• Sign In or New Customer? Start Here

Online Pet Shop


News Archive
Top Stories from 2007
It's a cat's life It's a cat's life

One hairdresser from Halifax has received some surprised reactions when passers-by peep into her buggy to coo at her offspring, only to find a cat in place of a baby. Louise Layfield, of Calderdale in Halifax, has invested in what ...

A half-century of great guide dogs A half-century of great guide dogs

A blind man who has used guide dogs for 50 years has been talking about the great sense of freedom the fantastic animals have given him. Bill Cox, 83, from Reedham near Norwich, has been blind since the age of 11 months. In 1957, ...

Doggie choccie threat Doggie choccie threat

Some dog owners are unwittingly sentencing their animals to a painful death by feeding them chocolate, vets have warned. This year has seen a record number of emergency calls about chocolate poisoning to the Veterinary Poisons Information ...

RSPCA make cat rescue RSPCA make cat rescue

RSPCA agents were able to rescue three cats from an abandoned home in Somerset. The home had been up for auction and, on inspection, the new owner discovered the three emaciated animals shut into the kitchen, the Somerset County ...

Brits adore their furry friends Brits adore their furry friends

More than 1.5 million UK homes are ruled by pets put on a pedestal by their owners, new research has found. And, according to the figures compiled by Halifax, 2.8 million Brits share their beds with their cats and dogs and more than ...

RSPCA: Adopt a cat from us RSPCA: Adopt a cat from us

The RSPCA's Huddersfield branch is urging local people to support it by choosing to adopt a cat from the charity rather than a large pet centre. Recently, the branch has been inundated with cats and kittens and has had to ask animal ...

Pet insurance firm names common complaints Pet insurance firm names common complaints

An American pet insurance firm has named skin allergies as the number one complaint among dog owners needing veterinarian treatment. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) assesses its claims from last year and discovered skin allergies, ...

Pets to be protected under act Pets to be protected under act

From Friday, pets across Britain will have their own bill of rights to ensure they are protected from ill-treatment. The Animal Welfare Act is almost in force, under which pet owners will have to take good care of their animals or ...

Women love cats over men Women love cats over men

Females and their felines are meant to be together, according to recent findings from a scientific study. Cat food manufacturer Olli asked scientists to test women's reactions when they saw a picture of their pet, and again when ...

Jose not the only 'special one' Jose not the only 'special one'

It looks like ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not the only 'special one' under the family roof. His Yorkshire terrier, Leya, has been voted 2007's top celebrity pet in a poll by the PDSA veterinary charity. Leya first hit the ...

Free pet insurance offer Free pet insurance offer

Sainsbury's is offering a no strings attached 30 days of free pet insurance. The offer is open to anyone applying before November 27th and if applying online a further ten per cent discount is deducted from the yearly premium. Both ...

Socks causes name controversy Socks causes name controversy

Blue Peter's loveable feline mascot, Socks the cat, has been caught up in a controversy surrounding the origins of its name. The long-running children's television programme launched a poll to name the moggy but, after receiving ...

'Don't let insured pets become obese' 'Don't let insured pets become obese'

With pets increasingly becoming fatter, owners are being warned that their pet insurance policies could become void. According to website EveryInvester.co.uk, once a pet becomes obese it may no longer be covered by an insurance policy. ...

Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment' Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment'

Pet owners whose animals suffer from skin complaints may want to ensure they have a pet insurance policy to stave off a build up of costs, an expert has suggested. Mark Johnston, of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, ...

Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches' Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches'

Special occasion wear for dogs is becoming a popular trend, one specialist has claimed, as the animals are increasingly invited to participate in wedding celebrations. According to Liz Wilson, a canine wedding clothes specialist, ...

Pet insurance 'can help find lost animals' Pet insurance 'can help find lost animals'

Cat owners in Northampton may want to ensure their animals are covered by pet insurance following a number of strange disappearances. According to feline welfare charity Cats Protection, the animals may have been stolen - something ...

America's top dog America's top dog

The Labrador Retriever was named America's most popular purebred dog this week, for the sixteenth year in a row. The American Kennel Club (AKC) said that this year's real winner was, however, the Yorkshire Terrier, which jumped to ...

Dogs 'can recognise other dogs' Dogs 'can recognise other dogs'

Dogs are able to distinguish between different complex images, research has shown. A study in Austria suggested that dogs can recognise other dogs, even if they are of different breeds and feature in pictures with other objects in ...

Firefighters save woman and her pets Firefighters save woman and her pets

An elderly woman and her four beloved pets were safely rescued from her burning home by firefighters. The pensioner, who lives in Leysdown in Kent, managed to escape the blazing chalet but was distraught when she could not return ...

Guide dog rescued from escalator by members of the public Guide dog rescued from escalator by members of the public

A guide dog was rescued by helpful onlooker after getting a paw trapped in an escalator at Melbourne Central station. The golden retriever, named Zayna, got her foot caught in an escalator and was in serious pain until quick thinking ...

PetPlanet Reward Points
Save Points
12 points
for every £1 spentLogin To View Points

Why PetPlanet?

Free Delivery On Orders Over 39
Next Working Day Delivery
Loyalty Points
Our Price Promise
Gift Vouchers
 
Royal Canin Feline 10kg Bags
 
Refer A Friend