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Children lobby schools for cat charity Children lobby schools for cat charity

A brother and sister team are hoping to raise money for the care of kittens and cats at the local branch of a feline charity. Sam and Amy Hilton, aged 11 and 12 respectively, are calling upon schools to get behind their bid to raise ...

Pet owners need their furry friends Pet owners need their furry friends

Pet owners in the 18-29 age group rely on their beloved animals for company more than any other demographic, research from swiftcover.com has revealed. With more than half (51 per cent) of those asked in a YouGov poll saying they ...

Lucky cat survives fire engine ride Lucky cat survives fire engine ride

A sleepy cat had a lucky escape after surviving a fur-raising ten-mile ride in a fire engine. The terrified tabby had somehow managed to sneak into the appliance as it set off on a training exercise and was not discovered until it ...

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Celebrity crime-fighting dogs head to Canada Celebrity crime-fighting dogs head to Canada

Lucky and Flo, the famous DVD sniffing dogs that bit into bootleggers profits are on their way to Canada. The crime-fighting duo, owned by the Motion Picture Association of America, were given medals of honour for their work in Malaysia ...

Pet insurance can cut cost of disease treatment Pet insurance can cut cost of disease treatment

Animal owners who are concerned about their dogs or cats contracting cancer at some point in their lives are being urged to invest in pet insurance to remove some of the financial strain. Website DelawareOnline.com states that animals ...

Manage Dogs’ fear of travel with D.A.P Manage Dogs’ fear of travel with D.A.P

Going on holiday? Travel sickness in dogs is a common problem, but there is a simple solution. Try using DAP® Spray, which replicates the effects of the dog appeasing pheromone ... ...

Most dog owners 'rely on pets to guard the house' Most dog owners 'rely on pets to guard the house'

The majority of dog owners rely on their pets to protect their homes rather than a burglar alarm, a study has shown. Research by Legal & General found that of the 20 per cent of Britons who own a dog, 80 per cent believe that ...

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 ...

'Petlog' service helps find dog 'Petlog' service helps find dog

The Kennel Club reunification service, Petlog, has delivered a late Christmas present and helped find a missing dog for her owner. Lucy, a Yorkshire terrier cross, went missing in June 2006 from a garden in Blackheath when she was ...

'Open for dogs' sticker campaign 'Open for dogs' sticker campaign

The Kennel Club is launching an 'Open for Dogs' sticker campaign highlighting the benefits of letting dogs enter normal no-go areas. Shops, taxis, restaurants, workplaces and a host of others often have 'no dogs allowed' policies ...

Clever canine sniffs out Class A drugs Clever canine sniffs out Class A drugs

An intelligent dog followed his nose to find a sizeable store of Class A drugs in a park in Plymouth. 'The canine was walking with his owner when he sniffed out a back purse, which happened to contain more than £1,500 worth ...

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 ...

Care home created for elderly canines Care home created for elderly canines

A nursing home has been created in Japan to look after the country's aging population … of dogs. The elderly canines can stay at the centre - which is the first of its kind to be created in the country – where they are monitored ...

Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets' Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets'

Many couples who have separated would be willing to fight their ex-partner for custody of their pet, a study has shown. Research by pet insurance firm Direct Line highlights that a fifth of animal lovers would battle for custody ...

Podgy pooch slims down Podgy pooch slims down

The owners of a super-slimmer dog are probably not as worried about having to make a claim on their pet insurance as they were when their pet weighed in at a whopping 11.5 stone. Brothers David and Derek Benton, from Fordham, have ...

Celeb dog-napping highlights need for pet insurance Celeb dog-napping highlights need for pet insurance

The importance of having pet insurance has been highlighted after pop sensation Lily Allen found her dog one week after it was taken from the back of a friend's van. The pooch, an English bull terrier named Maggie May, was stolen ...

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 ...

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Need some help keeping track of your dog? The Loc8tor Plus handheld device may be the answer ...

Medals of honour for top dogs Medals of honour for top dogs

Two DVD-sniffing dogs were honoured by the Malaysian government for their part in a crack-down on bootleg movies. The black Labradors, named Lucky and Flo, are trained to smell chemicals that go into DVD production and their efforts ...

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