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Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk

A dejected feline has proved just how close man and beast are by exhibiting many of the same symptoms humans display when they're a bit down in the dumps grumpiness and weight gain! Grey tabby Twiglet ballooned to 15lb during her ...

Fresh Prince get attached to dog Fresh Prince get attached to dog

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith has become so attached to his doggie co-star that he wants to take the canine home with him. Actor and singer Smith, 39, pleaded with the Alsatian's owner to let him adopt the furry friend ...

NOZtoNOZ Pet Suite NOZtoNOZ Pet Suite

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Pet charity commended for sterling efforts Pet charity commended for sterling efforts

Animal Care, a Lancaster based charity, has been praised for its excellent work in finding homes for abandoned pets. Lancashire County Council was delighted with the work of the group who worked tirelessly to ensure that hundreds ...

Dog training 'could save your dog's life' says PDSA Dog training 'could save your dog's life' says PDSA

Training your dog to understand basic commands could help save it's life, advises leading veterinary charity, PDSA. ...

Kylie and Wayne top pet's names Kylie and Wayne top pet's names

New research has found that some of the most popular pet names in the UK today are those of the rich and famous. Wayne Rooney and Kylie Minogue seem to be the new names of choice for many pet owners, as people prefer to call their ...

Help a hedgehog Help a hedgehog

Residents of Harlow and Bishop's Stortford with a taste in unique pets are being urged to help hedgehogs in their area. A scheme called Epping Forest Hedgehog rescue, which cares for injured or disabled hedgehogs, is appealing for ...

Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song

Most people's pet dogs can perform all kinds of weird and wonderful tricks, but one woman's canine companion takes the biscuit by singing along to her mobile phone ringtones. Dangdang, a 14-month old pooch belonging to Mrs Zang of ...

Dog dumped on roundabout Dog dumped on roundabout

Christmas nearly ended in tragedy for a petrified puppy after he was left stranded on a roundabout after being dumped by his heartless owner. The 12-week-old lurcher was lucky he was not run over and was rescued by a kind-hearted ...

Mobile pet clinic boost Mobile pet clinic boost

A new mobile pet clinic is set to boost pet healthcare in the north of England. The new service, introduced by the RSPCA, will be touring areas generating the most animal welfare calls in Bolton and may be loaned to other parts ...

Smoky found months after tornado Smoky found months after tornado

A cat and its grateful owner were re-united after a tornado hit their home town three months ago and separated them. Wanda Ploeger had her mobile home destroyed by the storm but was more distraught at the disappearance of her beloved ...

Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas' Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas'

Animal owners living in flood-prone areas should ensure that they have pet insurance policies as they may be susceptible to greater risks. According to Carmel McCarthy, PR manager of Direct Line, during floods, pets may consume contaminated ...

Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance

While Britons spend a total of £3.5 billion on their pets each year, many are still failing to invest in pet insurance policies, despite the cover often contributing to vet bills. Research by research firm Defaqto has shown ...

Drug developed for depressed dogs Drug developed for depressed dogs

Animal owners who are at the end of their tether because of their pet's separation anxiety could find they are being thrown a lifeline. Depressed dogs showing signs of anxiety such as incessant scratching at doors or wild and frantic ...

Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners

A number of dogs who were recently stolen at gunpoint have been returned to their rightful owners after a successful police investigation that resulted in a confession. Four Yorkshire terriers were stolen at the end of last month ...

Podgy pooches lead to weight drug development Podgy pooches lead to weight drug development

The US medical regulator has approved the first 'weight management' drug for dogs, devised by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. The announcement comes amid concerns of an obesity epidemic among dogs, with 40 per cent of pet pooches in ...

Dog owners do it themselves Dog owners do it themselves

Dog owners in the US are flocking to do-it-yourself washing facilities to keep their furry friends odour free. A number of centres have opened up offering owners access to washing facilities so that they can clean up their dogs before ...

Firework Night Firework Night

Firework Night for pets can be a huge ordeal, especially as their hearing is more sensitive to loud noises than ours ...

Pets enjoy fashion parade Pets enjoy fashion parade

Lucky dogs from all over the world strutted their stuff on the canine catwalk at New York's Pet Fashion Week. The show, which also included one privileged cat in a golden collar, featured designs from 20 of the world's leading pet ...

Tips offered for those travelling with pets Tips offered for those travelling with pets

Tips on taking pets on a plane have been shared by Michelle Higgins of the New York Times. Writing in the column Practical Traveller, Ms Higgins said that a number of measures can be taken to ensure that pets (and their owners) don't ...

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