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Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day

Pet owners whose pregnant animals are nearing the stages of labour are being advised to prepare for the big day. According to the Sun Herald, pregnant pets need good nutrition, including increased amounts of protein and calcium during ...

Pet insurance 'similar to car cover' Pet insurance 'similar to car cover'

Pet insurance for dogs shares some similarities with cover for vehicles, an expert has claimed. According to the Kennel Club, the first official registry of purebred dogs in the world, pet insurance varies from area to area in a ...

House full of animals House full of animals

A Scottish couple have taken their love of animals a step further than most, cramming their Aberdeenshire home with as many as 80 pets. Louise Yule and Mike Kinghorn, both 40, have made some traditional pet choices, adopting rabbits ...

'Bionic' cat survives second fall 'Bionic' cat survives second fall

A "bionic" cat has miraculously survived two separate 21 ft falls from its owner's South London home. Following its latest fall, vets decided that the cat, named Baby, would need to have metal plates and screws fitted ...

Dog vets paid for with savings Dog vets paid for with savings

A number of dog owners are forced to raid their savings to pay vet bills, a new study has revealed. According to a study by Direct Line Pet Insurance, 18 per cent of dog owners have had to withdraw from savings accounts to pay for ...

Lucky dogs receive human treatment Lucky dogs receive human treatment

Lucky dogs are being treated more and more like members of the family, receiving human names and even their own social networking sites. An increasing number of pooches are being given names such as Max and Princess and even more ...

Tropical turtle 'has Prescott's bite' Tropical turtle 'has Prescott's bite'

Staff at a Norfolk sea life centre have ensured that John Prescott's name will live on by christening one of their turtles after the former deputy prime minister, the Norwich Evening News has reported. John Prescott, the turtle, ...

Dog owner grateful for pet insurance Dog owner grateful for pet insurance

One dog owner from Layton, near Blackpool has spoken of his relief at having pet insurance after his puppy became ill. Driving instructor Steve Conway, aged 34, told the Gazette that his Rottweiler Diesel may have eaten something ...

Pet purchases 'require careful consideration' Pet purchases 'require careful consideration'

With National Pet Month fast-approaching, animal lovers are being urged to act responsibly when taking on a new commitment. According to pet lover's website PetClubUK.com, there is a furry friend for everyone, no matter what their ...

Lily Allen backs youngster in dog-napping case Lily Allen backs youngster in dog-napping case

Pop star Lily Allen has backed a Kent youngster's hunt for her missing dog, following a recent similar experience of her own. Margaret Callow, seven, had her puppy Poppy stolen from her garden earlier this month, leading to an extremely ...

Kittens dumped Kittens dumped

Two newborn kittens were lucky to be alive after being dumped. They were found along with two others, who later died, wrapped in a shirt in a carrier bag and left under some bushes outside a closed vets' surgery in Huddersfield, ...

Queen's canines honoured at film festival Queen's canines honoured at film festival

Five corgis named Poppy, Anna, Alice, Oliver and Megan - the doggy stars of Oscar wining film The Queen - have been honoured at a British Film Industry (BFI) awards ceremony. The star-studded Fido Awards held in London decided to ...

Cats Protection celebrate 80th birthday Cats Protection celebrate 80th birthday

Cats Protection reached the ripe old age of 80 last weekend and branches across the country reflected on the good work that hard gone into decades of finding homes for unwanted animals. The Peterborough chapter of the charity organisation ...

Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit

Barking is a normal part of being a dog, but excessive barking can be a real a nuisance, and can cause distress for you, your dog, and your neighbours. ...

Does your dog have star quality? Does your dog have star quality?

Animal Planet's Top Dog is back for a second series and producers are looking for the next generation of dogs and owners to take part ... ...

Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills' Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills'

Although the pet insurance industry is booming, the majority of cat owners could face hefty vet's bills by not having cover for their feline friends, one publication has warned. The Scotsman reports that while the pet insurance market ...

Bone to the rescue for dog Bone to the rescue for dog

A golden retriever has been declared cancer-free after undergoing a £30,000 stem cell transplant, according to reports. Comet, who belongs to 68-year-old Nina Hallett, a British ex-pat living in the US, was diagnosed with lymphoma ...

Pet insurance can help with lost pet scenario Pet insurance can help with lost pet scenario

Few pet insurance companies provide help towards the cost of heart-broken pet owners trying to track down lost animals. According to research done by Sainsbury's Pet Insurance, eight per cent of UK residents have had a pet cat or ...

Kylie pines for dog Kylie pines for dog

Kylie Minogue is pining for her pet dog. The Australian pop star says although she has definitely split up with her French actor boyfriend, Oliver Martinez, their dog Sheba still held a place in her heart. In an interview with ...

Firemen rescue drowning dog Firemen rescue drowning dog

A lucky dog was rescued by firefighters after falling into a river. The Bury based pooch was strutting along a wall above the water before plummeting ten feet into the river below. The Weimaraner was with its owner before the incident ...

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