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Petmate Electronic Feeder Petmate Electronic Feeder

Frequent small meals are more natural to our four-legged friends, and can also help to prevent obesity and boredom ... ...

Pets involved in insurance claims Pets involved in insurance claims

Pets have played a large part in some of the oddest claims received by insurers last year, Lloyds TSB Insurance has revealed. One girl decided that the latest fad in fish accessories was to toss a digital radio into the pond for ...

Cornflake has the X-Factor Cornflake has the X-Factor

A missing cat called Cornflake from Milton Ernest has turned up at the London studios of star-making TV show the X-Factor. The feline had its brush with fame after stowing away in the back of a joiner's van, hopping off at the studios, ...

Poodles primed for show Poodles primed for show

Super Groom 2007, one of the most colourful dog shows held in the United States, saw dogs primped, clipped and groomed into everything from leather clad bikers to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' inspired peg-legged canines of the sea. ...

Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip

A wandering feline made a 1,000 mile trip from her home in Green Bay to Virginia and followed it up with 18 day hike - before returning home again. Annie, a Calico cat, hopped onto a removal truck belonging to her neighbours and ...

Pet crematorium refurbishment Pet crematorium refurbishment

Cambridge Pet Crematorium (CPC) is set to undergo a major £2.5 million refurbishment, local newspaper Cambridge Evening News has reported. The firm expects to double the amount of pet funerals it is able to hold per year to ...

Charity helps cruelty-stricken donkeys Charity helps cruelty-stricken donkeys

Donkeys which had often been kept as pets and subjected to a miserable existence in Israel are being nursed back to health by a caring animal charity. UK-based Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land (SHADH) owns a clinic built on ...

Pets on parade for Idol contest Pets on parade for Idol contest

Animals in East Lancashire are putting their best paws forward as their owners enter them into the local Pet Idol 2007 competition. The Lancashire Telegraph reported that local pet owners have been lining up at the Pet Warehouse ...

Crufts 2007 draws closer Crufts 2007 draws closer

The Kennel Club is gearing up for the latest instalment of what is surely the biggest dog event in the world, Crufts. With this year's event running from March 8th to March 11th, the exciting test of all different dog breeds is getting ...

'Obesity' threat for pets at Christmas 'Obesity' threat for pets at Christmas

Owners overfeeding their pets at Christmas could be "paving the way to obesity", according to new research. The study carried out by pet insurer Petplan shows that one in five vets says they over-indulge their furry friends ...

'SAD' Threatens to Take Over Pet Population 'SAD' Threatens to Take Over Pet Population

A recent study by the PDSA found that as the days get shorter pets could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The symptoms of the disorder include eating more, sleeping longer and being less active ...

Take your dog to work for charity Take your dog to work for charity

Dog owners all over the country rejoice because Friday September 14th marks this year's annual Take Your Dog To Work Day. The yearly event is sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition and thousands of loved canines up and down the UK are ...

Homeless dogs to get free vet treatment Homeless dogs to get free vet treatment

The pet dogs of homeless people in one Scottish town are now entitled to free treatment under a charitable scheme. Charity Dogs Trust has set up a branch of its Hope Project in Dundee, allowing homeless people to register their pets ...

RSPCA: Microchip pets in June RSPCA: Microchip pets in June

Pet owners are being encouraged to have their four-legged friends microchipped in June. The RSPCA is backing National Microchipping Month, organised by the Kennel Club, and has called on pet owners to take advantage of reduced rates ...

Are We Loving Our Dogs To Death? Are We Loving Our Dogs To Death?

New research reveals that increasing amounts of people are unwittingly risking the health of their dogs by feeding them potentially fatal human foods ...

Dog found two years later Dog found two years later

A pet Bull Mastiff who went missing from her owners has finally been reunited with her family after two years, following an investigation carried out by the Petlog pet reunification service. Tia went missing in 2004 after leaving ...

Two-day ordeal for cat Two-day ordeal for cat

A cat suffered a two-day ordeal after climbing up a tree and getting stuck. The animal was finally rescued when firefighters were called to the scene. RSPCA officers had been unable to coax it out of the branches. A spokeswoman ...

Pet insurance ombudsman complaints rising Pet insurance ombudsman complaints rising

Rising numbers of complaints about pet insurance providers are landing on the ombudsman's mat. There has been an 18 per cent increase to date in 2007-08 after a leap of 23 per cent in 2006-07, according to a report by the Guardian. ...

Dogs learn to dance Dogs learn to dance

Disco dogs and waltzing canines are being trained to dance in by specialists in Wisconsin, US. Feeling in the mood for dancing, handlers have been attending three day classes and the school at Army Lake Camp and Retreat Centre in ...

Cat charity launches poster campaign Cat charity launches poster campaign

Feline charity Cats Protection has launched a new poster campaign to highlight the plight of cats which need rehoming. With the aim of finding homes for more moggies, the charity is putting up posters at some of the UK's major train ...

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