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Cats Protection celebrate 80th birthday Cats Protection celebrate 80th birthday

Cats Protection reached the ripe old age of 80 last weekend and branches across the country reflected on the good work that hard gone into decades of finding homes for unwanted animals. The Peterborough chapter of the charity organisation ...

Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit

Barking is a normal part of being a dog, but excessive barking can be a real a nuisance, and can cause distress for you, your dog, and your neighbours. ...

Does your dog have star quality? Does your dog have star quality?

Animal Planet's Top Dog is back for a second series and producers are looking for the next generation of dogs and owners to take part ... ...

Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills' Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills'

Although the pet insurance industry is booming, the majority of cat owners could face hefty vet's bills by not having cover for their feline friends, one publication has warned. The Scotsman reports that while the pet insurance market ...

Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun

Pet owners who are planning a summer holiday abroad are being urged to ensure their four-legged travel companions' paperwork is in order to join them on their trip. Halifax Pet Insurance is warning dog and cat owners that applying ...

Pet insurance can help with lost pet scenario Pet insurance can help with lost pet scenario

Few pet insurance companies provide help towards the cost of heart-broken pet owners trying to track down lost animals. According to research done by Sainsbury's Pet Insurance, eight per cent of UK residents have had a pet cat or ...

Kylie pines for dog Kylie pines for dog

Kylie Minogue is pining for her pet dog. The Australian pop star says although she has definitely split up with her French actor boyfriend, Oliver Martinez, their dog Sheba still held a place in her heart. In an interview with ...

Firemen rescue drowning dog Firemen rescue drowning dog

A lucky dog was rescued by firefighters after falling into a river. The Bury based pooch was strutting along a wall above the water before plummeting ten feet into the river below. The Weimaraner was with its owner before the incident ...

Pet insurance 'can cover kennel fees' Pet insurance 'can cover kennel fees'

Animal owners who require a trip to hospital may be relieved to read that their pet insurance policies are likely to cover the cost of putting their furry friend into temporary accommodation. Carmel McCarthy, PR manager of Direct ...

Secure pets when travelling, charity urges Secure pets when travelling, charity urges

Pet owners are being urged to make sure their animals are properly restrained when travelling in a vehicle. Charity PDSA is warning consumers that pets could face injury if not properly secured as could owners. "It's not ...

'Don't put off getting pet insurance' 'Don't put off getting pet insurance'

Just because a pet owner has not needed to take their animal to the vets for a major operation, they should not think that they do not require pet insurance, one expert has urged. Speaking to the Sunday Herald, expert Brian Brown, ...

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 ...

Health advice for podgy pets Health advice for podgy pets

A company in the United States is educating pet owners about the need to keep their pet in shape and healthy. And with the number of overweight dogs and cats in the UK reaching 37 per cent, pet owners here could learn a thing or ...

Financial education good news for providers Financial education good news for providers

Providers of financial products will welcome news that more young people are learning how to better manage their money. Figures from the IFS School of Management this morning revealed that more than 10,000 14 to 19-year-olds are ...

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 ...

Life saver to take a trip to Downing Street Life saver to take a trip to Downing Street

Lola, a search and rescue dog based on the Isle of Man, is set to visit 10 Downing Street in recognition of an act of heroism. The three-year-old Border Collie and her owner - volunteer coastguard Matt Creer - helped to find and ...

Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony

A couple in India have had their wish come true in marrying off their pet cow, Sadhana. The couple, who were unable to have children, wanted their beloved pet to get married as if she was their daughter. In traditional fashion, ...

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 ...

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