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Vets complete marathon for guide dogs Vets complete marathon for guide dogs

Groups of vets have completed a series of nerve jangling endurance tests in the Lake District to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The teams of vets were able to raise £80,000 in by completing a canoe challenge, riding ...

New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

'Protect cats from summer hazards' 'Protect cats from summer hazards'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim this summer, cat owners have been issued a number of tips to follow to avert a trip to the vets. According to Stourbridge Cats Protection – an organisation which looks after and ...

'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen' 'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim, one expert has advised using sunscreen on pale animals which may be susceptible to sunburn this summer. Monica McCormack, spokesperson for Tesco Personal Finance, advised Britons concerned ...

Pets attend school as part of science week Pets attend school as part of science week

Young pet owners at a school in Hampshire were allowed to bring their animals to school as part of National Science Week. The youngsters, at Rookwood School, brought along their rabbits, hamsters and rats on the school's Pet Day, ...

Valentine's Day affection for pets Valentine's Day affection for pets

Dogs and cats could be usurping boyfriends and girlfriends as the objects of our affection this Valentine's Day, according to the latest research. More than a third (34 per cent) of pet owners prefer to take to the sofa with their ...

'Spooked' cat returns after three months 'Spooked' cat returns after three months

'Spooked' cat returns after three months A cat missing for four months after being "spooked" by noise nearby workmen were making has been reunited with his owners. When Dixon slinked off into the night one warm August ...

Noisy fireworks 'should be banned' Noisy fireworks 'should be banned'

Noisy fireworks scare household pets and should be banned altogether. That is the feeling of most UK vets (79 per cent) and pet charities (91 per cent), according to research by pet insurer, Petplan. TV vet Marc Abraham says pets ...

Daredevil diving dogs wow New York Daredevil diving dogs wow New York

New York's Bryant Park played host to one of the most bizarre yet awe-inspiring new sports on the market - dog diving. The DockDogs National Championship sees thousands of canines sprint down to the edge of a dock and then dive acrobatically ...

Guide dogs to fly from Glasgow with owners Guide dogs to fly from Glasgow with owners

Glasgow Airport has announced a new pet travel scheme which will allow guide dogs to fly with their owners. Under the new scheme, the dogs and their owners will be permitted to travel to certain approved destinations within Europe ...

Dog of the day to raise cash for centre Dog of the day to raise cash for centre

A pet rescue centre in Norfolk will be hosting an open day and dog show this weekend in an event which is guaranteed to entertain. The Snetterton Dogs Trust will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday at 12:00 GMT in a bid ...

Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits' Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits'

Classroom pets can provide a number of benefits for primary school-aged children, experts have claimed. While a number of concerns have arisen regarding the keeping of animals in the classroom following the implementation of the ...

Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told

Ferret owners are being urged to have their pets micro-chipped after a number of the critters were found wandering wild in Cheshire. Animal sanctuary boss Martin Turner, based in Nether Alderley, told the Manchester Evening News ...

Oprah named number one celeb dog owner Oprah named number one celeb dog owner

Billionaire chat show queen Oprah Winfrey has been named as the best celebrity dog owner in the world by a US poll. The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines conducted an online poll of readers to see who they felt was the ...

Cat in 70-mile ordeal Cat in 70-mile ordeal

A cat had a lucky escape after surviving a 70-mile road trip stuck inside a car bonnet. Tilly, a grey tabby, ran out in front of Paul Younger while he was driving through Godalming, in Surrey. He stopped to see if the cat was okay ...

Findings Reveal The Major Benefits Of Owning A Family Dog Findings Reveal The Major Benefits Of Owning A Family Dog

Leading child psychologist reveals how dogs really are our (first) best friends ...

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 ...

Family reunited with stranded dog Family reunited with stranded dog

One family pet which was kept apart from her family for two weeks after being forced to stay in France has been collected by her happy owners. Coco the Chocolate Labrador had spent two weeks in French kennels after her microchip ...

Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance' Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance'

The majority of Britons do not ensure their furry friends are covered by pet insurance, alarming new figures have shown. According to a study conducted by pet insurance provider Debenhams, three in four UK pet owners have not taken ...

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