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Owner's joy after five-year separation Owner's joy after five-year separation

A cat which went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Wales. The 12-year-old ginger tom, which was found in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, last month, was taken to a branch of Cats Protection where its microchip was ...

Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year

A nine-year-old cat named Willie has been named the Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year after losing 2kg of weight. The award, which has been running in the UK since 1993, pays tribute to the pets (one dog and one cat) that have lost ...

Dogs can sort photos Dogs can sort photos

An experiment has shown that dogs may be even brighter than we think. Scientists at the University of Vienna trained two border collies, an Australian shepherd and a mongrel to distinguish between pictures of their canine cousins ...

Pampered pooches receive back rubs Pampered pooches receive back rubs

A Northamptonshire based therapy centre is offering pet owners a unique series of treatments for their stressed dogs. The Animal Therapy Centre at Moulton College are providing massages, stress relief and detox sessions for any canines ...

New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

'Protect cats from summer hazards' 'Protect cats from summer hazards'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim this summer, cat owners have been issued a number of tips to follow to avert a trip to the vets. According to Stourbridge Cats Protection – an organisation which looks after and ...

'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen' 'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim, one expert has advised using sunscreen on pale animals which may be susceptible to sunburn this summer. Monica McCormack, spokesperson for Tesco Personal Finance, advised Britons concerned ...

Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip

One man and his dog are set to embark upon a long journey in a bid to raise money for an animal charity. Scott Cunningham, aged 36, is gearing up for the walking challenge along the Pennine Way, despite being blind, the Evening Times ...

Pets become bedroom residents Pets become bedroom residents

Pets have transcended the final frontier in their relations with their human owners - entering the bedroom for a cosy cuddle side by side. An astonishing 56 per cent of pets sleep by their owners' side each night, according to a ...

New heart-op hope for dogs New heart-op hope for dogs

Vets have pioneered a new heart operation which could give dogs with an irregular heartbeat a new lease of life. A team from Edinburgh University operated on Labrador Harvey using a technique similar to the one employed for humans. ...

Noisy fireworks 'should be banned' Noisy fireworks 'should be banned'

Noisy fireworks scare household pets and should be banned altogether. That is the feeling of most UK vets (79 per cent) and pet charities (91 per cent), according to research by pet insurer, Petplan. TV vet Marc Abraham says pets ...

Daredevil diving dogs wow New York Daredevil diving dogs wow New York

New York's Bryant Park played host to one of the most bizarre yet awe-inspiring new sports on the market - dog diving. The DockDogs National Championship sees thousands of canines sprint down to the edge of a dock and then dive acrobatically ...

Pet owners 'must combat animal obesity' Pet owners 'must combat animal obesity'

Pet owners are being urged to make sure that their animals are fed properly so as to avoid the problem of obesity. According to research by pet insurance provider Sainsbury's, more than a third of the UK's pet cats and dogs are overweight. ...

Charity launches new pets service Charity launches new pets service

Britons are being urged to remember their pets in their wills to ensure that their animals are well-cared for if they are no longer able to do so themselves. The RSPCA has launched a new service entitled Home for Life which makes ...

Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits' Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits'

Classroom pets can provide a number of benefits for primary school-aged children, experts have claimed. While a number of concerns have arisen regarding the keeping of animals in the classroom following the implementation of the ...

Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told

Ferret owners are being urged to have their pets micro-chipped after a number of the critters were found wandering wild in Cheshire. Animal sanctuary boss Martin Turner, based in Nether Alderley, told the Manchester Evening News ...

Timmy the tabby to the rescue Timmy the tabby to the rescue

The old saying is that a dog is a man's best friend, but a cat from Australia has made a case for the feline species to be considered as the family favourite. Timmy the tabby cat, who resides in the northern Australian city of Cairns, ...

Courageous cat commemorated Courageous cat commemorated

The heroic exploits of a courageous cat are being commemorated by Royal Navy officers who survived a siege nearly 60 years ago. They are laying wreaths on the grave of Simon the cat who was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria ...

Cat translator hits Japanese shelves Cat translator hits Japanese shelves

A brand new product has hit the shelves that claims to convert cats purrs and meows into plain human language. The Meowlingual Cat Translator is now on sale in Japan and it will, reportedly, have an English translation capacity in ...

Dog told to keep of the grass Dog told to keep of the grass

A dog owner was shocked to find that her dog was overweight because it had eaten a large amount of grass. Pie, the Rottweiler-Alsation cross, concerned his owner, Annabelle Pottle, as he tipped the scales at an incredible 15 stone, ...

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