave in ...

Life saver to take a trip to Downing Street Life saver to take a trip to Downing Street

Lola, a search and rescue dog based on the Isle of Man, is set to visit 10 Downing Street in recognition of an act of heroism. The three-year-old Border Collie and her owner - volunteer coastguard Matt Creer - helped to find and ...

Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony

A couple in India have had their wish come true in marrying off their pet cow, Sadhana. The couple, who were unable to have children, wanted their beloved pet to get married as if she was their daughter. In traditional fashion, ...

Children lobby schools for cat charity Children lobby schools for cat charity

A brother and sister team are hoping to raise money for the care of kittens and cats at the local branch of a feline charity. Sam and Amy Hilton, aged 11 and 12 respectively, are calling upon schools to get behind their bid to raise ...

Peternity leave trend catching on Peternity leave trend catching on

A number of companies are leading a revolution in the workplace by letting employees take time off to care for a sick pet. 'Peternity leave', as the time off has been termed, has been introduced by the likes of Halifax and Bank of ...

Cloned cats glow Cloned cats glow

Scientists in South Korea have created cloned cats that glow red in the dark when exposed to ultra-violet light. The procedure, which involved manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, could represent a breakthrough in treatments ...

Ombudsman decides on pet insurance claims Ombudsman decides on pet insurance claims

Pet health insurance claims seem to be as complicated as their human equivalent, if recent cases decided on by the Financial Ombudsman Service are anything to go by. Complaints people have made about pet health insurers not paying ...

Celebrity crime-fighting dogs head to Canada Celebrity crime-fighting dogs head to Canada

Lucky and Flo, the famous DVD sniffing dogs that bit into bootleggers profits are on their way to Canada. The crime-fighting duo, owned by the Motion Picture Association of America, were given medals of honour for their work in Malaysia ...

Pet insurance can cut cost of disease treatment Pet insurance can cut cost of disease treatment

Animal owners who are concerned about their dogs or cats contracting cancer at some point in their lives are being urged to invest in pet insurance to remove some of the financial strain. Website DelawareOnline.com states that animals ...

Rodent appeal 'on the rise' Rodent appeal 'on the rise'

Rats are becoming more popular pets, one expert has claimed. Speaking to the Express & Star at the annual Midlands Pets & People Show, Lesley Mackness, a member of the Midland Rat Club's committee, said that the rodents' ...

Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance

With a third of pets in the UK covered by insurance, Australians are starting to follow the country's lead. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, around one per cent of Australia's cats and dogs are now covered by pet insurance ...

Valentine's Day brings attention to abandoned couples Valentine's Day brings attention to abandoned couples

The RSPCA has used the occasion of Valentine's Day to draw attention to the plight of abandoned animal couples looking for a home together. Though the majority of the animals that leave the rescue centres are re-homed individually, ...

'Petlog' service helps find dog 'Petlog' service helps find dog

The Kennel Club reunification service, Petlog, has delivered a late Christmas present and helped find a missing dog for her owner. Lucy, a Yorkshire terrier cross, went missing in June 2006 from a garden in Blackheath when she was ...

'Open for dogs' sticker campaign 'Open for dogs' sticker campaign

The Kennel Club is launching an 'Open for Dogs' sticker campaign highlighting the benefits of letting dogs enter normal no-go areas. Shops, taxis, restaurants, workplaces and a host of others often have 'no dogs allowed' policies ...

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