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Pet Blood Bank launched Pet Blood Bank launched

A blood bank has been launched to help save the lives of pets in the East Midlands. The Loughborough-based Pet Blood Bank Charity will store blood donated by dogs to be used in pet-to-pet transfusions. Supported by Vets Now, the ...

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 ...

Dogs still top cats Dogs still top cats

Dogs remain the most popular pet in Britain, according to new research. A study by the pet charity PDSA revealed that in most parts of the country, dogs squeeze out their traditional rivals. The figures also showed a significant ...

RSPCA helps Humberside pets RSPCA helps Humberside pets

The RSPCA completed a highly successful Pet Action Day in Goole last Saturday (October 8th) - with more than 200 people in attendance to seek guidance from the charity. The event was set up for local residents to receive free information ...

'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners 'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners

A New York training school is offering its students the chance to become closer to their pets - by imitating their behaviour The school maintains that the owner can only begin to understand their pet when they begin to behave in ...

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 ...

Brits 'could help pets through wills' Brits 'could help pets through wills'

Older animal lovers are being urged to help out pets in need by donating to charity. Research by PDSA has found that only seven per cent of Britons plan to leave a legacy to a charitable trust, with this increasing to only nine per ...

Podcast launched detailing responsible dog ownership Podcast launched detailing responsible dog ownership

Dog owners who walk their pets on the North York Moors are to benefit from advice on responsible dog ownership via a new podcast. A 25-minute radio play following the lives of six dogs through fictitious diaries has been developed ...

Peternity leave trend catching on Peternity leave trend catching on

A number of companies are leading a revolution in the workplace by letting employees take time off to care for a sick pet. 'Peternity leave', as the time off has been termed, has been introduced by the likes of Halifax and Bank of ...

Cloned cats glow Cloned cats glow

Scientists in South Korea have created cloned cats that glow red in the dark when exposed to ultra-violet light. The procedure, which involved manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, could represent a breakthrough in treatments ...

Pet panic as firework night approaches Pet panic as firework night approaches

Pet owners are bracing themselves for the annual noise-fest otherwise known as fireworks night. As animal lovers are all too aware the racket caused by rockets exploding can give lead to some animals cowering under beds, clawing ...

Pet will trusts on the up Pet will trusts on the up

An increasing number of owners want to make sure their pets are financially secure, even after they are dead - by leaving their animals money in their wills. Some people leave their beloved pets property, cash and professional carers ...

Reptile lover invests in rare breeds Reptile lover invests in rare breeds

A teenager in Scotland might want to make sure he takes out a pet insurance policy to protect his collection of reptiles, which includes two of the rarest lizards in the world. Jordan Davidson, aged 14, has dozens of pet reptiles, ...

Rodent appeal 'on the rise' Rodent appeal 'on the rise'

Rats are becoming more popular pets, one expert has claimed. Speaking to the Express & Star at the annual Midlands Pets & People Show, Lesley Mackness, a member of the Midland Rat Club's committee, said that the rodents' ...

Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance

With a third of pets in the UK covered by insurance, Australians are starting to follow the country's lead. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, around one per cent of Australia's cats and dogs are now covered by pet insurance ...

Rare dog breed finding favour Rare dog breed finding favour

Animal lovers with allergies to fur will love the smooth-skinned energy of the Mexican Xoloitzcuintle dog. During the 1950s, numbers of Xoloitzcuintles dwindled to around 100, but thanks to a recent breeding programme, there are ...

Story book ending for cat Story book ending for cat

A bedraggled stray cat has ended up being the star of a series of illustrated story books. Samson, who turned up one day 12 years ago on owner, author Angela Carter's doorstep with a swollen ear, has been turned into Sailor Sam in ...

New breed of mouse 'no longer fears cats' New breed of mouse 'no longer fears cats'

An experiment to show how mice can be genetically altered enabling them not to be scared of cats has succeeded. The process involved using sophisticated genetic engineering techniques letting scientists determine what certain brain ...

School in hunt for missing cat School in hunt for missing cat

An entire Enfield school has been enlisted to help a worried pet owner hunt for her missing cat. Helen Ball's beloved moggy Alan disappeared last week and, with the permission of the school officials, the pupils have been participating ...

Animal ambulance to hit the streets Animal ambulance to hit the streets

From Monday a new pets service is to hit the road in Chester in the form of an animal ambulance. The dedicated pets ambulance, which covers the Ellesmere Port area, has been set up by pampering service Pet Concepts. After rescue ...

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