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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. ...

Pets prepare for scariest night of the year Pets prepare for scariest night of the year

Halloween might be the eeriest night of the year for humans, but for animals, the events over the following few days are much scarier. Between now and the start of next week Brits will be celebrating bonfire night with public and ...

Owner fights python to save dog Owner fights python to save dog

A courageous dog owner fought off the attack of a python to save the life of her beloved canine. Catherine Leonard, had to repeatedly kick a 14ft Burmese python that was crushing her pet dog Poppy while she was out walking near her ...

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 ...

A heavenly holiday for posh pooches A heavenly holiday for posh pooches

Rather than risk their pet's health or insurance by taking an animal on an overseas holiday, dog lovers can treat their furry friend to a luxury holiday all of their own without having to leave the country. A five-star doggie hotel ...

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 ...

Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat

Call the dog inside when the weather is at its hottest, says dog expert Tamar Gellar, just one tip for keeping pets cool this August. Although the weather across the UK this summer has been warm at best, man's best friend, like us, ...

New hope for pet cancer sufferers New hope for pet cancer sufferers

Plans to build Europe's biggest cancer treatment centre for pets in Scotland could offer new hope of a cure for animals tsuffering from the disease. According to the Scotland on Sunday, Scottish scientists have unveiled a £3 ...

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 ...

Vet warns of 'fat pet' increase Vet warns of 'fat pet' increase

Concerns are growing over an epidemic of overweight pets in the UK, with one expert citing a rising number of cases of pets with weight problems. Dorset vet Chris Devlin states that more and more pets are coming into his car with ...

Pet health comes first Pet health comes first

Britain's pet owners are increasingly placing the health of their furry friends above their own, a new survey reveals. A poll of cat owners found that more than a third would be prepared to wait at least 24 hours for their own illness ...

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 ...

Evan Almighty Virtual Ark Evan Almighty Virtual Ark

To celebrate the release of the new comedy film Evan Almighty, producers are inviting web users to showcase their pets or favourite animals in a bid to make the web’s biggest virtual animal community... ...

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