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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, ...

'Protect pets during house moves' 'Protect pets during house moves'

With the home-moving peak of summer here, people have been urged to ensure that their pets stay safe and stress-free during the upheaval. According to the home developer Miller Homes Yorkshire, many people tend to forget about their ...

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 ...

Rich dog 'in hiding' Rich dog 'in hiding'

A dog who inherited a £6 million fortune is being hounded with death threats and is in hiding. The eight-year-old was flown from Connecticut to Florida and is now at a secret location. Maltese terrier Trouble had the money ...

Insurance fails to cover pet damage Insurance fails to cover pet damage

Pet insurance covers injuries sustained by loved animals around the house but a number of home insurance policies fail to cover home damage caused by pets. According to Sainsbury's Home insurance, just four per cent of policies cover ...

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... ...

Hayfever can affect pets, too Hayfever can affect pets, too

As summer draws ever closer, many Britons may find themselves suffering from hayfever, but an expert states that pets may also fall victim to the condition. Pet insurance firm Churchill states that during the summer months, claims ...

Adverts to raise pet owner awareness Adverts to raise pet owner awareness

Pets take on human forms in the latest TV advertisement from the RSPCA. The commercial aims to highlight how much like humans animals really are, by transforming two dogs into a pair of gossiping women with the help of technology. ...

High numbers for Crufts 2007 High numbers for Crufts 2007

The buzz ahead of Crufts 2007 continues to build, with the Kennel Club announcing that this year's world-famous event is to be one of the biggest ever in terms of participants. An amazing 22,320 dogs have been entered into one of ...

Teddy keeps things steady at Christmas Teddy keeps things steady at Christmas

Teddy the dog is all set to keep things steady at Christmas for his disabled owner. Nigel Beames, 47, who suffers from cerebral palsy, says the three-year-old German shepherd golden retriever helps him collect his Christmas cards ...

The £12,000 cat The £12,000 cat

A rare breed of cat can be bought for £12,000, according to media reports. The Ashera, the world's "largest, rarest and most exotic" domestic cat, has big pointy ears and colouring that resembles a leopard. It is ...

Gardening celebrity to design pet garden Gardening celebrity to design pet garden

Bob Flowerdew, an icon in the world of horticulture, will design a new garden for the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) animal cemetery in Illford. The PDSA is renovating the cemetery, which will feature the new memorial ...

Kennels 'unlikely to result in pet insurance claims' Kennels 'unlikely to result in pet insurance claims'

Britons in doubt over whether it is safe to leave their pet in a cattery or kennel can rest at ease because they are unlikely to need to claim on their pet insurance after doing so, an expert has suggested. Meriel France, spokesperson ...

'Not all dog bills expensive' 'Not all dog bills expensive'

Britons are spending more on their dogs but should be aware that some expenses – such as pet insurance – are not always costly, according to a study. Pet insurance provider Sainsbury's Bank has found that the cost of owning a dog ...

Pet Gear Home 'N Go Deluxe Soft Dog Crates Pet Gear Home 'N Go Deluxe Soft Dog Crates

Soft dog crates offer a lightweight and highly portable alternative to traditional wire framed cages, yet are sturdy enough to keep your pet safe and secure ...

Slimming aids 'not a miracle cure' for overweight dogs Slimming aids 'not a miracle cure' for overweight dogs

Pet owners looking to keep their pet insurance intact by giving their overweight animals weight-loss treatments are being warned not to think of drugs as a miracle cure. With the recent approval of a new slimming drug for dogs, Slentrol, ...

Dogs and cats get post-Xmas paunch Dogs and cats get post-Xmas paunch

While it is common for humans to put on a few extra pounds over the festive period, it would seem that our beloved pets are in a similar boat. According to research carried out by Halifax Pet Insurance, which interviewed a selection ...

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